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World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

Saina Nehwal created history today as she became the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking after her closest challenger for the spot, Spain’s Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal here.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 March 2015, 09:03:21 PM
World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

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Saina Nehwal created history as she became the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking after her closest challenger for the spot.
World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

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Though the official rankings will be out only on Thursday next week, the 25-year-old Indian has been assured of her ascent to the top owing to Marin’s loss in the last-four stage.
World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

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The reigning world champion, who was seeded second, lost to third seed Thai Ratchanok Intanon 21-19 21-23 22-20.
World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal | In pics

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The London Olympic bronze-medallist has won a staggering 14 international titles in her glorious career, and most recently she became the first Indian woman to make the finals of the prestigious All England Championships in Manchester.