Super Sunday for Indians as Saina, Srikanth win India Open

Saina Nehwal 26New Delhi: It was a Super Sunday for Indians as newly-crowned World No 1 Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective finals to emerge as the new champions at the India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here.

Top seed Saina defeated former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes, while 22-year-old Srikanth got the better of Danish World No. 6 Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes.

Final results:

Men's singles: 2-Kidambi Srikanth (India) beat 6-Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) 18-21, 21-13, 21-12.

Women's singles: 1-Saina Nehwal (India) beat 3-Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) 21-16, 21-14.

Men’s doubles: 3-Chai Biao/Hong Wei (China) beat 7-Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (Denmark) 21-18, 21-14.

Women's doubles: 1-Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (Japan) beat 2-Luo Ying/Luo Yu (China) 21-19, 21-19.

Mixed doubles: 2-Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin (China) beat 1-Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) 21-19, 21-19.