After fantastic 2015, Saina Nehwal nominated for BWF Woman Player of the Year Award

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been nominated for the Woman Player of the Year Award of the Badminton World Federation after a consistent season which saw her occupy the world number one spot for a brief period, says a report in the Business Standard, adding that the Hyderabadi shuttler, currently ranked number two, will vie for the coveted honour along with world number one Carolina Marin of Spain, 2014 winner Zhao Yunlei of China and another Chinese Bao Yixin.

The winners of the BWF Players of the Year Awards will be announced at the Players' Reception and Gala Dinner for the Dubai World Superseries Finals on December 7 at Al Badia Golf Club here.

Saina became India's first world number one in women's singles and enjoyed a consistent run this season, winning her home leg of the BWF World Superseries tour in Delhi and also reaching the finals of the BWF World Championships, the All England and the Thaihot China Open.

According to a report in The News Indian Express, Saina feels 2015 is one of the best years of her career but rues that injuries affected her chances of winning more titles. “I was set to win more tournaments but injuries didn’t leave me the whole year. When you are fit and fine then progress comes automatically. Out of three important finals (All England, World Championships and China Open), I was runner-up in three whereas the winner in two (All England and World Championship) was Carolina Marin and in third (China Open) the winner was Li Xuerui,” she said.