By Ashok Kumar
The Indian Sub-continent Times (THE IST) had the opportunity to catch up with two-time Australian Badminton Open winner Saina Nehwal of India. The IST congratulated the seventh seed, Saina on her victory and Saina thanked The IST.
The IST: What goes through your mind when the score is 19 all in the final game of the tournament?
Saina: When score reads 19 all in final match it means that it is any body’s game. Both of us were well exhausted and a correct shoot or drop may change the game very quickly.I kept my cool and played the best powerful shots. The opponent (Sun Yu) tried her best to level it but I won because my decisions were better than the opponent.
- The IST: Australian Open is becoming your happy hunting ground, your views please!!Saina: Australia is very heavy type of court, shuttle moves with power. Such situations suit me well
The IST: What role does unforced errors play in win or loss?
Saina: Unforced errors mean that you are weaker than the opponent. Unforced errors are important for defeat. One has to avoid unforced errors.
The IST: How do you encourage/inspire/motivate others in your team?
Saina: I motivate my other player by discussing with them my game and tell them when one player can do, the others too have capability to win.
The IST: Thank you very much for your time.
Saina: Thank you very much.