Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated badminton sensation Saina Nehwal for winning the Indonesian Open Super Series at Jakarta, her third international title on a row.
"Saina has shown spirit, determination and skill in winning the championship, her third major international title in three weeks," Singh said.
The Prime Minister also said that Saina has done the country proud and is a role model for the youth.
World number three Saina, seeded top in the tournament as defending champion, defeated unseeded Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-19 13-21 21-11 to clinch the Indonesian Open, which is her third title in as many weeks.
The Hyderabadi had won the Indian Open Grand Prix Gold in Chennai, before triumphing the Singapore Open Super Series last week, which saw her reach career best ranking of world number three.