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Fit-again Saina looks to retain titles

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she expects nothing but defence of her titles in Thailand and Indonesia as she returns to action post a freak toe injury.

other Updated: Jun 03, 2013 00:43 IST

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she expects nothing but defence of her titles in Thailand and Indonesia as she returns to action post a freak toe injury.

It will be a busy month for the young Hyderabadi as she will feature in an event in Singapore after playing in Thailand and Indonesia.

The world No 2 Indian was forced to skip the Sudirman Cup after aggravating a toe injury during the India Open in April. She had suffered a hairline fracture on the small toe of her left foot before the home event.

“It was an inadvertent happening in house when I was injured. It was quite painful that I was not able to participate in Sudirman cup. But past is past. Moving ahead, I have fully recovered from injury,” said Nehwal.

The girl from Hyderabad had won the Thailand Grand Prix Gold and Indonesia Open last year and said she will look to repeat her performance in the back-to-back tournaments this month once again.

“I had good practice sessions for these upcoming three tournaments. I want that I should repeat my last year’s performance,” the 23-year-old said.

Thailand Open will get underway on Tuesday, followed by the Indonesia Super Series Premier from June 10-16 and the Singapore Super Series (June 18-23).