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Saina to play in World finals despite injury
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 29, 2012
First Published: 00:39 IST(29/11/2012)
Last Updated: 00:40 IST(29/11/2012)

After crashing out of the Hong Kong Open’s second round last week, Saina Nehwal has vowed to bounce back in the prestigious World Super Series Finals, which will be held in China next month.

Though she is currently nursing an  injury and had been playing with a strapped knee, the world No 3  is keen to play in the final Super Series event of the year, where only the top-eight players in each category battle for the top honours.

“The Super Series in China is coming up. I lost in the final last year, so, I am looking forward to it,” London Olympics bronze-medallist said. She was in the Capital along with cricketer Yuvraj Singh, to launch her book.

Asked if she would compete in the India Open Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in December, she said she was not sure, and it wasn’t a priority either.

On recovery path
“I did not have enough time to recover after Denmark and France," said the 22-year-old, who had won in Denmark but finished runner-up in Paris.
“Sometimes, you don’t want to play with a tape wrapped around your knee. It's difficult but I try to do as much as possible. In a sport like badminton, you tend to get injured often, especially the knee and ankle,” she added. 


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