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Saina wins Philippines Badminton

The Hyderabadi teenager, ranked 86, beat Julia Xian Pei Wong of Malaysia 21-15, 22-20 to win women's singles.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 16:19 IST

Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win a four-star badminton event when she clinched the Philippines Open in Pasig City on Sunday.

The Hyderabadi teenager, ranked 86, defeated Julia Xian Pei Wong of Malaysia 21-15, 22-20 to win the women's singles title.

First Published: May 28, 2006 15:39 IST