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10 Times Ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal Created History Like It Was No Big Deal

Aaanndd she's only 25 years old.

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1. Yesterday, Saina Nehwal beat Spain's Carolina Marin and Japan's Yui Hashimoto, becoming the first Indian woman to be ranked the no. 1 badminton player worldwide.

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She literally shuttled past China's Li Xuerui on the top spot to make the title her own at at the India Open Super Series' semi-finals.

Previously, Prakash Padukone was the only Indian to have become world number one badminton player.

2. Additionally, she is the first Indian woman to make the finals of the All England Championships.

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Held in Manchester earlier this month.

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9. Aaaannd also the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships earlier in 2008.

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SO CASUAL.

10. And did we mention she's the first player EVER to have won the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice, once in 2005 and the other in 2006?

We're super duper proud of you, Saina!

World number 1 😊😊😊oh my god it's a great day and really happy to be playing finals tomorrow at india open in Delhi .

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