Saina Nehwal, the Indian professional singles badminton player is one of the top badminton players in India. Everyone is aware of her and all her achievements, but very few know her struggle journey. Saina grew up in a Haryanvi family and was the daughter of Harvir Singh Nehwal and Usha Rani Nehwal. She also has two siblings. Saina Nehwal had to shift to Hyderabad, due to her father’s transfer. Because of the language gap, she could not communicate much and took up badminton to express herself, at the age of 8. Her mother had a dream of becoming a national level badminton player, and her father was one of the top badminton players at the top of his university circuit. With all her family’s support, Saina Nehwal was trained very skilfully.
At the age of 16, Saina Nehwal made her debut in the international circuit in 2006. Saina graced as the first Indian woman, and the youngest player from Asia to win the Philippines Open, a 4-star tournament. In the 2012 Olympics, Saina brought the bronze medal for the country. In the 2014 Uber Cup, Saina captained the Indian National Badminton team and helped the team win the bronze medal. She gradually rose and became the world’s number one badminton player in 2015. Saina went on winning many prestigious titles and broke several records at the international level. She is currently one of the most victorious athletes in the entire world. Saina has got a long journey to her success and there is more way to go for her.