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Saina, Sindhu to renew rivalry for National C’ships

GUWAHATI, February 11: India’s badminton queens Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will reignite their on-court rivalry at home turf for the coveted women’s singles title at the 83rd edition of the Senior National Badminton Championships which begins with the qualifiers on Tuesday.
Sindhu and Saina will undoubtedly be the biggest attraction with some big names including last edition’s finalists, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy giving the tournament a miss due to fitness issues.
The duo, finalists at the last edition, have been India’s biggest achievers over the years, including last season.
While Sindhu capped off the season with a maiden gold at the World Tour Final in December after reaching six finals, including the major events such as Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championship, Saina too have entered four finals, with one resulting in a gold at the Commonwealth Games. (PTI)