Saina returns to a rousing welcome

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 29, 2010 06:15 hrs

Hyderabad: India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal returned home on Tuesday to a rousing reception after her triumph at the Singapore and Indonesia Super Series.

Children and sports enthusiasts gathered at the Hyderabad airport welcoming the shuttler.

Saina completed a hat-trick of titles when she won the Indonesian Open Super Series title on Sunday.

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This is Saina's first ever back-to-back super series wins as well. Her coach Gopichand was also given a grand welcome along with the badminton ace.

Saina said: "I still can't believe I have won three titles in a row. It's a great thing that I jumped to No. 3 spot. I was under pressure but I played well."

"I cherish Indonesia Open title as I was very tired. I have beaten two of the best Chinese players and now people will think twice before criticising me. I hope I live up to the expectations of legends and I have to try & win a few more tournaments," she added.

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