Frankly speaking, everything about China/Chinese scares the shit out of the rest of us. The way the Chicoms can lay down dictates (in the next decade birth rate shall be xxx) and the way the people manage to follow such dictates is scary. The way they declared the entire China sea as their property is scary. The way they performed 400 mil abortions by force (essentially eugenics in all but name) is scary.
Just the thought that someone can beat them is a fantasy. Because in order to do so you must stop feeling scared. You must persuade yourself to NOT drop your rifle (metaphorical or not) and run away at the mere sight of the “yellow peril.”
But if you beat them just one time, beat them at their own game, it is like a tiny blob of light that shines out through the fog. Suddenly the fear is gone (even if momentarily). Well done to Sania for having done the impossible.
There is a message in this for India as well. Both Sania and now Smriti Irani (the new education minister) have noted that their families were unhappy with them being born. Just think about that. Abort the world-beaters and you will remain a third-class country for ever. Treasure the girl child and there may yet be some hope to spare.
Saina Nehwal became the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women’s
singles Super Series title in 2014 after clinching the Australian
Badminton Open at the State Sports Centre on Sunday.
Olympic bronze medallist defeated Spain’s Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in
43 minutes to win her first Super Series crown in 20 months, after
coming out on top in the Denmark Open in October 2012.
$750,000 tournament in Australia was the eighth Super Series tournament
this year. The previous seven have all been taken by the top Chinese
World No. 3 Yihan Wang won in South Korea and
Singapore, World No. 2 Shixian Wang came out victorious at All England
and India while World No. 1 and reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui won
in Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia.
This was the Hyderabadi’s second title of the season after winning the India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in January.
The next Super Series on the circuit is the $500,000 Denmark Open to be held in Odense Oct 14-19.
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her
second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed
Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semifinal contest of the
$750,000 Star Australian Open Super Series here on Saturday.
Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19, 16-21, 21-15 in a marathon match, which lasted an hour and 16 minutes.
“Beat world number 2 Wang Shixian in a tough 3 game match. Through to
the final of the Australian Open super series!” tweeted the Indian after
recording her fifth overall win against the Chinese nemesis, which took
their head-to-head record to 5-3.
Saina, who had ended up on
the losing side in their previous two encounters — the most recent
being the All England Championships, showed tremendous grit to outsmart
the top-seeded Wang.
As expected, it was evenly-contested battle between the two players, who are pretty familiar with each others tactics.
In the opening game, it went neck and neck till 19-19 before Saina broke away to seal the issue in her favour.
Not the one to give up easily, Wang roared back in the second game. The
two players were even till the 16th point but Wang broke off from that
point to draw level with Saina.
However, Saina proved in the
final battle of attrition and won the deciding third game rather
comprehensively to enter the final.
Saina had earlier this year won the India Open Grand Prix Gold in Delhi.