Fuzhou, China: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal on Sunday said the triumph at the China Open Super Series Premier was one of her "toughest" and it showed that the hard work was paying off. (Saina, Srikanth Win China Open Titles)
World No. 5 Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge of the Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-12, 22-20 to clinch the women's singles title of the USD 700,000 China Open.
"I'm very happy to win this title, my third in the season. It is one of the toughest. I have been working really hard for the last few months and I am extremely happy that my efforts bore fruit," Saina told PTI.