New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) yesterday announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakh for Saina Nehwal for winning the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament in Sydney.

Saina Nehwal. Pic/PTI
Saina Nehwal. Pic/PTI

The World No. 8 came from behind to beat China's Sun Yu 11-21 21-14 21-19 in the thrilling final match today to lift the trophy.

It was Saina's first title of the season.

"I congratulate her for this marvellous victory. This is another milestone in her career. This win will sure motivate her for the most important Rio 2016 Olympics where she is leading the Indian Badminton contingent. I also congratulate her Coach Vimal Kumar and Support Staff, who have been on their toes to bring out the best of Saina," BAI President
Akhilesh Das Gupta said.