Birmingham: Having scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to reach the finals of the All England Badminton Championship on Saturday, London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said that she will not take any pressure going into today’s final against Spain’s Carolina Marin.
After walking her way into history book, a jubilant Saina threw her racquet to the crowd, celebrating her place at the finals.
“It’s a big hurdle because many people think I should get to the final anyway — and that I should win every tournament I play,” Saina said.
“I liked that, but it’s not easy. So I just watched Shah Rukh Khan films and tried to play my best.”
Saina said she would take tonight’s big game as just another Super Series final.
“I shall try to think of tomorrow as just another Super Series event.
“If I start thinking that this is an All-England final I am going to play, it’s pressure,” she said.