Saina focusing on World Badminton Championship

Saina, who has played three Super Series and the Asian Championships post a knee surgery, stressed the need to get fitter.

Saina was talking to the media at the Edelweiss Brain Bout inter-corporate quiz in Mumbai.   -  PTI

Saina Nehwal will play in the Thailand Open, Indonesian Open and Australian Open as preparation for the World Badminton Championships to be held in Glasgow from August 21 to 27.

Talking to the media at the Edelweiss Brain Bout inter-corporate quiz here on Sunday, Saina said, “The surgery phase was a little difficult. It's not easy to come back after such a surgery because there are a lot of movements you suddenly forget.

“There are a lot of cross movements you struggle with. It takes a lot of time to get back into your flow.”

Saina, who has played three Super Series and the Asian Championships post a knee surgery, also stressed the need to get fitter.

“Fitness is important because scheduling is such that we have back-to-back tournaments. Playing matches is also important. I can see that I'm not very far from my best. It will come once I get another five to six weeks break.”

Touching upon the aspect of selecting tournaments, Saina said, “We always do that. I have never hurried. As of now I'm not in a hurry anyway.”

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