• Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian singles player to reach the summit clash of the BWF Superseries Finals after defeating Tine Baun of Denmark in the semifinals at Liuzhou in China.

  • World number four Saina beat number five Baun 21-17, 21-18 in 34 minutes to set up a summit clash on Sunday against China's world number one Yihan Wang who defeated compatriot and world number three Xin Wang in the other semifinal.

  • Jwala Gutta and V Diju are the only other Indians to have achieved the feat when the mixed doubles pair reached the Superseries Finals in the 2009 edition of the tournament before losing to Christinna Pedersen and Joaquim Nielsen.