NEW DELHI: Back to full fitness and hungry for a good fight, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is ready to take on the world’s best at the prestigious All England Championship starting next week. After putting in the hard yards following a complete recovery from injury, Saina is aiming to regain her position in world badminton. “My target is to be one of the best badminton players in the world and facing strong opposition from best players is the real enjoyment of playing badminton,” Saina told PTI in an interview. “I was runners-up in 2015 All England Championship but facing Carolina (Marin) was a very big task. She overpowered me and won the title. I am fine and well-trained now so I am ready to face my opponents,” she added. Left heart-broken after a knee problem scuttled her Rio Olympic plans, Saina showed tremendous mental fortitude to recover well and resume competitive badminton in November, despite going through a surgery in August. The 26-year-old participated in three tournaments — China, Hong Kong and Macau — last year before competing at the Premier Badminton League for Awadhe Warriors in January.
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