Saina Nehwal with her rocking performance in Birmingham became the first Indian woman to reach the All England final. However, she could not win the final.
The 24 -year-old Saina demolished two Chinese stars to enter into her maiden final. However she could not continue her feat in the final.
Among men, Prakash Padukone and P Gopichand – her former coach, are the only players from India to have achieved the feat.