Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was crowned champion of the Indonesia Masters 2019 after her opponent Carolina Marin pulled out of the summit clash due to an injury. Marin, the reigning Olympic champion and three-time world champion, twisted her right knee after landing awkwardly following a smash in the first game itself. The Spanish shuttler was leading 10-4 before her discomfort and pain made her pull out of the mega final. Saina was the runner-up in the 2018 edition of the Indonesia Masters.
- Saina Nehwal has represented India three times in the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in her second appearance.
- Saina is the only Indian to have won at least one medal in every BWF major individual event, namely the Olympics, the BWF World Championships, and the BWF World Junior Championships.
- In 2016, the Government of India conferred the Padma Bhushan – India’s third highest civilian award – on her. Previously, the nation’s top two sporting honours, namely the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Arjuna Award, were also conferred on her by the Government of India.
- Carolina María Marín Martín (born 15 June 1993) is a Spanish professional badminton player. She is the reigning Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, four-time European Champion and a former World’s No. 1 in BWF rankings in the women’s singles, holding the World No. 1 title for a record number of 66 weeks.