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Dec 05, 2008 at 01:40pm IST

Saina makes it to the women's badminton top 1

New Delhi: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has achieved a new milestone.

She has made it into the top 10 of the latest women's badminton rankings.

With 4 weeks to spare, the teen sensation has achieved her longtime dream of breaking into the top ten by the end of 2008.

FLIGHT OF SUCCESS: Eighteen-year-old Saina is ranked 10th with 49 thousand 471 points.

In the latest Badminton World Federation rankings, the 18 year old is ranked 10th with 49 thousand 471 points.

Saina has had a great 2008, where earlier this year she became the first Indian women to make it into the quarter finals of badminton at the Olympics and also won the Chinese Taipei Open.

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