Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has appealed to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, seeking his help in processing her and her trainer’s visa a week ahead of the Denmark Open.
In a tweet, Saina tagged Jaishankar and wrote that she was yet to get her visa processed for the tournament. “I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet. Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week,” NDTV quoted Saina’s tweet.
The Denmark Open will be played in Odense from October 15 to October 20.
Saina Nehwal, ranked 8th in the world, had finished runner-up at the Denmark Open last year, losing to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the final.
She is set to face Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in the first round of the Denmark Open. Saina’s compatriot PV Sindhu will also be seen in action in the tournament.
Indian badminton stars had struggled to make their mark in the last tournament they played. Star shuttlers Sindhu, Saina and B Sai Praneeth all made first round exits at the Korean Open badminton tournament.