An unwell Saina, who was also forced to skip the senior nationals that started on Tuesday, has informed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to withdraw her entry from the Korea Open that is slated February 8-13."

Saina has informed us that she is unwell and unfit. She is suffering from cough and cold and has asked us to withdraw her entry from the Korea Open Super Series Premier event next month. We have not done it yet but will do in due course of time," TPS Puri, vice-president of Badminton Association of India (BAI) said.

Puri added that Saina also decided to skip the ongoing senior nationals due to ill health. When it was pointed out that Saina hasn't taken part in the nationals in the last five years, Puri said: "She had sent her entry this year. If she wasn't willing to participate this year, why would she send her entry for the tournament?"

(Agencies)

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