India's Saina Nehwal returns to China's Wang Shixian during their All England Open Badminton Championships women's singles quarter-final match in Birmingham, central England, on March 8, 2013.
It (withdrawal) was a difficult decision. I wanted to play but since the injury is yet to be healed, my team advised against playing
Added to that is the emergence of players like Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and P. Kashyap who are all doing well internationally.
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