India's ace shuttler, Saina Nehwal is one win away from being crowned the new World No.1 women's singles player. The Olympic bronze-medallist has reached her maiden Indian Open Superseries semifinals after getting the better of Indonesia's Hana Ramadhini in the quarterfinals. Saina won the largely one-sided contest in straight sets, 21-15, 21-12.The Hyderabadi girl will now face Japan's Yui Hashimoto in the semifinals. A win will guarantee her the World No.1 spot - a feat never achieved by an Indian woman player before. The only Indian to be the World No.1 badminton player was Prakash Padukone (Men's Singles) in 1980. A legend - Prakash was the first Indian to win the All England Championship. He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India in 1982. Saina who already is a Padma Shri award winner had recently a tiff with the Sports ministry for not recommending her name for the Padma Bhusan. But she can be well assured that she will receive one soon if she becomes the World No.1 . Saina has the possibility of running into Spain's Carolina Marin in the final of the Indian Open Superseries. She recently lost the final of the All England Championship against the same opponent. However, the result in the final will not affect her ranking if she wins the semifinals. Meanwhile, in the Men's singles category, India's Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the semifinals with a 21-15, 23-25, 21-18 win over Japan's Takuma Ueda. He will now face China's Xue Song for a place in the final.