You’ve only seen Saina Nehwal at work: her visage a picture of concentration, her racquet an extension of her right hand as she leans forward in courtly stance; then a blaze and flurry of reaching-outs, backpedals, leaps, lunges and muted exultation. Have you seen her at play? There she is in the Maldives gloaming, a picturesque pier for a backdrop, in a comely LBD, a winsome smile and a breezy hairdo—as glamorous as any Indian sportsperson in recent years. Husband-coach Parupalli Kashyap was there, naturally, in this holiday amidst an extended break from the tour. We have eyes only for Saina.