Hyderabad: Badminton star Saina Nehwal is all set to send out her “save the date” invitation which has been confirmed for December 16 as she is set to wed fellow shuttler Parupalli Kashyap.

All the wedding date rumours which had been doing rounds on social media for quite a while now were finally ended by Saina's confirmation.

On being asked about her decision to get married around this time with the 32-year-old Kashyap, she said that she thought it was the right time to exchange wedding vows.

After reportedly having dated for the past 10 years, being training with Pullela Gopichand since the year 2005, the 28-year-old Saina confirmed her wedding date to The Times of India on Monday.

They managed to keep their relationship a private affair despite the rumours afloat of the couple dating for some time, until now.

It was only when the couple started going on tours together, sparks flew for the two but the couple chose to delay their wedding to focus on their careers.

Further, Saina told the English language daily, "In a world as competitive as the one we live in, getting close to someone becomes difficult. But somehow talking to each other was very easy for us."

According to her, she never had to break the news to her parents as they had already sensed it.

"I didn't have to tell them. We used to spend most of the time together and because my parents also came along with me, so they knew who I was close to," the former world number one said.