reportbadminton2 days ago

Badminton | Thailand edge out India in Asia Mixed Team Championships

India suffered a close 3-2 defeat at the hands of Thailand at the badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. HS Prannoy and the team of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy gave India the lead, but Thailand won the remaining games to inflict another defeat on the Indian contingent.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

BWF Rankings | Sindhu breaks into top-5 for first time; Saina at 9th

PV Sindhu has gained another place in the BWF women's rankings and now finds herself just 6000 points behind Carolina Marin who is in second place behind Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying. While Saina Nehwal was not able to gain any ground, HS Prannoy rose a spot to land at 23 in the latest rankings for men.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Carolina Marin was possibly stumped, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Red Bull athlete, Ashwini Ponnappa said Carolina Marin was possibly stumped due to the lack of knowledge of her abilities as a singles player, which allowed the Indian to take a game off the Olympic champion in the Premier Badminton League in January. Ponnappa also spoke of her future plans.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

15-year-old Lakshya Sen claims top spot in BWF junior rankings; Sindhu rises to No. 6

Teenage sensation from Uttarakhand, Lakshya Sen, has clinched the top spot in the latest BWF Junior Rankings. PV Sindhu has overtaken Saina Nehwal and reached a career best ranking of 6, while Kidambi Srikanth fell out of the top 20 making Ajay Jayaram the highest ranked Indian in the new rankings.
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newsbadminton21 days ago

Saina Nehwal’s focus firmly placed on All England Badminton Championship

Saina Nehwal, who opted out of the Syed Modi International tournament, has confirmed that she has done so in order to keep herself fit and focused for the upcoming All England Badminton Championship. Nehwal has also opened up about her post-surgery recovery and how hard it was for her to come back.
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featurebadminton25 days ago

For P.V. Sindhu, vindication comes through this time around

After a wonderful year in 2016 where she won her first Superseries title, PV Sindhu's has established herself as the star of Indian badminton in the minds of the followers in the country. But the crowning glory of the year was when the 21-year-old won the silver at the 2016 Rio Games.
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reportbadmintona month ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal beats Pornpawee Chochuwong to win her first Grand Prix since 2015

Saina Nehwal has won the Malaysia Masters by defeating Thailand shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in a thrilling final by a score of 22-20, 22-20. The game went down the wire and in the end, it was the Hyderabad lass who prevailed to win her first Grand Prix title since 2015.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal cruises into the semis

No.1 seed Saina Nehwal defeated the eighth-seeded Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15, 21-14 in a match which lasted just forty minutes to sail into the semi-final of the Malaysia Masters on Friday. In the men’s draw, Ajay Jayaram lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-8 in the semi-final.
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reportbadmintona month ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets to the trophy in thrilling final

PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers defeated Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in what turned out to be a classic final to win their maiden PBL title in New Delhi on Saturday. Sindhu beat Sung-Ji Hyun in the women's singles trump match, while Ajay Jayaram was unable to win it for Mumbai in a tense final match.
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reportbadmintona month ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai to play Chennai for title in Delhi

Mumbai Rockets continued their impressive display in the second season of the PBL qualifying for the finals after they beat a Carolina Marin-led Hyderabad Hunters in the semi-final. The Rockets will be joined by Chennai Smashers, who breezed past the Awadhe Warriors in the other semi-final.
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