reportbadminton13 days ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai beat Warriors to move to second position

Mumbai Rockets defeated Awadhe Warriors 4-3 in the Premier Badminton League in Lucknow to move to second place on the points table, as Indian ace Saina Nehwal secured her second consecutive win of the tournament by defeating Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun 12-10, 4-11, 11-5.
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newsbadminton17 days ago

PBL 2017 | Awadhe Warriors – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

After losing in the final and in the semis of the last two editions of the PBL, the Awadhe Warriors will be hoping to go the distance this time around. The Lucknow-based franchise will be led by Saina Nehwal once again as she looks to get back to her best after a season troubled by injuries.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

PV Sindhu moves up to career-best 7th, Nehwal back in top-10

Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu has moved up to a career-best seventh, according to the latest Badminton World Federation rankings, while Saina Nehwal returned to top-10 after making it to the quarter-finals in the recent Hong Kong Open and Macau Open.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Macau Open | Saina, Kashyap advance to the next round; Sameer Verma crashes out

Saina Nehwal edged past Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 to progress to the third round of the Macau Open on Wednesday. In men's singles, Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth advanced to the next round while Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma exited the tournament in the second round.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

PV Sindhu enters top-10 and surpasses Saina Nehwal in BWF rankings

PV Sindhu, who lifted the China Open earlier this month to win her first Superseries title, has jumped up two places to No.9 in the latest BWF World rankings. With this move, the 21-year-old has surpassed Saina Nehwal, who has dropped down five places to No.11 after struggling with a knee injury.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

PBL Auction | Sindhu beats Saina in the price race while Carolina Marin most expensive player

Chennai Smashers paid Rs 39 lakh to keep Indian ace P.V. Sindhu at the franchise while her Indian compatriot, Saina Nehwal's services were also retained by the Awadhe Warriors for just Rs 33 lakh. Carolina Marin stole the show when Hyderabad Hunters shelled out Rs 61.5 lakh for the Olympic champion.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

PV Sindhu drops out of top-10 in world rankings

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu has dropped out of the women’s world singles top-10 following her second round exit in the French Open last week. However, former world No 1 Saina Nehwal, who is expected to return from injury at this month’s China Open, remains at 6.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

BWF | Indian shuttlers move up in world rankings

Sourabh Varma jumped 25 places to 57 in men’s singles world rankings following his triumph at the Chinese Taipei Masters for his maiden Grand Prix title. Kidambi Srikanth held on to the No. 10 spot, while Parupalli Kashyap rose 13 places to 79, according to the latest BWF rankings.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Korea Open | Srikanth, Kashyap crash out in Round 1; Praneeth and Jayaram survive

In a disastrous opening round at the Korea Open, four of the six Indian shuttlers in the event, including Kidambi Srikanth, were knocked out in the 1st round on Wednesday. Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram are the only Indians who have managed to survive the day and book their places in Round 2.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Japan Open | Indian challenge comes ends as Srikanth goes down in quarters

Kidambi Srikanth, who was the sole surviving Indian in the competition, was knocked out in the quarter-final of the Japan Open on Friday after a marathon battle against Germany's Marc Zwiebler. The Indian shuttler, the No.8 seed, lost the match 21-18, 14-21, 19-21 despite winning the first game.
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