reportbadminton15 days ago

Singapore Open | Sai Praneeth clinches title by beating Kidambi Srikanth on a historic day for Indian Badminton

B. Sai Praneeth won the first Superseries title of his career by beating Kidambi Srikanth 21-17, 17-21, 21-12 in a historic All-India final of the Singapore Open. Despite Srikanth won the first game comfortably, Praneeth walked away with the honours by winning the next two games.
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reportbadminton16 days ago

Singapore Open | Srikanth and Praneeth set up historic all-India final

Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth created history by setting up the first ever All-Indian final in the Singapore Open. While Praneeth dished out a superb 21-6, 21-8 victory over Lee Dong-Keun, Srikanth defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-14 to book a place in the historic event on Sunday.
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reportbadminton18 days ago

Singapore Open 2017 | Sindhu and Praneeth struggle into second round while Srikanth cruises

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered contrasting victories in the Singapore Open to advance to the second round yesterday. Srikanth got the better of Kenta Nishimoto in straight games, while Sindhu and Praneeth had to recover from a game down to beat Nozomi Okuhara and Emil Hilst respectively.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Srikanth eyes Indian Open success for World Championship spot

Kidambi Srikanth is hoping to win the Indian Open Superseries that kicks off in New Delhi on March 28 in a bid to lift his world ranking by the April end cutoff for an automatic spot in the World Championship after the former world No 4 dropped to 31 following a foot injury.
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featurebadminton2 months ago

Why 2017 could be the year an Indian wins the All England Badminton Championships again?

Having established itself as a force in modern-day badminton, 2017 could finally be the year an Indian wins the prestigious event for only the third time in history.
Rohit George
newsbadminton3 months 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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reportbadminton4 months 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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newsbadminton4 months 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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newsbadminton5 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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newsbadminton5 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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