newsbadminton10 days ago

PBL 2019 | Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth clinch maximum price at PBL auction

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and HS Prannoy fetched the maximum auction price of Rs. 80 lakhs at the PBL 2018 auction which was held on Monday. World champion - Carolina Marin was picked up by newest entrants Pune Aces while Viktor Axelsen went to Ahmedabad Smash Masters.
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newsbadminton24 days ago

Korea Open | Kidambi Srikanth to miss as Saina to lead Indian challenge

World number eight Kidambi Srikanth has decided to give the upcoming Korea Open a miss after two back to back tournaments on the trot in last the two weeks. Saina Nehwal, who skipped the Japan Open, will participate to get into shape after her unceremonial first-round exit in China Open.
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featurebadminton24 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth's roller-coaster ride in world badminton

After topping the BWF ranking chart in April, Kidambi Srikanth's performance graph in 2018 following the Commonwealth Games has nosedived and traversed unseen troughs. Srikanth ended the CWG with a silver medal after losing to Lee Chong Wei in the final, despite defeating him in the team event.
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newsbadmintona month ago

China Open | Indians out of tournament as Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu lose in quarters

India's only remaining shuttlers, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu, lost their respective quarter-final matches in the ongoing China Open with India ending the Super 1000 tournament on a bitter note. While Srikanth was defeated by Japan's Kento Momota by straight games, Sindhu lost to Chen Yufei.
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newsbadmintona month ago

China Open | Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu qualify for quarter-finals

Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu have won their respective singles matches in the ongoing China Open badminton tournament and advanced to the quarter-final round. Meanwhile, in men's doubles and mixed doubles category, India lost all their matches in the second round of the tournament.
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newsbadmintona month ago

China Open | Kidambi Srikanth enters pre-quarters after easy win

Kidambi Srikanth has advanced to the second round of the ongoing China Open in men's singles category after defeating Rasmus Gemke from Denmark by 21-9, 21-19 points. In the mixed doubles category, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa won their match and qualified for the next round.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth handed easy draw at China Open

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have been handed a kind draw at the China Open that will start from tomorrow, September 18, in Changzhou. The duo has been playing continuous badminton for a while now and appeared to be fatigued in their early round loses in the Japan Open last week.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Japan Open | India's challenge ends with Kidambi Srikanth losing to Korea’s Lee Dong

India's challenge at the Japan Open came to an end as Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the tournament after losing to world number 33 Lee Dong Keun of Korea in the quarter-final. Seventh seeded Srikanth lost 21-19, 16-21, 18-21 to Dong Keun in an encounter that went on for an hour and 19 minutes.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Japan Open | Kidambi Srikanth lone survivor as Indian challenge falters

India’s fight at the Japan Open took a big hit today as every player, barring Kidambi Srikanth, failed to make it past the second round of the Tour 750 event. While Srikanth defeated Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong, PV Sindhu suffered a surprising straight games loss to China’s Fangjie Gao.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu aims to break finals jinx in Tokyo

After yet another finals loss in the Asian Games, PV Sindhu is hoping to end a trail of finals losses at the Japan Open that will begin tomorrow. While Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy are looking to make up for the Jakarta fiasco, Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth won't be a part of the Tour 750 event.
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