reportbadminton3 days ago

Denmark Open | Saina Nehwal stuns Carolina Marin in two games; PV Sindhu bows out of tournament

Saina Nehwal has brushed aside Rio Olympics gold medalist Carolina Marin 22-20, 21-18 in a hard-fought first-round encounter of the Denmark Open on Wednesday. On the other hand, PV Sindhu suffered a straight game loss against China's Chen Yufei to crash out of the tournament in the opening round.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

PBL 2017 | HS Prannoy becomes costliest buy at auction; Sindhu, Saina retained

Ahmedabad Smash Masters splurged a staggering Rs. 62 lakhs to acquire India’s HS Prannoy, making him the costliest player at the auction of the Premier Badminton League. Other top players like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth were retained by their respective franchises.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

Lack of coaches not infrastructure biggest problem, claims PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has asserted that the biggest challenge for Indian Badminton is not the lack of infrastructure but rather the number of coaches available for young players. Sindhu also added that even though she had tasted success in her young career, she expects to do a lot more before calling it a day.
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newsbadminton20 days ago

Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth to get direct entry into National Championship quarter-finals

The Badminton Association of India has decided that players who ranked in top 50 in the BWF World Rankings will get direct entry into the quarters of the National Championship. This means that senior Indian shuttlers, Saina, Sindhu, and Srikanth will feature in the latter stages of the tournament.
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newsbadmintona month ago

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday. Sindhu was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, in March 2015, has become the second athlete after MS Dhoni to have been nominated for the honour this year.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Japan Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy march into quarters; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal bow out

India had a mixed day at the Japan Open as HS Prannoy beat Hsu Jen Hao and Kidambi Srikanth managed to book a place in the next round as he beat HU Yun. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu suffered a loss against Nozomi Okuhara 21-18, 21-8 and Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Carolina Marin’s challenge.
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newsbadmintona month ago

PV Sindhu all set to regain her World No. 2 spot after winning Korea Open

The Korean Open title could see PV Sindhu rise to the World No. 2 position of the singles ranking chart yet again this year, as BWF is scheduled to release new rankings later this week. She had reached the No. 2 spot in April but a dismal run at the Malaysia Open saw her slip down the list.
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newsbadmintona month ago

We prepared a bit on the attacking side ahead of the Korea Open, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has said that PV Sindhu had worked on her attacking game ahead of the Korea Open which resulted in her career third Superseries title. Sindhu, who beat Nozomi Okuhara in the final, claimed that the World Championship loss was not on her mind when she faced the Japanese yesterday.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win her second Superseries in 2017

PV Sindhu has exacted revenge for her World Championship defeat to Nozomi Okuhara by beating the Japanese 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 at the Korea Open Superseries final in an hour and 23 minutes. With this win, Sindhu has also become the first Indian to win the prestigious Korea Open.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao to reach final; to face Nozomi Okuhara

PV Sindhu got the better of China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-final to reach the final of the Korea Open Superseries. The Hyderabad shuttler will now face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the summit clash, to whom she had lost the final of the Badminton World Championships last month.
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