newsbadminton4 days ago

BWF Rankings | Kidambi Srikanth slips to eighth position

Kidambi Srikanth has slipped to the eighth position in the recently-released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. On the other hand, Sameer Verma, Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Danni’s rankings have shown improvement on the fresh list released by the global body on Tuesday.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Singapore Open | PV Sindhu progresses to semis as Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out

PV Sindhu extended her marauding winning run into the semi-final of the Singapore Open as she beat China’s Cai Yanyan as Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal lost to Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara respectively. Sameer Verma also lost his match against World No. 2 Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

BWF Singapore Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and Saina Nehwal progress to quarterfinal

India’s strong run in the Singapore Open continued as the big three PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and Saina Nehwal registered wins against Mia Blichfeldt, Pornpawee Chochuwong, and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus respectively. However, Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy bowed out of the tournament.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Singapore Open | PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal advance into pre-quarterfinal

India started the main draw of the Singapore Open on a positive note as PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal registered straight games win against Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky and Yulia Yosephin Susanto respectively. In other game, young Mugdha Agrey bowed out after doing well in the qualifiers.
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newsbadminton12 days ago

Singapore Open Qualifers | Parupalli Kashyap, Mugdha Agrey advance to main round

India started their Singapore Open campaign on a positive note as both Parupalli Kashyap and Mugdha Agrey won their respective matches against Yu Igarashi and Lauren Lam respectively. Men’s doubles duo Balasubramannian Narendran Geetha and Raphael Sharon was eliminated in straight games.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

BWF Singapore Open | PV Sindhu targets major laurels in Singapore

PV Sindhu will hope to put behind her recent struggles she has seen on the international circuit as she intends to go all the way at the BWF Singapore Open. Sindhu suffered a first-round exit at the All England Championship and lost in the second round of Malaysia Open to Sung Ji Hyun.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

Malaysia Open | Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu qualify as HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal bow out

India had a mixed day at the ongoing Malaysia Open as Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu registered easy wins in the first round of the 750 series tournament while HS Prannoy and Saina Nehwal were ousted in three gamers. The men’s doubles duo of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also bowed out early on.
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reportbadminton19 days ago

Malaysia Open 2019 | Sameer Verma loses in first round as mixed doubles duo progresses

Sameer Verma had come to his opening match of the tournament as the second favourite against Shi Yuqi and put up a tremendous fight before eventually running out of fuel. In other games, N Sikki Reddy got the job done with Pranaav Jerry Chopra, but she faltered alongside Ashwini Ponnappa.
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newsbadminton19 days ago

Pullela Gopichand supports ban on players who indulge in age manipulation

National coach Pullela Gopichand believes Badminton Association of India should ban players who indulge in age manipulation in order to set “examples” to avoid future occurrences. Meanwhile, former India coach Vimal Kumar opined that banning the players is something that is too extreme.
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newsbadminton20 days ago

Malaysia Open | Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu aim to bounce back

India Open runners-up Kidambi Srikanth will look to end his title drought by going all the way in the upcoming BWF Malaysia Open, which is set to start tomorrow. PV Sindhu, who lost in the semis of the India Open, will hope to have an easy outing in her opening game against Japan’s Aya Ohiri.
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