newsbadminton12 hours ago

Denmark Open | Kidambi Srikanth enters semis; Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy crash out of tournament

The day was saved by Kidambi Srikanth for the Indians at the Denmark Open Superseries Premier as he beat the world champion Viktor Axelsen in a hard-fought contest. On the other hand, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy lost to Akane Yamaguchi and Son Wan-Ho respectively in the quarter-final matches.
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reportbadminton2 days ago

Denmark Open | HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth reach quarterfinals

HS Prannoy registered his second successive victory over former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to reach the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Denmark Superseries Premier on Thursday. Capping off a good day for India, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also registered wins to advance to the quarterfinals.
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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

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

Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth to take part in National Championship

BAI President Himanta Sarma has confirmed that senior Indian shuttlers including Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth would take part in the National Championship in November. Sarma also awarded cheques to Sindhu and Saina for their performance at the Glasgow World Championships.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth pull out of Korea Open Superseries

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth have pulled out of the Korea Open Superseries that begins on September 12. While Srikanth is suffering from a minor niggle, Saina is recovering from a thigh strain that she sustained in the World Championship semi-final in Glasgow.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Ashwini Ponnappa : It's not easy being a doubles player in the country

Ashwini Ponnappa has said that young Indian players tend to focus more on the Singles event which results in the lack of quality Doubles players in major tournaments. Ponnappa, who is currently paired up with Sikki Reddy, added that lack of experience converts into failures against Doubles' experts.
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