newsbadminton4 hours ago

Hope I can take the confidence forward and do well in Japan, reveals PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu hopes that she can carry forward her newfound confidence from the recently-concluded Indonesia Open as she aims to end her title drought at the BWF Japan Open. The Indian ace will go up against China’s Han Yue in the opening round of her campaign at the USD750,000 tournament.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

Indonesia Open | PV Sindhu advances into quarters, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

Three out of four challenges in the four separate events of the Indonesia Open came to end as PV Sindhu lived up to the billing while Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in their respective matches. The mixed doubles and men’s doubles event saw the Indian pairs losing in straight games.
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newsbadminton7 days ago

Indonesia Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth get easy draw early on

The Indian contingent would be hoping for an encouraging start in the Indonesia Open with PV Sindhu hardly facing a strong opponent until the semis in the women’s singles. However, the men’s singles contenders have a trickier task ahead of them with numerous nuts to crack before they reach there.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

BWF US Open | Sourabh Verma stuns HS Prannoy to enter semis

Sourabh Verma had to endure a gruelling match that lasted almost an hour before he could overcome compatriot and ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy in the quarter-final of the US Open. Verma, India’s sole contender in the tournament now, will face Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in the semis.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Confident about how I'm playing against top players, says Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth has expressed that he is confident on how he is playing against all the top players and is now aiming to do well in the upcoming tournaments in 2019 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year. Srikanth also talked about the domination of the left-handers in world badminton.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Australian Open | Lakshya Sen, Ashwini Ponnappa- Rankireddy ousted in qualifiers

After Lakshya Sen started off with a win against Malaysia’s Teck Zhi Soo in the Australian Open qualifiers, his progress into the knockout stages was halted by Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk. Mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Swastiksairaj Rankireddy also lost their match.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

BWF Australian Open | PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma hopeful of strong showing in Australia

PV Sindhu, who reached the semis of the Indian Open and the Singapore Open, will aim to end her title drought this season by going the distance in the upcoming Australian Open. Meanwhile, compatriot Sameer Verma will be eyeing revenge against Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the first round.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Australian Open Badminton | One of the toughest tournaments for every one of us, believes HS Prannoy

HS Prannoy is of the belief that the Australian Open, which will begin from June 4, will be one of the toughest tournaments for the Indian shuttlers. Prannoy will meet experienced Chinese shuttler Lin Dan in the first round of the World Tour Super 300 badminton tournament next week.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

SAI accepts proposal to hire badminton coach Mohammed Siyadath Ullah under TOP scheme

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has included badminton coach Mohammed Siyadath Ullah in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The inclusion of Siyadath Ullah will be helpful for the men’s shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sameer Verma ahead of their Tokyo Olympics preparations.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

All-India Junior Badminton | Aashi Rawat beats Gayatri Gopichand to reach final

Young Aashi Rawat hogged all the limelight at the All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament as she defeated Malvika Bansod and Gayatri Gopichand to make it to the final. In another match, Samiya Imad Farooqui reached the final from the other end by overcoming Akshaya Arumugam.
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