newsbadminton16 hours ago

Sudirman Cup| India knocked out of quarter-final by China 0-3

India’s campaign at the Sudirman Cup ended after the first three matches itself as China took an unassailable 3-0 lead on Friday.As a result, PV Sindhu’s women’s singles match against He Bingjao and Ashwini Ponappa-N. Sikki Reddy’s women’s doubles against Bao Tixin-Tang Jinhua now stand canceled.
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newsbadminton15 days ago

Saina Nehwal to spearhead India's prospect at Thailand Open, PV Sindhu rested

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced the Indian team for the Thailand Open, Indonesia Open, and the Australian Open on Thursday. Saina Nehwal will represent India in all the three tournaments while PV Sindhu has been rested for the Thailand Open and will play in the other two events.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth admits to losing sleep after narrowly missing out on Olympic medal

Kidambi Srikanth was the Indian representative in the men’s singles category at Rio 2016 and he put on an impressive showing, entering the round of 16. However, he lost a closely fought encounter to Lin Dan in the quarter-finals and Srikanth acknowledged that the loss had hit him hard.
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newsbadminton19 days ago

Saina Nehwal: It takes time to get your movement back

Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has spoken about her return post her career-threatening knee injury by stating that she was still trying to get back to her best form after the injury. She has also added that the losses incurred in recent competitions were just a part of the recuperating process.
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newsbadmintona month ago

PV Sindhu looks forward to the Asian badminton Championships

PV Sindhu has insisted that she isn’t perturbed by the losses at the Malaysia and Singapore Opens claiming that she is focused only on doing her best. Sindhu achieved a career-high ranking of No. 2 by winning the India Open but has since dropped three places after early exits in successive events.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Singapore Open | Marin gets her revenge on Sindhu

Carolina Marin and PV Sindhu were once again pitted against each other in the QFs of the Singapore Open Superseries. However, the result was different from the last time the two met with Marin emerging victorious 21-11, 21-15. Srikanth entered SFs in Men's Singles to keep India's hopes alive.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Saina skips Singapore Superseries for Asia Championships preparation

Saina Nehwal withdrew from this week's Singapore Superseries to focus and prepare for the Asia Championships to be held in Wuhan in China between April 25 and 30. She made a strong comeback this January by winning the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after a career-threatening knee injury.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

PV Sindhu rises to career-high 2nd rank

PV Sindhu has reached her best ever ranking of 2 in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation today. The 21-year-old India Open champion leapfrogged Sung Ji-Hyun, Akane Yamaguchi, and Carolina Marin to land one place behind Tai Tzu Ying, who tops the rankings chart.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Malaysia Open 2017 | Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in opposite half of draw

India Open champion PV Sindhu has been handed a difficult draw in the Malaysia Open as she finds herself on the same side as top seed Tai Tzu-Ying, Sung Ji-Hyun, and Sun Yu. Saina Nehwal, on the other hand, has an easier path after the first round clash against fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

India Open Roundup | Saina and Sindhu set up dream quarterfinal clash; Sameer Verma advances

PV Sindhu was given a run for her money by Japanese world No 87 Saena Kawakami before setting up a dream match against Saina Nehwal in the quarterfinals of the India Open Superseries in New Delhi. On a day when Indian shuttlers struggled, Sameer Verma managed to book a place in the last 8.
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