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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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newsbadminton3 days ago

Japan Open | Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy bow out with semi-final loss

India's Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy bowed out of the Japan Open Superseries with a 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 loss to Japan's Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota in the mixed doubles semi-final on Saturday. The Indian duo's maiden Superseries semis appearance lasted for 40 minutes.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

Japan Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy bow out; Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy advance to semifinals

At the Japan Open, both Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy lost their quarterfinals to exit the Japan Open Superseries. On the other hand, the duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy secured a place in the doubles semi-finals after beating Kim Ha Na and Seung Jae Seo 21-18 9-21 21-19.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

WATCH : Kidmabi Srikanth shows great sportsmanship after winning a lucky point against Viktor Axelsen

In the second game of the Japan Open quarter-final, against Viktor Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth's shot hit the tape and fortunately for him the shuttle fell in the Dane's court. Srikanth acknowledged his lucky break and the two players showed great sportsmanship by high-fiving at the end of the point.
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newsbadminton5 days 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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newsbadminton7 days 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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newsbadminton8 days 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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newsbadminton9 days 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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newsbadminton10 days 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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newsbadminton10 days ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu enters semis as Sameer Verma crashes out

PV Sindhu continued her scintillating run in the Korea Open Super Series with a hard-fought 21-19 16-21 21-10 win over Japan’s Minatsu Mitani and reached the semis, while Sameer Verma was shown the door by Korea’s Son Wan. Sindhu will now face China’s sixth-seeded He Bingjiao.
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