newsbadminton7 days ago

BWF Rankings | Sindhu breaks into top-5 for first time; Saina at 9th

PV Sindhu has gained another place in the BWF women's rankings and now finds herself just 6000 points behind Carolina Marin who is in second place behind Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying. While Saina Nehwal was not able to gain any ground, HS Prannoy rose a spot to land at 23 in the latest rankings for men.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

Carolina Marin was possibly stumped, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Red Bull athlete, Ashwini Ponnappa said Carolina Marin was possibly stumped due to the lack of knowledge of her abilities as a singles player, which allowed the Indian to take a game off the Olympic champion in the Premier Badminton League in January. Ponnappa also spoke of her future plans.
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newsbadminton19 days ago

15-year-old Lakshya Sen claims top spot in BWF junior rankings; Sindhu rises to No. 6

Teenage sensation from Uttarakhand, Lakshya Sen, has clinched the top spot in the latest BWF Junior Rankings. PV Sindhu has overtaken Saina Nehwal and reached a career best ranking of 6, while Kidambi Srikanth fell out of the top 20 making Ajay Jayaram the highest ranked Indian in the new rankings.
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newsbadminton24 days ago

Saina Nehwal’s focus firmly placed on All England Badminton Championship

Saina Nehwal, who opted out of the Syed Modi International tournament, has confirmed that she has done so in order to keep herself fit and focused for the upcoming All England Badminton Championship. Nehwal has also opened up about her post-surgery recovery and how hard it was for her to come back.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal cruises into the semis

No.1 seed Saina Nehwal defeated the eighth-seeded Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15, 21-14 in a match which lasted just forty minutes to sail into the semi-final of the Malaysia Masters on Friday. In the men’s draw, Ajay Jayaram lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-8 in the semi-final.
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newsbadmintona month ago

"We broke the Chinese wall," Marin commends Sindhu and Saina

Reigning Olympic Champion Carolina Marin has said that, along with the Indian duo of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, she broke the Chinese dominance in the sport of badminton. The Spaniard also added that she was confident Nehwal would be able to get back to her best once she regains her full fitness.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Indian badminton players criticize PBL's eleven point system

Indian ace PV Sindhu has been critical of the eleven point format, currently used in the PBL, stating that the players don't get enough time to strategize in the short format. Other Indian players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta had also said that the new system is not as effective as the longer one.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Carolina Marin : Nobody knows how tough my life is

Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has revealed that she and PV Sindhu, who she downed in the final, have always been good friends off the court. She has also spoken about the difficulty in coming from a country where badminton is not a big sport and the sacrifices she made to become World No.1.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai Rockets thump Hyderabad Hunters to top table

In an enticing clash between world No 2 Carolina Marin and third-ranked Sung Ji Hyun, the South Korean came out on the top as Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 2-1 in the PBL on Wednesday. Both sides lost their trump matches and Mumbai currently top the table with 8 points.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Saina Nehwal : I could have won against Marin

Saina Nehwal's outing at the PBL yesterday ended up being mixed bag - her team Awadhe Warriors ended up winning, but she lost to Hyderabad's Carolina Marin in straight sets. The ex-World No.1, however, is happy about the match practice from the league as he sets her sights on a comeback to the top.
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