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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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newsbadminton9 days 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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newsbadminton9 days 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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newsbadminton15 days 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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newsbadminton16 days 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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newsbadminton18 days 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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newsbadminton18 days ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai Smashers – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

Chennai Smashers had a decent debut in the last edition when they reached the semifinal, where they lost to the eventual winners Delhi Acers. This time, with a star-studded lineup, which includes PV Sindhu, Tanongsak, and Tommy Sugiarto, Chennai are one of the favorites to win the title.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

PBL 2017 | Delhi Acers – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

After their disappointing outing in 2013, Delhi Acers bounced back in the second edition to win the tournament by defeating Mumbai Rockets in the final on their home ground. The defending champions have once again put together a strong team with World no.2 Jan Jorgensen leading from the front.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

PBL 2017 | Awadhe Warriors – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

After losing in the final and in the semis of the last two editions of the PBL, the Awadhe Warriors will be hoping to go the distance this time around. The Lucknow-based franchise will be led by Saina Nehwal once again as she looks to get back to her best after a season troubled by injuries.
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newsbadminton20 days ago

PBL 2017 | Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers - Live commentary, scores, and line-ups

Since the final at the Rio Olympics, Carolina Marin and PV Sindhu face-offs have become one of the most-awaited matches for badminton fans. Today, at the beautiful Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad, the duo will face off again, albeit not for country, but for their respective franchises in the PBL.
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