newsbadminton14 days 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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newsbadminton18 days 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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reportbadminton18 days ago

Malaysia Open 2017 | Ajay Jayaram shocks Viktor Axelsen to advance to quarters

Ajay Jayaram exacted revenge for his defeat at the India Open by beating World No.5 Viktor Axelsen to book his place in the quarterfinals. In a match that lasted 44 minutes, Jayaram had to come back from a game down to beat Axelsen and keep the Indian challenge alive in Malaysia.
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reportbadminton19 days ago

Ajay Jayaram lone survivor in Malaysia Open after PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal exit in first round

India's hopes at the Malaysia Open suffered a big blow as both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost their opening round matches to exit the $600,000 tournament. On a day that was not kind to Indian shuttlers, Ajay Jayaram was the only Indian to book a place in the second round of the Superseries event.
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newsbadminton21 days 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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reportbadmintona month ago

India Open Round-up | Sameer Verma shocks fourth seed; Saina, Sindhu register easy wins

Sameer Verma provided the first major upset at the India Open beating 4th seed Son Wan Ho in straight sets on Day 1 of the India Open. Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, too, booked a place in the next round with comfortable wins to keep the hopes of a dream quarter-final between the duo alive in Delhi.
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newsbadmintona month ago

India Open badminton | Nehwal and Sindhu handed easy draw

Indian fans might finally be able to see Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu play against each other in a Superseries event and it might just happen at home in the India Open that kicks off on Tuesday. They have been handed an easy draw and could possibly set up a face-off in the quarterfinals.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

BWF Rankings | Sindhu keeps NO.5 spot, while Saina drops again

PV Sindhu has maintained her No. 5 spot while Saina Nehwal is now on the very edge and could drop out of the top-10 in the women's singles category of the BWF rankings. HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma were the big gainers in the men's rankings with the latter reaching a career-high ranking of 23.
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newsbadminton2 months 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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newsbadminton3 months 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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