newsbadminton16 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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reportbadmintona month ago

Badminton Asia Championships| PV Sindhu beats Aya Ohori to enter the quarter-finals

PV Sindhu dished out a superb performance to record a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori in a 40-minute match to enter the quarter-finals of the tournament. However, in the men's singles, Ajay Jayaram crashed out of the tournament after losing to Hsu Jen Hao 19-21, 10-21.
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reportbadmintona month ago

Badminton Asia Championships | Sindhu advances to the second round; Saina crashes out

It has turned out to be a mixed day for Indian badminton as PV Sindhu entered the second round of the Championships while Saina Nehwal lost her opening round game. In the men's singles, Ajay Jayaram faced a tough battle against Tian Houwei but ended up winning the game 21-18, 18-21, 21-19.
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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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reportbadminton2 months 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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reportbadminton2 months 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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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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reportbadminton2 months 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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