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newsbadmintona year ago

Satwik and Chirag enter top 10 rankings after dream run at French Open

India’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reclaimed a spot in the top 10 of the latest badminton rankings after their dream run at the BWF French Open. Despite their quarter-final exits, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their spot at sixth and ninth respectively.
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featurebadmintona year ago

Should unbridled rage be PV Sindhu's only way forward

A maddening frown on her face as she walked across the court, accompanied with occasional, raving yells and almost no eye-contact with her opponent, who has always cut across a pleasant figure both on and off the court. That was PV Sindhu at the St. Jakobshalle on Sunday, before she won.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadmintona year ago

BWF World Championship | HS Prannoy awarded spot following injuries to Viktor Axelsen and Shi Yuqi

HS Prannoy has received a late invitation to participate in the upcoming BWF World Championships after Viktor Axelsen and Shi Yuqi refused to participate following injuries. Meanwhile, reigning champion Carolina Marin had to withdraw after she couldn’t recover completely from a knee injury.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal qualifies for semi-finals as Kidambi Srikanth gets eliminated in quarter-final

Saina Nehwal has made it to the semi-finals of the ongoing Malaysia Masters badminton tournament after defeating Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in the quarter-final battle. On the other hand, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Son Wan Ho of South Korea to get knocked out from the tournament.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PBL 2018 | Olympics final was a great moment for me, says PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has mentioned that the 2016 Rio Olympics final was one of the greatest moments for her career even though she lost and could manage only a silver medal there. She has also stated that the BWF World Tour Finals win will give a lot of confidence to her for the matches in 2019.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Carolina Marin, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal welcome new BWF rule

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have welcomed new BWF rule that makes it mandatory for the top 15 men's and women's shuttlers to play a minimum of 12 tournaments in a year. Meanwhile, Carolina Marin declared that it was not fair to force players to play so many tournaments in a calendar year.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PBL 2018 | Saina Nehwal believes PBL has helped a lot of shuttlers improve their standard

Saina Nehwal has asserted that the Premier Badminton League (PBL) has helped a lot of shuttlers and the tournament is getting wider day by day in the country. She has also underlined the fact that the noise created by the spectators present at a venue can have both negative and positive impact.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

PBL 2018 | Carolina Marin to face-off against PV Sindhu in season opener

Top shuttlers, Carolina Marin and PV Sindhu, are scheduled to go up against each other in the season opener of this year’s Pro Badminton League in Mumbai on December 22. Left-handed Marin will represent new franchise Pune Aces while Sindhu will turn out for the Hyderabad Hunters side.
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featurebadminton2 years ago

PV Sindhu’s World Championship final is more than match; it is a date with destiny

At a time when India was fading into mediocrity, a youngster emerged who would save the sport from falling into the depths of indifference as had happened to Indian football all those years ago.This would inspire a whole generation of athletes who would eventually become a force to be reckoned with.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Saina Nehwal admits Carolina Marin's game was too fast for her to even think about next step

After losing to Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal has admitted she had no idea that the game would go so fast which didn't allow her time to think about the next step to take in the game. She has also added that it became very difficult for her to switch between a stroke player and pace player so fast.
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