newsbadmintona month ago

Fifth edition of Premier Badminton League to start on Jan 20

The date of the commencement of the fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League has been announced and it's set to start early next year on January 20, 2020. Top Indian shuttlers like PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth, and many others are expected to participate in it again.
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newsbadmintona month ago

PV Sindhu crashes out of China Open

World Champion and No.6 ranked PV Sindhu crashed out in the opening round of the China Open in Fozhou after suffering a shock defeat to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei. Meanwhile, the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa won their first-round clash.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Had multiple strategies against Lin Dan, reveals HS Prannoy

HS Prannoy has stated that he came into the clash against Chinese legend Lin Dan with more than one strategy and he executed most of them to perfection in the three-game win on Tuesday. This was Prannoy’s third win over Lin Dan in the five times that they have met each other on court.
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featurebadminton4 months ago

BWF World Championships | Indian shuttlers start litmus test with easy draws

In what will be a big test for the Indian shuttlers ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year, they have been handed easy draws to begin with in the first round of the BWF World Championships. A huge blow for India would be the injuries to Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who pulled out.
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newsbadminton4 months 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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newsbadminton4 months ago

Thailand Open | K Srikanth, Saina Nehwal advance as Sameer Verma bows out

India started well in the Super 500 event in the absence of big stars with the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, many more advancing into the second round. However, with numerous Indian participants, there were casualties too that included brothers Sameer Verma and Sourabh Verma.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth advance, HS Prannoy bows out

Indian shuttlers held their claim in three events with PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth winning their respective singles clash while HS Prannoy went down in straight games further reducing India’s contention. While the men’s doubles duo advance in the other match, the mixed duo went down.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu advances, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in first round

PV Sindhu extended her fine form in the Japan Open with an easy win over China’s Hue Yan, while Kidambi Srikanth lost to compatriot HS Prannoy in his very first match of the campaign. While A Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy couldn’t advance, Ponappa and S Reddy did in mixed doubles.
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reportbadminton5 months ago

BWF Indonesia Open | Kidambi Srikanth beats Kenta Nishimoto; PV Sindhu outplays Aya Ohori

Eight-seed Kidambi Srikanth registered a comfortable straight game-win against Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto with a scoreline of 21-14, 21-13 at the ongoing BWF Indonesia Open on Wednesday. In addition to that, PV Sindhu registered an 11-21, 21-15, 21-15 win against Japan’s Aya Ohori in the first round.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

BWF US Open | Sourabh Verma loses in semis to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk

India’s sole contender in the BWF US Open bowed out on Saturday, after he lost to Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in the semi-finals in straight games. Previously, India had seen the likes of Lakshya Sen, Parupalli Kashyap, and HS Prannoy getting ousted throughout the course of the tournament.
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