newsbadminton7 days 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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newsbadminton19 days ago

15-year-old Lakshya Sen claims top spot in BWF junior rankings; Sindhu rises to No. 6

Teenage sensation from Uttarakhand, Lakshya Sen, has clinched the top spot in the latest BWF Junior Rankings. PV Sindhu has overtaken Saina Nehwal and reached a career best ranking of 6, while Kidambi Srikanth fell out of the top 20 making Ajay Jayaram the highest ranked Indian in the new rankings.
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featurebadmintona month ago

For P.V. Sindhu, vindication comes through this time around

After a wonderful year in 2016 where she won her first Superseries title, PV Sindhu's has established herself as the star of Indian badminton in the minds of the followers in the country. But the crowning glory of the year was when the 21-year-old won the silver at the 2016 Rio Games.
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reportbadmintona month ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets to the trophy in thrilling final

PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers defeated Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in what turned out to be a classic final to win their maiden PBL title in New Delhi on Saturday. Sindhu beat Sung-Ji Hyun in the women's singles trump match, while Ajay Jayaram was unable to win it for Mumbai in a tense final match.
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reportbadmintona month ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai to play Chennai for title in Delhi

Mumbai Rockets continued their impressive display in the second season of the PBL qualifying for the finals after they beat a Carolina Marin-led Hyderabad Hunters in the semi-final. The Rockets will be joined by Chennai Smashers, who breezed past the Awadhe Warriors in the other semi-final.
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featurebadmintona month ago

Premier Badminton League | Best duels of PBL 2017 so far

The current edition of the Premier Badminton League has provided us with some exciting moments - be it upsets or just sheer entertainment. Deciding games were necessary for picking the winner of quite a few match-ups, and the last semi-final place was confirmed in the final match of the group stage.
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newsbadmintona month 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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newsbadmintona month 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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reportbadmintona month ago

PBL 2017 | Saina-less Awadhe lose 3-4 to Sindhu's Chennai

A day after beating the Mumbai Rockets to secure passage into the last four of the tournament, the Chennai Smashers condemned the Awadhe Warriors to a defeat in their last group game of the league stage. Having topped the group, Awadhe rested Saina Nehwal to keep her ready for the knockout games.
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reportbadmintona month ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai defeat Mumbai to book last-four spot

Chennai Smashers rode on wins by Tommy Sugiarto and the husband-wife pair of Chris Adcock and Gabriella Adcock to edge out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 and book a place in the last-four stage of the Premier Badminton League. Rockets and Awadhe Warriors have already secured semi-final spots.
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