newsbadminton19 hours ago

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday. Sindhu was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, in March 2015, has become the second athlete after MS Dhoni to have been nominated for the honour this year.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

Japan Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy march into quarters; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal bow out

India had a mixed day at the Japan Open as HS Prannoy beat Hsu Jen Hao and Kidambi Srikanth managed to book a place in the next round as he beat HU Yun. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu suffered a loss against Nozomi Okuhara 21-18, 21-8 and Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Carolina Marin’s challenge.
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newsbadminton7 days ago

PV Sindhu all set to regain her World No. 2 spot after winning Korea Open

The Korean Open title could see PV Sindhu rise to the World No. 2 position of the singles ranking chart yet again this year, as BWF is scheduled to release new rankings later this week. She had reached the No. 2 spot in April but a dismal run at the Malaysia Open saw her slip down the list.
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newsbadminton8 days ago

We prepared a bit on the attacking side ahead of the Korea Open, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has said that PV Sindhu had worked on her attacking game ahead of the Korea Open which resulted in her career third Superseries title. Sindhu, who beat Nozomi Okuhara in the final, claimed that the World Championship loss was not on her mind when she faced the Japanese yesterday.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win her second Superseries in 2017

PV Sindhu has exacted revenge for her World Championship defeat to Nozomi Okuhara by beating the Japanese 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 at the Korea Open Superseries final in an hour and 23 minutes. With this win, Sindhu has also become the first Indian to win the prestigious Korea Open.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao to reach final; to face Nozomi Okuhara

PV Sindhu got the better of China's He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-final to reach the final of the Korea Open Superseries. The Hyderabad shuttler will now face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the summit clash, to whom she had lost the final of the Badminton World Championships last month.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu enters semis as Sameer Verma crashes out

PV Sindhu continued her scintillating run in the Korea Open Super Series with a hard-fought 21-19 16-21 21-10 win over Japan’s Minatsu Mitani and reached the semis, while Sameer Verma was shown the door by Korea’s Son Wan. Sindhu will now face China’s sixth-seeded He Bingjiao.
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reportbadminton11 days ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma through to quarter finals

PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma have entered the quarter-finals of the Korea Open with straight-game wins in their respective matches. Sindhu overcame Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20, 21-17 while Sameer Berma saw off Wong Wing Ki Vincent in just 41 minutes with straight games of 21-19, 21-13.
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newsbadminton12 days ago

Korea Open | PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Sai Praneeth enter second round

World No. 4, PV Sindhu, Singapore Open champion Sai Praneeth, and US Open finalist Parupalli Kashyap have recorded victories in their first-round encounters at the Korea Open Superseries. HS Prannoy, however, failed to cross the first hurdle as he went down to NG Ka Long Angus in three games.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth to take part in National Championship

BAI President Himanta Sarma has confirmed that senior Indian shuttlers including Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth would take part in the National Championship in November. Sarma also awarded cheques to Sindhu and Saina for their performance at the Glasgow World Championships.
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