reportbadminton5 days 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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featurebadminton6 days 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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newsbadminton7 days 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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newsbadminton7 days 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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reportbadminton7 days 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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reportbadminton9 days ago

PBL 2017 | Nehwal and Srikanth help Awadhe Warriors seal semi-final slot

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth helped Awadhe Warriors seal a place in the semi-finals of the Premier Badminton League-2 by defeating Cheung Ngan Yi and Viktor Axelsen respectively in the clash against Bengaluru Blasters.
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reportbadminton12 days ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai beat Warriors to move to second position

Mumbai Rockets defeated Awadhe Warriors 4-3 in the Premier Badminton League in Lucknow to move to second place on the points table, as Indian ace Saina Nehwal secured her second consecutive win of the tournament by defeating Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun 12-10, 4-11, 11-5.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

Carolina Marin : Nobody knows how tough my life is

Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has revealed that she and PV Sindhu, who she downed in the final, have always been good friends off the court. She has also spoken about the difficulty in coming from a country where badminton is not a big sport and the sacrifices she made to become World No.1.
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reportbadminton13 days ago

PBL 2017 | Warriors beat Delhi to dethrone Chennal as table toppers

Awadhe Warriors notched up their second successive win in the Premier Badminton League with a 6-(-1) rout of Delhi Acers. The clash also saw Indian star Saina Nehwal secure her first win of the 2017 season when she convincingly overcame the challenge of Thai Nichaon Jindapon.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

Saina Nehwal : I could have won against Marin

Saina Nehwal's outing at the PBL yesterday ended up being mixed bag - her team Awadhe Warriors ended up winning, but she lost to Hyderabad's Carolina Marin in straight sets. The ex-World No.1, however, is happy about the match practice from the league as he sets her sights on a comeback to the top.
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