newsbadminton16 days ago

Indian challenge ends at All-England after Saina, Sindhu bow out

India's hopes of having another All-England champion were dashed yesterday after both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu bowed out in the quarter-finals of the premier competition in Birmingham. Sindhu lost to World No 1 Tai Tzu-Ying while Sung Ji-Hyun eliminated Nehwal in a closely fought match.
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featurebadminton16 days ago

Why 2017 could be the year an Indian wins the All England Badminton Championships again?

Having established itself as a force in modern-day badminton, 2017 could finally be the year an Indian wins the prestigious event for only the third time in history.
Rohit George
reportbadminton17 days ago

All England Open | Sindhu and Saina one win away from an all-Indian semi-final

Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective second-round matches of the All-England Open Championships to book a place in the quarter-finals, keeping the hopes of an all-Indian semi-final duel alive. HS Prannoy's challenge was, however, ended by Tian Houwei in the second round match.
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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF Rankings | Sindhu keeps NO.5 spot, while Saina drops again

PV Sindhu has maintained her No. 5 spot while Saina Nehwal is now on the very edge and could drop out of the top-10 in the women's singles category of the BWF rankings. HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma were the big gainers in the men's rankings with the latter reaching a career-high ranking of 23.
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newsbadmintona month 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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newsbadminton2 months 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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newsbadminton2 months ago

Saina Nehwal’s focus firmly placed on All England Badminton Championship

Saina Nehwal, who opted out of the Syed Modi International tournament, has confirmed that she has done so in order to keep herself fit and focused for the upcoming All England Badminton Championship. Nehwal has also opened up about her post-surgery recovery and how hard it was for her to come back.
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featurebadminton2 months 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.
Virendra Karunakar
reportbadminton2 months ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal beats Pornpawee Chochuwong to win her first Grand Prix since 2015

Saina Nehwal has won the Malaysia Masters by defeating Thailand shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in a thrilling final by a score of 22-20, 22-20. The game went down the wire and in the end, it was the Hyderabad lass who prevailed to win her first Grand Prix title since 2015.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Malaysia Masters | Saina Nehwal cruises into the semis

No.1 seed Saina Nehwal defeated the eighth-seeded Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15, 21-14 in a match which lasted just forty minutes to sail into the semi-final of the Malaysia Masters on Friday. In the men’s draw, Ajay Jayaram lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13, 21-8 in the semi-final.
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