featurebadmintona month ago

Kidambi Srikanth's recent success argues well for Indian dominance in World Badminton

India's Twitter trends received an almighty stir when the news of Kidambi Srikanth, winning his second successive Superseries title broke out. But by then, the new Australian Open champion had well and truly created a niche for himself as the new poster boy of Indian badminton.
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reportbadmintona month ago

Australian Open 2017 | Saina and Sindhu crash out in the quarterfinals

Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Australian Super Series tournament today after losing her quarterfinal match to China's Sun Yu by 21-17, 10-21, 21-17. PV Sindhu, too, like her compatriot crashed out of the tournament after facing a 21-10, 20-22, 16-21 defeat at the hands of World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying.
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Australia Super Series 2017 | Kidambi Srikanth to face Sai Praneeth in the Quarter-finals

B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth have won their respective second-round matches of the Australian Open to book a quarter-final date with each other. In the Women's singles, Sania Mirza and PV Sindhu, too, secured passage into the round of eight after registering victories in Sydney.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Australia Super Series 2017 | Saina and Sindhu progress to the second round

Saina Nehwal defeated Sung Ji Hyun in straight games of 21-10 21-16 while PV Sindhu overcame Sayaka Sato 21-17, 14-21, 21-18 in the first round. In the men's single, Srikanth Kidambi thrashed Taipei Kan Chao Yu 21-13, 21-16 while Sai Praneeth clinched a win against Tommy Sugiarto.
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Indonesia Open 2017 | HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals; Saina, Sindhu crash out

Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth have brushed aside their opponents to enter the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Super Series Premier. On the other hand, in the women’s singles, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu lost their pre-quarter final game to bow out of the tournament.
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Indonesia Open 2017 | Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu enter second round

Saina Nehwal has brushed aside Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 17-21 21-18 21-12 in a thrilling opening encounter to enter the second round at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier on Tuesday. PV Sindhu also secured a 21-12 21-19 win over World No. 20 Pornpawee Chochuwong in her first round game.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Saina Nehwal to play her maiden US Open Grand Prix Gold

The Badminton Association of India announced the Indian players for the upcoming international tournaments after a selection committee meeting. 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal will lead the Indian Challenge in next month’s US Open where she will participate for the first time.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

Thailand Open Roundup | Sai Praneeth through to the final as Saina Nehwal crashes out

It was a mixed day for India at the Thailand Open with Saina Nehwal crashing out while Sai Praneeth booked a place in the final of the event. While Praneeth registered an easy 21-11 21-15 win over home favorite Pannawit Thongnuam, Saina Nehwal lost out to Busanan Ongbamrumphan 21-19 21-18.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Thailand Open | Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth book semi-final berths

Indian shutters had a field day at the Thailand Open today, as both Saina Nehwal and Sai Praneeth booked a place in the semi-finals of their respective events. Saina won her match against H Suzuki 21-15, 20-22, 21-11, while Praneeth beat K Wangcharoen in straight games of 21-16 21-17.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

Saina Nehwal enters quarterfinal of Thailand Open

Former world no.1 Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarter-final of the Thailand Open on Thursday after securing a straight set win over Malaysia’s Lee Ying Ying 21-11, 21-14 in the pre-quarterfinal clash. In men’s category, Singapore Open champion Sai Praneeth also eased into the quarter-final.
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