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newsbadminton3 months ago

BWF Hong Kong Open | Rankireddy-Ponnappa advance in mixed doubles

India had a mixed day in the ongoing Hong Open as the likes of Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced into the next round, while the pair of N Sikki Reddy and Pranav Jerry Chopra crashed out early on. Wednesday will see Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu taking the court.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Saina Nehwal suffers another first-round exit at China Open

Saina Nehwal’s lackluster run of form continued as she crashed out in the opening round of the China Open at Fozhou on Wednesday to local favourite Cai Yan Yan in straight games. However, her husband Parupalli Kashyap moved through to the second round after a comfortable 43-minute win.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Satwik and Chirag enter top 10 rankings after dream run at French Open

India’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reclaimed a spot in the top 10 of the latest badminton rankings after their dream run at the BWF French Open. Despite their quarter-final exits, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their spot at sixth and ninth respectively.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Denmark Open | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out

Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Denmark Open in their first round singles competitions on Wednesday. Meanwhile, men’s singles player Sameer Verma made it through to round two, as did the mixed doubles duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma wins men's singles title; Ashwini Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy finish second

Sourabh Verma bagged the men's singles title at the recently concluded Hyderabad Open by defeating Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the final on Sunday. Meanwhile, women's doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to Koreans - Baek Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun by a 25-17, 25-17 margin.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

Hyderabad Open | Sourabh Verma and Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy reach finals

Sourabh Verma entered the men’s singles final with a 23-21, 21-16 straight-game win over Iskandar Zulkarnain of Malaysia at the ongoing BWF Hyderabad Open. Meanwhile, women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy defeated Hong Kong’s Fan Ka Yan and Wu Yi Ting in the semis.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu advances, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in first round

PV Sindhu extended her fine form in the Japan Open with an easy win over China’s Hue Yan, while Kidambi Srikanth lost to compatriot HS Prannoy in his very first match of the campaign. While A Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy couldn’t advance, Ponappa and S Reddy did in mixed doubles.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

Bwf Indonesia Open Round-up | Ashiwni Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy bow out in first round

India's women's duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy started their Indonesia Open campaign poorly as they were ousted in their very first match against Malaysia's Vivian Hoo Yap Cheng Wen. Men's pair of Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin.
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featurebadminton9 months ago

The Indian Badminton Story

Over the last few days, an absolute prerequisite for a good story has taken over everyone’s veins. And while Tyrion Lannister’s last ever great speech might have something to do with it, it was Lisa Cron, who had previously pointed out its absolute significance in evolution over opposable thumbs.
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reportbadminton9 months ago

Sudirman Cup 2019 | India close to early elimination after losing 2-3 to Malaysia

India succumbed to a must and easy win leg against Malaysia in the first group match of the Sudirman Cup as the contingent stares at an early elimination from the mixed team championship. India could only win their mixed doubles and the women’s singles match losing the other three.
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