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newsbadminton16 days ago

Ashwini Ponnappa to end partnership with Sikki Reddy; to partner Sai Pratheek in mixed doubles

As per reports in Indian Express, Indian badminton star Ashwini Ponnappa is ending her partnership with Sikki Reddy in the women's doubles, to focus on the mixed doubles category in the future. Playing together for almost five years, the duo managed to win bronze medal at the 2018 CWG in Australia.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

After an ordinary 2021, Sikki Reddy determined to make amends at All England Open and Commonwealth Games

It comes as little or no surprise that doubles shuttlers in India don't really have the same stature as their singles counterparts, for reasons galore; but that doesn't take away from them, what they have been able to achieve for the country over the years and still continue to do so.
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newsbadminton9 months ago

BWF World Championship | HS Prannoy cruises into third round, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy beat world no.14 pair

India's HS Prannoy produced yet another win in the men's singles competition at the BWF World Championship 2021, as he beat Malaysia's Daren Liew on Wednesday. Prannoy won the battle in straight games 21-7, 21-17, in only 42 minutes, to register a win over the world no.36 player.
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newsbadmintona year ago

2021 Hylo Open | Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy duo advance to the second round

India’s Laksya Sen defeated France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-17, 21-14 in the opening round 2021 Hylo Open, in Saarbrucken, Germany on Tuesday. On the other hand, the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy also scripted a comfortable victory in their opening match of the meet.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Sudirman Cup 2021 | India bow out after 4-1 win over hosts Finland

India bowed out of the Sudirman Cup after a 4-1 win over Finland in their final Group A match on Wednesday. Kidambi Srikanth finally won his first match of the tournament, as did Malvika Bansod. Unfortunately, the men's doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost their match.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Sudirman Cup 2021 | India ousted after 0-5 defeat to China, to play Finland in last group match

Team India have been knocked out of the Sudirman Cup, after they were humiliated 0-5 by China on Monday. The team lost all matches convincingly, with B Sai Praneeth proving to be the biggest disappointment of the day. The doubles team of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila did put up a brave fight though.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Sudirman Cup 2021 | With top players absent, Indians face stiff test in group stages

After the high of PV Sindhu's bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, badminton action resumes after a gap of a month, when the best in the world will rub shoulders in the Sudirman Cup, in Finland, commencing on September 26th.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Indian shuttlers to leave for Malaysia and Singapore via Doha amid travel restrictions

Top shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal might leave for Malaysia and Singapore for their respective tournaments via Doha with no direct flights connecting from India owing to the pandemic situation. The Indian duo are aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic in the upcoming events.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Badminton camp can be held safely if bio-secure bubble is created, claims former players

Former players have suggested that the national Badminton camp can be held safely if a bio-secure bubble is created for the same. We’ve already seen the idea being successfully implemented in European football leagues as well as in Cricket in the United Kingdom, with the second Test series in play.
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newsbadminton3 years 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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