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Shuttler Ratchanok not to defend India Open title

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 22:31

Reigning world badminton champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand will not be defending her India Open Super Series women’s singles title as she has withdrawn her entry.

Indian men have tricky Thomas cup draw, women an easier Uber

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 18:02

India women shuttlers were Sunday drawn in a relatively easy group in the Uber Cup that includes Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong while the men would find it much tougher having been slotted with Malaysia, South Korea and Germany for the Thomas Cup -- both tourneys being held in the country for the first time.

Shuttler Varma loses Malaysia GP Gold final

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 16:24

Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma gave a fantastic fight but eventually went down to Indonesian 15th seed Simon Santoso in the men`s singles final of the $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.

Sindhu remains confident of taming Shixian for 4th time

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 19:32

Just weeks after outwitting Chinese Shixian Wang at the Swiss Open, P V Sindhu will once again face the arduous task of taming the two-time All England Champion in the opening round of the India Super Series, but the shuttler remains confident of her chances and said she is looking to better her last year`s semifinal finish.

Top stars to descend at India Super Series from April 1

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 21:44

Creme-de-la-creme of world badminton, including world champion Ratchanok Intanon and world number one Lee Chong Wei, will be seen in action when the fourth edition of the India Open Super Series kicks off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on April 1.

Shuttler Kashyap rises to World No 24

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 18:22

India`s Parupalli Kashyap arrested his slide in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings released Thursday, by rising a place to No.24 in men`s singles.

Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 16:44

World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here April 1-6.

Swiss Open: Sindhu, Kashyap lose in semis, Saina out in quarters

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 23:26

Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap suffered heartbreaking defeats in the semifinals, while Saina Nehwal was knocked out at the last-eight stage as India`s campaign in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament came to an end, here today.

Swiss Open: P Kashyap, Anand Pawar enter second round, Srikanth out

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:40

Top Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar reached the second round of the men`s singles competition with straight game victories but it was curtains for young Kidambi Srikanth in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament here.

Lee, Shixian clinch All England titles

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:42

Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men`s and women`s singles titles, respectively, of the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena here Sunday.

Saina Nehwal crashes out in quarters of All-England Championship

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 11:02

India`s campaign came to a premature halt in the All-England Badminton Championship with country`s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowing out in the quarterfinals of the women`s singles event, here.

`Scared` Ratchanok eyes Olympic champ showdown

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 11:58

Ratchanok Intanon, the youngest ever world singles champion, moved to within one win of a probable All-England Open showdown with Li Xuerui, the Olympic champion, before admitting her patchy form is scary.