Indian shuttlers bite the dust in Russia Open
Indian shuttlers bite the dust in Russia Open

 It turned out to be a dismal day for India at the Russian Open as all shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram, failed to cross the semifinal hurdle and bowed out of the Grand Prix badminton event here.

Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini, Sai, Jayaram in Canada Open quarters
Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini, Sai, Jayaram in Canada Open quarters

The Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, men's singles shuttlers B. Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram reached the quarter-finals of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix at the Markin MacPhail Centre here.

Praneeth, Jayaram, Pawar reach second round of Canada Open
Praneeth, Jayaram, Pawar reach second round of Canada Open

Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar reached the second round of the USD 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix after notching up comfortable victories in the men's singles competition, here on Wednesday.
 

Sai Praneeth in quarterfinals of US Open GP Gold
Sai Praneeth in quarterfinals of US Open GP Gold

Sai Praneeth sailed into the quarterfinals after a hard-earned victory while compatriots Ajay Jayaram and R M V Gurusaidutt lost their respective men's singles matches as Indians had a mixed day at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

Three Indian shuttlers in pre-quarters of US Open GP Gold
Three Indian shuttlers in pre-quarters of US Open GP Gold

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, R M V Gurusaidutt and Sai Praneeth entered the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after victories over their respective opponents here.

K Srikanth is a fighter, says Pullela Gopichand
K Srikanth is a fighter, says Pullela Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand has lavished praise on K Srikanth after his India Open triumph, describing him as a fighter with a great range of strokes but said he still needs to improve "mental aspects" to win more laurels for the country.

Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton
Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton

Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future.

Kidambi Srikanth defeats Ajay Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final
Kidambi Srikanth defeats Ajay Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final

Kidambi Srikanth entered the final of the the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship after he got the better of compatriot Ajay Jayaram in an all-India last-four clash here on Saturday.

Srikanth, Jayaram face each other in Swiss Grand Prix semis
Srikanth, Jayaram face each other in Swiss Grand Prix semis

Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram will meet each other in an all-Indian semifinals after notching up contrasting victories in the men's singles quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship here on Friday.

Kidambi Srikanth enters Swiss Open semis
Kidambi Srikanth enters Swiss Open semis

Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals following his straight games win over Japanese eighth seed Takuma Ueda at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Friday.

K Srikanth joins Ajay Jayaram at quarters of Swiss Open
K Srikanth joins Ajay Jayaram at quarters of Swiss Open

Top seed K Srikanth survived a scare before prevailing over Denmark's Emil Holst in a three-game match to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship here.

Ajay Jayaram reaches quarterfinals of Swiss Open
Ajay Jayaram reaches quarterfinals of Swiss Open

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram inflicted a straight-game defeat on Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei to reach the quarterfinals of USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship here.

Ajay joins Srikanth, Pawar & Praneeth in prequarters
Ajay joins Srikanth, Pawar & Praneeth in prequarters

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a hard-fought three-game win over Belgium's Yuhan Tan to reach the prequarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship here.

Four male shuttlers reach second round of Swiss Open
Four male shuttlers reach second round of Swiss Open

Top Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth alongwith three others reached the second round of USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship here.

Lin Dan advances to second round at All England Open Badminton Championships
Lin Dan advances to second round at All England Open Badminton Championships

Five-time champion Lin Dan beat Wei Nan 21-14, 12-21, 21-16 to reach the last 16 of the All England Open Badminton Championships here.

Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying
Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying

India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.

Defending champion Arvind, Ajay in fray at German Open
Defending champion Arvind, Ajay in fray at German Open

A year ago Arvind Bhat had turned back the clock to win the German Open and the senior Indian shuttler will hope to produce another age-defying exploit when he look to defend his title in the Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at Mulheim an der Ruhr, starting on Tuesday.

PV Sindhu, Ajay ​Jayaram reach semifinals of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold
PV Sindhu, Ajay ​Jayaram reach semifinals of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold

Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram notched up contrasting victories in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, here on Friday.

Prannoy to meet Gurusaidutt in men's final at Tata Open badminton
Prannoy to meet Gurusaidutt in men's final at Tata Open badminton

Top seed H S Prannoy and fourth seed R M V Gurusaidutt entered the men's singles final of the Tata Open India International Challenge badminton tournament with straight-game semi-final victories here on Saturday.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open, bags maiden Grand Prix
Shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinches Dutch Open, bags maiden Grand Prix

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram on Sunday notched up the biggest triumph of his career by clinching USD 50,000 Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament here.