World Badminton Championship semi-final was one of my toughest matches this week: Saina Nehwal
World Badminton Championship semi-final was one of my toughest matches this week: Saina Nehwal

Moments after becoming the first Indian to enter the World Badminton Championship finals, Indian ace Saina Nehwal said on Saturday she never expected to reach the summit clash and it was one of her "toughest" matches this week.

Kim Tan Her should be sole decision maker, says Jwala Gutta
Kim Tan Her should be sole decision maker, says Jwala Gutta

 Top women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday welcomed the appointment of reputed doubles coach Kim Tan Her but said the Malaysian should be the sole decision maker and there should not be any interference from anybody.

Need to focus on basics to popularise sports, say top players
Need to focus on basics to popularise sports, say top players

 Providing basic training facilities and drawing children from middle and lower-middle classes towards sports are prerequisites for producing top-class athletes and positioning India as a major sporting nation, according to top players in different disciplines.

India can qualify in doubles at Rio Olympics: Coach Kim Tan Her
India can qualify in doubles at Rio Olympics: Coach Kim Tan Her

 Renowned Malaysian doubles coach Kim Tan Her, who is set to join the national badminton team next month, is confident about India's qualification in doubles category at next year's Rio Olympics Games.

New hope for Indian doubles in badminton
New hope for Indian doubles in badminton

Lack of depth in doubles has proved to be India's bane at the world stage of badminton but the recent success of a few shuttlers has renewed hopes that the format can yield medals on a regular basis.

India to field biggest ever team at World Badminton Championship
India to field biggest ever team at World Badminton Championship

India will be fielding its biggest and strongest team at the World Badminton Championships in Indonesia, providing them their best chance of winning medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

TOP scheme will help in planning our Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
TOP scheme will help in planning our Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

 With the Sports Ministry set to include Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the TOP scheme, the Hyderabadi shuttler on Friday expressed happiness and said it will motivate them further and help plan their preparation for Rio Olympics.

Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme
Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme

The Sports Ministry is set to include shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme even as it extended support to national coach Pullela Gopichand, who was accused of bias by the top women's doubles pair.

Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar
Pullela Gopichand did no wrong, but Sports Ministry could have done much: Vimal Kumar

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa might have accused Pullela Gopichand of bias but former coach Vimal Kumar on Thursday said the national chief coach has done no wrong and felt the Sports Ministry could have included the top women's doubles pair in the TOP Scheme.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand
Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and insisted that the Indian women's doubles pair are getting all the support from BAI, SAI and the government.

We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa
We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa

 Fresh from her triumphant exploits with senior partner Jwala Gutta in the Canadian Open, shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Sunday said the ace Indian doubles pair was now aiming to break into the top ten while qualifying for next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Zee Media Exclusive chat with Jwala Gutta

She just came from Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta today urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.

At least now, govt should support us: Jwala Gutta
At least now, govt should support us: Jwala Gutta

Fresh from her Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta today urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.

Telangana CM congratulates Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa on Canada Open win
Telangana CM congratulates Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa on Canada Open win

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday congratulated Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for winning the Canada Open title.

Jwala-Ashwini pair wins Canada Open
Jwala-Ashwini pair wins Canada Open

Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won the Canada Open women's doubles title after upstaging the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the summit clash here.

Jwala-Ashwini storm into Canada Open final
Jwala-Ashwini storm into Canada Open final

India's women's badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa stormed into the final of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament after beating Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto of Japan 21-17, 21-16 in the semi-finals.

Jwala-Ashwini reach semifinals of Canada Open
Jwala-Ashwini reach semifinals of Canada Open

Commonwealth Games silver medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa emerged as the lone Indian survivors at the Canada Open after reaching the semifinals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament 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.

Attri-Reddy in finals of US Open; Praneeth, Jwala-Ashwini out
Attri-Reddy in finals of US Open; Praneeth, Jwala-Ashwini out

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reached the finals but it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth and women's doubles combo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

Shuttlers Sai, Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis
Shuttlers Sai, Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis

Indian singles shuttler B. Sai Praneeth and the doubles pairs of Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the semifinals of the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold at the Suffolk County Community College here.