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Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy improve in BWF ranking

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy improve in BWF ranking

In women's singles, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu lost one place each to slump to fourth and 16th positions respectively.

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth stuns World No. 1 Son Wan Ho again, to meet B Sai Praneeth in quarters

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth stuns World No. 1 Son Wan Ho again, to meet B Sai Praneeth in quarters

Srikanth defeated No. 1 ranked South Korean second time in a matter of five days after his Indonesian Open men`s single event title victory.

Australian Open: Good start by Indian shuttlers as Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance to second round

Australian Open: Good start by Indian shuttlers as Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance to second round

It was curtains for HS Prannoy, who lost in the semi-finals in Indonesia, Ajay Jayram, Parupalli Kashyap and Siril Verma in the men's singles first round.

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal look for good show at Australia Open

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal look for good show at Australia Open

Newly-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth and title-holder Saina Nehwal will have their task cut out when they lead the Indian challenge at the Australia Super Series starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

Indonesia Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Kidambi Srikanth on Super Series Premier triumph

Indonesia Open: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Kidambi Srikanth on Super Series Premier triumph

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also congratulated the 24-year-old from Guntur on his achievement and announced INR 5 lakh reward.

Indonesia Open: Sensational Kidambi Srikanth thrashes Kazumasa Sakai to capture 2nd Super Series Premier title

Indonesia Open: Sensational Kidambi Srikanth thrashes Kazumasa Sakai to capture 2nd Super Series Premier title

Last month, he lost in the final of Singapore Open to compatriot B Sai Praneeth. This was his fourth Super Series final. He had previously won the 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open.

Indonesia Open: Kidambi Srikanth shocks world number 1 Son Wan Ho to enter Super Series Premier final

Indonesia Open: Kidambi Srikanth shocks world number 1 Son Wan Ho to enter Super Series Premier final

Srikanth, ranked 22nd, got the better of Korean shuttler in three games, 21-15,14-21, 24-22 in one hour and 12 minutes.

Indonesia Open: Giant-killer H S Prannoy's fight ends in agony, goes down in semis

Indonesia Open: Giant-killer H S Prannoy's fight ends in agony, goes down in semis

Prannoy, who had lost to the same opponent during the 2013 edition, mostly matched Sakai stroke for stroke but failed to complete the rallies. The Japanese, a bundle of energy, showed better control over the shuttle to emerge victorious.

Indonesia Open: Indian giant-killer HS Prannoy hails win over Chen Long one his best

Indonesia Open: Indian giant-killer HS Prannoy hails win over Chen Long one his best

World No. 25 Prannoy today shocked two-time All England and World Champion Chen 21-18 16-21 21-19 in a men's singles quarterfinals match that lasted 75 minutes. He had stunned former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in straight games yesterday.

Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth continue giant-killing acts; beat Chen Long, Wang Tzu-wei respectively to enter semis

Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth continue giant-killing acts; beat Chen Long, Wang Tzu-wei respectively to enter semis

Prannoy thus became the first Indian player to defeat the big three of Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long.

Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy stuns Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth shocks Jan O Jorgensen to enter quarters

Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy stuns Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth shocks Jan O Jorgensen to enter quarters

The World No. 25 Indian, who went into the match with a 0-2 head-to-head record, saw off three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee 21-10 21-18 in a 40-minute men's singles contest at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).

Indonesia Open: Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy enter second round of Super Series Premier event

Indonesia Open: Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy enter second round of Super Series Premier event

The world No. 29 Prannoy saw off 20th ranked Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13 21-18 in a 43-minute battle. He will next face top seeded Malaysian Lee Chong Wei.

BAI names squad for upcoming tournaments, Saina Nehwal to play in US Open

BAI names squad for upcoming tournaments, Saina Nehwal to play in US Open

In women's singles, World No. 45, Rituparna Das will be the cynosure of all Indian eyes, while Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will drive Indian challenge in the men's doubles action.

Indonesia Open: In-form B Sai Praneeth leads Indian challenge in Super Series Premier event

Indonesia Open: In-form B Sai Praneeth leads Indian challenge in Super Series Premier event

The 24-year-old Indian clinched the Singapore Super Series in April before lifting the Thailand Grand Prix Gold crown last week. He will now hope for another good week when he opens his campaign against second seeded Korean Son Wan Ho.

Gustavo Salazar Delgado steps down as BWF Deputy President pending results of corruption investigation

Gustavo Salazar Delgado steps down as BWF Deputy President pending results of corruption investigation

Various reports said Salazar, 52, was under investigation over a bribery and money-laundering case linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Thailand Open: B Sai Praneeth wins second consecutive title after come-from-behind victory in Bangkok

Thailand Open: B Sai Praneeth wins second consecutive title after come-from-behind victory in Bangkok

This is Praneeth's second consecutive title win, following the Singapore Open victory. He had reached the finals of Syed Modi International in January at Hyderabad, where he lost to Sameer Verma.

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final

Singapore Open champion Praneeth, ranked 24 in the world, will take on fourth-seeded 19-year-old Indonesian Jonatan Christie, who defeated Joo Ven Soong of Malaysia 21-9 21-18 in his 34-minute semifinal clash.

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Second seed Saina dished out a dominating show to dump Ying Ying Lee of Malaysia 21-11 21-14 in a 40-minute match to set up a clash with Japanese qualifier Haruko Suzuki.

Claiming a medal at Commonwealth Games 2018 remains a target, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Claiming a medal at Commonwealth Games 2018 remains a target, says Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini has emerged as the top doubles star as she and her new women's doubles partner Sikki finished runners-up at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold.

Thailand Open: Sai Praneeth, Sourabh Verma cruise into third round

Thailand Open: Sai Praneeth, Sourabh Verma cruise into third round

Sourabh, seeded 12th, survived a challenge from compatriot Anand Pawar 21-17 20-22 21-14, while third seed Praneeth, who won the Singapore Open last month, defeated Malaysia's R Satheishtharan 21-15 21-13 in another match.