Carolina Marin

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

The reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion finished runners-up thrice – in India, Malaysia and Singapore – losing to P.V. Sindhu in Delhi and on the remaining two occasions to Chinese Taipei star Tai Tzu Ying.

Dec 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Talking about the cramped international calendar, which has been criticised by top players including Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, Sindhu said that the tournaments needed to be planned accordingly.

Dec 26, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

The North East Warriors, supported by a large number of vociferous fans, took the first two matches to the distance but failed to deliver the knockout blow.

Dec 24, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

BWF has made it compulsory for the world's top 15 players in the singles events and top 10 pairs in the doubles disciplines to play a minimum of 12 tournaments or face a penalty.

Dec 20, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
PBL: Hyderabad Hunters' hopes rest on Carolina Marin, Yoo Yeon Seong

PBL: Hyderabad Hunters' hopes rest on Carolina Marin, Yoo Yeon Seong

After narrowly losing out in the semi-finals last year to the Mumbai Rockets, the Hyderabad based franchisee has brought in the expertise of former Olympic gold medallist and World Champion Markis Kido along with Yoo Yeon Seong in the doubles category whereas Lee Hyun Il will feature in the singles category alongside Sai Praneeth.

Dec 19, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Saina Nehwal wins, PV Sindhu loses in Denmark Open

Saina Nehwal wins, PV Sindhu loses in Denmark Open

Glasgow World Championship bronze medallist, Saina defeated two-time World champion Marin 22-20 21-18 in a hard- fought battle to avenge her Japan Open second-round loss to the Spaniard.

Oct 19, 2017, 09:15 AM IST
Victor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying, PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin star attraction at PBL auction

Victor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying, PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin star attraction at PBL auction

Rio Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain and India's World No. 2 P V Sindhu, World Championship bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are expected to be the top draws during the auction, which allows each franchise to spend Rs 2.12 crore on their team.

Oct 08, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
Carolina Marin, Victor Axelsen clinch Japan Open titles

Carolina Marin, Victor Axelsen clinch Japan Open titles

World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday to clinch his first Japan Open title.

Sep 24, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
Japan Open 2017: PV Sindhu-Nozomi Okuhara saga to continue, could meet in second round

Japan Open 2017: PV Sindhu-Nozomi Okuhara saga to continue, could meet in second round

Sindhu will start off her campaign to bag her maiden Japan title, taking on Japanese shuttler Minatsu Mitani, whom she had defeated in a three-setter battle in the Korea Open.  

Sep 18, 2017, 19:43 PM IST
See pic: Carolina Marin's mom waited among fans for selfies with PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal

See pic: Carolina Marin's mom waited among fans for selfies with PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal

Marin had defeated Sindhu at the Rio Olympics. She lost to champion Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter finals of World Badminton Championship, and currently stands in the second position in the world rankings.

Aug 29, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth get top 10 seedings

World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth get top 10 seedings

Among other Indians in the fray, Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth have been seeded 13th and 15th respectively, while World No. 28 Sameer Verma will begin his campaign as an unseeded player.

Aug 09, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
Singapore Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth make it to semis, PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin

Singapore Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth make it to semis, PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin

Sindhu, who had dropped down to world number 5 due to her first round exit at the Malaysia Open last week, never looked the player who had outsmarted Marin not too long back in New Delhi.

Apr 15, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
PV Sindhu lifts maiden India Open Super Series title, wishes galore on social media

PV Sindhu lifts maiden India Open Super Series title, wishes galore on social media

From Sachin Tendulkar to Amitabh Bachchan, celebrities sent their congratulatory messages to the shuttler but her reply PM Modi's parody account added a rather unexpected oops factor.

Apr 03, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan thank PV Sindhu for making India proud

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan thank PV Sindhu for making India proud

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan have congratulated newly-crowned India Open Super Series champion PV Sindhu on her win and thanked her for making the country proud.

Apr 03, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
India Open Super Series: Winning crucial first game against Carolina Marin was important, says PV Sindhu

India Open Super Series: Winning crucial first game against Carolina Marin was important, says PV Sindhu

Sindhu rated India Open as one of the important tournaments in her itinerary.

Apr 02, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
India Open: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar hail PV Sindhu for defeating Carolina Marin in final

India Open: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar hail PV Sindhu for defeating Carolina Marin in final

Out of the 11 occasions that both these superstars clashed, Sindhu has now won eight times.

Apr 02, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
Indian Open final: PV Sindhu conquers Carolina Marin to win her maiden super series title at home

Indian Open final: PV Sindhu conquers Carolina Marin to win her maiden super series title at home

The win also narrowed down Sindhu's head-to-head record against the Spaniard to 4-5. Sindhu had last defeated Marin in the BWF Super Series in Dubai last year.

Apr 02, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
Indian Open: PV Sindhu beats World No.4 Sing Ji Hyun to set up title date with Carolina Marin

Indian Open: PV Sindhu beats World No.4 Sing Ji Hyun to set up title date with Carolina Marin

The fans will get a chance to witness an exciting finale, which will be a rematch of the Olympic final which was watched by millions of fans across the globe.

Apr 01, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Winning events more satisfying than regaining World No. 1 spot: Saina Nehwal's reply to Carolina Marin

Winning events more satisfying than regaining World No. 1 spot: Saina Nehwal's reply to Carolina Marin

Replying to Marin's remark, Saina, who is a former World No. 1, said she is not worried about regaining the numero uno status as winning tournaments is "more satisfying" for her.

Mar 31, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
All England Championship: India's hope slump at Birmingham as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu get ousted

All England Championship: India's hope slump at Birmingham as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu get ousted

Ratchanok Intanon, the former world champion from Thailand who only just won a fitness race to be ready for this week`s All-England Open, made a startling recovery to defeat Olympic champion Carolina Marin on Friday.

Mar 11, 2017, 08:28 AM IST