Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings
Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings

Indian ace Saina Nehwal was on Wednesday displaced from the top spot in badminton world rankings, slipping to third in the latest women's singles list.

Chen Long, Carolina Marin winners in Australia Superseries finals
Chen Long, Carolina Marin winners in Australia Superseries finals

World number one Chen Long was taken to three games before downing Denmark`s Viktor Axelsen to win the Australian Open Badminton Superseries final in Sydney on Sunday.

Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open
Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open

She might be in red-hot form but defending champion Saina Nehwal will look to keep her guard up when she begins her campaign at the USD 750,000 Australian Open badminton tournament, which gets underway with the qualifiers, here on Tuesday.

Defending champion Saina Nehwal seeded second in Australian Open
Defending champion Saina Nehwal seeded second in Australian Open

Defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded second in the women's singles competition of the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament that will get underway here on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 at Australian Open
Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 at Australian Open

 Star Indian shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded No.2 in the women's singles event for the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries to be played here from May 26 to 31.

Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open
Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open

China's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marin clinched the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, in the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament at the Putra Stadium here on Sunday.

Malaysian Open: Clash of the titans with Chen and Lin in finals
Malaysian Open: Clash of the titans with Chen and Lin in finals

World number one Chen Long and his illustrious compatriot Lin Dan will clash in the finals of the Malaysian Open on Sunday after both Chinese shuttlers overcame their opponents at the semi-final stage on Saturday.

Chinese superstars Chen Long, Lin Dan on collision course at Malaysia Open
Chinese superstars Chen Long, Lin Dan on collision course at Malaysia Open

World number one Chen Long cruised again on Friday while his legendary compatriot Lin Dan survived a scare, but the Chinese shuttlers stayed on a collision course for the final of the Malaysia Open.

Indian Super Series finals: Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon, Srikanth Kidambi​ vs Victor Axelsen - As it happened...
Indian Super Series finals: Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon, Srikanth Kidambi​ vs Victor Axelsen - As it happened...

In a perfect day for the Indian badminton, Women's Singles new World No.1  Saina Nehwal first won her first Indian Super Series title defeating her Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in straight sets, 21-16 21-14; then youngster Srikanth Kidambi​ topped it up with a thrilling three-set win over Dane Victor Axelsen 18-21 21-13 21-12 in front of a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex crowd in Delhi.

Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal
Thought of quitting badminton after last year's worlds: Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships.

Sachin Tendulkar congratulates World No.1 Saina Nehwal
Sachin Tendulkar congratulates World No.1 Saina Nehwal

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday congratulated India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal after the 25-year-old was assured of becoming the World No.1.

Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar
Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had achieved three memorable feats this year enroute to her gaining the coveted and unprecedented World No.1 status on Saturday, said former international Uday Pawar.

Saina, Srikanth enter finals of India Open Super Series
Saina, Srikanth enter finals of India Open Super Series

It's a historic day for Indian badminton. Newly crowned women's World Number 1 Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made short work of the their semi-final opponents to enter the title round of India Open Super Series in Delhi.

President, PM congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1
President, PM congratulate Saina Nehwal on becoming World No. 1

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Miniter Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Saina Nehwal on becoming the first Indian women to become world's number one badminton player.

Saina Nehwal, first Indian Woman to become World No.1
Saina Nehwal, first Indian Woman to become World No.1

Come Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings are revised, Saina Nehwal will become the first Indian woman to be ranked No.1 in singles.

Saina Nehwal creates history, becomes first Indian woman player to become World No. 1
Saina Nehwal creates history, becomes first Indian woman player to become World No. 1

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday became the first woman badminton player from the country to be ranked number one in the world.

Carolina Marin targeting world no.1 ranking at India Open
Carolina Marin targeting world no.1 ranking at India Open

The World No. 1 ranking is on her mind but reigning World and All England Champion Carolina Marin today said she will have to fight her way through some tough matches before she reaches the summit clash of the India Super Series badminton tournament here.

Yet to recover, Saina Nehwal not dwelling too much on No.1 ranking
Yet to recover, Saina Nehwal not dwelling too much on No.1 ranking

Saina Nehwal, yet to recover from a shoulder pain, says she is not thinking of the world number one ranking despite having a good chance of achieving the feat at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament beginning here on Monday.

World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series
World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series

 Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin to fight it out for World No 1 in India Open
Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin to fight it out for World No 1 in India Open

In a departure from the norm, it's not going to be the Chinese but Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and All England champion Carolina Marin who will be fighting it out for the numero uno ranking in badminton, in the India Super Series starting next week.