World champs Chen Long, Carolina Marin ousted in day of shocks

World champs Chen Long, Carolina Marin ousted in day of shocks

Chen, who has won seven Super Series tournaments this year, was beaten for the first time by Viktor Axelsen.

Chen Long aims to crown his most successful year

Chen Long aims to crown his most successful year

Chen may be mindful of the threat from Japan`s Kento Momota.

China Open: Saina Nehwal advances to second round; Ajay Jayaram bows out

China Open: Saina Nehwal advances to second round; Ajay Jayaram bows out

Saina defeated Yu in straight sets 22-20, 21-18.

Reaching Korea Open final was a big moment: Ajay Jayaram

Reaching Korea Open final was a big moment: Ajay Jayaram

More than a year after recovering from a shoulder injury, Ajay Jayaram earned a final appearance at the Korea Open last week and the Indian shuttler said it was a big moment for him after enduring a challenging seven-month layoff.

Ajay Jayaram's dream run ends in disappointment at Korea final

Ajay Jayaram's dream run ends in disappointment at Korea final

A fairytale ending eluded him as Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram's rampaging run was brought to a halt by defending champion and World No. 1 Chen Long of China in the final of the USD 600,000 Korea Open Super Series event here on Sunday.

Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings

Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal regained No. 1 spot in world rankings on Thursday.

Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to retain world crown in Jakarta

Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to retain world crown in Jakarta

Top seed Chen Long retained his crown at the badminton world championships in Jakarta on Sunday, depriving Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei of a gold medal in the men`s singles for a fourth successive time.

Chen Long, Carolina Marin book world championships finals spot for second year

Chen Long, Carolina Marin book world championships finals spot for second year

World number one Carolina Marin advanced to the finals of the women`s singles at the world championships on Saturday for a second year in a row, after staging a gripping comeback against South Korea`s Sung Ji-Hyun in Jakarta.

Chen Long pushed to the brink by Viktor Axelsen in Jakarta

Chen Long pushed to the brink by Viktor Axelsen in Jakarta

Chen Long fought off a stubborn Viktor Axelsen at the world championships Friday, with the plucky Dane pushing the top seed to the limit in an epic quarter-final showdown in Jakarta.

Lee Chong Wei in top form, Chen Long begins world title defence

Lee Chong Wei in top form, Chen Long begins world title defence

World number one Chen Long`s bid to defend his world crown got off to a strong start Wednesday with the Chinese star dismissing Estonia` Raul Must in Jakarta.

Chen Long begins world badminton title defence with ease

Chen Long begins world badminton title defence with ease

World number one Chen Long`s bid to defend his world crown got off to a strong start Wednesday with the Chinese star dismissing Estonia` Raul Must in Jakarta.

Lee Chong Wei chases maiden crown at Jakarta

Lee Chong Wei chases maiden crown at Jakarta

Lee Chong Wei blasted his way into the second round of the badminton world championships in Jakarta on Tuesday, bringing him a step closer to a possible clash with nemesis Lin Dan.

Badminton World Championships: Chou Tien Chen becomes first seeded casualty

Badminton World Championships: Chou Tien Chen becomes first seeded casualty

Chou Tien Chen became the first seeded casualty of the badminton world championships in Indonesia on Monday, just weeks after staging a major upset of his own at the Taiwan Open.

Chen Long hopeful for second world crown in Jakarta

Chen Long hopeful for second world crown in Jakarta

World number one Chen Long said Sunday he hopes to clinch a second straight badminton world crown in Indonesia next week, but women`s defending champion Carolina Marin is less confident after returning from injury just a fortnight ago.

Chen Long chases second world crown to cap stellar season

Chen Long chases second world crown to cap stellar season

Defending champion Chen Long heads into next week`s badminton world championships in Indonesia as firm favourite, but faces a challenge from a gutsy Lee Chong Wei who has come back strong after a recent doping ban.

Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap

Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap

London Olympic Games quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap wants to train hard for seven weeks and be at the peak of his game and fitness ahead of the August 10-16 World Badminton Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Parupalli Kashyap needs more time to be consistent: Pullela Gopichand

Parupalli Kashyap needs more time to be consistent: Pullela Gopichand

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said shuttler P Kashyap, who crashed out of the Indonesia Open with a semifinal loss, should be given some more time to become consistent.

Parupalli Kashyap shocks World No.1 Chen Long to enter Indonesia Open semis

Parupalli Kashyap shocks World No.1 Chen Long to enter Indonesia Open semis

India's 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning shuttler Parupalli Kashyap stunned China's world No.1 and top seed Chen Long 14-21, 21-17, 21-14 to reach the semi-finals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

Parupalli Kashyap in quarters, Kidambi Srikanth ousted from Indonesia Open

Parupalli Kashyap in quarters, Kidambi Srikanth ousted from Indonesia Open

 Parupalli Kashyap stunned World No.5 Son Wan Ho in straight games to enter the men's singles quarterfinals but Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament after going down to a lower-ranked opponent in a hard-fought contest here on Wednesday.

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.