Zee Media Exclusive chat with World No.1 Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title after notching up a dominating straight game victory against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the summit clash on Sunday.

A big burden off my head, says Saina Nehwal after winning India Open
A big burden off my head, says Saina Nehwal after winning India Open

Relieved to clinch her maiden India Open Super Series title, badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it is a huge burden off her head as she has always struggled to win this tournament and vowed to bring more laurels for the country in future.

Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton
Dream come true: Pullela Gopichand on India's rapid rise in world badminton

Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future.

I don't feel fear of losing, says India Open champion Kidambi Srikanth
I don't feel fear of losing, says India Open champion Kidambi Srikanth

India Open Super Series champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday said he doesn't feel the fear of losing and that mindset has helped him in his blossoming career.

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.

Saina, Srikanth win; Prannoy, Guru lose in India Open
Saina, Srikanth win; Prannoy, Guru lose in India Open

Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth reached their maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament but giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt failed to capitalise on early advantages and went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal storms into maiden India Open semifinal
Saina Nehwal storms into maiden India Open semifinal

Saina Nehwal sailed past Indonesia's Hana Ramadhini to make her maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series while giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday.

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 complains of shoulder pain ahead of India Open
Saina Nehwal complains of shoulder pain ahead of India Open

Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal said on Thursday that she was having pain in her shoulder.

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram on the comeback trail

Ajay Jayaram was all set to qualify for the 2012 Olympics on the strength of his world ranking with Parupalli Kashyap close on his heels. But the Mumbaikar lost out and the Hyderabadi made it to London in fortuitous circumstances.

Lee Chong Wei wins third India Open title

Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei proved why he is the World No.1 badminton player by thrashing No.2 Chen Long of China in straight games to clinch his third $250,000 India Open Super Series men`s singles title in four years here Sunday.

Sindhu ousted by Shixian in India Open

Indian favourite P.V. Sindhu was ousted by China’s Shixian Wang in the women’s singles first round of the India Open Super Series badminton here Wednesday.

Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open - Preview

A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open

World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here April 1-6.

India Open prize money increased to $250,000

The total prize money of the country`s premier badminton tournament -- India Open Super Series -- has been increased from $200,000 to $250,000 this year.

Now, badminton world looks at Indian market

After cricket, hockey and football, the badminton world is looking at India as a preferred hub.

Chong Wei, Intanon lift men and women's titles at India Open

Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand bagged the women`s singles title at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament after beating Juliane Schenk of Germany in straight games here on Sunday.

Like to thank all Indian fans for supporting me: Chong Wei

Elated after winning his second victory at the India Open Super Series, Lee Chong Wei today said it was a tough match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in the men`s singles final but he was happy to have received the support of his Indian fans.

Indonesian Ahmad-Natsir clinch India Open mixed doubles

Indonesian top seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir beat South Korea’s Sung Hyun Ko and Ha Na Kim in the mixed doubles final of the India Open Super Series badminton here on Sunday.