India Open Superseries: Defending champion Saina Nehwal loses to China's Li Xuerui in semis

India Open Superseries: Defending champion Saina Nehwal loses to China's Li Xuerui in semis

The Indian ace lost the match 22-20 17-21 21-19 in one hour and 12 minutes.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu are not skillful, says former Olympic champion

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu are not skillful, says former Olympic champion

However he was of the opinion that Sindhu boasts of a better attacking game than even her Chinese counterparts.

Being World No. 1 most satisfying, injuries deprived me of winning more titles: Saina Nehwal

Being World No. 1 most satisfying, injuries deprived me of winning more titles: Saina Nehwal

The London Olympics bronze-medallist will carry a billion hopes when she represents India next year at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

After Macau Open, PV Sindhu eyes Indonesia Open

After Macau Open, PV Sindhu eyes Indonesia Open

The 20-year-old from Hyderabad has now set her eyes on the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold starting December 1.

Saina Nehwal fails to defend China Open title; loses final to Li Xuerui

Saina Nehwal fails to defend China Open title; loses final to Li Xuerui

This is Saina's third loss in five final appearances this year.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu look to sizzle at French Open

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu look to sizzle at French Open

PV Sindhu would be keen to carry forward her form from the Denmark Open.

Denmark Open: PV Sindhu falters in final hurdle, losses to Li Xuerui

Denmark Open: PV Sindhu falters in final hurdle, losses to Li Xuerui

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu faltered in the final hurdle in her maiden Super Series final losing to defending champion Li Xuerui in the Denmark Open summit clash in Odense on Sunday.

Local girls Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara in Japan Open final

Local girls Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara in Japan Open final

Local star Akane Yamaguchi beat former world number one Wang Shixian of China in the Japan Open Saturday, setting the stage for an all-Japan women`s singles final on Sunday.

PV Sindhu aims at improving world ranking ahead of Rio Olympics

PV Sindhu aims at improving world ranking ahead of Rio Olympics

She might have missed out on a historic hat-trick of medals in the recent World Championship, but India number two shuttler P V Sindhu on Thursday said her target was to improve her ranking ahead of the Olympics qualification cut-off date in May next year.

World badminton championships: PV Sindhu stuns World No. 3 Li Xuerui, Jwala-Ashwini, Saina advance

World badminton championships: PV Sindhu stuns World No. 3 Li Xuerui, Jwala-Ashwini, Saina advance

India's rising badminton star PV Sindhu stunned Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China on Thursday to enter the world championship quarter-final in Jakarta.

World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth surge ahead

World Badminton Championships: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth surge ahead

Top Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth earned contrasting wins in their respective categories to advance at the World Championships being held at the 9000-seater Istora Senayan here on Tuesday.

I will be happy to win medal for third time: Women's badminton star PV Sindhu

I will be happy to win medal for third time: Women's badminton star PV Sindhu

 Double World Badminton Championships bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu is looking to bag a hat-trick this time around at the prestigious annual event which will be held in Jakarta from August 10 to 16.

World Championship results depends on fitness: Saina Nehwal

World Championship results depends on fitness: Saina Nehwal

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is focusing on her "game and skill" for the upcoming tournaments, including the World championship, but said the results will depend on overall fitness.

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.

China beat Indonesia, enter Sudirman Cup final

China beat Indonesia, enter Sudirman Cup final

Favourites China team will take on either South Korea or Japan in the Sudirman Cup badminton final following a 3-1 semifinal victory over Indonesia here on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lose in Badminton Asia Championship

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lose in Badminton Asia Championship

Indian challenge ended at the Asia badminton championship with Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu suffering three-game defeats in the quarterfinals of the continental championship here today.

It won't be easy but I hope to be No.1 for long, says Saina Nehwal

It won't be easy but I hope to be No.1 for long, says Saina Nehwal

It won't be easy to hold her recently-acquired number one position in the world rankings but ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is confident of a long reign at the top and is prepared to put in the extra effort for it.

Saina Nehwal regains World No.1 ranking

Saina Nehwal regains World No.1 ranking

 Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal drops a place to World No. 2

Saina Nehwal drops a place to World No. 2

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's stay at the top of the table was cut short as she dropped a place to be World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal confident of reclaiming top spot

Saina Nehwal confident of reclaiming top spot

Far from mourning the end of her brief reign as the world number one, shuttler Saina Nehwal is happy that she at least made it to where no other non-Chinese could reach in the last four years.