All England champion Shixian Wang of China today said the shocking loss of their men`s team in the Thomas Cup semi-finals had spurred them to do well as they clinched their 13th title at the Uber Cup here on Saturday.
Ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu came up with spectacular victories but the Indian women`s team still had to be satisfied with the bronze medal after it went down fighting 2-3 to five-time champions Japan in its maiden semifinals appearance in the Uber Cup here on Friday.
After two successive defeats, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal finally managed to post a hard-fought victory over Yeon Ju Bae of Korea in her last Group B match of the BWF World Superseries Finals here on friday.
Shuttler Saina Nehwal`s chances of advancing in the BWF World Super Series Finals dipped further here Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No.1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage.
Shuttler Saina Nehwal`s chances of advancing in the BWF World Superseries Finals were all but over here Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No.1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage.
Indian ace Saina Nehwal's poor form in the international arena continued as she lost to Japan's Minatsu Mitani 21-19 22-24 19-21 in a hard-fought three-game battle in her opening match of the BWF Superseries Finals here on tuesday.
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal and Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China have been put in same group for the BWF Super Series Finals, that will be played here Dec 11-15, after the draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday.
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday.
The postponement of the players` auction might have raised some concerns about the upcoming Indian Badminton League but the organisers today claimed that top international players from 17 nations including China and Indonesia have agreed to release their top stars for the event.
Olympics Bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal failed to clinch back-to-back title as she suffered a shock straight-game defeat to Japanese Minatsu Mitani in the summit clash of the French Open Super Series here on Sunday.