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2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

2016 Rio Olympics: Saina Nehwal seeded fifth; PV Sindhu, K Srikanth get ninth seed

The seedings are based on today's (July 21, 2016) World Rankings for the final confirmed Olympic qualifiers, and will be used for the draw on July 26.

Ratchanok Intanon: Thai shuttler cleared of doping violation ahead of Rio Games 2016

Ratchanok Intanon: Thai shuttler cleared of doping violation ahead of Rio Games 2016

The accusations against Intanon stemmed from a urine sample she provided on May 15, which was found to contain the drug Triamcinolone Acetonide.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis of Australian Open

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth reach semis of Australian Open

In an extraordinary long first game, Saina held on to her nerves in the face of some awesome badminton played by Ratchanok who used her touch to good effect.

Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon emerge champions in India Open Superseries

Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon emerge champions in India Open Superseries

With the win, Ratchanok bettered her head-to-head record to 5-7 against world No.2 Xuerui.

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.

Hong Kong Open: After loss, Saina Nehwal eager to clinch title

Hong Kong Open: After loss, Saina Nehwal eager to clinch title

Saina will open her campaign against Yip Pui Yin, against whom she has a strong 6-2 record,

Not being fully fit affecting my game, says Saina Nehwal

Not being fully fit affecting my game, says Saina Nehwal

After being ousted from the French Open Super Series by Ratchanok Intanon, Saina Nehwal has blamed lack of full fitness for her poor performances of late.

French Open Super Series: Saina Nehwal suffers shock defeat in quarter-finals, India's campaign end

French Open Super Series: Saina Nehwal suffers shock defeat in quarter-finals, India's campaign end

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal suffered a shock defeat to Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the quarter-finals of 2015 French Open Super Series women's singles event in Paris on Friday.

Saina Nehwal is tougher than her World Championship rivals: Vimal Kumar

Saina Nehwal is tougher than her World Championship rivals: Vimal Kumar

Saina Nehwal might be still recovering from a shoulder pain but coach Vimal Kumar is confident of her performance at the World Championships as he feels the Indian ace is "mentally tougher" than other girls who are "unpredictable".

Ratchanok Intanon leads Thai women to badminton glory in Singapore

Ratchanok Intanon leads Thai women to badminton glory in Singapore

Thailand`s Ratchanok Intanon made a successful cameo appearance at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday, the world number five leading from the front in a crushing 3-0 victory over Malaysia in the women`s team badminton final.

Japan`s Kento Momota wins Indonesia Open

Japan`s Kento Momota wins Indonesia Open

Japanese rising star Kento Momota crushed defending champion Jan O. Jorgensen of Denmark at the men`s singles finals to win the Indonesia Open on Sunday.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to good progress in Malaysia Open

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to good progress in Malaysia Open

Fresh from victories in the Indian Open, leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their progress at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here.

Improvement in consistency after Gopichand split is evident, says Saina Nehwal

Improvement in consistency after Gopichand split is evident, says Saina Nehwal

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who won the Indian Open title on Sunday beating former world champion Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon praised her current coach Vimal Kumar for her consistent performances.

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.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open Super Series titles

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open Super Series titles

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won the women's singles title of the India Open Superseries for the first time at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday.

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.

Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles

Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles

Chinese shuttlers are assured of winning both women's singles and doubles titles ahead of Sunday's finals at the $275,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament.

Malaysia`s Lee moves on, champion Intanon dethroned

Top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia strolled into the quarter-finals of the men`s singles at the badminton world championships on Thursday as women`s title-holder Ratchanok Intanon suffered a shock loss.

Underdogs Tago, Intanon make Indonesia Open final

Top shuttler Lee Chong Wei was knocked out of the Indonesia Open in the semi-finals on Saturday in a shock loss to fourth-seed Kenichi Tago of Japan.