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PBL-3: PV Sindhu beats world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying as Chennai Smashers win

PBL-3: PV Sindhu beats world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying as Chennai Smashers win

Home team superstar and Olympic 2016 silver medallist Sindhu defeated world No.1 women`s singles player Tai Tzu Ying 15-11, 10-15, 15-12 to pull Chennai level 1-1.

Jan 07, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
PBL 3: North Eastern Warriors defeat Bengaluru Blasters

PBL 3: North Eastern Warriors defeat Bengaluru Blasters

It was the first win for the Warriors in this year's League, having lost its previous three matches. The team from the North-East won their trump match and also pulled off a victory in Bengaluru's trump match.

Jan 06, 2018, 12:06 PM IST
Tai Tzu Ying is like some ninja warrior, feels ace shuttler HS Prannoy

Tai Tzu Ying is like some ninja warrior, feels ace shuttler HS Prannoy

Prannoy feels there is always something to learn from Tai Tzu, whether she is on the court or off it.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
'I need more time to get to full fitness,' says ace shuttler Saina Nehwal

'I need more time to get to full fitness,' says ace shuttler Saina Nehwal

The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler said she was doing the training part but would need to strengthen herself while playing.

Dec 31, 2017, 14:54 PM IST
World number 1 Viktor Axelsen slams BWF for 2018 schedule, new service rule

World number 1 Viktor Axelsen slams BWF for 2018 schedule, new service rule

Axelsen, who clinched two Super Series titles at India and Japan and finished runner-up at China Open, said BWF needs to focus on improving the quality of the tournaments instead of cramming the calender with more events.

Dec 29, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
PBL 2017: Bengaluru Blasters thrash Delhi Dashers 4-2

PBL 2017: Bengaluru Blasters thrash Delhi Dashers 4-2

Delhi, who had lost their opening match 1-4 to Mumbai Rockets in Guwahati, then put their faith on Sung Ji Hyun, a bronze medallist at the 2015 World Championship, and the World No. 6 Korean overcame 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and World No. 16 Kristy Gilmour 15-10, 8-15, 15-5 in their Trump match to bring her team back into the contest.

Dec 28, 2017, 22:31 PM IST
Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

The reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion finished runners-up thrice – in India, Malaysia and Singapore – losing to P.V. Sindhu in Delhi and on the remaining two occasions to Chinese Taipei star Tai Tzu Ying.

Dec 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
PBL 2017: Ashwini Ponnappa backs 15-point scoring

PBL 2017: Ashwini Ponnappa backs 15-point scoring

Ashwini's comments were backed by the league's organisers Sportzlive Managing Director Atul Pandey, who also announced the change of timings of the matches.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Shuttler Ashwini Ponappa backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Shuttler Ashwini Ponappa backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles stars, including the likes of Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, slammed the world body's decision.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
PBL 2017: Dalmia Group become owners of Delhi Dashers

PBL 2017: Dalmia Group become owners of Delhi Dashers

The Delhi team, which was known as Delhi Acers in the last two editions, was officially rechristened to Delhi Dashers this season.

Dec 27, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
PBL 2017: Ahmedabad Smash Masters thrash North Eastern Warriors 4-1

PBL 2017: Ahmedabad Smash Masters thrash North Eastern Warriors 4-1

The NE Warriors got their only point so far, with Prajakta Sawant & Shin Baek Cheol taking the Mixed Doubles' encounter.

Dec 26, 2017, 22:25 PM IST
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Talking about the cramped international calendar, which has been criticised by top players including Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, Sindhu said that the tournaments needed to be planned accordingly.

Dec 26, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
'Fitness key to medals in 2018,' says world no.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth

'Fitness key to medals in 2018,' says world no.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth

Srikanth and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu were today accorded a rousing felicitation by the Andhra Pradesh government for their stupendous performance in 2017.

Dec 26, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

PBL 2017: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters to their first victory

The North East Warriors, supported by a large number of vociferous fans, took the first two matches to the distance but failed to deliver the knockout blow.

Dec 24, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

BWF has made it compulsory for the world's top 15 players in the singles events and top 10 pairs in the doubles disciplines to play a minimum of 12 tournaments or face a penalty.

Dec 20, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
PBL: Hyderabad Hunters' hopes rest on Carolina Marin, Yoo Yeon Seong

PBL: Hyderabad Hunters' hopes rest on Carolina Marin, Yoo Yeon Seong

After narrowly losing out in the semi-finals last year to the Mumbai Rockets, the Hyderabad based franchisee has brought in the expertise of former Olympic gold medallist and World Champion Markis Kido along with Yoo Yeon Seong in the doubles category whereas Lee Hyun Il will feature in the singles category alongside Sai Praneeth.

Dec 19, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Dubai World Superseries Semi-Finals: PV Sindhu storms into finals, beats Chen Yufei

Dubai World Superseries Semi-Finals: PV Sindhu storms into finals, beats Chen Yufei

In a match that lasted 59 minutes, the Rio Olympic silver medalist defeated her Chinese counterpart 21-15, 21-18 in a stadium packed with Indian fans.

Dec 16, 2017, 21:51 PM IST
Dubai World Superseries Semi-Finals: PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei - When, Where and TV Listing

Dubai World Superseries Semi-Finals: PV Sindhu vs Chen Yufei - When, Where and TV Listing

The champion shuttler from Hyderabad will be facing China's 19-year old sensation Chen Yufei, on Saturday. Sindhu and Yufei have already faced each other five times, with Sindhu on top with a 3-2 head-to-head record. They last faced each other in this year's French Open, where Sindhu thrashed her in straight games, 21-14, 21-14.

Dec 16, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu beats Sayaka Sato in straight sets, seals place in semis

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu beats Sayaka Sato in straight sets, seals place in semis

Sindhu had a relatively easy match against Sato who failed to make the World No. 3 sweat. Sindhu unleashed a volley of smashes and slices to overpower her opponent in both sets.

Dec 14, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins, Kidambi Srikanth loses

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins, Kidambi Srikanth loses

Three-time World Championships medallist Sindhu will meet Sayaka Sato of Japan on Thursday.

Dec 13, 2017, 22:28 PM IST