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Defending champion Saina Nehwal crashes out of Australian Open Super Series

Defending champion Saina Nehwal crashes out of Australian Open Super Series

In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting 25-23 21-17 win over his countryman in a 43-minute clash.

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy improve in BWF ranking

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy improve in BWF ranking

In women's singles, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu lost one place each to slump to fourth and 16th positions respectively.

Australian Super Series: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth enter quarters

Australian Super Series: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth enter quarters

Srikanth, who had edged out Son Wan Ho in the semifinals of Indonesia Open last week, once again had an upper hand against the World No. 1 Korean, beating him 15-21 21-13 21-13 in a 57-minute clash.

Australian Open: Good start by Indian shuttlers as Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance to second round

Australian Open: Good start by Indian shuttlers as Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance to second round

It was curtains for HS Prannoy, who lost in the semi-finals in Indonesia, Ajay Jayram, Parupalli Kashyap and Siril Verma in the men's singles first round.

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal look for good show at Australia Open

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal look for good show at Australia Open

Newly-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth and title-holder Saina Nehwal will have their task cut out when they lead the Indian challenge at the Australia Super Series starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal bow out; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy advance

Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal bow out; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy advance

After comfortable winning the first game, the fourth-seed failed to capitalize on the same and went on to suffer a 21-15, 12-21, 18-21 defeat against Zhang in a thrilling second-round encounter that lasted 54 minutes.

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance in Indonesia Open

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance in Indonesia Open

Olympics silver medallist Sindhu, who has won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold and India Super Series this season, will square off against USA's Beiwen Zhang in the next round.

BAI names squad for upcoming tournaments, Saina Nehwal to play in US Open

BAI names squad for upcoming tournaments, Saina Nehwal to play in US Open

In women's singles, World No. 45, Rituparna Das will be the cynosure of all Indian eyes, while Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will drive Indian challenge in the men's doubles action.

Shraddha Kapoor to kickstart badminton training for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Shraddha Kapoor to kickstart badminton training for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Shraddha Kapoor is geared up to prepare for her upcoming role as the badminton player Saina Nehwal. This will be Shraddha's second film in the biopic genre.

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal bows out, B Sai Praneeth advances to final

Singapore Open champion Praneeth, ranked 24 in the world, will take on fourth-seeded 19-year-old Indonesian Jonatan Christie, who defeated Joo Ven Soong of Malaysia 21-9 21-18 in his 34-minute semifinal clash.

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth reach quarterfinals of Thailand Open

Second seed Saina dished out a dominating show to dump Ying Ying Lee of Malaysia 21-11 21-14 in a 40-minute match to set up a clash with Japanese qualifier Haruko Suzuki.

DNA: CPI threatens actor Akshay Kumar, badminton star Sania Nehwal

Communist Party of India (Maoist) has published leaflets threatening actor Akshay Kumar and sportsperson Sania Nehwal for providing financial support to families of CRPF jawans who died during encounters with Maoist forces.

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth to start as favourites in India's campaign at Thailand Open

Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth to start as favourites in India's campaign at Thailand Open

After missing the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship to attend to her ailing father, Saina will be itching to add another GPG title to her kitty after claiming the Malaysia Masters early in the year.

Maoists distribute pamphlets, warn Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal for helping families of martyrs

Maoists distribute pamphlets, warn Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal for helping families of martyrs

Maoists have warned Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and ace badminton player Saina Nehwal.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams - Indian sports fraternity extends wishes to Tendulkar ahead of Friday release of much-awaited biopic

Sachin: A Billion Dreams - Indian sports fraternity extends wishes to Tendulkar ahead of Friday release of much-awaited biopic

Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a documentary drama with real-time footage from his personal and professional highs and lows.

PV Sindhu rested from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal to play in three upcoming tournaments

PV Sindhu rested from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal to play in three upcoming tournaments

India will be sending full teams for the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold (May 30-June 4), Indonesia Open Super Series (June 12-18) and Australian Open Super Series (June 20-25).

I don't mind on-court rivalry between PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, says Pullela Gopichand

I don't mind on-court rivalry between PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, says Pullela Gopichand

Saina and Sindhu were in action yesterday when they teamed up for their employers Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in a doubles rubber at the 38th PSPB inter-unit badminton championship in Bangalore.

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal confident of bouncing back

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal confident of bouncing back

Saina said she intended to play in Thailand Open, Indonesian Open and Australian Open before the August World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

PV Sindhu biopic in the pipeline! Can you guess who is playing the lead?

PV Sindhu biopic in the pipeline! Can you guess who is playing the lead?

After a biopic on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was announced, it is now learnt that actor-producer Sonu Sood will be making a film on yet another terrific badminton star Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.

Asian badminton Championship: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram advance; Saina Nehwal slump to defeat

Asian badminton Championship: PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram advance; Saina Nehwal slump to defeat

Saina, who recently made a first-round exit at the Malaysia Open, underwent knee surgery after the 2016 Rio Olympics and since recovering the Hyderabad girl has been struggling to return to her menacing best