Saina Nehwal knocked out of Australian Open by Shixian Wang
Saina Nehwal knocked out of Australian Open by Shixian Wang

Indian challenge ended at the Australian Open Super Series after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat against China's Shixian Wang in the women's singles quarterfinals of the badminton tournament here today.

Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry
Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry

The Sport Ministry today made it clear that it never ignored ace doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, saying the Identification Committee had considered their names during the meeting held last month.

PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings

Young Indian shuttler shuttler P V Sindhu dropped two places to be ranked 14th in the women's section of the latest Badminton World Federation chart released on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal advances at Australian Open; Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwin knocked out
Saina Nehwal advances at Australian Open; Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwin knocked out

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a hard-fought three-game win over China's Sun Yu to emerge as the lone Indian survivor in Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament, here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini advance at Australian Open
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini advance at Australian Open

India’s ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa made a winning start to their campaigns at the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries by entering the second rounds of their respective categories here on Wednesday.

Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open
Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open

She might be in red-hot form but defending champion Saina Nehwal will look to keep her guard up when she begins her campaign at the USD 750,000 Australian Open badminton tournament, which gets underway with the qualifiers, here on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open
Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open

Three-time champion Saina Nehwal is likely to clash with fellow Indian P V Sindhu in the women's singles second round of the USD 800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here next month.

Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open
Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open

World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot P.V. Sindhu in only the second round of the women's singles at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held here from June 2 to 7.

Saina Nehwal regains top spot in world rankings
Saina Nehwal regains top spot in world rankings

Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal today regained the number one spot in the latest BWF world rankings released on Thursday. 

Defending champion Saina Nehwal seeded second in Australian Open
Defending champion Saina Nehwal seeded second in Australian Open

Defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded second in the women's singles competition of the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament that will get underway here on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 at Australian Open
Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 at Australian Open

 Star Indian shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded No.2 in the women's singles event for the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries to be played here from May 26 to 31.

India's campaign ends with 1-4 loss to Korea in Sudirman Cup
India's campaign ends with 1-4 loss to Korea in Sudirman Cup

 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in what turned out to be a dismal day for the Indian badminton team as it crashed out of the prestigious Sudirman Cup after a 1-4 loss to three-time champions Korea in a Group 1D tie, here on Wednesday.

India face must-win clash against South Korea in Sudirman Cup
India face must-win clash against South Korea in Sudirman Cup

India face former champions South Korea in a must-win battle to qualify for the knockout round of the world mixed team badminton championship, Sudirman Cup at the Dongfeng Nissan Sports Center here on Wednesday.

India face Korea test in Sudirman Cup
India face Korea test in Sudirman Cup

The Indian badminton team, led by Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth, will face three-time champions Korea in a must-win clash of Group 1D in the prestigious Sudirman Cup here on Wednesday.

India face Malaysia test in Sudirman Cup on Monday
India face Malaysia test in Sudirman Cup on Monday

A strong Indian badminton team, led by Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth, will start its campaign in the prestigious Sudirman Cup with a clash against Malaysia in Group 1D here on Monday.

Capable players should get government scheme: Saina Nehwal
Capable players should get government scheme: Saina Nehwal

Thanking the government for lending a helping hand to the country's top sportspersons, India's champion shuttler Saina Nehwal hopes the establishment will now put its weight behind upcoming talents striving to make a mark globally.

Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal
Government gives Rs 25 lakh to Saina Nehwal

 The government has rewarded badminton star Saina Nehwal with Rs 25 lakh for reaching the final of the prestigious All England Open Championship in March.

Aspiring women athletes would now be scared: Saina Nehwal on SAI suicide attempt case
Aspiring women athletes would now be scared: Saina Nehwal on SAI suicide attempt case

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday expressed shock over the incident where four women athletes attempted suicide at Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel in Kerala and said that the incident would make an impact on the aspiring athletes.

Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal express shock at suicide attempt by female athletes
Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal express shock at suicide attempt by female athletes

India's sports fraternity on Thursday expressed shock at the death of a trainee at Kerala's SAI center and urged the sportspersons to show heart in fighting odds instead of resorting to such an extreme step.

Government names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP
Government names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP

 Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.