Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal today moved up a place to be in seventh position in the latest world rankings while P V Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a none-too-impressive outing in the same tournament.
World number one Li Xuerui and All England champion Shixian Wang led badminton powerhouse China to their 13th Uber cup title as they defeated five-time champions Japan 3-1 in the finals of the prestigious tournament here on Saturday.
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.
India's teen sensation P V Sindhu and Commonwealth Games gold medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had to settle for bronze medals after losing their respective semifinals matches in the Asian Badminton Championship here.
Just weeks after outwitting Chinese Shixian Wang at the Swiss Open, P V Sindhu will once again face the arduous task of taming the two-time All England Champion in the opening round of the India Super Series, but the shuttler remains confident of her chances and said she is looking to better her last year`s semifinal finish.
Producing yet another emphatic performance, Indian giant slayer P V Sindhu on Saturday stunned the recently-crowned All England champion Shixian Wang to breeze into the semifinals even as it was end of road for Saina Nehwal at the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold here.
Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men`s and women`s singles titles, respectively, of the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena here Sunday.
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.
Rising Indian shuttler P V Sindhu pulled off an upset victory over former world No. 1 Shixian Wang of China to storm into the women`s singles quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championship here on Thursday.