I thought of quitting badminton last year, says World No. 1 Saina Nehwal
I thought of quitting badminton last year, says World No. 1 Saina Nehwal

World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.

Want to break into top 16, qualify for 2016 Olympics: N Sikki
Want to break into top 16, qualify for 2016 Olympics: N Sikki

 Brimming with confidence after clinching the Polish Open alongwith women's doubles partner Pradnya Gadre, young Indian shuttler N Sikki Reddy has now set her eyes on breaking into World's top 16 and qualify for next year's Rio Olympics.

I should have won more titles this year: Saina Nehwal
I should have won more titles this year: Saina Nehwal

 She clinched three individual titles and a couple of bronze medals at prestigious team events this season but far from satiated, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal feels she could have garnered more trophies had it not been for some missed opportunities.

India need a second formidable doubles pair: Jwala

Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta Wednesday said India is in dire need of second formidable doubles pair after her and Ashwini Ponnappa in order to pose serious challenge at the team championships.

Saina leads Indian challenge at Indonesia Super Series

Three-time champion Saina Nehwal, who is coming from a break, will look to renew her love affair with Indonesia when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

Sindhu, Srikanth lead charge in Saina`s absence at Japan Open

With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal taking a break after a gruelling Uber Cup campaign, the Indian challenge will be led by P V Sindhu and K Srikanth at the USD 2,50,000 Japan Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

BWF president pleased with growth of Indian badminton

Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Hoyer Wednesday said he was pleased with the growth of the sport in India and congratulated the Indian team for clinching a bronze at the recently concluded Uber Cup.

China to host 2016 Thomas-Uber Cups; Peru bag Jr World C`ship

Badminton World Federation (BWF) today announced the host cities for the 2015 World Junior Championship and 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals here after its council meeting.

BAI President announces Rs 40 lakh for Uber Cup team

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta today announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for the Indian women`s team that created history by winning the bronze medal in the recently-concluded Li-Ning BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.

Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui capture annual BWF awards

World No.1 men`s singles player, Lee Chong Wei won the Badminton World Federation`s (BWF) 2013 Male Player of the Year award. He has also won the award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

China defend crown, win 13th Uber Cup title

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.

Men`s team loss gave us extra motivation: Shixian

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.

Indian coaches don`t have freedom to groom doubles: Gopi

India`s chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says a lot of work needs to be done in doubles event and stressed on the importance of a tougher system in place.

Saina hopes to win a title in June

A series of consistent performance against top players in the Uber Cup has boosted her confidence and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is now hoping to win a Super Series title next month.

Saina, Sindhu put India 2-0 ahead against Japan in Uber semis

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu came up with contrasting victories in the first two singles to put the Indian women`s team 2-0 ahead of Japan in their maiden semifinal of Uber Cup Badminton tournament here on Friday.

China leads the way to Thomas, Uber Cup semis

Badminton powerhouse China led a parade of top nations into the semi-finals of the men`s Thomas Cup and the women`s Uber Cup team championships in New Delhi on Thursday.

India to play Indonesia in Uber Cup quarterfinal

The Saina Nehwal led Indian women’s team will take on Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup after the draws were announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) late here Wednesday.

Is Saina Nehwal ready to smash her way back into top five?

The star Indian shuttler, Saina Nehwal, showed signs of her former self, when she locked horns with the World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the Uber Cup singles tie on Tuesday.

India bids for 2016 Veterans World Championship

A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.

Badminton World Federation to review scoring system

A new era beckons for badminton as the sport`s world governing body asked for suggestions on a possible new scoring system. A discussion about alternative options to the current scoring system will be held at the Badminton World Federation`s annual Member’s Forum in New Delhi on Friday.