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Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to win her fourth senior national championship title

Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to win her fourth senior national championship title

Sindhu who had clinched the trophy twice back in 2011 and 2013, will be ruing the loss of a golden opportunity to draw level with Nehwal on three titles.  

Feb 16, 2019, 17:07 PM IST
Senior National Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap ease into semis

Senior National Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap ease into semis

London Olympics medallist Nehwal has now set up a clash against 22-year-old Nagpur qualifier Vaishnavi Bhale for a place in the finals of the tournament. 

Feb 15, 2019, 13:22 PM IST
Senior National Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu eyes final berth

Senior National Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu eyes final berth

On Thursday, the Hyderabadi shuttler continued her rich vein of form to sweep aside Riya Mookerjee 21-16, 21-7 in a one-sided quarter-final clash that lasted just 28 minutes and book her place in

Feb 15, 2019, 12:19 PM IST
Saina Nehwal refuses to play in Senior National Badminton Championship due to uneven surface

Saina Nehwal refuses to play in Senior National Badminton Championship due to uneven surface

Saina, who had suffered a shin injury in late 2018, took the court after Sameer Verma conceded his men's singles tie following an achilles heels problem during his match.

Feb 14, 2019, 14:05 PM IST
PV Sindhu begins her campaign in Senior Nationals with an easy win

PV Sindhu begins her campaign in Senior Nationals with an easy win

A former champion, Sindhu claimed a win over Malvika, who was a gold medallist at the South Asian U-21 Championship in Nepal and a runner-up at the Khelo India Games.

Feb 14, 2019, 11:46 AM IST
Indian shuttlers get tough draw at All England Championship

Indian shuttlers get tough draw at All England Championship

India's top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, are currently playing the Senior National Championships and will head straight to Birmingham for the prestigious tournament, starting from March 6.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:45 PM IST
Teen shuttler Lakshya Sen eyes top 30 ranking by year end

Teen shuttler Lakshya Sen eyes top 30 ranking by year end

Lakshya, who had reached the finals at the 2017 edition and semifinal at last edition of the Nationals, is eager to get the senior national title under his belt.

Feb 13, 2019, 11:38 AM IST
Nationals will help in preparation for All England Championship: B Sai Praneeth

Nationals will help in preparation for All England Championship: B Sai Praneeth

With Prannoy and Srikanth withdrawing due to fitness issues, former champion Praneeth will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy at the 83rd Senior Nationals.

Feb 12, 2019, 12:59 PM IST
Expecting a better badminton medal haul at 2020 Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

Expecting a better badminton medal haul at 2020 Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

Saina Nehwal had clinched a bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London while P.V. Sindhu got a silver in the women`s singles final at the 2016 Rio Games.  

Feb 08, 2019, 17:18 PM IST
Great chance for 'mentally toughest' Saina Nehwal to win All England Championship, says former coach

Great chance for 'mentally toughest' Saina Nehwal to win All England Championship, says former coach

Last year, Saina had won her second Commonwealth Games title, besides winning a bronze at the Asian Games and reaching finals at Indonesia Masters, Denmark Open and Syed Modi International. 

Jan 29, 2019, 16:28 PM IST
Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal clinches title after Carolina Marin retires hurt

Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal clinches title after Carolina Marin retires hurt

Nehwal has picked up her maiden Indonesia Masters title after making it to the summit showdown of the tournament for the second consecutive time.

Jan 27, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Saina Nehwal beats He Bingjiao to reach Indonesia Masters final

Saina Nehwal beats He Bingjiao to reach Indonesia Masters final

Eighth seed Saina will now face either Spain's three-time World Champion and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin or China's Chen Yufei, seeded third. 

Jan 26, 2019, 16:36 PM IST
Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal sails into semis, Kidambi Srikanth loses in quarters

Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal sails into semis, Kidambi Srikanth loses in quarters

Eight seed Saina, who had reached the semifinals last week at Malaysia Masters, beat Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7 21-18 to make it to the last four of women's singles.

Jan 25, 2019, 15:22 PM IST
Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin to end India's campaign at Malaysia Masters

Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin to end India's campaign at Malaysia Masters

The 28-year-old Indian, who had won the title in 2017 and was a runner-up in the 2011 edition, went down 16-21, 13-21 to fourth-seed Marin in a 40-minute clash

Jan 19, 2019, 12:57 PM IST
Saina Nehwal tames Nozomi Okuhara to enter Malaysia Masters semis

Saina Nehwal tames Nozomi Okuhara to enter Malaysia Masters semis

The 28-year-old from Hyderabad, who had won the title in 2017 and was a runners-up in the 2011 edition, will face a tough test next when she faces three-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain on

Jan 18, 2019, 15:42 PM IST
Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarter-finals

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarter-finals

Saina who is currently seeded seventh, emerged victorious in just 39 minutes, to reach the last-eight stage of the first Super 500 tournament of 2019 on Friday.

Jan 17, 2019, 15:17 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth enter second round of Malaysia Masters

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth enter second round of Malaysia Masters

Saina, the only Indian in the women's singles event, will next play another unseeded shuttler from Hong Kong, Pui Yin Yip in the second round.

Jan 16, 2019, 17:33 PM IST
Mumbai Rockets to face Bengaluru Raptors in PBL final

Mumbai Rockets to face Bengaluru Raptors in PBL final

Mumbai will hope to be third time lucky in the final on Sunday after losses to the Delhi Acers and the Chennai Smashers in the first two seasons.

Jan 13, 2019, 07:12 AM IST
PBL 4 : Bengaluru Raptors inch closer to semis post 4-3 win over North Eastern Warriors

PBL 4 : Bengaluru Raptors inch closer to semis post 4-3 win over North Eastern Warriors

 Bengaluru Raptors will next lock horns with Mumbai Rockets on January 8. 

Jan 06, 2019, 07:56 AM IST
Awadhe Warriors' Beiwen Zhang stuns PV Sindhu in PBL4

Awadhe Warriors' Beiwen Zhang stuns PV Sindhu in PBL4

World No. 10 Beiwen Zhang stunned Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu in the women's singles event as Awadhe Warriors took an unassailable 4-0 lead over Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League

Dec 29, 2018, 22:44 PM IST