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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
PBL 4: Ivanov-Shetty, Kjaersfeldt guide Pune 7 Aces to first win

PBL 4: Ivanov-Shetty, Kjaersfeldt guide Pune 7 Aces to first win

The Pune charge was led by Russia's Vladimir Ivanov and Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt -- each of whom brought home a couple of wins to help the Season 4 debutants get their first ever victory.

Dec 29, 2018, 20:42 PM IST
North Eastern Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets to clinch first win in PBL 4

North Eastern Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets to clinch first win in PBL 4

The North Eastern Warriors, who had lost their opening tie against Ahmedabad Smash Masters 1-4, needed a win to get their campaign on track and they sealed the win by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead

Dec 28, 2018, 08:59 AM IST
Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters lead despite Sindhu's loss to Sung Ji Hyun

Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters lead despite Sindhu's loss to Sung Ji Hyun

In the women's singles match, Ji Hyun Sung got the better of Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu 15-13 14-15 15-7.

Dec 26, 2018, 05:27 AM IST
Badminton: Carolina Marín ready to go the distance to be best-ever

Badminton: Carolina Marín ready to go the distance to be best-ever

In August, Marin became the first woman player to win three World Championships titles when she beat India`s Pusarla Sindhu in Nanjing to add to her gold medals from 2014 and 2015.

Dec 24, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
PBL: Mumbai Rockets trump Delhi Dashers 5-0, Verma shocks

PBL: Mumbai Rockets trump Delhi Dashers 5-0, Verma shocks

In the opening game, Shreyanshi struggled to tackle the height advantage of her Russian opponent and was mostly chasing the shuttle in rallies. But after losing the opening game, she changed tactics

Dec 23, 2018, 22:43 PM IST
Nine teams to battle it out in Premier Badminton League Season 4

Nine teams to battle it out in Premier Badminton League Season 4

The inaugural round of the PBL will take place at the NSCI indoor stadium in  Mumbai from December 22 to December 24 while the semi-finals and final would be held in Bengaluru.

Dec 21, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
Was questioned for losing 7 finals, now have a Gold: PV Sindhu after winning BWF World Tour Finals

Was questioned for losing 7 finals, now have a Gold: PV Sindhu after winning BWF World Tour Finals

Sindhu battled it out against familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara who has been a formidable opponent over the years, in the final of the BWF World Tour Final 2018.

Dec 19, 2018, 17:05 PM IST
Hope no one will question me about my final losses anymore: PV Sindhu

Hope no one will question me about my final losses anymore: PV Sindhu

After losing seven successive summit clashes, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu finally settled her finals blues with a 21-19 21-17 win over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to lift the prestigious season-ending

Dec 16, 2018, 19:37 PM IST