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PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth enter second round of Malaysia Open

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth enter second round of Malaysia Open

Fifth seed Sindhu will now look to avenge her All England loss against Korea's Sung Ji Hyun, whom she faces next, while Srikanth will meet Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab on Thursday.

Apr 03, 2019, 17:03 PM IST
Malaysia Open: Shuttler Sameer Verma stunned by China's Shi Yuqi in opener

Malaysia Open: Shuttler Sameer Verma stunned by China's Shi Yuqi in opener

Sameer went down fighting against Yuqi 20-22, 23-21, 12-21 in a three-game thriller that lasted one hour and five minutes. 

Apr 02, 2019, 17:30 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth stunned by Viktor Axelsen in India Open men's singles final

Kidambi Srikanth stunned by Viktor Axelsen in India Open men's singles final

Srikanth, a 2015 winner, blew away two game points in the second game to lose 7-21 20-22 to Axelsen in the summit clash.

Mar 31, 2019, 19:03 PM IST
Olympic qualification system is unfair, putting strain on players: Pullela Gopichand

Olympic qualification system is unfair, putting strain on players: Pullela Gopichand

The Olympic qualification period for the Tokyo Games starts April 29 this year with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) considering the ranking list, to be published on April 30, 2020, to allocate

Mar 31, 2019, 17:34 PM IST
Badminton in Tokyo Olympics going to be tougher than last three Games: Saina Nehwal

Badminton in Tokyo Olympics going to be tougher than last three Games: Saina Nehwal

Saina has been troubled by injuries of late. After her knee surgery in 2016, she has been striving hard to return to her peak form. She was World No. 1 for a few weeks in 2015.

Mar 31, 2019, 17:11 PM IST
India Open: Kidambi Srikanth seals spot in final, PV Sindhu crashes out

India Open: Kidambi Srikanth seals spot in final, PV Sindhu crashes out

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu, who had won the event in 2017, blew four game points in the opening game to go down fighting 21-23 18-21 to China's He Bingjiao. 

Mar 30, 2019, 21:32 PM IST
Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth through to India Open semi-finals

Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth through to India Open semi-finals

Kashyap saw off his Taiwanese opponent Wang Tzu Wei 21-16, 21-11 in a one-sided quarter-final match of the men's singles event that lasted 39 minutes.

Mar 29, 2019, 18:42 PM IST
India Open: Defending champion Zhang Beiwen battling fund crunch, lack of training

India Open: Defending champion Zhang Beiwen battling fund crunch, lack of training

After a fallout with Singapore authorities, she adopted US nationality in 2013 and has been playing for that country in the international circuit ever since.

Mar 29, 2019, 15:59 PM IST
India Open: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth eye semi-final spots

India Open: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth eye semi-final spots

Sindhu had earlier swept aside Hong Kong's Deng Joy Xuan 21-11, 21-13 to storm into the quarter-final of the women's singles event.

Mar 29, 2019, 15:40 PM IST
Parupalli Kashyap opens the door for coaching role in future

Parupalli Kashyap opens the door for coaching role in future

A former world number 6, Kashyap has set a target of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, though many would feel a tough task for him.

Mar 29, 2019, 12:41 PM IST
Saina Nehwal seems more determined playing against me and PV Sindhu: Ratchanok Inthanon

Saina Nehwal seems more determined playing against me and PV Sindhu: Ratchanok Inthanon

Ratchanok, a two-time champion at the India Open, has a dismal head-to-head record of 5-11 against Saina, who has defeated her in the last five meetings.

Mar 28, 2019, 17:05 PM IST
I'm scared of getting injured: Badminton star Ratchanok Inthanon

I'm scared of getting injured: Badminton star Ratchanok Inthanon

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) revamped its structure in 2018, making it compulsory for the world's top-15 players in the singles events and top-10 pairs in the doubles disciplines to play a

Mar 28, 2019, 16:25 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to India Open second round

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to India Open second round

Swiss Open finalist B Sai Praneeth recovered from a first-game reversal to outwit compatriot Kartikey Gulshan Kumar 22-24 21-13 21-8 to enter the second round.

Mar 27, 2019, 20:46 PM IST
Israel's badminton star Misha Zilberman carrying on despite visa issues

Israel's badminton star Misha Zilberman carrying on despite visa issues

The 30-year-old is a regular in the international circuit but visa restriction in Arab nations has affected his career over the years.

Mar 27, 2019, 17:34 PM IST
Looking to break jinx of early round exits at India Open: Ashwini Ponnappa

Looking to break jinx of early round exits at India Open: Ashwini Ponnappa

The world number 23 pair of Ashwini and Sikki shocked world number 18 Li Wenmei and Zheng Yu 22-20, 21-19 to enter the women's doubles second round of India Open. 

Mar 26, 2019, 19:59 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth seek to reclaim India Open crowns

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth seek to reclaim India Open crowns

Sindhu will open against compatriot Mugdha Agrey and is expected to face fast-rising Danish Mia Blichfeldt, seeded eighth, in the quarterfinals.

Mar 25, 2019, 18:43 PM IST
Saina Nehwal withdraws from India Open after failing to recover from acute gastroenteritis

Saina Nehwal withdraws from India Open after failing to recover from acute gastroenteritis

Saina had won the India Open women's singles title in 2015. Olympic silver medallist and former champion PV Sindhu will now be India's only title contender in women's singles.

Mar 20, 2019, 19:52 PM IST
Badminton: India lose 2-3 to Singapore at Asia Mixed Team Championships

Badminton: India lose 2-3 to Singapore at Asia Mixed Team Championships

India didn't have a good start to the five-match tie as the mixed doubles pair of MR Arjun and Rutaparna Panda lost 16-21 13-21 to Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han in the opening

Mar 20, 2019, 18:36 PM IST
 Swiss Open: B Sai Praneeth stunned by top-seed Shi Yuqi in final

Swiss Open: B Sai Praneeth stunned by top-seed Shi Yuqi in final

On Saturday, Praneeth showcased a rich vein of form as he swept aside second-seed Chen Long of China in straight games to cement his spot in the finals of the Swiss Open.

Mar 17, 2019, 23:35 PM IST
PV Sindhu and company look at India Open to bring cheer to home fans

PV Sindhu and company look at India Open to bring cheer to home fans

In women`s singles for India, Sindhu is seeded second while compatriot Saina has been seeded fifth.  

Mar 17, 2019, 18:29 PM IST