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Swiss Open: Shuttler Sai Praneeth hammers Chen Long to reach final

Swiss Open: Shuttler Sai Praneeth hammers Chen Long to reach final

Praneeth has now set up a clash against another Chinese player and top seed Shi Yuqi in the summit showdown of the tournament. 

Mar 16, 2019, 23:54 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma look to put behind All England disappointment at Swiss Open

Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma look to put behind All England disappointment at Swiss Open

Seeded third Saina is expected to face second-seeded He Bingjiao of China in the semi-finals of the Swiss Open if the results fall in her favour.

Mar 11, 2019, 12:57 PM IST
Saina Nehwal crashes out of All England Open after quarterfinal loss

Saina Nehwal crashes out of All England Open after quarterfinal loss

A former finalist, Saina couldn't find answers to the deceptive strokeplay of the World No 1 Taiwanese, going down 15-21 19-21 in the 37-minute quarterfinal clash.

Mar 08, 2019, 17:24 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals of All England Championships

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals of All England Championships

Saina is expected to take on two-time champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, while Srikanth will face world no 1 Kento Momota of Japan.

Mar 07, 2019, 22:56 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter second round of All England Championship

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter second round of All England Championship

A former finalist, Saina defeated Scotland's Kristy Gilmour 21-17 21-18 in 35 minutes, while Srikanth took half an hour to dispose of France's Brice Leverdez 21-13 21-11 on Wednesday night.

Mar 07, 2019, 13:19 PM IST
All England Open 2019: Sindhu suffers shock Round 1 defeat against South Korean Ji Hyun Sung

All England Open 2019: Sindhu suffers shock Round 1 defeat against South Korean Ji Hyun Sung

Fifth-seeded Sindhu, who was beaten by Sung Ji twice in last three meetings, lost 16-21 22-20 18-21, despite saving as many as eight match points in the second and third game. 

Mar 06, 2019, 18:50 PM IST
All England Championship: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal look to snap 18-year-old jinx

All England Championship: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal look to snap 18-year-old jinx

It was Sindhu and Saina's mentor and current chief national coach P Gopichand, who was the last Indian to win the championship back in 2001.

Mar 05, 2019, 13:15 PM IST
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