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Orleans Masters badminton: Saina Nehwal, Ashwini-Sikki enter semis

Orleans Masters badminton: Saina Nehwal, Ashwini-Sikki enter semis

Saina edged past Iris Wang of the USA 21-19, 17-21, 21-19 in 60 minutes in the quarter-final match. The Indian shuttler will now lock horns with unseeded Line Christophersen of Denmark in the semi-

Mar 27, 2021, 06:48 AM IST
All England Open badminton: PV Sindhu edges past Akane Yamaguchi to enter semi-finals

All England Open badminton: PV Sindhu edges past Akane Yamaguchi to enter semi-finals

Sindhu defeated Akane 16-21, 21-16, 21-19 in one hour and 16 minutes to enter the semis of All England Open badminton.

Mar 20, 2021, 09:34 AM IST
All England Open: Lakshya Sen crashes out, Ashwini-Sikki pair lose in quarters

All England Open: Lakshya Sen crashes out, Ashwini-Sikki pair lose in quarters

The women's doubles pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also bowed out of the tournament following their defeat in straight games to Netherlands' Selena Piek and Cheryl Seinen in the

Mar 20, 2021, 00:00 AM IST
All England Championship: Lakshya Sen enters maiden quarterfinals, HS Prannoy crashes out

All England Championship: Lakshya Sen enters maiden quarterfinals, HS Prannoy crashes out

Lakshya Sen became the youngest Indian male shuttler to reach the All England Championship quarterfinals.

Mar 18, 2021, 22:39 PM IST
All England Championships: PV Sindhu cruises into second round, Srikanth and Kashyap crash out

All England Championships: PV Sindhu cruises into second round, Srikanth and Kashyap crash out

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu gave a good account of herself as she covered the court well and dished out a disciplined performance to outwit world number 32 Soniia Cheah of Malaysia 21-11, 21-17

Mar 18, 2021, 08:39 AM IST
All England badminton: Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of tournament

All England badminton: Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of tournament

A member of the support staff has also tested positive, leaving the players without much practice with Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap still awaiting their COVID-19 test results.

Mar 17, 2021, 10:24 AM IST
PV Sindhu suffers crushing defeat to Carolina Marin in Swiss Open final

PV Sindhu suffers crushing defeat to Carolina Marin in Swiss Open final

It was Sindhu’s third successive loss to Marin, who had won both the Super 1000 events in Thailand in January before finishing runners-up at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.

Mar 08, 2021, 08:19 AM IST
PV Sindhu enters Swiss Open final, Kidambi Srikanth exits

PV Sindhu enters Swiss Open final, Kidambi Srikanth exits

PV Sindhu, the reigning world champion, beat fourth-seeded Blichfeldt 22-20 21-10 in 43 minutes to avenge her first-round loss to the Danish world no. 12 at the Yonex Thailand Open in January. This

Mar 06, 2021, 19:33 PM IST
Kiren Rijiju rejects Mathias Boe’s plea to help girlfriend Taapsee Pannu after Income Tax raid

Kiren Rijiju rejects Mathias Boe’s plea to help girlfriend Taapsee Pannu after Income Tax raid

Sports minister Rijiju said that everyone must abide by the law of land and stick to their professional duties instead of commenting on matters which are not his domain. His reaction came after

Mar 05, 2021, 15:06 PM IST
Badminton star Mathias Boe comes out in support of girlfriend Taapsee Pannu after Income Tax raid

Badminton star Mathias Boe comes out in support of girlfriend Taapsee Pannu after Income Tax raid

India’s new foreign badminton coach Mathias Boe on Thursday requested Sports minister Kiren Rijiju to help his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu after Income-Tax department on Wednesday

Mar 04, 2021, 14:13 PM IST
Swiss Open: Kidambi Srikanth beats compatriot Sameer Verma to enter second round

Swiss Open: Kidambi Srikanth beats compatriot Sameer Verma to enter second round

Kidambi bounced back after losing the first game and registered an 18-21, 21-18, 21-11 win over Verma to progress to the next round of Swiss Open.

Mar 03, 2021, 17:39 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu virtually out of BWF World Tour Finals after consecutive defeats

Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu virtually out of BWF World Tour Finals after consecutive defeats

A week ago P V Sindhu had suffered a demoralising defeat to Ratchanok Intanon and this time too there was no change in fate for the World Champion. Sindhu went down 18-21 13-21 to the third-seeded

Jan 28, 2021, 18:43 PM IST
P V Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in World Tour Finals opener

P V Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu Ying in World Tour Finals opener

A week after a demoralising defeat at the Toyota Thailand Open quarterfinals, P V Sindhu produced a much improved performance but still lost to Tzu Ying 21-19 12-21 17-21 in a 59-minute match. It was

Jan 27, 2021, 15:54 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth look to turn the tide at BWF World Tour Finals

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth look to turn the tide at BWF World Tour Finals

World champion and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu, who had won the prestigious title in 2018, has been clubbed in Group 'B' alongside top-ranked Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and home

Jan 26, 2021, 13:24 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma eases into Thailand Open quarterfinals

PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma eases into Thailand Open quarterfinals

Sameer Verma will now face world three Anders Antonsen for a place in the semi-finals. On Tuesday, Verma had registered a stunning comeback win against Zii Jia as he came with a lion-hearted

Jan 21, 2021, 11:30 AM IST
HS Prannoy fights through pain to upset world no. 7 Jonatan Christie in Thailand Open

HS Prannoy fights through pain to upset world no. 7 Jonatan Christie in Thailand Open

H S Prannoy had spent two weeks stressing over his physical and mental health after contracting Covid-19 last November. The infection left him with pain in his ribcage even though everything looked

Jan 20, 2021, 16:19 PM IST
Thailand Open: Sai Praneeth withdraws after testing COVID-19 positive, roommate Srikanth also forced to pull out

Thailand Open: Sai Praneeth withdraws after testing COVID-19 positive, roommate Srikanth also forced to pull out

BWF said Praneeth had been 'rooming with teammate Kidambi Srikanth at the official hotel' and so he too had to withdraw from the tournament. Srikanth had defeated Thailand's Sitthikom Thammasin 21-11

Jan 20, 2021, 11:51 AM IST
PV Sindhu, K Srikanth make impressive starts at Thailand Open

PV Sindhu, K Srikanth make impressive starts at Thailand Open

Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up straight-game wins in the opening round to make impressive starts at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament in Bangkok on

Jan 19, 2021, 12:06 PM IST
PV Sindhu and co. aim for better show after poor outing in Thailand Open's first leg

PV Sindhu and co. aim for better show after poor outing in Thailand Open's first leg

The Indian players seemed to struggle with their fitness as none of them could cross the second round at the Yonex Thailand Open, the first event of the Asia leg.

Jan 18, 2021, 18:39 PM IST
Saina Nehwal crashes out of Thailand Open

Saina Nehwal crashes out of Thailand Open

The match saw both the shuttlers tussle for over an hour ended with Saina Nehwal winning the first game but failing to make an impact in the next two. 

Jan 14, 2021, 17:06 PM IST