Akane Yamaguchi

PV Sindhu fifth in Badminton World Federation ranking, Saina Nehwal 8, Akane Yamaguchi tops

The Hyderabad shuttler has withdrawn from the ongoing Thailand Open with her eyes set on the BWF World Championships that will be held from August 19 and 25.

Jul 31, 2019, 12:46 PM IST

PV Sindhu loses 15-21, 16-21 to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final

The shuttler failed to make her presence felt despite entering the final of the tournament on the back of a 21-19, 21-10 win against Chen Yufei, as fourth-seed Akane defeated her 15-21, 16-21.

Jul 21, 2019, 15:41 PM IST

PV Sindhu reaches Indonesia Open final with 21-19, 21-10 win over Chen YuFei

Sindhu had reached the semis after flattening Japanese number three seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 while Chen beat USA`s Beiwen Zhang 21-14, 17-21, 21-16 in her quarterfinal match.

Jul 20, 2019, 17:22 PM IST

Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu makes winning start to World Tour Finals

Sindhu who had finished runner-up at the last edition in Dubai, dished out a superb game, mixed with patience and aggression, to defeat the Japanese 24-22 21-15.

Dec 12, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

I have to come back stronger: PV Sindhu after All England Open Badminton Championships exit

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday vowed to come back stronger after losing an epic semifinal against World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi at the All England Championship.

Mar 18, 2018, 15:11 PM IST

All England Open 2018: PV Sindhu loses to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in semis

Akane Yamaguchi registered a hard-fought victory 19-21, 21-19, 21-18 over PV Sindhu in semis.

Mar 18, 2018, 00:33 AM IST

PV Sindhu wins but India lose to Japan, still progress to Badminton Asia Team Championship QFs

Indian women shuttlers advanced to the Badminton Asia Team Championship quarterfinals despite a 1-4 loss to Japan in which P V Sindhu notched up the country's only win on Thursday.

Feb 08, 2018, 13:38 PM IST

Amitabh Bachchan consoles PV Sindhu after BWF Superseries Finals defeat

It was her third defeat in the big finals, all in three games after the Rio Olympics – to Carolina Marin of Spain, and the Glasgow BWF World Championships – to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.

Dec 18, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu fails Japanese test again, loses to Akane Yamaguchi in three grueling games

This was Sindhu's third defeat in big finals this year, following the final loses in Rio Olympics and Glasgow World Championships

Dec 17, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Dubai World Superseries Semi-Finals: PV Sindhu storms into finals, beats Chen Yufei

In a match that lasted 59 minutes, the Rio Olympic silver medalist defeated her Chinese counterpart 21-15, 21-18 in a stadium packed with Indian fans.

Dec 16, 2017, 21:51 PM IST

BWF World Superseries Finals: Imperious PV Sindhu registers third straight win, meets Chen Yufei in semis

In a groundbreaking year for India badminton, Sindhu became the first Indian female individual silver medallist in the Olympics, then helped the sport's profile raised with consistent performance.

Dec 15, 2017, 19:27 PM IST

Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu beats Akane Yamaguchi, sets up semi-final date with Ratchanok Intanon

In another semi-final, world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan will take on third seed Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea.

Nov 24, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

National champions Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy crash out of China Open

PV Sindhu is the lone Indian left in the tournament. 

Nov 16, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

Saina Nehwal loses to Akane Yamaguchi again, crashes out of French Open Super Series

Earlier today, Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy also lost their doubles match to top seeds Misaki Matsutomo and

Oct 26, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

World Superseries Finals: PV Sindhu beats World No. 8 Akane Yamaguchi 12-21, 21-8, 21-15 in opener

After losing the first game, Sindhu, who clinched the China Open and finished runners-up at Hong Kong, got her rhythm back to topple her opponent.

Dec 14, 2016, 19:50 PM IST

PV Sindhu advances to Macau Open final

World No. 12 Sindhu triumphed 21-8 15-21 21-16 in a contest which lasted an hour and three minutes.

Nov 28, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

PV Sindhu seizes semi-final spot at Macau Open

Sindhu will next square off against the winner of the match between Japan's Sayaka Sato and Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.

Nov 27, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

Lin Dan wins Japan Open men`s singles crown

Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan won the men`s singles title at the Japan Open final on Sunday with a victory over Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. 

Sep 13, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Local girls Akane Yamaguchi, Nozomi Okuhara in Japan Open final

Local star Akane Yamaguchi beat former world number one Wang Shixian of China in the Japan Open Saturday, setting the stage for an all-Japan women`s singles final on Sunday.

Sep 12, 2015, 19:50 PM IST

China Open is one of the toughest tournaments to win: Saina Nehwal

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal recently added another trophy to her overcrowded cabinet when she won the China Open. Saina won her third title of the year by defeating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles finals which lasted 42 minutes at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center.

Nov 26, 2014, 23:12 PM IST