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 performance to secure a 18-21, 27-25, 21-19 win in a thrilling opening match that lasted for one hour and 14 minutes. Verma was uncertain of making the Asian Leg, and said he'd arrived in Bangkok in perhaps not the best frame of mind.


Jan 21, 2021, 11:30 AM IST

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 21-11 on Tuesday. The world number 14 had withdrawn from last week's event ahead of his second round after pulling a calf muscle. All other Indian players have tested negative following Monday's mandatory round of PCR testing. 

Jan 20, 2021, 11:51 AM IST

Kidambi Srikanth slams COVID-19 testing experience in Thailand, says haven't come to 'shed blood'

Srikanth is in Bangkok for the Thailand open which commenced on Tuesday and will go on until January 17. 

Jan 13, 2021, 07:04 AM IST

HS Prannoy returns COVID-19 'false positive' after Saina Nehwal's positive test

Saina Nehwal and her husband Parupalli Kashyap have as a result both been withdrawn from the Thailand Open.

Jan 12, 2021, 13:26 PM IST

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap meet Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur

The couple also met Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and expressed desire to open a badminton academy in the state.


Nov 15, 2020, 21:31 PM IST

I am now fit on court and ready to go, says PV Sindhu after cryptic 'I Retire' post

Sindhu opened up on how she coped up with the Covid-19 induced lockdown, her reaction to the Tokyo Olympics postponement, her preparation for the upcoming Asia Cup.

Nov 06, 2020, 17:36 PM IST

PV Sindhu sends Twitterati into a tizzy with 'I Retire' post; parents say 'we are not surprised'

Earlier, Sindhu had pulled out of the Denmark Open owing to health and safety concerns amid coronavirus crises. 

Nov 02, 2020, 21:34 PM IST

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu announces retirement? Here's the truth

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Monday left everyone by surprise by posting the word 'I retire' in her recent post on her social media handle. 

Nov 02, 2020, 15:33 PM IST

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eases into quarter-finals of Denmark Open

Srikanth will next square off with the wiinner of the other second-round clash between second-seed Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei and Nhat Nguyen of Ireland.

Oct 15, 2020, 18:15 PM IST

Shuttler Chirag Shetty highlights benefits of running at Fit India Freedom Run

The 23-year-old was among 27 sportspersons who were honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Awards in 2020 at the virtual National Sports Awards ceremony last month.


Sep 13, 2020, 13:55 PM IST

PV Sindhu agrees to play in Thomas and Uber Cup

Earlier, Sindhu had decided to opt out of the tournament due to personal reasons, but now on the request of BAI president, she has agreed to feature in the Thomas Uber Cup.

Sep 07, 2020, 19:58 PM IST

Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta announces engagement with actor Vishnu Vishal

Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta on Monday announced that she has got engaged to Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal on the occasion of her 37th birthday.

Sep 07, 2020, 19:01 PM IST

PV Sindhu reveals who inspired her to play sports

The star shuttler also revealed that she wanted to become a doctor in her childhood during an Instagram live session 

Aug 30, 2020, 14:54 PM IST

Japan's Olympic doubles champion Ayaka Takahashi announces retirement

Takahashi cited the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the reasons for her decision to step away.

Aug 20, 2020, 12:49 PM IST

Indian shuttler N Sikki Reddy tests positive for coronavirus

Physiotherapist Kiran C, who also arrived at the National Badminton Camp at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, has also tested positive for the virus.

Aug 13, 2020, 23:37 PM IST

Happy to resume full fledge gym session after a long time, says PV Sindhu

The 25-year old shared the picture with her 2.8 million fans on Twitter.

Aug 05, 2020, 17:56 PM IST

Badminton: China Open among four events cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year`s China Open, scheduled to run from September 15-20 in Changzhou, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said.

Jul 30, 2020, 11:10 AM IST

Rakul Preet Singh's badminton bout with dad

On Thursday, Rakul shared a glimpse from her outdoor session with her father.

Jul 09, 2020, 20:31 PM IST

Badminton star PV Sindhu turns 25, Twitterati extends birthday greetings

In 2016, Sindhu became the first-ever female athlete from India to clinch a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Jul 05, 2020, 10:28 AM IST

Chinese badminton star Lin Dan announces retirement

Lin became the first shuttler to retain the Olympic title when he won in the 2012 London Games after his triumph in the home event in Beijing in 2008.

Jul 04, 2020, 17:55 PM IST