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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

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

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals of French Open

Defending champion Kidambi Srikanth and India ace Saina Nehwal made their way to the quarterfinals of the USD 750,000 French Open BWF World Tour Super 750 here on Thursday.

Oct 25, 2018, 22:36 PM IST

Malaysian badminton player Zulfadli Zulkiffli denies match-fixing, to appeal

A Malaysian badminton player hit with a career-ending 20-year ban rejected allegations of match-fixing on Friday and said he will appeal, claiming he was involved in a spot of casino gambling but not corruption.

May 04, 2018, 20:28 PM IST

Kidambi Srikanth climbs to third spot in world rankings

Srikanth, who took silver in the men`s singles category at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last month, climbed a couple of spots from the fifth place.

May 03, 2018, 15:18 PM IST

HS Prannoy not happy with BWF's proposed rule changes

The BWF Council's reason for proposing the changes is to optimize the presentation of badminton at the highest level, increase the commercial value of the sport and enhance the quality of its broadcast product.

Feb 28, 2018, 15:09 PM IST

Malaysia badminton pair faces hearing over alleged fixing

The pair, named in local reports as ex-world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang, was allegedly involved in a case of fixing about two years ago.

Feb 26, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Two Indian shuttlers fined for late withdrawal from 2018 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship

 Harshit Aggarwal and Chaliha Orijit will be fined $150 for late withdraw as per the rules set by the Badminton World Federation. 

Feb 22, 2018, 13:50 PM IST

Malaysian badminton pair probed for match-fixing

Two Malaysian badminton players are being investigated for suspected match-fixing by the sports governing body and could be banned for life if found guilty, a sports official said on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 16:39 PM IST

'I need more time to get to full fitness,' says ace shuttler Saina Nehwal

The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler said she was doing the training part but would need to strengthen herself while playing.

Dec 31, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

World number 1 Viktor Axelsen slams BWF for 2018 schedule, new service rule

Axelsen, who clinched two Super Series titles at India and Japan and finished runner-up at China Open, said BWF needs to focus on improving the quality of the tournaments instead of cramming the calender with more events.

Dec 29, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

The reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion finished runners-up thrice – in India, Malaysia and Singapore – losing to P.V. Sindhu in Delhi and on the remaining two occasions to Chinese Taipei star Tai Tzu Ying.

Dec 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

Shuttler Ashwini Ponappa backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles stars, including the likes of Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, slammed the world body's decision.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu to 'pick and choose' tournaments next year

Talking about the cramped international calendar, which has been criticised by top players including Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, Sindhu said that the tournaments needed to be planned accordingly.

Dec 26, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Saina Nehwal slams BWF for 'crammed' calendar

BWF has made it compulsory for the world's top 15 players in the singles events and top 10 pairs in the doubles disciplines to play a minimum of 12 tournaments or face a penalty.

Dec 20, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu wins, Kidambi Srikanth loses

Three-time World Championships medallist Sindhu will meet Sayaka Sato of Japan on Thursday.

Dec 13, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: Kidambi Srikanth vs Viktor Axelsen - A Short Analysis

Srikanth is currently world number four in the Men's Singles category, meanwhile Axelsen is at pole position in the Men's Singles category.

Dec 12, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao - A Short Analysis

They have faced each other nine times, with Bingjiao winning five times, and Sindhu coming on top four times.

Dec 11, 2017, 23:56 PM IST

BWF Super Series Finals: PV Sindhu opens campaign against Hi Bingjiao

World number three Sindhu has been clubbed along with number two ranked Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, Sayako Sato (world number 15), also of Japan, and Bingjiao (world number nine) in Group A.

Dec 11, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

BWF Super Series Finals: PV Sindhu wants to end season with Dubai title

After the high of Rio Olympics last year, Sindhu continued her rampaging run this season clinching the India Open Super Series and Korea Open Super Series, besides bagging the silver at Glasgow World Championship and finishing as runners-up at Hong Kong Open last month.

Dec 11, 2017, 12:57 PM IST