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As it happened: India Grand Prix Gold women's and men's singles finals

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Published: 26 January 2014
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Playing her first final in 15 months, Saina Nehwal came out all guns blazing to beat PV Sindhu 21-14, 21-17 in the final in Lucknow on Sunday.

Saina prevailed over China's Xuan Deng 21-14, 17-21, 21-19 while Sindhu surpassed Lindaweni Fanetri from Indonesia 21-6, 12-21, 21-17 in the semis to set up a their first ever international clash at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow.

The two, however, played at the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) last year where London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina got the better of Sindhu on two occasions.

 

Gail Emms to make a return to badminton (pic)

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Published: 25 January 2014
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Olympic silver-medallist Gail Emms will compete in the National Badminton Championships in Milton Keynes next month.

Emms will partner three-times champion Ella Tripp in the women’s doubles draw, as well as current England international and 2013 finalist Marcus Ellis in the mixed doubles event.Gail Emms

World number five pair, Chris and Gabby Adcock, lead the nation’s big names who will be heading for the arena: stadiummk next month for the first English National Championships to be held at stadium:mk on February 8 and 9.

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Badminton star Lee Chong Wei's controversial dad to REMARRY?

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Published: 25 January 2014
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PETALING JAYA - Badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei's father, Lee Ah Chai has caused a stir again on social media after he posted a photo of him and a woman posing in wedding attire on his Facebook page on Friday.

Social media was abuzz with the news from the father of the country's top shuttler.Lee Chong Wei's Father - Lee Ah Chai is getting remarried

Many netizens showered Ah Chai with best wishes and congratulatory messages while some teased him for being high profile and even took a few digs at him.

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Saina Nehwal sets up final clash with PV Sindhu at India GP Gold badminton (pic)

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Published: 25 January 2014
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Lucknow: A resurgent Saina Nehwal and fast rising PV Sindhu, country's best women shuttlers, set up a summit clash against each other at the Indian Grand Prix Gold after emerging victorious in their respective semifinals on Saturday.

Saina reached her first finals in 15 months after prevailing over China's Xuan Deng 21-14 17-21 21-19 while Sindhu surpassed Lindaweni Fanetri from Indonesia 21-6 12-21 21-17 to set up a their first ever international clash against each other at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here. Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

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Malaysia all-out in India Open

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Published: 25 January 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will have no representatives in the final of the India Open GP Gold after both their women’s and mixed pairs crashed out in the semi-finals in Lucknow.

SEA Games champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei were shown the exit on Saturday by youngsters Yu Xiaohan-Huang Yaqiong of China, losing 18-21, 12-21.

The Malaysians, who crashed out in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week to new pair Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting of China, had a good start as they led 17-14 in the first game.

But Vivian-Khe Wei, the world No. 18, succumbed to nerves and surrendered the lead to lose 18-21. Xiaohan-Yaqiong, the world No. 67, then ramped up the pressure to lead 11-3 in the second game before comfortably sealing their place in the final after 40 minutes.

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