• Saina Nehwal: I want Vimal Kumar at Asian Games

    By PTI

    Bangalore: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.Saina Nehwal and her new coach Vimal Kumar at a training session

    Saina Nehwal and her new coach Vimal Kumar at a training session

  • Gopichand focuses on Asiad after split with Saina

    Hyderabad: Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, India's Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focused on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multi-sport event.P Gopichand (L) with P.V. Sindhu after she returned home with a bronze medal at badminton World Championships in Copenhagen.

    P Gopichand (L) with P.V. Sindhu after she returned home with a bronze medal at badminton World Championships in Copenhagen.

  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand

    Bangalore: It is nothing new for top sportspersons to split with their coaches after series of disappointing results. Roger Federer ended his partnership with Paul Annacone on 2013; Andy Murray did recently with Ivan Lendl and now India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is going to part ways with long-term coach Pullela Gopichand. Saina, who lost in the quarters of the World Badminton Championships in Denmark last week, has decided to move to Bangalore to work under Vimal Kumar for the upcoming Asian Games, which will kick-start from September 19.Saina Nehwal with coach Gopichand

    Saina Nehwal with coach Gopichand

  • P.V. Sindhu reaches semis, Saina Nehwal crashes out

    Copenhagen: On Friday, P.V. Sindhu outlasted second seed Wang Shixian of China 19-21 21-19 21-15 with her gritty and gutsy performance to reach the women’s singles semifinals at the World Championships. Interestingly, Sindhu defeated the same opponent at 2013 World Championships to become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the prestigious tournament.P.V. Sindhu celebrates after her victory against Wang Shixian

    P.V. Sindhu celebrates after her victory against Wang Shixian

  • Saina, PV Sindhu hope for more successful World Champs

    Copenhagen: With play at World Championships starting next Monday (August 25), Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu of India are hungry and eager to put on a good show. They sound certain that they are prepared to fare better than last year's Guangzhou World Championships.Hope winning World Championships a dream come true for Saina Nehwal (left) and P.V Sindhu

    Hope winning World Championships a dream come true for Saina Nehwal (left) and P.V Sindhu

  • Glasgow 2014: P.V Sindhu leads Indian's badminton challenge

    Glasgow: In the absence of defending champion Saina Nehwal, India's hopes will be on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as India eye success in the badminton at the 20th Commonwealth Games.Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow due to fitness worries

    New Delhi: India's Commonwealth Games women's singles badminton champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of Glasgow 2014.

    "It is an extremely difficult decision but an important one," said the heartbroken Saina.Saina Nehwal’s pull out is a huge setback for India’s badminton hopes in Glasgow

    Saina Nehwal’s pull out is a huge setback for India’s badminton hopes in Glasgow

  • P.V. Sindhu wants to surpass Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi: Indian's number two women's singles P.V. Sindhu wanted to close the gap between her and the reigning Australian Open champion Saina Nehwal with a strong performance in upcoming Commonwealth Games.P.V Sindhu is playing at an exhibition game in Dubai

    P.V Sindhu is playing at an exhibition game in Dubai

    Saina Nehwal who won women's singles gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games also won bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.

  • Saina Nehwal Breaks Chinese Super Series Monopoly

    Sydney: On Sunday, India's Saina Nehwal defeated Spain's Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in 43 minutes to win the Australian Open. With the win, she became the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women's singles Super Series title in 2014.

    Australian Open was the eighth Super Series tournament this year. The previous seven have all been taken by the top Chinese shuttlers.Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

    Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

  • Australian Open: Saina, Sindhu advance to 2nd round

    Sydney: Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu advanced into the women's singles second round at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

    Sindhu move past Japan's Aya Ohori 21-16, 21-14 in 31 minutes. She will take on Thai player world number 13 Nichaon Jindapon on Thursday.

  • Indonesia Open: China dominated the quarter-finals

    Jakarta: Badminton powerhouse China dominated the Indonesia Open quarter-finals on Friday, with four doubles and three singles pounding through to the semi-finals.Wang Shixian together with her boyfriend - Chen Long are both in the semi-finals of Indonesia Open

    Wang Shixian together with her boyfriend - Chen Long are both in the semi-finals of Indonesia Open

    Women's top seed Li Xuerui of China beat India's Saina Nehwal in a tight first game but proved the faster and more dexterous in the second, ending the game at 22-20, 21-15.

  • Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal cruises to quarters

    Jakarta: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced into the women's singles quarterfinals of Indonesia Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

    Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

  • Uber Cup - India trumps Thailand 3-2

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu guided India through tough challenge from Thailand 3-2 to top Group C at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

    Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

    It was vintage Saina on display here as the Indian rode on her array of shots and better court coverage. The Hyderabadi, whose performance graph was questioned by many of her critics, answered back by beating World champion Ratchanok Intanon 22-20 21-14 in the first singles to give India a brilliant start against Thailand. 

  • Uber Cup - Saina Nehwal is confident of making the semifinals

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal it is important for her to nail the first point in Uber Cup to get the team momentum going.Saina Nehwal and her teammates at the launch of the 2014 Uber Cup on Wednesday.

    "First singles is critical in a team event. If I could score a point, it will build an early momentum and will definitely boost our team confidence ,” Saina said at the launch of the tournament.

  • India ready for Uber Cup challenge

    For the first time in recent memory, Indian Uber Cup team is capable of reaching the knockout stage in the Thomas-Uber Cup finals that kicks-off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on May 18. This year, India has been clubbed with Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Even though she is only 19 years old, PV Sindhu almost defeated Wang Shixian of China in the Asian Championship two weeks ago. She has proven that she can put up a fight in a potentially crucial match.

  • K. Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu will spearhead the Indian team at Asian Badminton Championship

    NEW DELHI: With the absence of Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu and K. Srikanth will lead the Indian charge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which will start at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday.P.V. Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her

    P.V. Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her

    Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze at the 2010 Asian Badminton Championship, had decided to skip the tournament to focus on the Thomas and Uber Cup next month.

  • Parupalli Kashyap moves up to world No 19, PV Sindhu drops out of top 10

    In the newly released BWF ranking, Indian men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap after his semifinal and quarterfinal finishes at Swiss Open and India Open Super Series respectively, he moved up four places to the 19th place.Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, was once ranked as high as world number 6.

    Another Indian shuttler, national champion Kidambi Srikanth, who defeated world number 10 Nyugen Tien Minh  of Vietnam in the Singapore Open's second round, remains static at 25th.

  • Saina crashes out of Singapore Open in another lackluster performance

    Can you believe India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out early in a tournament, again? She lost to Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought three-game battle 21-16 15-21 11-21 in the first round of women's singles match of Singapore Open.Saina has been doing poorly after 2012 Olympics. May be she is getting rich from all type of sponsorships, and started to lose focus on the court?

    Saina has been doing poorly after 2012 Olympics. May be she is getting rich from all type of sponsorships, and started to lose focus on the court?

    Saina - the London Olympic bronze medalist dominated the first set; she was once up 13-4, before wrapping up the first set with 21-16.

  • Saina Nehwal crashed out of India Open

    New Delhi: India’s bet on its best women’s singles player - Saina Nehwal came up short, when she was knocked out by the third seed Wang Yihan from China in the $250,000 India Open Super Series badminton Friday.Saina Nehwal was knocked out of women’s singles quarter-final in India Open

    Saina Nehwal was knocked out of women’s singles quarter-final in India Open

    Wang Yihan, who also ranks world No.2, defeated Saina with 21-16, 21-14 in 39 minutes. With this win, she extended her career win over Saina to an 8-1 lead.

  • Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open Super Series (pic)

    Saina Nehwal faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

    World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the USD 250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from April 1-6.Saina Nehwal

    Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made on Tuesday. She faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

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