• Tai Tzu Ying defeats Saina Nehwal in semis of Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal lost 21-11, 13-21, 9-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final of the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here Saturday.

    World No.4 Saina had a very good start in the first game but the 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist Tai produced an array of deceptive drop shots and combated Saina's smashes with sharp net play to win the match in 55 minutes.Tai Tzu Ying will clash with Sung Ji Hyun in women's final

    Tai Tzu Ying will clash with Sung Ji Hyun in women's final

  • Saina Nehwal to play Tai Tzu Ying in semis of Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals at the BWF World Super Series Finals on Friday.

    The World No.4 Saina, a 2011 finalist at the prestigious event, fought back from a set down to better South Korea’s world number eight Bae Yeon-ju 15-21, 21-7, 21-17 to top Group A with a perfect record.Saina Nehwal will play Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the Superseries semi-final

    Saina Nehwal will play Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the Superseries semi-final

  • Saina Nehwal continues to thrive on Day 2 Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World number four Saina Nehwal of India who got the better of reigning Asian Games champion Wang Shixian in her opener yesterday, extended her domination over South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun with an emphatic 21-12, 21-18 victory on Thursday. It was Saina's fifth win against Sung in six career meetings though the Indian had lost last time they played each other in the 2013 Denmark Open.Wang Shixian (left) and Wang Yihan are both eliminated from the Dubai Superseries Finals

    Wang Shixian (left) and Wang Yihan are both eliminated from the Dubai Superseries Finals


  • Saina Nehwal stuns Wang Shixian in Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal dished out a dominating performance to post a straight-game win over two-time All England Champion Wang Shixian of China and start her campaign on a positive note at the season-ending BWF's World Super Series badminton final.Saina Nehwal celebrates after prevails over Wang Shixian

    Saina Nehwal celebrates after prevails over Wang Shixian

  • Chen Long & Saina Nehwal are the favorites in Superseries Finals

    Dubai: In the absence of world number one men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei and world number one women's singles shuttler Li Xuerui, doors are wide open for Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at the BWF Superseries Finals.

    In addition to his two Superseries titles - South Korea and Denmark and his World Championship victory, Chen Long of China also aiming to complete his 2014 run with the BWF Superseries Finals title.Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

    Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

  • Coach change the right move for Saina Nehwal

    Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal said it was not an easy decision to move away from long-time coach Pullela Gopichand but added that she was glad to win the China Open and prove how hard her new coach Vimal Kumar was working with her. The ace Indian shuttler said as a player, she had to be selfish and think about her game, which is why she decided to try a new coach after 10 years.Saina Nehwal wins the 2014 China Open

    Saina Nehwal wins the 2014 China Open

  • Chen Long vows to bounce back in Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: After his agonizing three-game loss to Germany's Marc Zwiebler in the second round of China Open last Thursday, the world number two Chen Long is aiming to bounce back from the disappointment to kick off his bid for the Hong Kong Open title which will be held from Nov 18-23 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.Chen Long  is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

    Chen Long is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

  • Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

    The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

    Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

  • China Open: Lin Dan, K. Srikanth to meet in final

    Fuzhou: Badminton super star Lin Dan continued his success on home soil as he saw off Taiwan's Chou 21-17,21-17 in 49 minutes at the semi-final of China Open. The Taiwanese seemed a little tired against Lin after having fought off seventh-seeded Hu Yun from Hong Kong 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in a marathon quarterfinal match that didn't get started until 11:30 p.m. on Friday because of scheduling delays and lasted until 1 a.m. Saturday.Lin Dan's jump smash

    Lin Dan's jump smash

  • Saina Nehwal leads Indian challenge in China Open

    New Delhi: The Indian challenge in the women's singles weakened a lot with the withdrawal of PV Sindhu out of the China Open Super Series Premier to be held in Fuzhou from Tuesday.

    In the absence of the World Championships bronze medalist, the onus will be on Saina Nehwal to keep the Indian flag flying. Sindhu fell sick after the European tour and decided to skip China. She will, however, play in the Hong Kong and Macau tournaments later this month.Saina and her team-mates are taking team photo before departing for China

    Saina and her team-mates are taking team photo before departing for China

  • Saina Nehwal: No one can question my patriotism

    New Delhi: India's Sports Ministry diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, after top tennis players like men’s number one Somdev Devvarman, veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna refused to participate in the Incheon Asian Games, citing loss of rankings points on the ATP circuit.Saina Nehwal is proud to play for India

    Saina Nehwal is proud to play for India

  • Saina Nehwal to lead India at French Open

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the $ 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting here tomorrow.Saina Nehwal (purple dress) is the top women's singles shuttler from India

    Saina Nehwal (purple dress) is the top women's singles shuttler from India

  • Asian Games Women's Team SF: Korea beats Indian women 3-1

    Incheon: India went down to hosts South Korea 1-3 in the women's team badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Asian Games.Saina Nehwal scores the first opening match for India

    Saina Nehwal scores the first opening match for India

  • Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu lead India to semis

    Incheon: The Indian women’s badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday. The shuttlers first beat Macau 3-0 in the Round of 16 and then came up with a brilliant performance to oust a strong Thailand 3-2 in the quarter-finals. Reaching the last four, where they will take on South Korea Sunday, assured India of at least a bronze, their first in the discipline since 1986. However, it was the end of the road for the men’s team who lost their opening round match to hosts South Korea.Saina Nehwal beats Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the first singles

    Saina Nehwal beats Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the first singles

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu hope for medal in Asian Games

    Incheon: Led by Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday.India's two leading singles players Saina Nehwal (right) and P.V. Sindhu may pair up as the second doubles of the Asian Games team event

    India's two leading singles players Saina Nehwal (right) and P.V. Sindhu may pair up as the second doubles of the Asian Games team event

  • 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

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