• BAI considers legal action against Saina Nehwal, P. Kashyap

    Vijayawada: The 79th Indian Senior National badminton championships, which started on 29 January and will end on 5 February, has been a bit of a dampener, as top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram, P.V Sindhu, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have decided to skip the competition.P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (right) may be sued by BAI

    P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (right) may be sued by BAI

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Chong Wei Feng reach India Masters quarters

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and World number five Kidambi Srikanth were among the nine Indian shuttlers who entered the quarterfinals of the singles events at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

    Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal in 3rd round of India Masters

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

    This was after country's top women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu made it to the second round.Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

    Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

  • Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin to play Syed Modi GP

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and current world champion Carolina Marin of Spain have confirmed their participation in the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship scheduled to start on January 20.

    India's Nehwal is the top seed, Marin is the second seed and Sindhu is the third seen in the women's draw.Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin are tournament favorites at the Syed Modi GP

    Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin are tournament favorites at the Syed Modi GP

  • Saina Nehwal unhappy to be left out of Padma Bhushan award

    New Delhi: India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal was disappointed after India's Sports Ministry has rejected her from the country's third highest civilian honour – the Padma Bhushan award.Saina Nehwal lashes out after she was overlooked for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award

    Saina Nehwal lashes out after she was overlooked for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award

  • Saina Nehwal launches her own badminton academy

    Ghaziabad: World no. 4 women’s singles player Saina Nehwal launches her India’s first badminton academy in Gaur City 18 Acres Sports Complex located in Gaur City, Greater NOIDA West. The announcement was made jointly by Saina Nehwal and Manoj Gaur, MD, Gaursons India, who laid emphasis on sports culture.Saina Nehwal (second right) announces her own badminton academy

    Saina Nehwal (second right) announces her own badminton academy

  • Akane Yamaguchi is the women's player to watch out for

    Katsuyama, Fukui — Rising badminton star Akane Yamaguchi’s name was taken from the color of the sunset (akane-iro, a shade of red) because her parents believe a crimson-tinted sky signals clear weather is in the forecast for the next day.

    Indeed, the forecast for Yamaguchi seems to be calling for rosy success now after the Badminton World Federation chose the 17-year-old from a remote city in Fukui Prefecture as the Most Promising Player of the Year, to cap the young talent’s remarkable advancement this year.Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal winning her maiden China Open Super Series Premier women's singles title against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi (left) in Fuzhou, China on Nov 16, 2014.

    Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal winning her maiden China Open Super Series Premier women's singles title against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi (left) in Fuzhou, China on Nov 16, 2014.

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K. Srikanth lead Indian badminton to new heights

    New Delhi: 2014 is a great year for Indian badminton. Indian shuttlers clinched eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the badminton world.Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

    Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

  • 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

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