• Pullela Gopichand feels happy for Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi: National coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday categorically stated he harbours no hard feelings for Saina Nehwal in an interview to the Times of India.

    The current women's world number one badminton player split with Gopichand and moved to Bengaluru to work under Vimal Kumar.Despite their differences, Pullela Gopichand and Saina Nehwal are doing their country proud.

    Despite their differences, Pullela Gopichand and Saina Nehwal are doing their country proud.

  • Saina Nehwal regains World No.1, signs with IOS group

    New Delhi: Despite losing the World Championships final in Jakarta on Sunday, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the top spot in women's singles in the latest rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) released on Thursday.Saina Nehwal dethrones Carolina Marin to regain No.1 rank.

    Saina Nehwal dethrones Carolina Marin to regain No.1 rank.

  • Saina Nehwal almost quit badminton last year

    Hyderabad: World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.

    Saina reiterated that she contemplated quitting last year following a string of poor performances but Vimal came as a saviour and instilled confidence and self belief in her.Saina Nehwal poses her World Championship medal with her father in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (photo: PTI)

    Saina Nehwal poses her World Championship medal with her father in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (photo: PTI)

  • Carolina Marin overcomes Saina Nehwal at World Championships final

    Jakarta: Carolina Marin produced a brilliant display to defend her world badminton title on Sunday with a smooth progress to a 21-16 21-19 win over Saina Nehwal.

    The Spaniard was brimming with confidence in the first game, pumping her fist and screaming in triumph.Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

    Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

  • Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to retain world title

    Jakarta: Top seed Chen Long proved unstoppable as he retained the singles crown at the badminton world championships on Sunday (Aug 16), with Lee Chong Wei suffering an agonising fourth straight defeat.Chen Long was 'crazy with joy' following his World Championships victory. (photo: Reuters)

    Chen Long was 'crazy with joy' following his World Championships victory. (photo: Reuters)

  • Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin to renew rivalry in World Championships final

    Jakarta: Defending champion Carolina Marin of Spain will take on India’s World No 2 Saina Nehwal in the women’s singles final at the World Championships in Jakarta. Carolina, the top seed, edged Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 21-17, 15-21, 21-16 while Saina defeated Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17.Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to enter World Badminton Championships final.(photo: Reuters)

    Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to enter World Badminton Championships final.(photo: Reuters)

  • Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal in semis, Chinese women's singles completely wiped out

    Jakarta: Top-ranked Carolina Marin advanced to the World Championships semi-finals Friday noon, beating 7th-seeded Wang Shixian of China 21-17, 21-19.

    The Spaniard showed no sign of the ankle injury she incurred on Thursday and kept her cool even as Wang put her through her paces in the second game.Carolina Marin cruises past Wang Shixian for semi-final place. (photo: Bagus Indahono/EFE)

    Carolina Marin cruises past Wang Shixian for semi-final place. (photo: Bagus Indahono/EFE)

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, P.V Sindhu stun big names

    Jakarta: SEA Games champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Championships history when the Malaysian pair defeated top seeds and world number one pair Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan, 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Thursday.Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

    Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth aim for medals at World Championship

    Jakarta: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will be at the forefront as a strong Indian badminton contingent look to create a flutter at the World Championships, starting in Jakarta on Monday.Saina Nehwal looks to an impressive run at BWF World Championships in Jakarta.

    Saina Nehwal looks to an impressive run at BWF World Championships in Jakarta.

  • Don't count PV Sindhu out of World Championships just yet

    Hyderabad: In a country which had seen the likes of Saina Nehwal ruling the world of badminton, a Prakash Padukone and a Pullela Gopichand dominating the shuttle sport it would be surprising to note that none of these legends could match PV Sindhu when it comes to World Championships.Hope PV Sindhu could make another strong showing at the Worlds.

    Hope PV Sindhu could make another strong showing at the Worlds.

  • Vimal Kumar: Saina Nehwal stands a good chance to win the World Championships

    Mumbai: Saina Nehwal might be still recovering from a shoulder pain but coach Vimal Kumar is confident of her performance at the World Championships as he feels the Indian ace is "mentally tougher" than other girls who are "unpredictable".India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal and her coach Vimal Kumar.

    India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal and her coach Vimal Kumar.

  • Saina Nehwal: India need depth in Badminton

    By Chaitan Papnai

    With her outstanding performances over the years Saina Nehwal has certainly revived badminton in India. The ace shuttler is only the second Indian, after Prakash Padukone, to have achieved the top ranking in the sport. The 25-year-old Olympic medallist took some time out from her busy schedule to talk about different topics ranging from her game to Rio Olympics to Sania Mirza and many more with Zee Media correspondent Chaitan Papnai.Saina Nehwal is the first Indian woman to become world number one in BWF rankings.

    Saina Nehwal is the first Indian woman to become world number one in BWF rankings.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin maintain lead as world's No. 1 players

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long has widened his lead at No. 1 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings with his recent triumph at Chinese Taipei Open, now holding an additional 23,534 points advantage over the No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. As of July 30, 2015, Chen has been ranked world No. 1 men’s singles player for 32 consecutive weeks.Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

    Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan could meet in World Championships semifinal

    Jakarta: The 2015 World Championships draw is out, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei could meet for the first time in slightly less than a year in the semifinals. Lin Dan defeated Lee Chong Wei 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in the semi-finals of 2014 Incheon Asian Games last September. Lin Dan, a five-time champion, and Lee Chong Wei, a former world No. 1, were drawn into the bottom half of the bracket.Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

  • Fitness key to success for Saina Nehwal at World Championships

    Bengaluru: India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is focussing on her "game and skill" for the upcoming tournaments, including the World championship, but said the results will depend on overall fitness.

    "My performance must be the best as per my analysis. Further it depends upon the overall body health of mine," Saina told PTI.India's badminton sweetheart Saina Nehwal.

    India's badminton sweetheart Saina Nehwal.

  • Saina Nehwal gets 9 lakh to hire a physiotherapist

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry of India has approved an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Saina Nehwal knows how to effectively manage her professional career.

    Saina Nehwal knows how to effectively manage her professional career.

  • Lee Chong Wei in US Open quarters, ready for world championships

    Jakarta: It seems pretty clear that this year's BWF World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10-16 August 2015, would produce some greatest badminton match ever played.

    All top-eight shuttlers in the world of both men's singles and women's singles will compete in Jakarta, as they all know that everyone in the world is watching them and the world meet is a great chance to improve their rankings and reputation, whilst at the same time playing at a celebrated event.Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

    Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Chen Long to enter Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal ousted

    Jakarta: Ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap rallied to shock world No. 1 Chen Long, continuing his giant-killing spree to enter the men's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton tournament on Friday.Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

    Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

  • Indonesian Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth in 2nd round

    Jakarta: All the Indian shuttlers, including World No.1 Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, barring P.V. Sindhu, progressed to the round-of-16 of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal will be seen in action on Thursday

    Saina Nehwal will be seen in action on Thursday

  • Saina Nehwal, Li Xuerui bow out of Australian Open

    Sydney: World number one women's singles and defending champion Saina Nehwal crashed out of Australian Open Super Series on Friday, after losing to Wang Shixian of China in the quarterfinals.Li Xuerui has performed poorly so far in 2015.

    Li Xuerui has performed poorly so far in 2015.

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