• China Open: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan in quarters, Lee/Yoo & Ahsan/Setiawan ousted

    Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan stayed on course for a blockbuster China Open semi-final clash after battling through men's second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

    Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

  • Saina Nehwal invests in personal care business

    Mumbai: India's world No. 2 women's singles badminton player Saina Nehwal who has been the brand ambassador for Soothe Healthcare's Paree sanitary pads since 2014, has now become an investor in that company’s personal care business.Wish Saina Nehwal great success in her business venture. (photo: Soothe)

    Wish Saina Nehwal great success in her business venture. (photo: Soothe)

  • Lee Chong Wei breaks into top 10 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: As BadmintonPlanet.com predicted in this article "Lee Chong Wei regains confidence with French Open victory" few days ago, former World No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei have shot up the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings after winning the French Open men's title last Sunday.Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

  • Hong Kong Open draw: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long placed in same half

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, and two-time world champion Chen Long were all placed in the same section of the Hong Kong Open draw that was released on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

    Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continue steady rise in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for October 22 ranking week showed Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continued to have strong upward momentum, checking in the BWF top 25 in both men's singles and men's doubles.

    Despite his disappointments at Korea Open, and Denmark Open, Lee Chong Wei has jumped six places, working his way back into the 19th position in the latest rankings.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win 2015 Denmark Open

    Odense: This year's Denmark Open has been marked by upsets and by dramatic swings in fortune, with top shuttlers such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei all crashed out early from the tournament. Nevertheless, the upset trend was partially halted in the finals when Chen Long, Li Xuerui, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong went on to capture the men's singles, women's singles, and men's doubles titles respectively at the Denmark Open on Sunday.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal make shock exits at Denmark Open

    Odense: Mixed doubles world champions Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, former men's singles world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current women's singles world No. 1 Saina Nehwal, and reigning men's doubles world champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan all crashed out on a day of shocks at the Denmark Open in Odense.Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

    Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats P. Kashyap in Denmark opener

    Odense: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia showed few signs of rust on Wednesday as he returned to action after an early exit at Korea Open almost one month ago, beating No. 8 seed Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap 21-14, 21-15 in the first round of the Denmark Open.Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

    Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long hit the court for Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Badminton A-listers Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long will play their first round of Denmark Open on Wednesday, but they aren't the only big names hanging out around the Odense Sports Park.Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

    Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

  • Bollywood star Datuk Shahrukh Khan plays badminton

    Kuala Lumpur: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan who became the first Indian movie star to be conferred a prestigious Malaysian title called “Datuk” (equivalent to British Knighthood) in 2008, has created a sporty atmosphere by playing badminton while filming a scene of his new movie called "Dilwale".Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan received his Datukship during the Malacca Governor’s 70th birthday in 2008.

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan received his Datukship during the Malacca Governor’s 70th birthday in 2008.

  • Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

    Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mixed doubles titles Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan have piled up. In addition to their consistently top results in mixed doubles, the pair reached another milestone as they've earned 102,935 ranking points in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday, 20,223 points more than Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia who were ranked world No. 2. Xu Chen/Ma Jin, Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin, and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen occupied the No.3, No. 4 and No. 5 place in mixed doubles respectively.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

  • Denmark Open: Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long and Lin Dan in the same half

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2015 Denmark Open men’s singles draw was announced on Tuesday, and it has thrown up some curveballs for the top players.

    Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current World No. 1 Chen Long and two times Olympic Champion Lin Dan were placed in the same half of the Denmark Open draw.Lin Dan has made a steady rise in BWF world ranking to world No. 3.

    Lin Dan has made a steady rise in BWF world ranking to world No. 3.

  • Saina Nehwal gives India's prime minister a special birthday gift

    New Delhi: World number one shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday presented her racquet, with which she became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the Badminton World Championships, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an advanced birthday present.

    Modi will turn 65 on Thursday.Thanks to Saina Nehwal, and happy birthday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi! (photo: Narendra Modi - Twitter)

    Thanks to Saina Nehwal, and happy birthday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi! (photo: Narendra Modi - Twitter)

  • Japan Open: Saina Nehwal crashes out

    Tokyo: Thursday was a dismal day for world No.1 women's singles player Saina Nehwal of India, after she suffered a thumping straight-set loss against unseeded Japanese Minatsu Mitani in the women's singles second round of the $275,000 Japan Open Superseries.Saina Nehwal should be more consistent in the Superseries. (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal should be more consistent in the Superseries. (photo: AFP)

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei advances into main draw

    Tokyo: Unseeded Lee Chong Wei who launched bid for his unprecedented sixth Japan Open title got his campaign off to a winning start with two straight-sets victories on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will face tough test in the 2nd round against Lin Dan and potential quarter-finals clash with Chen Long at Japan Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei will face tough test in the 2nd round against Lin Dan and potential quarter-finals clash with Chen Long at Japan Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Saina Nehwal: Carolina Marin is beatable

    Bengaluru: World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday said All England and World Champion Carolina Marin is a tough opponent blessed with better wrist work but the Spaniard is beatable and the Indian ace will look to get the better off her rival in Japan Super Series starting next week.(Saina Loses to Marin)Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship in Lucknow, on Jan 25, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

    Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship in Lucknow, on Jan 25, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

  • Saina Nehwal looking for revenge vs. Carolina Marin at Japan Open

    New Delhi: After giving Chinese shuttlers a tough fight over the years, top-ranked shuttler Saina Nehwal's new challenge is to tame down nemesis Carolina nemesis of Spain.

    The Spaniard recently beat Nehwal in two major finals -- All England Badminton and World Championships. And as Japan Open is set to start, Nehwal is eager to take the revenge from the number two ranked shuttler, who has kept Nehwal at bay of late.It will be interesting to see Saina Nehwal play Carolina Marin at Japan Open.

    It will be interesting to see Saina Nehwal play Carolina Marin at Japan Open.

  • 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)

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