• P.V Sindhu clinches China Open as China fail to capture any title

    Fuzhou: For the first time in China Open's 30-years history, Chinese shuttlers had failed to capture a single title at the China Open finals that concluded on Sunday.

    P. V Sindhu who became star athlete of India after being the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, was crowned at the women's singles final after she fought back from dropping a set to beat local shuttler Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in 69 minutes to win her first ever career Superseries title.Congratulations to P.V. Sindhu for winning the 2016 China Open women's singles title. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to P.V. Sindhu for winning the 2016 China Open women's singles title. (photo: AP)

  • Saina Nehwal ready to make a comeback at China Open after knee injury

    Fuzhou: India's World No. 6 women's singles player Saina Nehwal is preparing to make her return from injury after suffering a knee injury that caused her abrupt exit at the Rio Olympics in August.Wish Saina Nehwal a strong showing at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Wish Saina Nehwal a strong showing at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • PV Sindhu is going back to school for a Master's Degree

    Hyderabad: India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in badminton in the Olympics, has decided to return to school to pursue her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree while playing professional badminton.Wish P.V. Sindhu the best of luck in her studies! (photo: AP)

    Wish P.V. Sindhu the best of luck in her studies! (photo: AP)

  • Viktor Axelsen, P. V. Sindhu crash out of French Open

    Paris: Olympic bronze medalist and current World No. 5 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who became the overwhelming favorite for the 2016 French Open after No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei pulled out from the tournament due to injury, stumbled in the second round on Thursday as he lost to 36-year-old Lee Hyun Il of Korea 20-22, 12-21 in 40 minutes.Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

    Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

  • PV Sindhu, Ahmad/Natsir and Viktor Axelsen crash out of Denmark Open

    Odense: Thursday was a day of upsets at the ongoing Denmark Open in Odense. To top off the day that filled with shocking results, India's Olympic women's doubles silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu was knocked out by Japan's Sayaka Sato 13-21, 23-21, 18-21 in the second round of the tournament.Viktor Axelsen suffers shock exit in the second round of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Viktor Axelsen suffers shock exit in the second round of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Pullela Gopichand: P.V Sindhu is a cool and collected player

    Hyderabad: Despite rising fame after his women's singles player P.V Sindhu became the first Indian woman shuttler to win an Olympics silver medal on August 19, Pullela Gopichand remained humble and continued to inspire the development of badminton in India.P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

    P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

  • P. V. Sindhu lands USD $7.5 million deal

    Hyderabad: Following her impressive run in Rio, the Olympic silver medalist P. V Sindhu of India was reported to sign a three-year deal with sports management company Baseline that worth up Rs 50 crore (about USD $7.5 million). It was the highest amount an Indian non-cricket player has ever made.Congratulations to P.V. Sindhu for a well deserved deal. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to P.V. Sindhu for a well deserved deal. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Carolina Marin confirmed as top seeds for Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: The seedings for the 2016 Korea Open Superseries badminton tournaments have been confirmed, and both Lee Chong Wei and Carolina Marin were seeded top in the men's singles and women's singles events respectively.Carolina Marin is the No. 1 seed at 2016 Korea Open Superseries. (photo: AFP)

    Carolina Marin is the No. 1 seed at 2016 Korea Open Superseries. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V Sindhu receives over 2 million USD cash reward & a BMW

    Bangalore: Ever since P.V Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win a silver medal in badminton at the Olympics, cash rewards has been pouring in celebration for her momentous feat at the Rio Olympics.Congratulations to P.V Sindhu on the well-deserved rewards, keep up the good job! (photo: NDtv)

    Congratulations to P.V Sindhu on the well-deserved rewards, keep up the good job! (photo: NDtv)

  • Rio Olympics 2016: Carolina Marin wins badminton women's singles gold

    Rio de Janeiro: Carolina Marin of Spain has beaten P.V. Sindhu of India to take gold in women's singles badminton.
    Her victory Friday signals a clear end to China's previous lock on Olympic badminton power. Marin fell face first on the court, then kneeled and wept after her 2-1 victory.Rio 2016 women's singles silver medalist V. Sindhu Pusarla of India, gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain and bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan (from left). (photo: AFP)

    Rio 2016 women's singles silver medalist V. Sindhu Pusarla of India, gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain and bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan (from left). (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: P.V Sindhu cruises to set up final showdown with Carolina Marin

    Rio de Janeiro: India's No. 9 seed P.V Sindhu continued her Cinderella run at the Rio Olympics semi-finals, beating No. 6 seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 on Thursday to guarantee of at least a silver medal for India.Wish P.V Sindhu best of luck in the women's singles final at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Wish P.V Sindhu best of luck in the women's singles final at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: The London Olympics bronze medallist and world No. 5 Saina Nehwal's Rio Olympics journey has come to a shocking end on Sunday, with the Indian shuttler losing to Ukraine's Marija Ulitina in straight games.Saina Nehwal's right knee was heavily taped on Sunday. (photo: AP)

    Saina Nehwal's right knee was heavily taped on Sunday. (photo: AP)

  • Carolina Marin & Li Xuerui fall in same half of the 2016 Olympic draw

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 women's singles player Carolina Marin and the Olympic defending champion Li Xuerui have fallen into the same half of the 2016 Rio Olympic draw.Women's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Women's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • P.V Sindhu gets Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sendoff

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday.P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth get autograph from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (photo: business-standard)

    P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth get autograph from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (photo: business-standard)

  • China to face South Korea in Uber Cup final

    Kunshan: The London Olympic champion Li Xuerui shook off a shaky second set, as she bounced back to earn a hard-fought three-gamer against India's Saina Nehwal in the Uber Cup semi-finals on Friday.Wang Shixian of China celebrates her victory against Pusarla V Sindhu of India in the Uber Cup semi-final. (photo:AFP)

    Wang Shixian of China celebrates her victory against Pusarla V Sindhu of India in the Uber Cup semi-final. (photo:AFP)

  • India send Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth & four others to Olympics

    New Delhi: Although the 2016 Rio Olympics qualification is based on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that will be released on May 5, seven Indian shuttlers have confirmed to qualify for the Olympics after the recently concluded Badminton Asia Championship (BAC).Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long are top guns to watch at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) begins on Tuesday, and the badminton fans in China are starting to get hyped up for badminton's big three to clash in Wuhan.Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

    Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

  • Tai Tzu Ying stuns Li Xuerui in Malaysia 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2012 Olympic champion and second seed Li Xuerui was expected to saunter into the Malaysia Open quarter-finals on Thursday when she faced unseeded Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, a player she had beaten in their previous 10 encounters.Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Saina Nehwal to play Li Xuerui in India Open semis

    New Delhi: World No. 6 and defending champion Saina Nehwal survived an 83 minutes battle to advance to the semi-finals of India Open on Friday.

    The battle between Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun was never a letup in the tension. Starting when Nehwal was forced repeatedly to coming from behind before fighting tooth and nail to outlast No. 5 seed South Korean Sung Ji Hyun 19-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a match that witnessed long rallies and a lot of unforced errors.It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

    It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

  • Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu roll on a day of upset at India Open

    New Delhi: Despite the shock exits of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Jan Jorgensen at India Open, both Indian women's singles shuttlers No. 2 seed Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu clinched their spots in the quarter-finals of the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Thursday.P.V Sindhu pumps her fist during her India Open second round against Busanan Ongbumrungphan. (photo: BAI)

    P.V Sindhu pumps her fist during her India Open second round against Busanan Ongbumrungphan. (photo: BAI)

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