• Swiss Badminton Open: Sindhu enters Swiss Open quarters, Pawar out (pic)

    World No.9 shuttler P.V. Sindhu staged an amazing come-from-behind victory to progress to the women's singles quarterfinals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Thursday.

    World No.9 shuttler P.V. Sindhu staged an amazing come-from-behind victory to progress to the women's singles quarterfinals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Thursday.PV Sindhu enters Swiss Open quarter finals

    The seventh seed lost a cliff-hanger first game to Canada's Li Michelle but displayed all her grit and experience to win the next two to enter the last eight. The World Championship bronze medallist ousted her unseeded opponent 19-21, 21-16, 21-11 in 54 minutes to take 2-0 lead in career meets.

  • Swiss Badminton Open: Sindhu, Kashyap power through openers

    Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar got off to winning starts, notching up victories in their respective opening-round singles matches at the the $ 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament in Basel.

    Sindhu posted a comfortable 21-18 21-15 victory over Malaysian Sannatasah Saniru in 32 minutes to enter the second round of the women’s singles event.

    Kashyap and Pawar also reached the second round of the men’s singles competition with straight game victories.

    But it was curtains for Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles, while Saili Rane failed to cross the opening hurdle in women’s singles.

    Seventh-seeded Sindhu opened with a 3-0 lead and went on to extend it to 10-3 in the first game. But the Malaysian raised her tempo and managed to reduce the gap to 15-16 before making it 17-17. At 18-18 though, the 18-year-old Hyderabadi girl accelerated to pocket three straight points to wrap-up the opening game 21-18.

  • Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to win India Grand Prix Gold (pic)

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal snapped her 15 months title drought, clinching the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton crown with a straight-game victory over compatriot PV Sindhu in the women's singles competition, on Sunday.

    The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Sindhu 21-14 21-17 in the women's singles summit clash, which lasted 40 minutes at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here.Saina Nehwal poses with the winner's trophy after defeating PV Sindhu in the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold final.

    The two-time champion was tested by her younger colleague but Saina kept her nerve to eventually break a 15-month title drought after appearing in her 22nd final of her international career.

  • As it happened: India Grand Prix Gold women's and men's singles finals

    Playing her first final in 15 months, Saina Nehwal came out all guns blazing to beat PV Sindhu 21-14, 21-17 in the final in Lucknow on Sunday.

    Saina prevailed over China's Xuan Deng 21-14, 17-21, 21-19 while Sindhu surpassed Lindaweni Fanetri from Indonesia 21-6, 12-21, 21-17 in the semis to set up a their first ever international clash at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow.

    The two, however, played at the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) last year where London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina got the better of Sindhu on two occasions.

  • Saina Nehwal sets up final clash with PV Sindhu at India GP Gold badminton (pic)

    Lucknow: A resurgent Saina Nehwal and fast rising PV Sindhu, country's best women shuttlers, set up a summit clash against each other at the Indian Grand Prix Gold after emerging victorious in their respective semifinals on Saturday.

    Saina reached her first finals in 15 months after prevailing over China's Xuan Deng 21-14 17-21 21-19 while Sindhu surpassed Lindaweni Fanetri from Indonesia 21-6 12-21 21-17 to set up a their first ever international clash against each other at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here. Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

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