• Premier Badminton League: Saina Nehwal wins but Awadhe Warriors lose

    Lucknow: World No. 10 Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors drew huge support from the crowd when she fought back from dropping a set to crush Sung Ji-Hyun of Mumbai Rockets 12-10, 4-11, 11-5 in the Premier Badminton League tie on Friday.Saina Nehwal is gradually recovering from her knee injury.

    Saina Nehwal is gradually recovering from her knee injury.

  • Premier Badminton League: Sung Ji Hyun stops Carolina Marin

    Mumbai: After two consecutive victories over P.V. Sindhu, and Saina Nehwal, World No. 2 and Olympic champion Carolina Marin's winning streak in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) finally came to a halt when she was defeated by Mumbai Rockets’ Sung Ji Hyun with 7-11, 11-7, 12-14 at Mumbai’s NSCI Stadium on Wednesday.Sung Ji Hyun wins a jaw-dropping match against Carolina Marin in 2017 Premier Badminton League. (photo: PBL)

    Sung Ji Hyun wins a jaw-dropping match against Carolina Marin in 2017 Premier Badminton League. (photo: PBL)

  • Tai Tzu Ying, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan win BWF World Superseries title

    Dubai: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying whose father is a firefighter in Taiwan, made Taiwanese badminton history Sunday by becoming the first Taiwanese player to ever win two BWF Superseries Finals titles.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for winning the 2016 BWF World Superseries title. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for winning the 2016 BWF World Superseries title. (photo: AFP)

  • Clean sweep for Korea at Korea Masters Championships

    Jeju: The Korean badminton team lived up to home crowd's expectation as they ruled all five events in the Korea Masters finals on Sunday.

    Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Jae Hwan started the campaign for Korea in the men's doubles event against No. 1 seeds and last week's Macau Open champions Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang. Ko/Kim came back after trailing by 7-13, 14-17 to edge the Taiwanese pair 21-19 in the first set. The Korean pair led most of the second set to keep the men's doubles title at home with a 21-18 second set victory.Son Wan Ho beats Daren Liew to win the 2016 Korea Masters Championships. (photo: AP)

    Son Wan Ho beats Daren Liew to win the 2016 Korea Masters Championships. (photo: AP)

  • Daren Liew to play Son Wan Ho in 2016 Korea Masters final

    Jeju: Malaysia's World No. 67 men's singles shuttler Daren Liew will face World No. 6 Son Wan Ho of Korea in the Korea Masters final on Sunday. This will be their first meeting in about 9 months since they last played each other at New Zealand Open in March.Daren Liew faces an uphill battle to break Son Wan Ho in the 2016 Korea Masters final.

    Daren Liew faces an uphill battle to break Son Wan Ho in the 2016 Korea Masters final.

  • Korea Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sun Yu suffer 1st-round defeats

    Seoul: No. 8 seeds in both men's and women's singles event of the Korea Open Super Series have fell in their respective opening matches held at Seong-nam Indoor Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday.Kidambi Srikanth is having really poor form recently. (photo: AFP)

    Kidambi Srikanth is having really poor form recently. (photo: AFP)

  • China beat Korea 3-1 to win 14th Uber Cup crown

    Kunshan: China's women's team was on a mission to retain the Uber Cup at home after their men's team suffered worst loss in China's Thomas Cup history when they were beaten by Korea in the men's quarter-finals.Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

    Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

  • 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)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win New Zealand Open title

    Auckland: Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying overcame resilient Zheng Siwei and Li Yinhui of China to clinch the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open mixed doubles titles on Sunday.Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

    Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

  • Lin Dan, Jan O Jorgensen reach German Open semifinals

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China and Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen stayed on course for the men's singles final clash after they both advanced to the men's singles semi-finals at German Open on Friday."Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

    "Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

  • Indonesia confident of doing well in Thomas Cup qualifiers (BATC)

    Jakarta: Indonesia remained optimistic it will emerge as the group champion in the Badminton Asian Team Championship (BATC) to be held in Hyderabad, India, from February 15-21.Tommy Sugiarto's (behind, third right) inclusion is a big boost to the 2016 Indonesian men's team in Hyderabad.

    Tommy Sugiarto's (behind, third right) inclusion is a big boost to the 2016 Indonesian men's team in Hyderabad.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stage comeback to win Syed Modi Grand Prix title

    Lucknow: Malaysia's men's doubles pair of Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem was involved in a close men's doubles final contest in Syed Modi Grand Prix finals as the Malaysian and Indian pair of Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar were engaged in energy-sapping rallies.

    Goh/Tan were caught off guard by the speed and aggressiveness of the Indian pair in the first set by losing 21-14.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and well done to Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar for putting up a good fight. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and well done to Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar for putting up a good fight. (photo: AFP)

  • Carolina Marin pulls out but Saina Nehwal begins new season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain who was the runner-up at last year's Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, have decided to pull out of the Grand Prix Gold tournament.Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

    Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia was in sizzling form in the first and second round of Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, dashed past Korean Shin Kyung Deok 21-4, 21-5 in his first round match, and glided into the third round after he ushered Japanese Riichi Takeshita out of the tournament 21-15, 21-10 in the men's second round that was held later Wednesday.Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

    Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

  • Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng knocked out in Korea Masters 1st round

    Jeonju City: Lai Pei Jing who started her bid for the mixed doubles title with new partner Tan Kian Meng at Korea Masters, has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Korean mixed doubles pair Kim Duk Young/Go Ah Ra on Tuesday.Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

    Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong fall short of Thailand Open crown

    Bangkok: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong will have to wait another tournament to win their third title of the year, as the former World No. 1 took the match all the way to its limit only to fall short on Sunday against No. 5 seeds Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf of Indonesia in three-sets.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong on the podium with Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf during the medal ceremony. (photo: Granular)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong on the podium with Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf during the medal ceremony. (photo: Granular)

  • Chen Long, Sung Ji Hyun win Korea Open titles

    Seoul: No. 1 seed Chen Long remained perfect in Korea Open finals, winning the men's singles title on Sunday without dropping a set in his formidable Korea Open run.Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

    Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

  • PV Sindhu eyeing a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Kolkata: Double World Championships bronze medallist PV Sindhu registered one of the biggest wins of her career when she ousted London Olympics champion Li Xuerui of China to enter the quarterfinal in this year's edition at Jakarta.

    The 20-year-old Indian's dream run, however, ended in the quarterfinals after going down to Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

    PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

  • 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)

  • 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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