• India Open: Carolina Marin, P.V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal enter 2nd round

    India Open: Top seed Carolina Marin of Spain began her quest for the India Open women's singles title at the Siri Fort Complex on Wednesday by beating Kim Hyo Min of South Korea 621-17, 21-10 in 37 minutes.(From left)India's badminton head coach Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu, Carolina Marin, BAI President Akhilesh Das Gupta, and Saina Nehwal during a press conference at 2017 India Open World Superseries. (photo:PTI)

    (From left)India's badminton head coach Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu, Carolina Marin, BAI President Akhilesh Das Gupta, and Saina Nehwal during a press conference at 2017 India Open World Superseries. (photo:PTI)

  • Carolina Marin & P.V. Sindhu eyeing Indian Open success

    New Delhi: As the 7th Indian Super Series badminton tournament gets under way with the qualifying round at Siri Fort Complex in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, all eyes are set on Rio Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin and silver medalist P.V. Sindhu.(From left) Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin during a pre-tournament press conference in New Delhi. (photo: PTI)

    (From left) Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin during a pre-tournament press conference in New Delhi. (photo: PTI)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win semis, Ratchanok Intanon vs Tai Tzu-ying in All England finals

    Birmingham: No. 6 seeds Malaysian pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying's astonishing form continued in Birmingham as the Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists advanced to the 2017 All England final for the first time in their career on Saturday.Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying the best in All England final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying the best in All England final. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock in All England Semis

    Birmingham: Chan Peng Soo/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia continued the momentum that catapulted them to the victory against Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui of China on Thursday, though trailing 16-20 in the first set, the Malaysian pair reeled off four straight points forcing a deuce and subduing Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping of China to eventually claim the first set 23-21 in the All England quarter-finals on Friday.Chris & Gabby Adcock celebrate after beating Olympic Champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Chris & Gabby Adcock celebrate after beating Olympic Champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chou Tien Chen wins German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 6 seeds Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan who lost to two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the 2016 German Open final, lived up to his extravagant billing on Sunday, overcoming compatriot No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei to claim his first German Open title.Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

    Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

  • Chen Long loses in German Open semi-finals

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 2 seed Chen Long has fallen short of a berth in the final of the German Open, beaten by Taiwanese and No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei on Saturday.Despite huge disappointment at German Open, Chen Long will shift his attention to the All England. (photo: AP)

    Despite huge disappointment at German Open, Chen Long will shift his attention to the All England. (photo: AP)

  • Carolina Marin sends Hyderabad Hunters to the Premier Badminton League semis

    Bengaluru: Olympic champion Carolina Marin lifted Hyderabad Hunters over Delhi Acers 5-2 on Thursday to qualify for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) semi-finals.

    Going into Thursday's tie, Hyderabad Hunters was ranked fifth on the ranking table, and it needed three points to replace Bengaluru Blasters for a spot in the last four.Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

    Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

  • Carolina Marin seals the win for Hyderabad Hunters in Premier Badminton League

    Bengaluru: In the ongoing Premier Badminton League that was held in Bengaluru on Saturday, Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin defeated Bengaluru Smashers' Ashwini Ponnappa to win the tie in favor of her team.Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

    Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

  • 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)

  • Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal in India's Premier Badminton League tie

    Hyderabad: Although Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors lost to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters but her team still beat Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League encounter in Hyderabad on Monday.Whether you like it or not, Carolina Marin still one of the toughest women's singles player in the world.

    Whether you like it or not, Carolina Marin still one of the toughest women's singles player in the world.

  • Carolina Marin beats PV Sindhu in India's Premier Badminton League opener

    Hyderabad: India's 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL) kicked off on January 1st with a blockbuster opener where Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters saw off Olympic silver medalist P.V Sindhu of Chennai Smashers to win the inaugural match on Sunday.Carolina Marin proves P.V Sindhu's nemesis again in the 2017 PBL.

    Carolina Marin proves P.V Sindhu's nemesis again in the 2017 PBL.

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Carolina Marin to reach Dubai World Superseries Finals semis

    Dubai: A large crowd turned up on Friday to give their support to India's P.V Sindhu as they witnessed the rematch of Rio Olympics women's singles final between Sindhu and Carolina Marin of Spain at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai on Friday.P.V. Sindhu will go into semi-final with alot of confidence after victory over Carolina Marin in the last Group match. (photo: AFP)

    P.V. Sindhu will go into semi-final with alot of confidence after victory over Carolina Marin in the last Group match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei clings on, Carolina Marin exits from Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World number one Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his fifth World Superseries Finals title, bounced back from an unexpected defeat to Son Wan Ho on Wednesday by holding off Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-15, 22-20 in the second Group B match on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with badminton fans in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and other big names fall at Day 1 of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei suffered a surprise defeat on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals, losing to his first opponent Son Wan Ho of Korea in Group B at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays Son Wan Ho on Day 1 of 2016 Dubai Superseries Finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying beats Carolina Marin to play P.V Sindhu in Hong Kong final

    Hong Kong: Taiwan’s World No. 3 women's singles player Tai Tzu-Ying showed off her remarkable overheads and slicing drop shots along with precise servings to overpower World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-17, 14-21, 21-16 in 68 minutes on Saturday to make the Hong Kong Open final.Tai Tzu Ying tries to defend her Hong Kong Open title against P.V Sindhu. (photo: AP)

    Tai Tzu Ying tries to defend her Hong Kong Open title against P.V Sindhu. (photo: AP)

  • P.V. Sindhu, Carolina Marin on course for fiery Hong Kong Open final meeting

    Hong Kong: World No. 9 P.V Sindhu of India and World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain are on course for a rematch of the Olympic final at the ongoing Hong Kong Open after both advanced to the semi-finals respectively on Friday.Carolina Marin is on track to end the year on a high note. (photo: AP)

    Carolina Marin is on track to end the year on a high note. (photo: AP)

  • P.V. Sindhu could possibly face Carolina Marin in Hong Kong Open finals

    Hong Kong: After winning the 2016 China Open badminton Superseries on Sunday, India's badminton ace P.V. Sindhu is eyeing for another Superseries title at the 2016 Hong Kong Open that is slated to begin on Tuesday.P.V. Sindhu faces possible Carolina Marin in the Hong Kong final. (photo: AP)

    P.V. Sindhu faces possible Carolina Marin in the Hong Kong final. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

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