All England Open

  • World No.1 Lee Chong Wei regains All England Open title March 10, 2014

    Birmingham: Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, at the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday. Top seed Lee took sweet revenge of his last year's loss in the final by...
  • Jwala-Ashwini fail to enter All England main draw March 5, 2014

    Birmingham: Women's doubles specialists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa failed to make the main draw of the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena here Tuesday. It turned out to be a bad day for Indian shuttlers at the 104th edition of the championships as all others...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded seventh at All England Championships February 25, 2014

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships to be held here March 4-9. The World No.7 is the only Indian who has been seeded in the prestigious Super Series Premier tournament which will host its 104th edition at the National...
  • Liu Xiaolong, Qiu Zihan make a mark in the All England Open March 11, 2013

    Birmingham: Before the All England Open, if Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan walked in a street few would recognise them. In fact, their photos were missing on the official website of All England Open and many from the Chinese media were not sure about the correct character in Qiu's first...
  • Wang-Yu clinch All England Badminton women's doubles title March 10, 2013

    Birmingham: Chinese top seeds Xiaoli Wang and Yang Yu won the women's doubles title at the All England Open Badminton Championships here on Sunday. Wang and Yu overcame unseeded compatriots Shu Cheng and Yunlei Zhao 21-18, 21-10 in 27 minutes at the National Indoor Arena. The All England Open is a Super...
  • Saina slips to 3rd in rankings, Kashyap up to 9th March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal slipped down a place to be ranked third while Parupalli Kashyap jumped two places to be ninth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Saina, who turns 23 on March 17, was overtaken by World Champion Yihan Wang in the women's singles...
  • Lin Dan wins his record 5th All England title March 11, 2012

    Birmingham: Lin Dan won his record fifth All England Open badminton title in anticlimactic fashion when defending champion Lee Chong Wei retired with a shoulder injury in the final on Sunday. Lin was leading 21-19, 6-2 after 31 minutes when Chong Wei summoned the medical trainer for a third time and...
  • Jwala-Ashwini out of All England Open March 8, 2012

    Birmingham: India's Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships, losing to second seeded Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao of China in the second round of the women's doubles event here today. The unseeded Indian combination lost in straight games 10-21 15-21 to their...
  • Saina, Anand crash out of All England badminton March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: India's highest ranked shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Chetan Anand crashed out of the All England badminton tournament after suffering contrasting defeats in the first round of the Super series event in London on Wednesday. Saina hopes of a successful comeback after an injury lay-off went up in smoke after...
  • Shuttler Saina faces Hongyan at All England Open March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Returning to the court after a three-week injury lay-off, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will open her campaign against old rival French Hongyan Pi in the Yonex All England Open Super Series on Wednesday. A shoulder injury had forced the Indian world No. 10 to skip the National Badminton Championships...
  • Saina upbeat before All-England, inspired by coach February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Two Indians have won badminton's greatest event, the all England championships. Prakash Padukone had won it in 1980 and Pullela Gopichand in 2001. But no Indian woman has even dared to dream of reaching those heights. Now Saina Nehwal heads to England in real hope of making an impression. This 18-year-old has...
  • Asia dominates Day I of All-England Open June 20, 2007

    Birmingham: After one day of badminton action Asia already has the edge in the traditional battle with Europe at the All England Open Championships. World champion Lin Dan led the Asian march as he negotiated a potentially tricky start against Muhammad Roslin Hashim of Malaysia with a 24-22, 16-21, 21-9 win...
  • Coach Gopi upbeat on India's prospects March 5, 2007

    Mumbai: Former All-England champion and national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand says India's emerging talent is bridging the gap with the world's top players. "All of them are ranked pretty high and have had good wins in their careers," the 2001 winner at Birmingham said. "We have players like Saina Nehwal...