CHINA OPEN

  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: Kidambi Srikanth November 29, 2014

    Having created history by defeating Lin Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth said he always believed in his abilities. ...
  • China Open win confidence booster, says shuttler Kidambi Srikanth November 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's leading shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday said his recent China Open Super Series Premier victory was a major confidence booster. World No.10 Srikanth Nov 16 clinched his first Super Series title in Fuzhou beating legendary Chinese great and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final. "Being the first Indian...
  • China Open triumph was special: Saina Nehwal November 25, 2014

    Frankly, it was Vimal Sir who insisted that I should play China Open. I was not keen initially, as there was little time to prepare. ...
  • Never thought could beat 'Super' Dan, says Kidambi Srikanth November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Monday said he never took the victory for granted and never believed that he could pull it off until he won as he knew that his opponent in the final - two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China - could make...
  • China Open winners Saina and Srikanth eye Hong Kong titles November 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Fresh from their sensational title triumphs in China, India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth will now train their guns on the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers in Kowloon on Tuesday. Saina and Srikanth created history on Sunday by winning...
  • Kidambi Srikanth 'gifts' title to coach Pullela Gopichand November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Newly crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday "gifted" his Super Series Premier title to India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on his 41st birthday. Sunday turned out to be a watershed moment in Indian badminton's history as for the first time two titles are coming home from...
  • I will remember China Open win for life: Saina Nehwal November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she will remember her win at the China Open Super Series Premier for the rest of her life. World No.5 Saina defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 22-20 in 42 minutes to bag her third women's singles crown of the year. She had...
  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulate K Srikanth November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulated compatriot Kidambi Srikanth for beating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final to clinch the China Open Super Series Premier men's singles title in Fuzhou Sunday. "My heartiest congratulations to Srikanth..well done...amazing victory," tweeted Jwala. Ashwini tweeted:...
  • It was one of my toughest wins, says ecstatic Saina Nehwal November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal said the triumph at the China Open Super Series Premier was one of her "toughest" and it showed that the hard work was paying off. World No. 5 Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge of the Akane Yamaguchi...
  • Coach Gopichand elated at Saina and Srikanth's China Open success November 16, 2014

    Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. ...
  • Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth create history for Indian Badminton in China November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: On a historic day for Indian badminton, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth clinched the women's and men's singles title of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier respectively on Sunday. While Olympic bronze-medallist Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge...
  • K Srikanth stuns world and Olympic champion Lin Dan to win China Open November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Young Indian shuttler K Srikanth clinched his maiden Super Series title after defeating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the men's singles events of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier on Sunday. The 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh showed nerves of steel to produce a dominating performance...
  • Saina Nehwal wins China Open for her third title in 2014 November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash on Sunday. The World No. 5 Indian prevailed over the 17-year-old Akane 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles finals which lasted 42 minutes at the...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth storm into summit clash of China Open November 15, 2014

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal and young shuttler K Srikanth stormed into the finals of the women's and men's singles events respectively at the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier on Sunday. In her sixth appearance in the prestigious tournament, Saina continued her rampaging run as she produced another good...
  • Saina, Srikanth in semis, Kashyap exits in China Open November 14, 2014

    Fuzhou: London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reached the semi-finals of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier as Parupalli Kashyap lost in the quarter-finals at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center here on Friday. While women's World No.5 Saina defeated Chinese Suo Di 21-13, 17-21, 21-5...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth in China Open quarters November 13, 2014

    Fuzhou: London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal along with male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth, reached the quarter-finals of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center on Thursday. While women's World No.5 Saina was made to work hard for her 21-18, 21-18 win over...
  • Novak Djokovic dominates Tomas Berdych to win 5th China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his fifth China Open title in dominating fashion on Sunday, routing third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2. Djokovic was one point away from handing Berdych a "double bagel" - a 6-0, 6-0 defeat - but the Czech player fought off match point, then broke Djokovic to win...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova to win China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Maria Sharapova outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth duel to win the China Open on Sunday and return to No. 2 in the rankings. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame 10 double-faults and a number of untimely errors to defeat Kvitova in a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon...
  • Novak Djokovic holds off Andy Murray to win China Open October 4, 2014

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday. Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 straight points to open a 2-0 lead...
  • Nadal stunned by Klizan in China, injured Serena out October 3, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open. After world number one Novak Djokovic had continued his march through the draw to set up a mouth watering semi-final...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray win at China Open October 3, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a semi-final at the China Open with convincing wins on Friday over two members of the younger generation enjoying breakthrough seasons. The top-seeded Djokovic defeated Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-4, while sixth-seeded Murray took out US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-1,...
  • Djokovic despatches Dimitrov in Beijing, Williams withdraws October 3, 2014

    Bejing: World number one Novak Djokovic continued his march to a fifth China Open title by dismantling a flat Grigor Dimitrov in a one-sided quarter-final on Friday while women's top seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out through injury. American world number one Williams, who had reached the last...
  • Rafael Nadal reaches China Open quarters October 2, 2014

    Rafael Nadal is back in form on the tennis court - and in his sharp-tongued critiques of the ATP tour. The second-seeded Spaniard reached his first quarter-final since capturing his record ninth French Open title in June with a 6-3, 6-4 win over German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk at the China Open...
  • Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova through to China Open quarters October 2, 2014

    Romania's Simona Halep won a back-and-forth match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarter-finals on Thursday. The second-seeded Halep was broken nine times, including when she served for the match at 5-3 in the third...
  • Venus Williams out of China Open with viral illness October 2, 2014

    Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set....
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open October 1, 2014

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open October 1, 2014

    Beijing: It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than...
  • Rafael Nadal dominates in return at China Open October 1, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open September 30, 2014

    Beijing: Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova moved into the third round of the China Open with ease on Tuesday, while Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska late-season slump continued with another early loss. The fourth-seeded Sharapova saved seven of nine break points she faced in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, a...