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  • President hails Kidambi Srikanth for India Open win Yesterday

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the India Open Superseries men's singles title on Sunday. The World No 4 defeated Danish Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes in the final at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best...
  • World No. 1 Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win India Open titles 2 days ago

    Saina trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes, while Srikanth defeated World No.6 Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes. ...
  • Pullela Gopichand praises Saina, Srikanth for their India Open titles 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future. Saina and Srikanth...
  • Double surprise for me, says Saina Nehwal 2 days ago

    Saina Nehwal, who won her first India Open title and also attained the World No. 1 ranking, said it's a very proud moment for her. ...
  • I don't feel fear of losing, says Kidambi Srikanth 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India Open Super Series champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday said he doesn't feel the fear of losing and that mindset has helped him in his blossoming career. After winning the Swiss Grand Prix Gold earlier this month, Srikanth on Sunday clinched his maiden India Open title, edging out world...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open titles 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rounded up a brilliant on Sunday for Indian badminton winning their respective $275,000 India Open Super series titles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Women's singles top seed Saina Nehwal trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in...
  • World No.1 Saina Nehwal wins her maiden India Open title 2 days ago

    Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won her maiden $275,000 India Open Superseries crown here on Sunday defeating former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in straight games in the women's singles final. Playing at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, the No.1 seed came out on top to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes to...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said on Saturday. The two-time former national champion, who has been training Saina ever since her...
  • Thought of quitting badminton after last year's World Championships: Saina Nehwal 3 days ago

    Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships. Saina reaffirmed her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number...
  • Happy to be World No. 1, says Saina Nehwal 3 days ago

    "Its really special that I managed to become World No 1 in India. Its also a great achievement," says elated Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal enters maiden India Open final 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series by defeating Japan's Yui Hashimoto in straight games at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Assured of becoming World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters maiden India Open final 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the men's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Saturday. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash where he will take on Danish...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking 4 days ago

    Saina Nehwal on Saturday became the first Indian woman player to attain such a rare feat of becoming the World No 1 player after Carolina Marin lost her match to Ratchanok Intanon in the second semi-final of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort sports complex...
  • I will be No.1 if fate allows, says Saina Nehwal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has said she will be ranked World No.1 if this is in her destiny. The Hyderabadi is ranked No.2 in the world and has a very good chance to overtake China's Li Xuerui and become the highest ranked player in the world. "I want to...
  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy created the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open when he outplayed top seed and tournament favorite Jan O Jorgensen to advance into the quarter-finals here on Thursday. At a high-octane match played at the Siri Fort stadium, World No.17 Prannoy played some...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside young...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • Rematch between Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin in the offing March 20, 2015

    A rematch of the All England final between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion Carolina Marin is on the cards with the two stars given first and second seeding in the India Open Super Series to be played from March 24. Saina and Marin have already faced-off in two summit clashes...
  • Golf: Flawless SSP Chawrasia grabs Indian Open lead February 20, 2015

    Local favourite SSP Chawrasia's 36-hole bogey-free run at his happy hunting ground earned a one-shot halfway lead over holder Siddikur Rahman at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) on Friday. The ever-smiling Indian birdied the opening hole and picked up three more shots on the back nine for a two-day total of...
  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal December 24, 2014

    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...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang win India Open badminton titles April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the USD 250,000 Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series on Sunday. In an all-Chinese women's singles final,...
  • Lee Chong Wei to meet old foe Chen Long in India Open final April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday set up a summit clash with familiar foe China's Chen Long for the third time in the season, after both registered contrasting wins in the men's singles semi-finals of the USD 250,000 India Super Series here. Defending champion, Lee notched up...
  • Indian doubles players struggling with tactics: Joachim Fischer April 5, 2014

    New Delhi:Indian doubles players are struggling with tactics and not reading the game properly, according to mixed doubles star Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark, who believes a Danish coach can provide new knowledge and solve the country's doubles woes. An accomplished doubles player, Fisher, who won at least eight Superseries titles,...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in October...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap crash out of India Open April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Friday crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Siri Fort complex on Friday. The world number eight Saina went...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap at India Open April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian campaign came to an end as local hopes Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap lost their respective quarter-final matches at the $250,000 India Open Super Series on Friday. Former World Champion Yihan Wang of China continued her dominance over Saina, making her way into the women's singles semi-final...
  • Saina Nehwal, Sindhu are strong opponents: Li Xuerui April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic champion Li Xuerui on Thursday lauded Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu and called them "strong opponents" against whom they can never afford to give an inch. "They are strong opponents, always tough to beat and we respect them. You see how Sindhu has beaten Shixiang Wang...
  • India Open: Shuttler PV Sindhu knocked out in 1st round April 3, 2014

    Sindhu was ousted by Shixian 15-21, 21-12, 10-21 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and nine minutes. ...
  • Hawk-Eye makes badminton debut at India Open April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Renowned tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in sports like tennis to determine line calls, has made its badminton debut at the India Open Super Series here. After testing various instant-review technologies, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has contracted Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major events. This includes Hawk-Eye's...
  • Shuttler Sindhu drops to No.10 in rankings April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's P.V. Sindhu dropped a place to No.10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist didn't help her cause as she lost the opener at the $250,000 India Open Super Series against Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang...