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  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal 3 days ago

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kashyap in India Open quarters April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won in contrasting styles to enter the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $250,000 India Open Super Series here on Thursday. While eighth seeded Saina needed only 35 minutes to breeze past Thai Natcha Saengchote 21-15, 21-12, Kashyap beat compatriot...
  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Zhengming in India Open April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday produced one of his finest performances as he stunned world number seven Chinese Zhengming Wang in a thrilling three-game victory in the USD 250,000 India Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Kashyap, who played with a strapping on his shoulder after suffering a...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu all set for India Open challenge April 1, 2014

    PV Sindhu upbeat ahead of her first-round encounter against All England champion Shixian Wang in India Open. ...
  • Defending champion Ratchanok Intanon withdraws from India Open badminton March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning badminton World Champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand will not be defending her India Open Super Series women's singles title as she has withdrawn her entry. The current World No.4 shuttler cited medical reasons for skipping the $250,000 event which will be underway from Tuesday at the Siri Fort...
  • Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Tuesday. Chief coach Pullela Gopichand affirmed that this edition of the country's premier badminton...
  • With stellar record, Sindhu confident against Shixian March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: World top-10 shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu will take an impressive 3-0 head-to-head against former World No.1 Shixian Wang of China when they meet in the $250,000 India Open Super Series opener at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here April 2. The World No.9 has been handed a tough draw...
  • Struggling Jwala-Ashwini aim for improvement at India Open March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa wants to leave behind her dismal performance at the Swiss Open and All-England and is confident of a better show with partner Jwala Gutta at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held from April 1-6. The 24-year-old, who will be defending...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here April 1-6. Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made Tuesday. She faces an easy opener...
  • Pankaj Advani qualifies for Indian Open August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Eighttime World Champion Pankaj Advani Monday blanked Briton Matthew Selt 40 to qualify for the Indian Open, a premier championship. Pankaj, India's highestranked professional snooker player at 73, was put under pressure in the very first frame as Selt opened with a 53 break at the Doncaster Dome in...
  • WBF postpones India Open to January next year July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The USD 120,000 India Open Grand Prix Gold, which was scheduled to be held at Lucknow in December this year, has been postponed by a month to January next year by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Since its inception in 2009, the India Open tournament named after 1982...
  • Favourites India face 'opening' blues June 5, 2013

    Indian openers didn't fire in the warmup games and Maninder Singh feels Rohit Sharma should replace Murali Vijay when India start their Champions Trophy campaign against South Africa. ...
  • Champion Chong Wei thanks Indian fans for support April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Elated after winning his second India Open Super Series title, Lee Chong Wei on Sunday said it was a tough match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in the men's singles final but he was happy to have received the support of his Indian fans. Chong Wei, who won the...
  • Lee Chong Wei bags men's singles title at India Open April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei faced a stiff challenge but in the end stamped his class to prevail over Kenichi Tago of Japan and claim the men's singles title at India Open Super Series badminton tournament on Sunday. Chong Wei took an hour and three minutes to overcome...
  • Teenager Intanon beats Schenk to win women's singles title at India Open April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand bagged the women's singles title at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament after beating Juliane Schenk of Germany in straight games on Sunday. It was an upset victory as world number six Intanon got the better of world number four Juliane Schenk of Germany...
  • Gopichand happy with emerging crop of players April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeing his protege Saina Nehwal departing early from India Open, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was expectedly sad but that feeling was more or less neutralised when he witnessed the gritty performances of young players such as PV Sindhu. "We have had a whole lot of players emerging from...
  • Indian shuttlers are playing very well: Chong Wei April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: World number 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia on Saturday said Indian players have improved immensely over the years and added that "never" had five players from the country qualified for the quarterfinals of the India Open badminton tournament. "Now the Indian players are playing well. You had...
  • India Open: Anand Pawar makes his mark despite injury woes April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: At 26, Anand Pawar has seen a lot of lows in his career and at the India Open 2013, the Mumbaikar had his moment recording career best showing at a Super Series reaching the semifinals. It was by no means an easy draw for the Indian. He had...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Juliane Schenk enter India Open finals April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: World No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia beat Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 2111, 1821, 218 to enter his third India Open men's singles final while Juliane Schenk went past Aprilla Yuswandari to book a place in the women's singles final here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex...
  • Sindhu loses in semifinal to crash out of India Open April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India's PV Sindhu lost out to 18yearold Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand rather tamely in straight games 1221, 621 in just 31 minutes in the semifinals of the India Open here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Saturday. In the most anticipated clash of the day, the future...