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  • Pullela Gopichand praises Saina, Srikanth for their India Open titles 2 hours 38 minutes 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 3 hours 5 minutes 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. ...
  • A big burden off my head, says Saina Nehwal after winning India Open 3 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Relieved to clinch her maiden India Open Super Series title, badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it is a huge burden off her head as she has always struggled to win this tournament and vowed to bring more laurels for the country in future. "I think a big...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open titles 4 hours 45 minutes 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 6 hours 51 minutes 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...
  • India @ 9 with Parikshit Luthra Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Parikshit Luthra on India @ 9. ...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    "Its really special that I managed to become World No 1 in India. Its also a great achievement," says elated Saina. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday congratulated India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal after the 25-year-old was assured of becoming the World No.1. Saina on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Superseries by defeating unseeded Japanese Yui Hashimoto 21-15, 21-11 in only...
  • Saina Nehwal enters maiden India Open final Yesterday

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Lin Dan stunned; Saina, Srikanth enter India Open semis 2 days ago

    Five-time World champion Lin Dan suffered a shocking loss against eighth seed Tommy Sugiarto, while leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Sriaknth entered the semi-finals of the $275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Friday. Two-time Olympics champion Dan of China was stunned 17-21, 21-15, 17-21 in the quarter-finals by...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 4 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 6 days ago

    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...
  • BAI announces reward for Saina Nehwal, Kashyap March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh each to World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap for their impressive performance on the international stage. Both Saina and Kashyap had won the Syed Modi...
  • Saina Nehwal regains World No. 2 spot after All England show March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Riding on her stupendous performance at the prestigious All England Championship, India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday regained the world number two spot again in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation. "I am happy to regain my position as number two in the world ranking....
  • Saina Nehwal takes positives from All England performance March 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: A dream All England title might have slipped through her fingers but Saina Nehwal on Monday insisted on taking positives out of the prestigious tournament, saying her consistency and improvement in overall game will help her to do well in the season ahead. Olympic bronze medalist Saina's quest for becoming...
  • Saina Nehwal's All England loss dashes a billion Indian dreams March 9, 2015

    It was an agonising end to what could have been a historical day for India. On International Women's Day, Saina Nehwal was the cynosure of all Indian eyes and on the cusp of creating history when she was in the final of the prestigious All England Badminton championship - the...
  • Carolina Marin and Chen Long scoop All-England singles titles March 9, 2015

    Birmingham: Carolina Marin of Spain staged a remarkable comeback to land the All-England Championships crown on Sunday as Saina Nehwal blew the chance to become India's first female winner. In the men's final, world champion Chen Long captured the title for the second time in three years as he overcame charismatic...
  • I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal March 8, 2015

    Birmingham: After her dreams of winning All England badminton championship ended in agony with a defeat in the final, a crestfallen Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it was her lack of focus and nervousness which led to her loss. Olympic bronze medallist Saina let go of a huge opportunity to script...
  • Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin at All England Championship final March 8, 2015

    Birmingham: In a major heartbreak, Saina Nehwal lost the women's singles final of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships to Spain's Carolina Marin here on Sunday. In her attempt to become the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Super Series Premier event, she took off well to win the...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin, All England Badminton Championships final March 8, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships final after beating her Chinese opponent Sun Yu on Saturday. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-13, 21-13 in a 5--minute contest against the 18th seed. ...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to reach All England final March 7, 2015

    Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships final after beating her Chinese opponent Sun Yu on Saturday. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-13, 21-13 in a 5--minute contest against the 18th seed. It was an impressive performance by Saina in her semi-final match as she got past Sun...
  • Saina Nehwal beats old foe Wang Yihan to enter All England semis March 7, 2015

    Birmingham: Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships semi-final after beating her Chinese nemesis Wang Yihan for the first time in more than two years. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-19 21-6 in a 39-minute contest against the fifth seed, who had an intimidating 8-1 overall record against...
  • Saina Nehwal eases into All England Championships quarters March 5, 2015

    Birmingham: Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarter-finals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min on Thursday. However, top Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the prestigious event with a straight-game...
  • Saina, Jwala-Ashwini through, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in All England Championships March 5, 2015

    Birmingham: Saina Nehwal and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round, while male shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap lost in the opening round of the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena on Wednesday. World No.3 Saina registered a comfortable 21-8, 21-12...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap chase 'dream' All England Championship title March 2, 2015

    Birmingham: After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. After a good season in 2014 where...