ALL ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Saina Nehwal through to All-England quarter-finals March 7, 2014

    Birmingham: India's Saina Nehwal had to go the full distance of three games to overcome American qualifier Beiwen Zhang 24-22, 18-21, 21-19, and enter the quarter-finals of the women's singles at the All-England badminton championships. Saina needed an hour to get past a fighting Zhang, who is a China-born former Singapore...
  • How Saina Nehwal can win the All England Championships March 8, 2013

    Saina Nehwal renews the 'Saina vs China' rivalry on Friday night when she takes on Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships, and if she gets past the 2011 champion, it will be the first time since 1996 that the elite tournament won't have any...
  • Saina storms into All England Championship quarter-final March 8, 2013

    Birmingham: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap continued their winning run to reach the quarter-finals of the All England Championship with contrasting victories here. World number three Saina defeated Belaetrix Manuputi of Indonesia 21-16 21-11 in a 34-minute women's singles match at the National Indoor Arena here. The 22-year-old...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded second at All England February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: World No.2 Saina Nehwal is seeded second behind Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the women's singles at the All England Badminton Championships, starting in Birmingham on March 5. Saina's best performance at the Premier Super Series tournament came in 2010 when she reached the semi-finals. The Hyderabadi will have...
  • Lin Dan may miss All England Badminton Championships February 1, 2013

    London: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan is almost sure to miss this year's All England Badminton Championships due to a lack of training after retaining the Olympic gold in London. Lin, dubbed "Super Dan" among his fans, has been on holiday after the Olympics and got married to his longtime...
  • Xuerui stuns Yihan in All England badminton final March 11, 2012

    Birmingham: Women's world number one Wang Yihan suffered a stunning loss on Sunday in the final of the All England badminton championships, beaten 2113 2119 by seventhseeded Chinese compatriot Li Xuerui. It was by far the biggest win in the career of 21yearold Li who was following up success in last...
  • All England: Lin Dan bursts into the semis March 10, 2012

    Birmingham: Lin Dan blasted his way past old rival Taufik Hidayat 2118, 218 on Friday to earn a place in the semifinals of the All England badminton championships. The Chinese is the world and Olympic champion, titles held by Hidayat at his peak in the mid2000s, but time has marched...
  • Saina sails into quarters of All England March 8, 2012

    Birmingham: Saina Nehwal dispatched Pi Hongyan of France 2110, 2117 to advance to the women's singles quarterfinals at the All England Badminton Championships. Saina, world no. 4, beat Pi, number 23 in a little over half hour in the second round here on Thursday. The Indian will meet either Maria Febe...
  • Saina, JwalaAshwini in 2nd round of All England March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived a scare from lowerranked Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand before reaching the second round of the All England Championship in Birmingham on Wednesday. Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also made a positive start to their campaign, beating Indonesian pair of Anneke Feinya Agustin and...
  • Sindhu makes main draw of All England March 6, 2012

    New Delhi: National champion PV Sindhu notched up convincing victories to make it to the main draw in women's singles of the All England Championship but Sourabh Verma lost a grim battle to crash out of the prestigious event in Birmingham on Tuesday. RMV Gurusaidutt also won his opening match in...