ALL ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

  • 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...
  • Chen Long beats Lin Dan for win at All England semis March 8, 2015

    Birmingham: World No. 1 Chen Long of China beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan for the first time in their seven meetings to reach the final at the All England Badminton Championships. Chen, the All England winner in 2013, took a surprise straight set win 21-13, 21-12 in just 45 minutes....
  • 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...
  • Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England Championships March 4, 2015

    Birmingham: The Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and men's pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy entered the second round of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here on Wednesday. Jwala-Ashwini defeated Malaysian team of Amelia Alicia Anscelly and Fie...
  • Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar progress in All England Championship March 3, 2015

    Birmingham: India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament on Tuesday. While Jayaram beat Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-13, 21-14 in 32 minutes, Pawar took exactly the same...
  • 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...
  • Saina crashes out in quarters of All-England Championship March 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India's campaign came to a premature halt in the All-England Badminton Championship with country's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowing out in the quarter-finals of the women's singles event, here. Seventh seeded Saina lost in straight games 17-21 10-21 against Chinese fourth seed Shixian Wang in last night's quarterfinal duel which...
  • Saina in second round, Sindhu out of All England Championship March 6, 2014

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal emerged as the lone survivor at the USD 400000 All England Championship, thrashing Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in straight-games to reach the second round even as compatriot P V Sindhu fell by the wayside, here. The 23-year-old notched up an easy 21-15 21-6 win over Gilmour...
  • Saina Nehwal knocked out of All England Championship semis March 9, 2013

    Birmingham: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's dream of winning her maiden All England Championship went up in smoke as the Indian suffered a straight-game defeat to world number eight Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in the semi-finals of the women's singles competition here on Saturday. The world number three Indian went down...
  • Saina Nehwal v Ratchanok Inthanon: as it happened March 9, 2013

    India's badminton pride Saina Nehwal crashed out of the All England Championship semi-final following a 21-19 21-15 defeat to Thai teenager Ratchanok Inthanon on Saturday. The London bronze medallist and world number three went down in a 40-minute match at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. This is the...
  • Top seed Lee closes in on third All England title March 9, 2013

    Birmingham: Malaysia's ace shuttler Lee Chong Wei secured his position in last four and moved one step closer to his third All England Open badminton title. His 21-17, 21-19 victory on Friday over seventh seed Tien Minh Nguyen only took him 34 minutes, reports Xinhua. Lee was in the lead from...
  • Saina Nehwal faces Ratchanok Intanon in semi-finals today March 9, 2013

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will take on eighth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand on Saturday in a bid to achieve her dream of winning the prestigious All England Championship. The only Indians to win the title are Prakash Padukone (1980) and Pullela Gopichand (2001) but such is Saina's...
  • Saina Nehwal enters semi-finals of All England Championships March 9, 2013

    Birmingham: World No.3 shuttler Saina Nehwal of India won a thrilling encounter against former World No.1 Shixian Wang here at the National Indoor Arena on Friday to reach the women's singles semi-finals at the All England Open Badminton Championships. However, it was curtains for India in men's singles as Parupalli Kashyap...
  • Saina Nehwal reaches semi-finals of the All England Championships March 8, 2013

    Saina Nehwal entered the semi-finals of All England Championships beating Shixian Wang 23-21, 19-21, 21-16. Read on for the updates from the match...
  • Sindhu crashes out of All England championship March 8, 2013

    Birmingham: Shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the All England Championship after suffering a straight-game defeat to fourth seed Juliane Schenk of German in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles event at the Super series premier tournament here on Thursday. World number 16 Sindhu suffered a 17-21, 14-21 loss to the...
  • Saina Nehwal pre-quarters All England Championship match: As it happened March 7, 2013

    Saina Nehwal defeated Bellaetrix Manuputi in the pre-quarterfinals match of the All England Championship 21-16, 21-11 in 34 minutes. Read on for the updates from the match. That is it, a powerful smash to win the game 21-11. Saina Nehwal advances to the quarter-finals of All England Championships. 18-10 in favour...
  • Kashyap, Sindhu in All England Badminton pre-quarters March 7, 2013

    Birmingham: Top Indian male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap booked his place in the pre-quarterfinals of singles event after notching up a straight-game win over Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the All England Badminton Championship. World number nine Kashyap won his first round match 21-17 21-18 in 43 minutes at...
  • Saina reaches pre-quarterfinals of All England Championship March 7, 2013

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Wednesday made a positive start to her campaign at the All England Championship by notching up a difficult three-game victory over Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the badminton tournament here. The 22-year-old took 53 minutes to get across Sapsiree 21-8,...
  • Sourabh reaches second round of qualifiers in All England March 5, 2013

    Birmingham: Rising Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma kept his hopes of reaching the main draw of All England Championship alive after notching up a hard-fought victory in the first round of the qualifiers on Tuesday. But it was curtains for compatriots Anand Pawar and RMV Gurusaidutt as they lost their respective first...
  • Saina Nehwal leads a record Indian field in All England Championship March 4, 2013

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will return to Great Britain with a renewed hope of clinching the prestigious All England title but a tough draw awaits her in the women's singles of the Super Series Premier event, which starts with the qualifiers here Tuesday. Ever since 2007, Saina has...
  • Saina eyes All England Championship and World titles December 18, 2012

    Lucknow: After her Olympic triumph, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is now eyeing to win the World Championship and the All England Championship next year. The bronze medal winner in the London Games, Saina stressed on developing the basic structure in the country in order to make it compete with China. Sahara...
  • Saina crashes out of All England March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straightgame defeat to Xuerui LI of China in the women's singles quarterfinals to crash out of the All England Championship at Birmingham on Friday. The world number four Indian lost 1321 2123 to the seventh seeded Chinese in a 40minute match at...
  • Gade fury after All England exit March 8, 2012

    Birmingham: Former world number one Peter Gade launched a furious attack on world badminton chiefs after making a first round exit at the All England championships in the early hours on Thursday. The 35yearold Dane had hoped for a farewell climax at the world's oldest tournament but instead was made to...
  • Saina up for All England with eye on Olympics March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to gather some valuable experience for her London Olympics preparation when she starts her campaign at the All England Championship, which begins with the qualifiers in Birmingham on Monday. The National Indoor Arena at Birmingham will also host the badminton competition during...
  • Saina crashes out of All England Championships March 12, 2011

    New Delhi: India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal crashed out of the 2011 All England Championships on Friday, going down in straight games to Japan's Eriko Hirose 1121, 2022 in the quarter finals. Going into her match against Hirose, Saina had a 21 winloss record against her Japanese opponent, however she was...