All England Championships

  • 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 9, 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 8, 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 straight-game 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 13-21 21-23 to the seventh seeded Chinese in a 40-minute 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 35-year-old 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 11-21, 20-22 in the quarter finals. Going into her match against Hirose, Saina had a 2-1 win-loss record against her Japanese opponent, however she was...