BADMINTON

  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 34 minutes ago

    "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 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 13 minutes ago

    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...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters maiden India Open final 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the men's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Saturday. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash where he will take on Danish...
  • Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had achieved three memorable feats this year enroute to her gaining the coveted and unprecedented World No.1 status on Saturday, said former international Uday Pawar. "It's welcome news. She is the first woman player to become World No.1. Prakash (Padukone) had already become World No.1...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking 16 hours 12 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 42 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy created the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open when he outplayed top seed and tournament favorite Jan O Jorgensen to advance into the quarter-finals here on Thursday. At a high-octane match played at the Siri Fort stadium, World No.17 Prannoy played some...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 3 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...
  • Carolina Marin targeting world no.1 ranking at India Open 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The World No. 1 ranking is on her mind but reigning World and All England Champion Carolina Marin said she will have to fight her way through some tough matches before she reaches the summit clash of the India Super Series badminton tournament. "Every tournament is important for me....
  • I never give up, says Kidambi Srikanth 5 days ago

    New Delhi: On a roll since his China Open triumph, ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Monday attributed his success and meteoric rise in world rankings to a "never give up till the end" attitude and said he is ready to work harder to achieve the unprecedented World No. 1 status. Srikanth,...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 5 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...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap drops to No. 13 in rankings March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place to be positioned No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Meanwhile, his compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy kept their places at No.4 and No.17. In women's singles rankings, Saina Nehwal retained her No.2 spot...
  • 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...
  • BAI announces Rs 5 lakh award for Kidambi Srikanth March 16, 2015

    The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a cash award of Rs.5 lakh for World No.4 Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday. Srikanth has been in terrific form. He defeated two-time Olympic and five-time World Champion Lin Dan in his own backyard in...
  • Need to be consistent to play first ever Olympics: Kidambi Srikanth March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth feels the Swiss Open win has put him on course for a first-ever Olympic qualification but says he still needs to be more consistent to actually make the cut for the 2016 Rio Games and achieve a 'dream' ranking of World No. 1...
  • Kidambi Srikanth creates history by winning Swiss Open badminton title March 15, 2015

    Basel: Putting his All England Open disappointment behind, top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth displayed pure class to oust defending champion Viktor Axelsen and clinch the men's singles title at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. In the final at St. Jakobshalle, the top seed defeated the Dane...
  • Kidambi Srikanth defeats Ajay Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final March 14, 2015

    Switzerland: Kidambi Srikanth entered the final of the the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship after he got the better of compatriot Ajay Jayaram in an all-India last-four clash on Saturday. Top seed Srikanth had to fight his way back from one game down to emerge 17-21 21-15 21-18...
  • Badminton: Srikanth enters Swiss Open semi-finals March 13, 2015

    Basel: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals following his straight games win over Japanese eighth seed Takuma Ueda at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Friday. The top seed won 21-11, 21-12 in 31 minutes at St. Jakobshalle to take a 2-1 lead over...
  • Badminton: Srikanth joins Ajay Jayaram at quarters of Swiss Open March 13, 2015

    Basel: Top seed K Srikanth survived a scare before prevailing over Denmark's Emil Holst in a three-game match to reach the quarter-finals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship. The World No. 4 Indian recovered from a one-game deficit to see off Holst, ranked 57th in the world,...
  • Ajay Jayaram reaches quarter-finals of Swiss Open March 12, 2015

    Basel: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram inflicted a straight-game defeat on Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei to reach the quarter-finals of USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship on thursday. Jayaram, who had won the Dutch Open last year, prevailed over 13th seed Wang 21-17 21-16 in a 35-minute men's...
  • 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....
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Pawar in Swiss Open third round March 11, 2015

    Basel: Leading Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar reached the third round of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle stadium on Wednesday. World No.5 Srikanth defeated Germany's World No.60 Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 in 25 minutes. In the next round, the 23-year-old...
  • Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian charge at Swiss Open March 9, 2015

    Basel: Top Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian challenge at the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship which gets underway here tomorrow. World No. 5 Srikanth, who hogged the limelight last year after winning the China Super Series Premier, will take on France's Lucas Corvee in...
  • Badminton: Lin Dan to make India Super Series debut March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China is all set to make his debut at the fifth edition of the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series badminton tournament, scheduled to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from March 24 to 29. Lin Dan would be making...
  • 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...