India Open 2013

  • Lee Chong Wei bags men's singles title at India Open April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei faced a stiff challenge but in the end stamped his class to prevail over Kenichi Tago of Japan and claim the men's singles title at India Open Super Series badminton tournament on Sunday. Chong Wei took an hour and three minutes to overcome...
  • Teenager Intanon beats Schenk to win women's singles title at India Open April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand bagged the women's singles title at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament after beating Juliane Schenk of Germany in straight games on Sunday. It was an upset victory as world number six Intanon got the better of world number four Juliane Schenk of Germany...
  • Gopichand happy with emerging crop of players April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeing his protege Saina Nehwal departing early from India Open, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was expectedly sad but that feeling was more or less neutralised when he witnessed the gritty performances of young players such as PV Sindhu. "We have had a whole lot of players emerging from...
  • Indian shuttlers are playing very well: Chong Wei April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: World number 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia on Saturday said Indian players have improved immensely over the years and added that "never" had five players from the country qualified for the quarter-finals of the India Open badminton tournament. "Now the Indian players are playing well. You had...
  • Prannoy goes down fighting to top seed Lee at India Open April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: HS Prannoy started off as a qualifier at the India Open 2013, but by the fourth day the Indian had beaten Indonesian legend Taufiq Hidayat. On Friday, he was up against the world number one Lee Chong Wei at the Siri Fort Sports Complex and he lost 21-14,...
  • PV Sindhu beats Saina conqueror to enter India Open semis April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Eighth seed PV Sindhu of India dispatched Yui Hashimoto of Japan 21-16, 21-16 to enter the semi-finals of India Open for the first time here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Friday. The Indian took 47 minutes to beat her Japanese opponent who had ousted the top...
  • I got disturbed by the wrong line-call: Saina Nehwal April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The top seed at the India Open, Saina Nehwal blamed a wrong line-call in the third game made her lose focus and that cost her three match points to eventually lose the match here on Thursday at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. The World No.2 lost her women's singles...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of India Open April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Against all popular expectation, India's star shuttler disappointed everyone after losing to Japan's Yui Hashimoto 21-13, 12-21, 20-22 to crash out of India Open here on Thursday at the Siri Fort Complex. Saina started off well and without breaking a sweat raced to 11-4 lead and eventually clinched the...
  • Sindhu moves into quarter-finals of India Open April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The world No.16 PV Sindhu defeated Yu Sun of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter the quarter-final of India Open here on Thursday. In the two matches she has played at the event here, it has not been smooth sailing for the Hyderabad girl. After being one game down,...
  • Saina, Sindhu enter second round of India Open April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: As widely predicted, Saina Nehwal defeated Belaetrix Manuputi of Indonesia 21-12, 21-15 to enter the second round of India Open here on Wednesday at the Siri Fort Complex. The world No.2, coming off a three-week layoff, did not look rusty on the court and sailed past Balaetrix in the...
  • Kashyap fails to go past Hidayat hurdle in India Open April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a neck-and-neck tie at the India Open, India's top-ranked men's player Parupalli Kashyap lost to the former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat 21-13, 21-23, 18-21 to bow out in the first round of the Super Series event at the Siri Fort Complex on Wednesday. At the start of the...
  • Srikanth upsets world No.6 Jorgensen in India Open April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's young shuttler Srikanth K kick-started his campaign Wednesday by upsetting world No.6 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 7-21, 21-18, 12-21 to enter round two of the India Open here at the Siri Fort Complex. Srikanth overwhelmed Jorgensen at the start specially with his movement on the court and...
  • Ponnappa-Gadre duo enters second round of India Open April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The newly formed Indian women's doubles team featuring Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre defeated England's pair of Lauren Smith and Gabrielle White 19-21, 22-20, 21-11 to enter the second round of India Open here on Wednesday. In another match, Jwala Gutta and Prajakta Sawant lost to Misato Aratama and...
  • Jwala Gutta has no plans of partnering Ashwini April 23, 2013

    Noida: Ace Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta on Tuesday said she has no plans of going back to her old-time doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa for now and will stick with Mumbai's Prajakta Sawant. Jwala and Ashwini last played together at the London Olympics after which the former took a sabbatical from...
  • Chetan Anand leads Indians' march into main draw April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Four-time national champion Chetan Anand led the Indian bandwagon into the main draw of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament on the qualifying day at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here today. Besides Chetan, the other three male shuttlers to have moved into the main draw are Subhankar...
  • Chaos rules roost in badminton event April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Chaos ruled the roost on the opening day of the India Open Super Series Badminton at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here as those who made it to the venue were greeted by the absence of basic facilities. Confusion regarding the parking facilities with no car stickers available kept...
  • Saina Nehwal targets India Open April 22, 2013

    World number two woman shuttler Saina Nehwal is the top seed at the Yonex Sunrise India Open, and in the absence of Chinese players, she is eager to put her best foot forward at the BWF Super Series tournament to be held in Delhi from April 23 to 28. ...
  • I will take one match at a time: Parupalli Kashyap April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the tough draw that awaits him, ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap says he would look to take one match at a time at his happy hunting ground when the India Open Super Series commences here on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Kashyap will be facing former...
  • Indian shuttlers need to be consistent: Gopichand April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: With badminton gaining popularity in the country after the success of players like Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap, national coach Pullela Gopichand is not a satisfied man and wants them to be more consistent. "Guru Saidutt, Ajay Jayaram and Kashyap need to be more consistent at the top as...
  • Fit-again Saina Nehwal raring to go at India Open April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: World number two woman shuttler Saina Nehwal is the top seed at the Yonex Sunrise India Open, and in the absence of Chinese players, she is eager to put her best foot forward trying to emulate her 2010 success at the BWF Super Series tournament to be held...
  • Lee Chong Wei aims to reclaim India Open badminton title April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: World No.1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is aiming to reclaim his title at the forthcoming India Open which he won in 2011. The two-time Olympic silver medallist said he is excited about playing the Indian leg of the BWF World Super Series starting here at the Siri...
  • Saina Nehwal gets easy draw at India Open April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In the absence of top Chinese shuttlers, Indian ace Saina Nehwal has been seeded number one and handed a relatively easy draw in the upcoming Yonex Sunrise India Open badminton tournament, scheduled to be held here from April 23-28. The London Olympics bronze-medallist will open her campaign against unseeded...
  • Chong Wei, Saina all set to return to India Open April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and India ace Saina Nehwal will be the centre of attraction at the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2013, to be held here at the Siri Fort Indoor Complex from April 23 to 28. The Malaysian star, who won the inaugural India Open...