Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's poor form in international arena continued as she suffered a first round exit in the Singapore Open Super Series while PV Sindhu made her way into the pre-quarterfinals after a hard-fought victory in women's singles on Wednesday. World number eight Saina fought for an hour...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap crash out of India Open 04-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Friday crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Siri Fort complex on Friday. The world number eight Saina...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap at India Open 04-04-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian campaign came to an end as local hopes Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap lost their respective quarter-final matches at the $250,000 India Open Super Series on Friday. Former World Champion Yihan Wang of China continued her dominance over Saina, making her way into the women's singles...
  • Saina Nehwal, Sindhu are strong opponents: Li Xuerui 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic champion Li Xuerui on Thursday lauded Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu and called them "strong opponents" against whom they can never afford to give an inch. "They are strong opponents, always tough to beat and we respect them. You see how Sindhu has beaten Shixiang...
  • I need to boost my confidence and fitness: Saina Nehwal 03-04-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympic bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal feels she needs to be more "confident" and improve her fitness to battle the challenges of a hectic season that will test her mentally. "I am playing well. For the next tournaments, I will get time to be fully fit. But whatever...
  • Shuttler Sindhu drops to No.10 in rankings 03-04-2014 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's P.V. Sindhu dropped a place to No.10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist didn't help her cause as she lost the opener at the $250,000 India Open Super Series against Chinese World No.3 Shixian...
  • Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League 02-04-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Top shuttlers including Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal or P.V. Sindhu could miss part of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is coinciding with the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier to be held in Odense. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced on Monday that the second...
  • Saina Nehwal is struggling for form, says Malaysian badminton legend 01-04-2014 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: Malaysian badminton legend Rashid Sidek feels that India's best bet in the sport Saina Nehwal is currently struggling for form. Though the World No.8 ended her 15-month title drought by winning the India Grand Prix Gold in January, she failed to make an impact against top shuttlers in...
  • Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open 31-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Tuesday. Chief coach Pullela Gopichand affirmed that this edition of the country's premier...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu could face off in semis at India Super Series 25-03-2014 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, India's best hopes in the BWF India Super Series, might face off at the semi-final if they can cross a Chinese hurdle each in the second half of the women's singles. Indian ace shuttlers, Saina and Sindhu will be the star attraction in...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open 18-03-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here April 1-6. Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made Tuesday. She faces an easy...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap lose in semis; Saina out in quarters at Swiss Open 15-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap suffered heartbreaking defeats in the semi-finals, while Saina Nehwal was knocked out at the last-eight stage as India's campaign in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament came to an end on Saturday. World championship bronze medallist, Sindhu, who had...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap in Swiss Open quarters 14-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap had contrasting victories to progress to the quarter-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here on Thursday. French World No.42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for Saina as the sixth seeded Indian came...
  • Saina Nehwal slides to eighth in world badminton rankings 13-03-2014 11:38 PM

    New Delhi: Struggling badminton player Saina Nehwal on Thursday lost a place to be eighth in the world rankings while her compatriot PV Sindhu managed to retain her ninth spot in the latest chart, issued by Badminton World Federation. Saina, the Olympic bronze medallist, has been enduring a a poor...
  • Anand Pawar out of Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal in 2nd round 13-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Basel: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting to Chinese Taipei's Tien Chen Chou in the pre-quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in women's singles in the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. World number 36 Anand squandered a first game advantage...
  • Saina off to winning start in Swiss GP; Kashyap, Pawar enter third round 13-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Basel: Top Indian male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar eased into the third round of the Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament, while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in the women's singles event of the $125,000 event here. Kashyap, seeded third, took 33 minutes to dispose...
  • Saina seeks third Swiss Open crown 10-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Basel: After exiting the All England Open in the quarter-finals, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to reclaim the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The two-time former winner, who has been seeded sixth, triumphed here in 2011 and 2012 and...
  • Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan most searched Indian women on Google 08-03-2014 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has topped the list of 20 most searched successful Indian women on Google followed by Vidya Balan and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, an official statement said. Former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi also features among the top ten, revealed a Google search trend...
  • Saina crashes out in quarters of All-England Championship 08-03-2014 09:52 AM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal through to All-England quarter-finals 07-03-2014 10:20 AM

    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...
  • Saina in second round, Sindhu out of All England Championship 06-03-2014 12:07 AM

    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...
  • Saina looks to All England with renewed vigour 03-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Birmingham:Relieved after clinching a title following a year-long drought, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will renew her dream of winning the All England crown when the USD 400,000 Super Series Premier tournament gets underway at the National Indoor Arena here on Tuesday. The only Indian to be seeded in the...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded seventh at All England Championships 25-02-2014 12:53 PM

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships to be held here March 4-9. The World No.7 is the only Indian who has been seeded in the prestigious Super Series Premier tournament which will host its 104th edition at the...
  • PV Sindhu reaches world number nine in BWF ranking 20-02-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton teen sensation P V Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay just one place behind Saina, who remained static at the...
  • Sindhu eyes medals in CWG and Asian Games 16-02-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Brimming with confidence after a successful season, PV Sindhu now wants to win medals at her maiden Commonwealth and Asian Games and said she will look to end the year within the top 6 bracket. Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when...
  • Saina rises to No.7, Sindhu back in top 10 of BWF rankings 30-01-2014 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Following her win at the India Grand Prix Gold on Sunday, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal jumped two places to No.7 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. Saina overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to rise up...
  • Fit Saina Nehwal ready to rock again 29-01-2014 08:54 PM

    A fit and fresh Saina is ready to put behind a dismal 2013 and targets a rise up in the badminton rankings this year. ...
  • Won't let poor form affect me, focussed on future: Saina 29-01-2014 02:43 PM

    Hyderabad: Her confidence back after the India Grand Prix Gold triumph, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday said the setbacks of an injury-marred last year are now firmly behind her. Saina snapped a 15-month title drought by claiming the India Grand Prix, beating rising star P V Sindhu in...