Saina Nehwal

  • Saina-Sindhu serious rivalry affecting Indian badminton September 5, 2014

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  • Shuttler PV Sindhu back in top 10 of world rankings September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Championship bronze medal winning performance has helped Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to re-enter the top-10 in the world. In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, the 19-year-old Sindhu has jumped two places to be at No.10 while Saina Nehwal remains stagnant as the...
  • Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focussed on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multi-sport event. Gopichand, who has remained tight-lipped about Saina's decision to train under Vimal...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 2, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Badminton coach Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday remained tightlipped about his split with Saina Nehwal, saying he doesn't want to talk about the issue as the Asian Games is just round the corner. Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina has sought the help of former chief coach Vimal...
  • Saina Nehwal to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling with her form, India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal has split with National coach Pullela Gopichand and sought the help of former chief coach Vimal Kumar to prepare for the prestigious Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Saina had broken her 20-month long Super Series title draught, winning the...
  • Pullela Gopichand is still my coach, says Saina Nehwal September 2, 2014

    After discussing with my coach Gopichand, I have taken the decision to go for a change, says Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand? September 2, 2014

    Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is reportedly splitting with her coach Pullela Gopichand to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships August 29, 2014

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters August 29, 2014

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened August 29, 2014

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday....
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships August 28, 2014

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri and...
  • Saina progresses in World Badminton Championship; Kashyap bows out August 26, 2014

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles on Tuesday. Saina, seeded seventh, took just 31 minutes to dispose off Perminova 21-11, 21-9. The Indian had earlier got...
  • Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships August 24, 2014

    Copenhagen: An exuberant PV Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fit-again Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here on Monday. Sindhu, fresh from a bronze in Glasgow Commonwealth Games, would...
  • Saina Nehwal hoping for a good run at the World Championships August 22, 2014

    Returning from the injury, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, aiming for a medal in the World Championships beginning in Copenhagen on August 25. ...
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of 2014 Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    A major blow to Indian badminton's chances at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as defending champion in women's singles Saina Nehwal pulls out due to injury. ...
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    Defending champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of Commonwealth Games starting next week in Glasgow. Saina is yet to recover from the blisters on her feet she got after the Australian Open Super Series. This comes as a major blow to India's chance for a gold at the Commonwealth, but Saina...
  • India seeded third in Commonwealth Games badminton July 14, 2014

    Glasgow: India have been seeded third in the mixed team event in badminton in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begins on July 23. Badminton powerhouse Malaysia, meanwhile, will start their defence of the Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medal as top seeds while England has been seeded second. Malaysia won the mixed...
  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Following her Australian Open Super Series triumph, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal moved up a place to be in the seventh position in the latest world rankings while PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 after a none-too-impressive outing in the same tournament. While India's Olympic bronze...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to win Australian Open Super Series title June 29, 2014

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clinched the Australian Open Super Series women's single title in style with a straight-game victory over World Number 11 Carolina Marin of Spain on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist staved off the challenge from Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the women's singles summit clash, which lasted...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final June 28, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semi-final contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19,...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open June 27, 2014

    Sydney: While India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu had to bite the dust as her campaign came to an end in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series here on Friday. Sixth seed Saina needed only 47 minutes in...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series June 26, 2014

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Super Series on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women's singles second round matches here. However, India's campaign was over in both the men's singles and men's doubles events. As expected, world No. 8 Saina had...
  • Saina, Sindhu progress to second round of Australian Super Series June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down to win her opening round match, while compatriot PV Sindhu crushed her opponent to storm into the second round of the Australian Super Series here on Wednesday. Saina will now take on compatriot PC Thulasi, who hardly...
  • Saina looking to make a mark at Australian open June 23, 2014

    Sydney: After a quarterfinal exit last week, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will now look to better her performance when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Badminton Open. The 23-year-old Indian has been struggling for the last one-and-a-half year with just one title to show in the...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Indonesia Open Super Series June 20, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the women's singles event of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series after going down to China's World No. 1 Li Xuerui in the quarter-finals on Friday. Saina, seeded eighth, lost 20-22, 15-21 to the Chinese shuttler in 44 minutes. With this victory,...
  • Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open, Jwala-Ashwini lose June 19, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the women's singles quarter-finals of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series even as India's challenge ended in the women's doubles event with the ouster of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, here on Thursday. Saina, seeded eighth, had a relatively easy outing against Kirsty...
  • Saina drops to World No.9 in singles rankings June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal's decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series has cost her a place in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. The 24-year-old Saina sits at World No.9 and is only one position above compatriot PV Sindhu,...
  • Saina wins; Sindhu, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in Indonesia June 18, 2014

    Jakarta: Three-time champion Saina Nehwal started her campaign on a positive note with a straight-game demolition of Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk but it was early exit for P V Sindhu, K Srikanth and P Kashyap in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier on Wednesday. A winner of the tournament in 2009,...