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  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships 3 days ago

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday. World No.1 Saina lost to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games, and eighth seed Sindhu went down to reigning Olympic...
  • Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Badminton Asia Championships 4 days ago

    Wuhan: World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while PV Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Thursday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who got a bye and a walkover in...
  • Saina, Kashyap lead Indian challenge at Badminton Asia Championship 1 week ago

    Wuhan: A rejuvenated Saina Nehwal and ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship, which gets underway at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who had skipped the Singapore Open Super Series to recharge her batteries after...
  • Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina Nehwal April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza's rise to the summit of the women's doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of women power in the domain of Indian sports. "Sania Mirza is...
  • Iconic Indian women athletes Saina and Sania reach the top, show the way to others April 17, 2015

    For most of the women in international sports, their struggle starts after they enter the arena. But for sportswomen in India, a rare breed dominated by their 'more accomplished' male counterparts, the battle starts even before they come out of their mother's womb. Women all over the world enjoy a plethora...
  • It won't be easy to stay No 1 for long: Saina Nehwal April 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: It won't be easy to hold her recently-acquired number one position in the world rankings but ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is confident of a long reign at the top and is prepared to put in the extra effort for it. "It will be tough maintaining the number...
  • I hope to maintain my position as World No.1, says Saina Nehwal April 16, 2015

    Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued. ...
  • Saina Nehwal regains World No. 1 ranking April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thurday. Saina, the first Indian woman shuttler to be world number one after her India Open Grand Prix Gold...
  • Saina Nehwal drops to World No. 2 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: After reaching a career-high of World No. 1 in women's singles, Saina Nehwal dropped to No. 2 in the revised Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui re-took the top spot. The Hyderabadi had become the first Indian woman to reach No. 1...
  • Saina Nehwal confident of reclaiming top spot April 8, 2015

    Far from mourning the end of her brief reign as the world number one, shuttler Saina Nehwal is happy that she at least made it to where no other non-Chinese could reach in the last four years. Since Dane Tine Baun's rise to the top in late 2010, China's badminton hegemony...
  • Saina Nehwal skips Singapore Open, Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian charge April 6, 2015

    Singapore: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks. The Indian ace had a hectic last month as she competed at the All England Championship, India Open Super Series...
  • Saina Nehwal loses in Malaysia Open semis April 4, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal went down in her women's singles semi-final to reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier on Saturday. The Chinese beat the third seeded Indian in a marathon match that lasted an hour and eight minutes with the top...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to enter Malaysia Open semis April 3, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 Saina Nehwal beat Chinese Sun Yu 21-11, 18-21, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Friday. Saina was in her elements from the beginning. she hardly broke into a sweat before capturing the first game 21-11. After...
  • Saina Nehwal lone Indian in Malaysia Open quarter-finals April 2, 2015

    World No.1 Saina Nehwal reached the quarter-finals while men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap crashed out in the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier at the Putra Stadium on Thursday. Olympic bronze medallist and third seed Saina registered a facile 21-13, 21-9 win...
  • Saina Nehwal's ascent to top of badminton ranking official April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian ace Saina Nehwal's ascent to the top of women's badminton was officially confirmed on Thursday with the release of the latest rankings by the game's international governing body. In becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings, Saina took over the...
  • Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap in Malaysia Open second round April 1, 2015

    Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Wednesday. While World No.2 Saina registered a comprehensive 21-13, 21-16 victory over Indonesian Maria Febe Kudumastuti, World No.4 Srikanth overcame Englishman Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 15-21, 24-22...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth now eye Malaysia crown March 30, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned India Open champions, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their fairytale run as they eye another podium finish at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier which gets underway with the qualifiers here Tuesday. Left with hardly any time to celebrate their maiden title...
  • World No. 1 Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win India Open titles March 30, 2015

    Saina trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes, while Srikanth defeated World No.6 Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes. ...
  • Pullela Gopichand praises Saina, Srikanth for their India Open titles March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future. Saina and Srikanth...
  • Double surprise for me, says Saina Nehwal March 29, 2015

    Saina Nehwal, who won her first India Open title and also attained the World No. 1 ranking, said it's a very proud moment for her. ...
  • A big burden off my head, says Saina Nehwal after winning India Open March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Relieved to clinch her maiden India Open Super Series title, badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it is a huge burden off her head as she has always struggled to win this tournament and vowed to bring more laurels for the country in future. "I think a big...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open titles March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rounded up a brilliant on Sunday for Indian badminton winning their respective $275,000 India Open Super series titles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Women's singles top seed Saina Nehwal trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in...
  • World No.1 Saina Nehwal wins her maiden India Open title March 29, 2015

    Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won her maiden $275,000 India Open Superseries crown here on Sunday defeating former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in straight games in the women's singles final. Playing at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, the No.1 seed came out on top to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes to...
  • India @ 9 with Parikshit Luthra March 28, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Parikshit Luthra on India @ 9. ...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    "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 March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking March 28, 2015

    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...