Swiss Open Badminton

  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Swiss Open losing in the semi-final March 17, 2013

    Basel: Defending champion and top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out of Swiss Open 2013 losing the semi-final to Wang Shixian of China 11-21, 21-10, 9-21 in 50 minutes here on Saturday night. Saina, who had got the better of the fourth seed Chinese in previous encounters, struggled throughout the match...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Shixian, Swiss Open semi-final March 17, 2013

    Defending champion Saina Nehwal was knocked out Swiss Open losing the semi-final 11-21, 21-10, 9- 21 to Wang Shixian. Read on for the updates from the match:...
  • Saina Nehwal faces Shixian Wang in Swiss Open semi-finals March 16, 2013

    Basel: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will take on fourth seed Shixian Wang of China in a bid to win her third Swiss Open title in a row on Sunday. The only Indian shuttler remaining in the USD 125,00 tournament, Saina remains on course for a tournament hat-trick against the...
  • Saina Nehwal enters semi-finals of Swiss Open March 16, 2013

    Basel: Two-time defending champion Saina Nehwal booked her berth in the women's singles semi-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here at St. Jakobshalle Friday. The top seed made short work of her Chinese Taipei opponent Tzu Ying Tai in straight games in the quarter-final of the tier...
  • Saina regains 2nd place, Kashyap becomes world number 7 March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal regained her second place while Parupalli Kashyap continued his upward progress, earning two places to reach the seventh spot in the latest badminton world ranking Thursday. Saina had lost a position to slip to the third spot last week but after a semifinal...
  • Saina Nehwal advances in Swiss Open March 14, 2013

    Basel: It was a good day in office for Indian shuttlers here on Wednesday as all participants progressed to the next round in their respective categories at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. Leading the Indian challenge was top seed Saina Nehwal, who overcame a stiff challenge from French...
  • Prannoy stuns Boonsak of Thailand in Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy on Wednesday registered a stunning upset victory over seventh seed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand to storm into the pre-quarter-finals of the Swiss Open Badminton Championship here. Unseeded Prannoy came from a game down to beat his much-fancied opponent 18-21 21-13 21-12 in a 55-minute second round...
  • Kashyap, Prannoy enter 2nd round of Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: It was a mixed day for the Indian shuttlers as world number 9 Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy cleared the first round hurdle in the men's singles event while others lost their respective matches in the Swiss Open Badminton Championship here. Fifth seed Kashyap entered the second round with a...
  • Parupalli Kashyap advances into second round at Basel March 13, 2013

    Basel: World No.9 Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot as all other Indian shuttlers lost their respective matches Tuesday here at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. In men's singles action at St. Jakobshalle, only fifth seed Kashyap managed to advance to the second round while Sourabh Varma...
  • Arundhati, Thulasi, Tanvi fail to qualify at Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: Indian women shuttlers Arundhati Pantawane, P.C. Thulasi and Tanvi Lad failed to qualify for the main draw of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. While Arundhati reached the second and final round of the women's singles qualifiers, Thulasi and Tanvi went down in...
  • Arundhati wins 1st qualifying round at Swiss Open March 12, 2013

    Basel: India's Arundhati Pantawane made a winning start in the qualifying round of the Women's singles event at the Swiss Open Badminton Championship while compatriot Tanvi Lad made an early exit. The talented Pantawane beat her Chinese Taipei opponent Ya Lan Chang 21-16 21-15 in only 26 minutes. She will...
  • Saina Nehwal gets top billing for Swiss Open Badminton March 10, 2013

    Basel: Two-time defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded No.1 in women's singles at the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts here Tuesday. Saina, who lost in the semi-final of the All England Open Badminton Championships Saturday, won the tier three tournament in 2011 and 2012. In 2011,...