Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of 2014 Commonwealth Games 18-07-2014 11:47 PM

    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 18-07-2014 10:18 AM

    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...
  • India seeded third in Commonwealth Games badminton 14-07-2014 10:32 PM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal moves up a place to 7th in world rankings 03-07-2014 04:20 PM

    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 29-06-2014 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Saina beats top seed Shixian to enter Australian Open Super Series final 28-06-2014 11:10 AM

    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...
  • Saina in semis, Sindhu out of Australian Open 27-06-2014 01:23 PM

    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...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series 26-06-2014 06:49 PM

    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, Sindhu progress to second round of Australian Super Series 25-06-2014 04:45 PM

    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...
  • Saina looking to make a mark at Australian open 23-06-2014 04:20 PM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Indonesia Open Super Series 20-06-2014 09:54 PM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open, Jwala-Ashwini lose 19-06-2014 08:21 PM

    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...
  • Saina drops to World No.9 in singles rankings 19-06-2014 02:32 PM

    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...
  • Saina wins; Sindhu, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in Indonesia 18-06-2014 02:25 PM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal leads Indian challenge at Indonesia Super Series 16-06-2014 06:08 PM

    Jakarta: Three-time champion Saina Nehwal, who is coming from a break, will look to renew her love affair with Indonesia when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow. A winner of the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2012,...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead charge in Saina's absence at Japan Open 09-06-2014 04:52 PM

    Tokyo: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal taking a break after a gruelling Uber Cup campaign, the Indian challenge will be led by P V Sindhu and K Srikanth at the USD 2,50,000 Japan Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist Saina, who was...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu likely to miss Japan Open 24-05-2014 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: The tough and energy sapping Uber Cup campaign will probably force Indian badminton sensations Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu to miss the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series to be held in Tokyo from June 10-15. Despite Saina and Sindhu giving India a 2-0 lead, the hosts lost the...
  • India settle for bronze after 2-3 defeat to Japan in Uber Cup 23-05-2014 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: Ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu came up with spectacular victories but the Indian women's team still had to be satisfied with the bronze medal after it went down fighting 2-3 to five-time champions Japan in its maiden semi-finals appearance in the Uber Cup on Friday. Saina...
  • We pulled off wins from difficult situations: Pullela Gopichand 22-05-2014 11:52 PM

    New Delhi: India's chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday said he is happy that his wards, including Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, have been able to pull off matches from difficult situations in the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals. "I'm happy that both Saina and Sindhu and also Jwala and...
  • Badminton: India beat Indonesia, assured of historic bronze in Uber Cup 22-05-2014 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's badminton team created history on Thursday by ensuring a bronze medal finish at the World Women's Team Championship for the Uber Cup being played at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Led by World No.8 Saina Nehwal, India drubbed badminton powerhouse Indonesia 3-0 in the quarter-finals...
  • Saina Nehwal and Co to take on Indonesia in quarter-finals on Friday 22-05-2014 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: Indian women's team, led by world No 8 Saina Nehwal, will take on three-time champions Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup Badminton Tournament at the Siri Fort sports complex here on Friday. Indian women had defeated Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand to remain unbeaten in the...
  • India has bid for 2016 Veterans World Championship: BAI 21-05-2014 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade. The Badminton Association of India now says it has also bid for the Veterans World Championship...
  • I was desperate to win against a top player: Saina Nehwal 20-05-2014 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: Struggling with injuries and poor form for some time, Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said she was desperate to taste victory against a top player and the win against world no four Ratchanok Inthanon was an emotional and unbelievable moment for her. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina produced one of...
  • Badminton: Saina Nehwal beats Ratchanok Intanon as Indian women thrash Thailand 20-05-2014 11:15 PM

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal produced one of her finest performances in recent times to guide Indian women's team to a comfortable victory over Thailand and catapult the hosts to the top of Group Y in the Uber Cup badminton tournament on Tuesday. Star shuttlers Saina and PV Sindhu notched up...
  • Win against Pui Yin Yip is a confidence booster for me: Saina Nehwal 19-05-2014 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal said that beating a top-15 player like Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip on Monday has boosted her confidence to face high-ranking players in the world. World No. 8 Saina led from the front with a 21-9, 21-10 win over Hong Kong's Pui Yin...
  • Indian women reach Uber Cup quarters, men bow out in Thomas Cup 19-05-2014 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal led India to the quarter-finals of Uber Cup with a crushing 4-1 victory over Hong Kong but it was curtains for their male counterparts in the Thomas Cup after they lost to Korea 2-3 here on Monday. World number eight Saina hardly broke...
  • We are taking one match at a time: Saina Nehwal 19-05-2014 07:03 PM

    New Delhi: High on confidence after India's 5-0 thrashing of Canada in the ongoing Uber Cup badminton tournament, Saina Nehwal said it was a great start by her team but added they would be concentrating on one match at a time. "Great start. Very happy with the team's performance and...
  • I am still lacking in confidence, admits Saina Nehwal 18-05-2014 11:53 PM

    After guiding the women's team to a thumping victory in the Uber Cup, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Sunday said her confidence is still not at the peak but she is slowly finding her rhythm back. Saina on Sunday gave her team a positive start after notching up a...
  • Saina, Sindhu make India a tough team to beat, says Thailand's Ratchanok 18-05-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: Injury-plagued reigning world champion Ratchanok Inthanon, who is leading Thailand's campaign in the ongoing Uber Cup, believes India will be a difficult customer to handle as they have two top players in Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu in their ranks. "India is a tough team. Number one...
  • Saina, Kashyap lead India's challenge in Thomas and Uber Cup 17-05-2014 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Touted as the World Cup of badminton, the Thomas and Uber Cup comes to India for the first time but despite promising to raise their game in home conditions, the country's shuttlers have kept their expectations realistic in the star-studded biennial event starting here on Sunday. In a...