Saina Nehwal

  • Lin Dan stunned; Saina, Srikanth enter India Open semis 27-03-2015 06:13 PM

    Five-time World champion Lin Dan suffered a shocking loss against eighth seed Tommy Sugiarto, while leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Sriaknth entered the semi-finals of the $275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Friday. Two-time Olympics champion Dan of China was stunned 17-21, 21-15, 17-21 in the quarter-finals...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open 25-03-2015 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 23-03-2015 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina...
  • Rematch between Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin in the offing 20-03-2015 03:40 PM

    A rematch of the All England final between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion Carolina Marin is on the cards with the two stars given first and second seeding in the India Open Super Series to be played from March 24. Saina and Marin have already faced-off in two summit...
  • BAI announces reward for Saina Nehwal, Kashyap 17-03-2015 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh each to World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap for their impressive performance on the international stage. Both Saina and Kashyap had won the Syed...
  • Saina Nehwal regains World No. 2 spot after All England show 12-03-2015 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: Riding on her stupendous performance at the prestigious All England Championship, India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday regained the world number two spot again in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation. "I am happy to regain my position as number two in the world...
  • Saina Nehwal takes positives from All England performance 09-03-2015 06:11 PM

    Hyderabad: A dream All England title might have slipped through her fingers but Saina Nehwal on Monday insisted on taking positives out of the prestigious tournament, saying her consistency and improvement in overall game will help her to do well in the season ahead. Olympic bronze medalist Saina's quest for...
  • Saina Nehwal's All England loss dashes a billion Indian dreams 09-03-2015 11:59 AM

    It was an agonising end to what could have been a historical day for India. On International Women's Day, Saina Nehwal was the cynosure of all Indian eyes and on the cusp of creating history when she was in the final of the prestigious All England Badminton championship - the...
  • Carolina Marin and Chen Long scoop All-England singles titles 09-03-2015 10:53 AM

    Birmingham: Carolina Marin of Spain staged a remarkable comeback to land the All-England Championships crown on Sunday as Saina Nehwal blew the chance to become India's first female winner. In the men's final, world champion Chen Long captured the title for the second time in three years as he overcame...
  • I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal 08-03-2015 10:34 PM

    Birmingham: After her dreams of winning All England badminton championship ended in agony with a defeat in the final, a crestfallen Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it was her lack of focus and nervousness which led to her loss. Olympic bronze medallist Saina let go of a huge opportunity to...
  • Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin at All England Championship final 08-03-2015 07:54 PM

    Birmingham: In a major heartbreak, Saina Nehwal lost the women's singles final of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships to Spain's Carolina Marin here on Sunday. In her attempt to become the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Super Series Premier event, she took off well to win...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin, All England Badminton Championships final 08-03-2015 05:39 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships final after beating her Chinese opponent Sun Yu on Saturday. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-13, 21-13 in a 5--minute contest against the 18th seed. ...
  • Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to reach All England final 07-03-2015 06:25 PM

    Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships final after beating her Chinese opponent Sun Yu on Saturday. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-13, 21-13 in a 5--minute contest against the 18th seed. It was an impressive performance by Saina in her semi-final match as she got past...
  • Saina Nehwal beats old foe Wang Yihan to enter All England semis 07-03-2015 10:04 AM

    Birmingham: Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships semi-final after beating her Chinese nemesis Wang Yihan for the first time in more than two years. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-19 21-6 in a 39-minute contest against the fifth seed, who had an intimidating 8-1 overall record...
  • Saina Nehwal eases into All England Championships quarters 05-03-2015 10:38 PM

    Birmingham: Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarter-finals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min on Thursday. However, top Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the prestigious event with a...
  • Saina, Jwala-Ashwini through, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in All England Championships 05-03-2015 10:19 AM

    Birmingham: Saina Nehwal and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round, while male shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap lost in the opening round of the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena on Wednesday. World No.3 Saina registered a comfortable 21-8,...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap chase 'dream' All England Championship title 02-03-2015 04:15 PM

    Birmingham: After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. After a good season in 2014...
  • Injured Vijender Singh pulls out of National Games 30-01-2015 11:24 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting on Saturday after failing to recover from a nagging nose injury. "I have not been able to recover from the nose injury which had forced me out of the Asian Games November last. It flared...
  • Saina Nehwal sees off Carloina Marin to defend Syed Modi crown 25-01-2015 05:33 PM

    Lucknow: Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Sunday. World No. 3 Saina scraped past the seventh-ranked Spaniard 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in a see-saw battle lasting an hour...
  • Syed Modi Masters: Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach finals; Sindhu ousted 24-01-2015 04:13 PM

    It will not be a Saina Nehwal versus PV Sindhu final in the women's singles but the men's singles will be an all-Indian affair with P Kashyap and K Srikanth set to clash for the title at the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament. Defending champion Saina was now...
  • Badminton: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth reach semi-finals at Syed Modi International 23-01-2015 07:05 PM

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal inched closer to retaining her women's singles title, while other top Indian shuttlers, including PV Sindhu, also made it to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Friday. Top male badminton stars -- K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap --...
  • Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang 23-01-2015 02:12 PM

    Bengaluru: Seeking to steer clear of the furore that was triggered by Saina Nehwal's open displeasure at being ignored for the Padma awards, ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he would prefer to wait for the government to take a call on such matters. "I feel it is necessary for...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu sail into second round of Syed Modi Grand Prix 22-01-2015 11:22 AM

    Lucknow: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina defeated Yin Fun Lim of Malaysia 21-17 21-12 and two-time World Championship bronze...
  • Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton 19-01-2015 06:33 PM

    Lucknow: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will look to launch the new season with a bang when she starts her title defence at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who won the title in 2009 and 2010...
  • Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh 16-01-2015 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, on Friday, criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country. Milkha, who missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 400m...
  • Saina, Marin to take part in Syed Modi GP Badminton Meet 15-01-2015 08:18 PM

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and current world champion Carolina Marin of Spain have confirmed their participation in the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship scheduled to start here on January 20. The two have been seeded first and second respectively in USD 120,000 event being organized by Uttar Pradesh Badminton...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani 12-01-2015 07:35 PM

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Saina Nehwal Padma Bhushan row 12-01-2015 12:03 AM

    Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'upset' that her quest to know the reason behind the rejection of her nomination for Padma Bhushan snowballed into a big controversy, saying that she never demanded for the prestigious award and would respect the decision of the Sports Ministry. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 11-01-2015 10:53 PM

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz marriage, team India squad for cricket 2015 World Cup, India Science Congress and Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan to Saina Nehwal. ...
  • After Saina Nehwal, Boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan 06-01-2015 02:50 PM

    With Saina Nehwal getting the Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan after a furore over her nomination being rejected, star India boxer Vijender Singh also threw his hat in the ring for the civilian honour but insisted he won't be "hurt" in case of a rejection. Speaking to PTI,...