Saina Nehwal

  • For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India 30-10-2014 10:21 PM

    In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country. "I don't think anyone would not want to play for...
  • Saina Nehwal back among world's top five women shuttlers 30-10-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday. Saina improved her ranking, riding on her back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open tournaments this month. In both the events, she lost...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open 25-10-2014 12:51 PM

    Paris: Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the French Open Super Series after going down to World No. 2 Shixian Wang of China in a hard-fought women's singles quarter-final contest. Seeded fifth, Saina posed a quite a challenge to her Chinese rival but in the end it was...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap advance in French Open 24-10-2014 08:53 AM

    Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the French Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won their respective singles second-round matches while Ashwini Ponappa also advanced in the mixed doubles on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Saina was made to work hard by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in her...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings 23-10-2014 04:25 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth. Srikanth is lying 16th while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open 22-10-2014 05:03 PM

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 20-10-2014 09:18 PM

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth lose in Denmark Open quarters 18-10-2014 07:53 AM

    Odense: Indian shuttlers had a disappointing outing at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their respective quarter-final matches here on Friday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina lost to World No.2 Shixian Wang of China 20-22, 15-21 in 45 minutes...
  • Four Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, advance in Denmark Open 17-10-2014 08:25 AM

    Odense: On a fruitful day for the Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals while two men's players also secured places in the last-eight stage of the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton event, here on Thursday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina made short work...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in second round of Denmark Open 16-10-2014 11:43 AM

    Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the second round of the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier on Wednesday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina was made to work hard for her 12-21, 21-10, 21-12 win over Germany's Karin Schnaase, two-time World Championships...
  • Saina seeded 5th, Sindhu 8th in French Open Super Series 10-10-2014 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian female shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth, while her compatriot PV Sindhu is seeded eighth at the French Open Super Series to be held in Paris from October 21 to 26. Apart from being the country's only two shuttlers in the women's singles event, Saina...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded 7th at Denmark Open 09-10-2014 06:41 PM

    Odense: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been seeded seventh in the women's singles main draw of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, to be played October 14-19. Saina, who won here in 2012, is the only seeded Indian in the $600,000 tournament which will be played at the Odense...
  • Asian Games: Saina Nehwal's Chinese jinx continues 26-09-2014 08:42 PM

    Indian shuttlers had a dismal day in office as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth were knocked out of the 17th Asian Games. ...
  • India's badminton campaign ends at Asian Games 2014 26-09-2014 02:48 PM

    Incheon: India's Asian Games badminton campaign ended on a dismal note with 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth being knocked out of the singles event at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Friday. The only saving grace was the bronze medal won Sunday in the women's team...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 7 26-09-2014 05:03 AM

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian rowers provided the spark with a couple of bronze medals, while the women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 medals in the 17th Asian Games....
  • Asiad Day 6 Analysis: Saina advances, Archers set for at least silver 25-09-2014 08:52 PM

    India started the sixth day rather business-like fashion straightaway claiming a bronze medal in singles sculls final. Sawarn Singh finished his 2000m sculls in seven minutes and 10.65 seconds behind Iran's Mohsen Shadinaghadh and South Korea's Kim Dongyong, who got gold and silver respectively. On fifth day Dushiant Dushyant had...
  • Asian Games Badminton: Saina Nehwal in quarters, disappointment for PV Sindhu 25-09-2014 12:36 PM

    Incheon: Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarter-finals with a comfortable straight-game win after P Kashyap advanced to the pre-quarters, but there was heartbreak for PV Sindhu in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. World number seven Saina thrashed Iran's Soraya Aghaeihajiagha (2-0) 21-7, 21-6 in a...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina, Sindhu in badminton pre-quarters 24-09-2014 12:13 PM

    India's women's badminton singles stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu reached the pre-quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Wednesday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina thrashed Macau's Teng Lok U 21-10, 21-8 in 26 minutes while two time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu took only 19...
  • Asiad Day 2 Analysis: Quiet day for India at Incheon 21-09-2014 07:28 PM

    India had a comparatively quieter outing on day two of the ongoing Asian Games. In the 10 meter Air pistol shooting, Indian team of Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa won a bronze in the Team Event. While they scored same points as China with 1743 points, China beat...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women settle for badminton team bronze 21-09-2014 07:18 PM

    Incheon: Ending a 28-year-old medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here. Though World No.7 Saina Nehwal gave India a good start by winning...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's badminton team in quarterfinal 20-09-2014 10:47 AM

    Indian badminton women's team on Saturday entered the quarter-final of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 3-0 in their pre-quarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. For India, singles stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had comfortable victories while doubles pair of N. Sikky Reddy and Pradnya Gadre won convincingly in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton 19-09-2014 01:35 PM

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday. India's last medal of any hue in badminton had come...
  • SainaSindhu serious rivalry affecting Indian badminton 05-09-2014 02:57 PM

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  • Shuttler PV Sindhu back in top 10 of world rankings 04-09-2014 06:50 PM

    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...
  • Focused on training Asiad medal contenders: Pullela Gopichand 03-09-2014 03:44 PM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 02-09-2014 09:54 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Badminton coach Gopichand mum over split with Saina Nehwal 02-09-2014 06:56 PM

    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...
  • Saina Nehwal to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games 02-09-2014 03:37 PM

    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...
  • Pullela Gopichand is still my coach, says Saina Nehwal 02-09-2014 03:37 PM

    After discussing with my coach Gopichand, I have taken the decision to go for a change, says Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand? 02-09-2014 10:08 AM

    Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal is reportedly splitting with her coach Pullela Gopichand to train under Vimal Kumar for Asian Games. ...