Saina Nehwal

  • 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

    Cricketers are not the only ones who manipulate the media. These days all sports persons with major achievements are in the news regularly, failing which they feel their market value takes a tumble. Wrestlers, boxers and shooters all have their media favorites. Tennis makes news so long as Leander Paes...
  • 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. ...
  • Sindhu becomes first Indian to win two medals in World Championships 29-08-2014 07:49 PM

    PV Sindhu defeated Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to enter semifinal as compatriot Saina Nehwal crashed out. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze 29-08-2014 05:52 PM

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters 29-08-2014 03:35 PM

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened 29-08-2014 01:43 PM

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday. ...
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships 28-08-2014 07:53 PM

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri...
  • Saina progresses in World Badminton Championship; Kashyap bows out 26-08-2014 08:50 PM

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles on Tuesday. Saina, seeded seventh, took just 31 minutes to dispose off Perminova 21-11, 21-9. The Indian had earlier...
  • Sindhu, Saina lead Indian challenge at World Championships 24-08-2014 03:17 PM

    Copenhagen: An exuberant PV Sindhu would look to improve the colour of her medal even as a fit-again Saina Nehwal eyes her maiden podium finish when a confident Indian badminton team starts its campaign in the World Championship here on Monday. Sindhu, fresh from a bronze in Glasgow Commonwealth Games,...
  • Saina Nehwal hoping for a good run at the World Championships 22-08-2014 11:03 PM

    Returning from the injury, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, aiming for a medal in the World Championships beginning in Copenhagen on August 25. ...
  • 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...