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Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win maiden India Open Super Series

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Published: 29 March 2015
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New Delhi: Sunday was a huge day for Indian badminton where their home shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective India Open Super Series titles in front of a capacity home crowd in New Delhi.

Saina Nehwal who became the first Indian women shuttler to ever achieve world number one ranking, got the better off former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand by winning 21-16 21-14 in 49 minutes.Congratulations to Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth for winning their maiden India Open title (photo: AFP)

 

Saina Nehwal becomes world No. 1

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 28 March 2015
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New Delhi: Saina Nehwal created history on Saturday as she became the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking after her closest challenger for the spot, Spain's Carolina Marin, lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal here.

Though the official rankings will be out only on Thursday next week, the 25-year-old Indian has been assured of her ascent to the top thanks to Marin's loss in the last-four stage.Congratulations to Saina Nehwal for becoming world no. 1

 

India Open: Viktor Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth to face off in final

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Published: 28 March 2015
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New Delhi: When he stunned the Chinese superstar Lin Dan to a 21-17, 15-21, 21-18 victory in 78 minutes in the men's singles quarter-final on Friday, Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia suddenly became the hot favorite to win this year's India Open Super Series. Unfortunately, it was a sad end to the Indonesian on Saturday when he was forced to retire from the tournament after suffering a lower back injury when playing Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles semi-final.Viktor Axelsen has a bright future ahead of him (photo: scanpix)

 

Morten Frost finally gets what he wanted

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 27 March 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: When I was growing up, my parents rarely give me everything I've ever wanted, and I always wished I was the kid few blocks away from my house who got all the cool toys my family couldn't afford.Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

 

PBSI turn to young players post Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso era

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Published: 27 March 2015
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Jakarta: The resignation of Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso — the two remaining senior players on the national team — because of personal reasons has left the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) relying on young shuttlers for its next challenges.Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

 

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