• Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal aim to defend Australian Open Title

    Sydney: The world’s top badminton players assembled in Sydney this week as the 2015 Australian Open has kicked off under sunny blue skies at Australia on Tuesday.Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

    Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu could face off at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot P.V. Sindhu in only the second round of the women's singles at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held here from June 2 to 7.Hope P.V Sindhu could finish 2015 on a strong note.

    Hope P.V Sindhu could finish 2015 on a strong note.

  • Saina Nehwal: '2014 Has Been The Toughest Time Of My Life'

    By Betwa Sharma

    Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal is currently the world's No 1 women's singles player in Badminton. The 25-year-old is only the second Indian (after Prakash Padukone) to have achieved the top ranking in Badminton and became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in Badminton when she won the Bronze in London in 2012.Saina Nehwal is an influential female athlete in India.

    Saina Nehwal is an influential female athlete in India.

  • Saina Nehwal becomes world No. 1 again

    Hyderabad: India's star badminton player Saina Nehwal regained the number one spot in the latest single's ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.Saina Nehwal regains top spot in world badminton rankings

    Saina Nehwal regains top spot in world badminton rankings

  • Saina Nehwal seeded No.2 for Australian Open Super Series

    Sydney: Indian shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal is returning to Sydney to defend her Australian Open title where she clinched last year's women's singles crown by defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin. Saina has been seeded No. 2 in the women's singles event to be played at Sydney from May 26 to 31, 2015.Saina Nehwal faces huge challenge in defending her Australian Open title

    Saina Nehwal faces huge challenge in defending her Australian Open title

  • Sudirman Cup: Korea defeat India 4-1

    Dongguan: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in what turned out to be a dismal day for the Indian badminton team as it crashed out of the Sudirman Cup after a 4-1 loss to three-time champion Korea in a Group 1D tie here on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal has gone undefeated at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

    Saina Nehwal has gone undefeated at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

  • Saina Nehwal receives Rs.25 Lakh from India's Sports Ministry

    New Delhi: India's sports ministry presented a cash award of Rs.25 lakh to Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal as a reward for her outstanding performance by reaching the women's singles final of the All England Open Badminton Championships in March.Saina Nehwal receives India's TOISA Youth Icon of the Year. (photo: Times of India)

    Saina Nehwal receives India's TOISA Youth Icon of the Year. (photo: Times of India)

  • India team ready for 2015 Sudirman Cup

    New Delhi: The badminton scenario in India has been improving every year with Saina Nehwal carrying the Indian flag for some years now. Other players such as PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have also been gradually improving, which can be understood by their performances in the last 12-18 months or so.Saina Nehwal provides a strong advantage for India in women's singles category at the Sudirman Cup.

    Saina Nehwal provides a strong advantage for India in women's singles category at the Sudirman Cup.

  • Saina Nehwal wants to stay at world No 1

    by Ahmed Rizvi

    Dubai: Saina Nehwal is expecting a tough challenge from her Chinese opponents as the Indian badminton star fights to stay atop the world rankings and gain momentum moving towards the 2016 Olympic Games.Saina Nehwal has a 613-point cushion atop the world rankings.

    Saina Nehwal has a 613-point cushion atop the world rankings.

  • Saina Nehwal exit, Chen Long, Lin Dan advance to Asia Championships semis

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday.Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

    Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

  • Lee Chong Wei drops to 30th, Saina Nehwal regains No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world number one Lee Chong Wei has dropped to No. 30th in the latest world rankings that the Badminton World Federation (BWF) released on Thursday.Badminton is so boring without Lee Chong Wei, please comeback as soon as possible!

    Badminton is so boring without Lee Chong Wei, please comeback as soon as possible!

  • Lee Chong Wei drops to 17th, Li Xuerui retakes No. 1 in BWF ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei has dropped to 17th spot, while reigning Olympic women's singles champion Li Xuerui has retaken the top spot from Saina Nehwal.Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at his hearing, we want Lee Chong Wei!

    Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at his hearing, we want Lee Chong Wei!

  • Singapore Open: Saina Nehwal pulls out, Simon Santoso to defend title

    Singapore: Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks.Simon Santoso at the OUE Singapore Open 2015 news conference (Photo: CROWD PR)

    Simon Santoso at the OUE Singapore Open 2015 news conference (Photo: CROWD PR)

  • Malaysia Open: Li Xuerui set final rematch with Carolina Marin

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 3 Li Xuerui of China beat World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal 13-21, 21-17, 22-20 in a 3-set thriller that lasted an hour and eight minutes at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

    The Chinese felt huge relief after prevailed in the tightly contested semi-final.Looking forward to the Li Xuerui vs Carolina Marin match-up in Malaysia Open final

    Looking forward to the Li Xuerui vs Carolina Marin match-up in Malaysia Open final

  • Chen Long, Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin reach Malaysia Open semis

    Kuala Lumpur: World number one Chen Long cruised again on Friday while his legendary compatriot Lin Dan survived a scare, but the Chinese shuttlers stayed on a collision course for the final of the Malaysia Open.Lin Dan and Chen Long are on course for Malaysia Open final collision

    Lin Dan and Chen Long are on course for Malaysia Open final collision

  • Malaysia Open: Chen Long, Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal through to 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: World champion Chen Long of China was on top form as he stormed into the second round of the Malaysia Open after an easy win over Japan's Takuma Ueda on Wednesday.Without Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan has a high chance of winning this year's Malaysia Open.(photo: Lin Dan's weibo)

    Without Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan has a high chance of winning this year's Malaysia Open.(photo: Lin Dan's weibo)

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win maiden India Open Super Series

    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)

    Congratulations to Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth for winning their maiden India Open title (photo: AFP)

  • Saina Nehwal becomes world No. 1

    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

    Congratulations to Saina Nehwal for becoming world no. 1

  • India Open: Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal roll; Jan Jorgensen exits

    New Delhi: Badminton superstar Lin Dan moved effortlessly through to the third round of the India Open Super Series, putting in a powerful performance to outclass Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-13, 21-16 at the Siri Fort Complex on Thursday.Lin Dan returns a shot from his opponent at India Open

    Lin Dan returns a shot from his opponent at India Open

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advance at India Open

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi 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 on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal could become the new No.1 women’s singles player in badminton by end of this week (photo: Saina Nehwal's twitter)

    Saina Nehwal could become the new No.1 women’s singles player in badminton by end of this week (photo: Saina Nehwal's twitter)

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