• 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

    Congratulations to Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth for winning their maiden India Open title

  • 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)

  • Carolina Marin targeting world no.1 ranking

    New Delhi: The World No. 1 ranking is on her mind but reigning World and All England Champion Carolina Marin today said she will have to fight her way through some tough matches before she reaches the summit clash of the India Super Series badminton tournament here.Carolina Marin shows tremendous stamina and agility to outrun Saina Nehwal in the 2015 All England final.

    Carolina Marin shows tremendous stamina and agility to outrun Saina Nehwal in the 2015 All England final.

  • Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth gear up for India Open

    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 Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday.Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin could play their way into the world No.1 spot at the India Open Super Series.

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin could play their way into the world No.1 spot at the India Open Super Series.

  • Saina Nehwal's injury gives fans a scare

    New Delhi: Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is suffering from a shoulder pain, which she developed while playing at the prestigious All England Championship in Birmingham early this month.Wish Saina Nehwal all the best with her recovery

    Wish Saina Nehwal all the best with her recovery

  • Cash reward for Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth

    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.Saina Nehwal has become the biggest threat to the Chinese women's singles team

    Saina Nehwal has become the biggest threat to the Chinese women's singles team

  • Lin Dan 3th, Lee Chong Wei 8th, Saina Nehwal 2nd in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: In the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), after his All England triumph, Chen Long of China cemented his place as the No. 1 men's singles player of the world for the 12 consecutive weeks, followed by Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in the second place.Fans all cross the world wait for Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry to be renewed

    Fans all cross the world wait for Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei rivalry to be renewed

  • Carolina Marin rallies past Saina Nehwal to win All England

    England: Carolina Marin, the 21-year-old Andalucian who created one of the biggest sensations in badminton history last year, created another by becoming the first Spaniard ever to win an All-England title.Carolina Marin celebrates after becoming the first Spaniard ever to win an All-England title

    Carolina Marin celebrates after becoming the first Spaniard ever to win an All-England title

  • Saina Nehwal to play Carolina Marin at All England final

    England: London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Saturday scripted history by reaching the final of the prestigious All England Badminton Championship with a straight-game victory over Sun Yu of China in the women's singles competition.

    The World No. 3 Indian, who reached the semifinals of the event in 2010 and 2013, defeated the unseeded Sun 21-13, 21-13 in a match that lasted for 50 minutes at the Barclaycard Arena.Saina Nehwal and Sun Yu (right) entering the court

    Saina Nehwal and Sun Yu (right) entering the court

  • BAI considers legal action against Saina Nehwal, P. Kashyap

    Vijayawada: The 79th Indian Senior National badminton championships, which started on 29 January and will end on 5 February, has been a bit of a dampener, as top Indian shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram, P.V Sindhu, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have decided to skip the competition.P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (right) may be sued by BAI

    P. Kashyap, Saina Nehwal (right) may be sued by BAI

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Chong Wei Feng reach India Masters quarters

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and World number five Kidambi Srikanth were among the nine Indian shuttlers who entered the quarterfinals of the singles events at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

    Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal in 3rd round of India Masters

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

    This was after country's top women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu made it to the second round.Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

    Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

  • Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin to play Syed Modi GP

    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 on January 20.

    India's Nehwal is the top seed, Marin is the second seed and Sindhu is the third seen in the women's draw.Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin are tournament favorites at the Syed Modi GP

    Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin are tournament favorites at the Syed Modi GP

  • Saina Nehwal unhappy to be left out of Padma Bhushan award

    New Delhi: India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal was disappointed after India's Sports Ministry has rejected her from the country's third highest civilian honour – the Padma Bhushan award.Saina Nehwal lashes out after she was overlooked for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award

    Saina Nehwal lashes out after she was overlooked for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award

  • Saina Nehwal launches her own badminton academy

    Ghaziabad: World no. 4 women’s singles player Saina Nehwal launches her India’s first badminton academy in Gaur City 18 Acres Sports Complex located in Gaur City, Greater NOIDA West. The announcement was made jointly by Saina Nehwal and Manoj Gaur, MD, Gaursons India, who laid emphasis on sports culture.Saina Nehwal (second right) announces her own badminton academy

    Saina Nehwal (second right) announces her own badminton academy

  • Akane Yamaguchi is the women's player to watch out for

    Katsuyama, Fukui — Rising badminton star Akane Yamaguchi’s name was taken from the color of the sunset (akane-iro, a shade of red) because her parents believe a crimson-tinted sky signals clear weather is in the forecast for the next day.

    Indeed, the forecast for Yamaguchi seems to be calling for rosy success now after the Badminton World Federation chose the 17-year-old from a remote city in Fukui Prefecture as the Most Promising Player of the Year, to cap the young talent’s remarkable advancement this year.Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal winning her maiden China Open Super Series Premier women's singles title against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi (left) in Fuzhou, China on Nov 16, 2014.

    Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal winning her maiden China Open Super Series Premier women's singles title against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi (left) in Fuzhou, China on Nov 16, 2014.

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