• Coach change the right move for Saina Nehwal

    Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal said it was not an easy decision to move away from long-time coach Pullela Gopichand but added that she was glad to win the China Open and prove how hard her new coach Vimal Kumar was working with her. The ace Indian shuttler said as a player, she had to be selfish and think about her game, which is why she decided to try a new coach after 10 years.Saina Nehwal wins the 2014 China Open

    Saina Nehwal wins the 2014 China Open

  • Chen Long vows to bounce back in Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: After his agonizing three-game loss to Germany's Marc Zwiebler in the second round of China Open last Thursday, the world number two Chen Long is aiming to bounce back from the disappointment to kick off his bid for the Hong Kong Open title which will be held from Nov 18-23 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.Chen Long  is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

    Chen Long is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

  • Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

    The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

    Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

  • China Open: Lin Dan, K. Srikanth to meet in final

    Fuzhou: Badminton super star Lin Dan continued his success on home soil as he saw off Taiwan's Chou 21-17,21-17 in 49 minutes at the semi-final of China Open. The Taiwanese seemed a little tired against Lin after having fought off seventh-seeded Hu Yun from Hong Kong 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in a marathon quarterfinal match that didn't get started until 11:30 p.m. on Friday because of scheduling delays and lasted until 1 a.m. Saturday.Lin Dan's jump smash

    Lin Dan's jump smash

  • Saina Nehwal leads Indian challenge in China Open

    New Delhi: The Indian challenge in the women's singles weakened a lot with the withdrawal of PV Sindhu out of the China Open Super Series Premier to be held in Fuzhou from Tuesday.

    In the absence of the World Championships bronze medalist, the onus will be on Saina Nehwal to keep the Indian flag flying. Sindhu fell sick after the European tour and decided to skip China. She will, however, play in the Hong Kong and Macau tournaments later this month.Saina and her team-mates are taking team photo before departing for China

    Saina and her team-mates are taking team photo before departing for China

  • Saina Nehwal: No one can question my patriotism

    New Delhi: India's Sports Ministry diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, after top tennis players like men’s number one Somdev Devvarman, veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna refused to participate in the Incheon Asian Games, citing loss of rankings points on the ATP circuit.Saina Nehwal is proud to play for India

    Saina Nehwal is proud to play for India

  • Saina Nehwal to lead India at French Open

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the $ 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting here tomorrow.Saina Nehwal (purple dress) is the top women's singles shuttler from India

    Saina Nehwal (purple dress) is the top women's singles shuttler from India

  • Asian Games Women's Team SF: Korea beats Indian women 3-1

    Incheon: India went down to hosts South Korea 1-3 in the women's team badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Asian Games.Saina Nehwal scores the first opening match for India

    Saina Nehwal scores the first opening match for India

  • Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu lead India to semis

    Incheon: The Indian women’s badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday. The shuttlers first beat Macau 3-0 in the Round of 16 and then came up with a brilliant performance to oust a strong Thailand 3-2 in the quarter-finals. Reaching the last four, where they will take on South Korea Sunday, assured India of at least a bronze, their first in the discipline since 1986. However, it was the end of the road for the men’s team who lost their opening round match to hosts South Korea.Saina Nehwal beats Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the first singles

    Saina Nehwal beats Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the first singles

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu hope for medal in Asian Games

    Incheon: Led by Saina Nehwal, PV 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 two leading singles players Saina Nehwal (right) and P.V. Sindhu may pair up as the second doubles of the Asian Games team event

    India's two leading singles players Saina Nehwal (right) and P.V. Sindhu may pair up as the second doubles of the Asian Games team event

  • Saina Nehwal: I want Vimal Kumar at Asian Games

    By PTI

    Bangalore: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.Saina Nehwal and her new coach Vimal Kumar at a training session

    Saina Nehwal and her new coach Vimal Kumar at a training session

  • Gopichand focuses on Asiad after split with Saina

    Hyderabad: Seemingly undeterred by Saina Nehwal's decision to part ways, India's Chief National badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand says his priority now is the upcoming Asian Games and he is focused on training India's medal contenders for the prestigious multi-sport event.P Gopichand (L) with P.V. Sindhu after she returned home with a bronze medal at badminton World Championships in Copenhagen.

    P Gopichand (L) with P.V. Sindhu after she returned home with a bronze medal at badminton World Championships in Copenhagen.

  • Saina Nehwal splits with Pullela Gopichand

    Bangalore: It is nothing new for top sportspersons to split with their coaches after series of disappointing results. Roger Federer ended his partnership with Paul Annacone on 2013; Andy Murray did recently with Ivan Lendl and now India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is going to part ways with long-term coach Pullela Gopichand. Saina, who lost in the quarters of the World Badminton Championships in Denmark last week, has decided to move to Bangalore to work under Vimal Kumar for the upcoming Asian Games, which will kick-start from September 19.Saina Nehwal with coach Gopichand

    Saina Nehwal with coach Gopichand

  • P.V. Sindhu reaches semis, Saina Nehwal crashes out

    Copenhagen: On Friday, P.V. Sindhu outlasted second seed Wang Shixian of China 19-21 21-19 21-15 with her gritty and gutsy performance to reach the women’s singles semifinals at the World Championships. Interestingly, Sindhu defeated the same opponent at 2013 World Championships to become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the prestigious tournament.P.V. Sindhu celebrates after her victory against Wang Shixian

    P.V. Sindhu celebrates after her victory against Wang Shixian

  • Saina, PV Sindhu hope for more successful World Champs

    Copenhagen: With play at World Championships starting next Monday (August 25), Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu of India are hungry and eager to put on a good show. They sound certain that they are prepared to fare better than last year's Guangzhou World Championships.Hope winning World Championships a dream come true for Saina Nehwal (left) and P.V Sindhu

    Hope winning World Championships a dream come true for Saina Nehwal (left) and P.V Sindhu

  • Glasgow 2014: P.V Sindhu leads Indian's badminton challenge

    Glasgow: In the absence of defending champion Saina Nehwal, India's hopes will be on P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa as India eye success in the badminton at the 20th Commonwealth Games.Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Sindhu looking to repeat Saina Nehwal's 2010 show at Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of Glasgow due to fitness worries

    New Delhi: India's Commonwealth Games women's singles badminton champion Saina Nehwal has pulled out of Glasgow 2014.

    "It is an extremely difficult decision but an important one," said the heartbroken Saina.Saina Nehwal’s pull out is a huge setback for India’s badminton hopes in Glasgow

    Saina Nehwal’s pull out is a huge setback for India’s badminton hopes in Glasgow

  • P.V. Sindhu wants to surpass Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi: Indian's number two women's singles P.V. Sindhu wanted to close the gap between her and the reigning Australian Open champion Saina Nehwal with a strong performance in upcoming Commonwealth Games.P.V Sindhu is playing at an exhibition game in Dubai

    P.V Sindhu is playing at an exhibition game in Dubai

    Saina Nehwal who won women's singles gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games also won bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.

  • Saina Nehwal Breaks Chinese Super Series Monopoly

    Sydney: On Sunday, India's Saina Nehwal defeated Spain's Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in 43 minutes to win the Australian Open. With the win, she became the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women's singles Super Series title in 2014.

    Australian Open was the eighth Super Series tournament this year. The previous seven have all been taken by the top Chinese shuttlers.Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

    Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

  • Australian Open: Saina, Sindhu advance to 2nd round

    Sydney: Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu advanced into the women's singles second round at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

    Sindhu move past Japan's Aya Ohori 21-16, 21-14 in 31 minutes. She will take on Thai player world number 13 Nichaon Jindapon on Thursday.

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