• Saina Nehwal: India need depth in Badminton

    By Chaitan Papnai

    With her outstanding performances over the years Saina Nehwal has certainly revived badminton in India. The ace shuttler is only the second Indian, after Prakash Padukone, to have achieved the top ranking in the sport. The 25-year-old Olympic medallist took some time out from her busy schedule to talk about different topics ranging from her game to Rio Olympics to Sania Mirza and many more with Zee Media correspondent Chaitan Papnai.Saina Nehwal is the first Indian woman to become world number one in BWF rankings.

    Saina Nehwal is the first Indian woman to become world number one in BWF rankings.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin maintain lead as world's No. 1 players

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long has widened his lead at No. 1 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings with his recent triumph at Chinese Taipei Open, now holding an additional 23,534 points advantage over the No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. As of July 30, 2015, Chen has been ranked world No. 1 men’s singles player for 32 consecutive weeks.Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

    Carolina Marin is working to recover in time for the World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan could meet in World Championships semifinal

    Jakarta: The 2015 World Championships draw is out, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei could meet for the first time in slightly less than a year in the semifinals. Lin Dan defeated Lee Chong Wei 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in the semi-finals of 2014 Incheon Asian Games last September. Lin Dan, a five-time champion, and Lee Chong Wei, a former world No. 1, were drawn into the bottom half of the bracket.Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

  • Fitness key to success for Saina Nehwal at World Championships

    Bengaluru: India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is focussing on her "game and skill" for the upcoming tournaments, including the World championship, but said the results will depend on overall fitness.

    "My performance must be the best as per my analysis. Further it depends upon the overall body health of mine," Saina told PTI.India's badminton sweetheart Saina Nehwal.

    India's badminton sweetheart Saina Nehwal.

  • Saina Nehwal gets 9 lakh to hire a physiotherapist

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry of India has approved an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Saina Nehwal knows how to effectively manage her professional career.

    Saina Nehwal knows how to effectively manage her professional career.

  • Lee Chong Wei in US Open quarters, ready for world championships

    Jakarta: It seems pretty clear that this year's BWF World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10-16 August 2015, would produce some greatest badminton match ever played.

    All top-eight shuttlers in the world of both men's singles and women's singles will compete in Jakarta, as they all know that everyone in the world is watching them and the world meet is a great chance to improve their rankings and reputation, whilst at the same time playing at a celebrated event.Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

    Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Chen Long to enter Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal ousted

    Jakarta: Ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap rallied to shock world No. 1 Chen Long, continuing his giant-killing spree to enter the men's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton tournament on Friday.Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

    Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

  • Indonesian Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth in 2nd round

    Jakarta: All the Indian shuttlers, including World No.1 Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, barring P.V. Sindhu, progressed to the round-of-16 of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal will be seen in action on Thursday

    Saina Nehwal will be seen in action on Thursday

  • Saina Nehwal, Li Xuerui bow out of Australian Open

    Sydney: World number one women's singles and defending champion Saina Nehwal crashed out of Australian Open Super Series on Friday, after losing to Wang Shixian of China in the quarterfinals.Li Xuerui has performed poorly so far in 2015.

    Li Xuerui has performed poorly so far in 2015.

  • Saina Nehwal in Australian Open quarters, K. Srikanth out

    Sydney: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a hard-fought three-game win over China’s Sun Yu to emerge as the lone Indian survivor in Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament on Thursday.Saina Nehwal is a big threat to Chinese women's team in Australian Open

    Saina Nehwal is a big threat to Chinese women's team in Australian Open

  • 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

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