• Carolina Marin & P.V. Sindhu eyeing Indian Open success

    New Delhi: As the 7th Indian Super Series badminton tournament gets under way with the qualifying round at Siri Fort Complex in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, all eyes are set on Rio Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin and silver medalist P.V. Sindhu.(From left) Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin during a pre-tournament press conference in New Delhi. (photo: PTI)

    (From left) Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin during a pre-tournament press conference in New Delhi. (photo: PTI)

  • P.V Sindhu in 2nd round of Syed Modi International as Saina Nehwal pulls out

    Lucknow: Women's singles No. 1 seed P.V. Sindhu of India needed only 21 minutes to dispatch compatriot Anura Prabhudesai by winning 21-9, 21-11 in first round of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Grand Prix that is being held at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on Wednesday.P.V Sindhu is a great role model for female athletes in India. (photo: AP)

    P.V Sindhu is a great role model for female athletes in India. (photo: AP)

  • Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing, Angus Ng Ka-long clinch Malaysia Masters

    Sibu: Despite falling short in the Malaysia Masters mixed doubles final last year, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing were determined not to let that happen again this year when the World No. 9 mixed doubles pair of Malaysia closed out the final against compatriots Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai 21-17, 21-9 to lift the Malaysia Masters title on Sunday.Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing with their Malaysia Masters trophy. (photo: Bernama)

    Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing with their Malaysia Masters trophy. (photo: Bernama)

  • Saina Nehwal gearing up for 2017 at Malaysia Masters

    Sibu: After suffering through an injury-plagued 2016 season, former World No. 1 women's singles player Saina Nehwal of India is eager to get back on the court and play some competitive badminton again at Malaysia Masters.Wish Saina Nehwal a healthy 2017.

    Wish Saina Nehwal a healthy 2017.

  • P.V. Sindhu's Chennai Smashers to play Mumbai Rockets in Premier Badminton League final

    New Delhi: Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu produced a vintage performance to crush her senior Saina Nehwal 11-7, 11-8 in a pulsating women's singles match at the Premier Badminton League (PBL) semi-finals tie between Chennai Smashers and Awadhe Warriors on Friday.P.V. Sindhu celebrates after beating Saina Nehwal in the 2017 Premier Badminton League semi-finals. (photo: PBL)

    P.V. Sindhu celebrates after beating Saina Nehwal in the 2017 Premier Badminton League semi-finals. (photo: PBL)

  • Saina Nehwal carries Warriors through to the 2017 Premier Badminton League semi-finals

    Bangalore: Former World No. 1 women's singles player Saina Nehwal lifted Awadhe Warriors to become the first team to reach the 2017 Premier Badminton League semi-finals on Monday.Saina Nehwal celebrates the crowd as she beats her opponents in the 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal celebrates the crowd as she beats her opponents in the 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

  • Premier Badminton League: Saina Nehwal wins but Awadhe Warriors lose

    Lucknow: World No. 10 Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors drew huge support from the crowd when she fought back from dropping a set to crush Sung Ji-Hyun of Mumbai Rockets 12-10, 4-11, 11-5 in the Premier Badminton League tie on Friday.Saina Nehwal is gradually recovering from her knee injury.

    Saina Nehwal is gradually recovering from her knee injury.

  • Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors to victory in Premier Badminton League

    Lucknow: India's London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal defeated Nitchaon Jindapol of Delhi Acers to register the second victory for Awadhe Warriors in the second edition of the Premier Badminton League that was held at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium on Thursday.Saina Nehwal still slowly recovering from her knee injury. (photo: PTI)

    Saina Nehwal still slowly recovering from her knee injury. (photo: PTI)

  • Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal in India's Premier Badminton League tie

    Hyderabad: Although Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors lost to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters but her team still beat Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League encounter in Hyderabad on Monday.Whether you like it or not, Carolina Marin still one of the toughest women's singles player in the world.

    Whether you like it or not, Carolina Marin still one of the toughest women's singles player in the world.

  • India's Premier Badminton League (PBL) to use 11x5 scoring system

    New Delhi: The second season of India's Premier Badminton League (PBL) is scheduled to kick off on January 1, 2017, with the final to be held at Delhi on Jan 14th.P.V Sindhu to spearhead Chennai Smashers' challenge in the 2017 season of India's Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

    P.V Sindhu to spearhead Chennai Smashers' challenge in the 2017 season of India's Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

  • P.V. Sindhu, Carolina Marin on course for fiery Hong Kong Open final meeting

    Hong Kong: World No. 9 P.V Sindhu of India and World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain are on course for a rematch of the Olympic final at the ongoing Hong Kong Open after both advanced to the semi-finals respectively on Friday.Carolina Marin is on track to end the year on a high note. (photo: AP)

    Carolina Marin is on track to end the year on a high note. (photo: AP)

  • Jan Jorgensen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong survive scares to reach Hong Kong Open quarters

    Hong Kong: Denmark’s newly crowned China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen stared defeat right in the face, saving two match points and coming back from a 18-20 deficit to beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the second round of Hong Kong Open on Thursday.Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

    Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Saina Nehwal crash out of China Open

    Fuzhou: Men's doubles heavyweights and No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia were sent crashing out of the China Open in a 21-19, 16-21, 22-24 defeat to unseeded China's Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

  • Saina Nehwal ready to make a comeback at China Open after knee injury

    Fuzhou: India's World No. 6 women's singles player Saina Nehwal is preparing to make her return from injury after suffering a knee injury that caused her abrupt exit at the Rio Olympics in August.Wish Saina Nehwal a strong showing at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Wish Saina Nehwal a strong showing at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Saina Nehwal: "Maybe it is the End of My Career"

    Hyderabad: World No. 6 women's singles player Saina Nehwal of India who suffered a shock exit in the group stages of the Women's singles event at the Rio Olympics due to an injury to her right knee, revealed that it is possible that her badminton career might come to an abrupt end.Hope Saina Nehwal could bounce back from the injury and be stronger than ever.

    Hope Saina Nehwal could bounce back from the injury and be stronger than ever.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, other badminton stars & their look-alikes

    Kuala Lumpur: With the 2016 Rio Olympics finally at a close, no matter you're sad and depressed or you are happy and excited after the Rio Olympics, it's time to move on and enjoy your life with your family or with your loved one.Lee Chong Wei vs player from Beijing Shougang basketball team.

    Lee Chong Wei vs player from Beijing Shougang basketball team.

  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: The London Olympics bronze medallist and world No. 5 Saina Nehwal's Rio Olympics journey has come to a shocking end on Sunday, with the Indian shuttler losing to Ukraine's Marija Ulitina in straight games.Saina Nehwal's right knee was heavily taped on Sunday. (photo: AP)

    Saina Nehwal's right knee was heavily taped on Sunday. (photo: AP)

  • Carolina Marin & Li Xuerui fall in same half of the 2016 Olympic draw

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 women's singles player Carolina Marin and the Olympic defending champion Li Xuerui have fallen into the same half of the 2016 Rio Olympic draw.Women's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Women's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei seeded top for Rio Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's world No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has received a No. 1 seeding for the men's draw in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Parupalli Kashyap: Saina Nehwal is India's best bet for Olympic medal

    New Delhi: The 2014 Commonwealth Games men's singles champion Parupalli Kashyap of India said India's World No. 5 women's shuttler Saina Nehwal is the country's best bet to clinch a meal at the Rio Olympics.Parupalli Kashyap (left) and Lee Chong Wei play for Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

    Parupalli Kashyap (left) and Lee Chong Wei play for Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). (photo: AFP)

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