• Glasgow 2014: Indian shuttlers cruise to final 16

    Glasgow: Indian medal contenders, P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thulasi in women's singles and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women's and men's singles events respectively to storm into the round of 16 of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.Women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa appear to be in good spirit

    Women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa appear to be in good spirit

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Uber Cup - India trumps Thailand 3-2

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu guided India through tough challenge from Thailand 3-2 to top Group C at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

    Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

    It was vintage Saina on display here as the Indian rode on her array of shots and better court coverage. The Hyderabadi, whose performance graph was questioned by many of her critics, answered back by beating World champion Ratchanok Intanon 22-20 21-14 in the first singles to give India a brilliant start against Thailand. 

  • Uber Cup - Saina Nehwal is confident of making the semifinals

    India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal it is important for her to nail the first point in Uber Cup to get the team momentum going.Saina Nehwal and her teammates at the launch of the 2014 Uber Cup on Wednesday.

    "First singles is critical in a team event. If I could score a point, it will build an early momentum and will definitely boost our team confidence ,” Saina said at the launch of the tournament.

  • India ready for Uber Cup challenge

    For the first time in recent memory, Indian Uber Cup team is capable of reaching the knockout stage in the Thomas-Uber Cup finals that kicks-off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on May 18. This year, India has been clubbed with Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

    Even though she is only 19 years old, PV Sindhu almost defeated Wang Shixian of China in the Asian Championship two weeks ago. She has proven that she can put up a fight in a potentially crucial match.

  • Bronze for PV Sindhu and Jwala-Ashwini in Asian Badminton Championships

    Korea: P.V. Sindhu and women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa of India all settled for bronze medals in the Badminton Asia Championships as they all lost the semi-finals to teir Chinese opponents on Saturday.

    The 18-year-old Sindu fought hard for one hour and 18 minutes before losing to the two-time reinging All England champion 18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship

    18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship
    Shixian 21-15 20-22 12-21 in the women's singles competition. The World No.10 started the encounter on a positive note by clinching the first game 21-15. The second game went right till the end and Sindhu had victory in her sights but Shixian wasn't going to give it
  • Sindhu, Jwala-Ashwini are in Asian Badminton Championships semis

    P.V. Sindhu and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won their quarterfinal matches respectively to reach semifinals in the women’s singles and women’s doubles events of Asian Badminton Championship on Friday.Wish Jwala Gutta good luck in Asian Badminton Championships

    Wish Jwala Gutta good luck in Asian Badminton Championships

    PV Sindhu lost the first game 14-21 but came back strongly to win the next two games 21-13, 21-10 in close to an hour match against Ongbumrungpan Busanan of Thailand.

  • Asia Badminton Championships: India's Sindhu, Gurusaidutt advance to quarter-finals

    Gimcheon, Korea: The 18 year-old sensation P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt led India’s charge into the singles quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships with hard-fought three-game wins respectively in the women’s and men’s singles competition of the $200,000 event today.Sidhu's mom is very proud of her.

    Sidhu's mom is very proud of her.

    World number 10 Sindhu, finally won her match up against Japan’s Eriko Hirose for the first time in four meetings with 14—21 21—13 21—18 win in an hour and 13 minutes.

  • Kidambi Srikanth benefits by learning from the master - Lin Dan

    The seventh seed player in the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships being held in Gimcheon, Korea, Kidambi Srikanth of India knew his first match against Lin Dan would not be easy. Playing a game against Lin Dan would be a good learning experience fro Kidambi Srikanth.

    Playing a game against Lin Dan would be a good learning experience fro Kidambi Srikanth.
    And he was right, 'Super' Dan needed only 32 minutes to beat the Indian 21-7, 21-14.
  • K. Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu will spearhead the Indian team at Asian Badminton Championship

    NEW DELHI: With the absence of Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu and K. Srikanth will lead the Indian charge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which will start at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday.P.V. Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her

    P.V. Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her

    Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze at the 2010 Asian Badminton Championship, had decided to skip the tournament to focus on the Thomas and Uber Cup next month.

  • Parupalli Kashyap moves up to world No 19, PV Sindhu drops out of top 10

    In the newly released BWF ranking, Indian men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap after his semifinal and quarterfinal finishes at Swiss Open and India Open Super Series respectively, he moved up four places to the 19th place.Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, was once ranked as high as world number 6.

    Another Indian shuttler, national champion Kidambi Srikanth, who defeated world number 10 Nyugen Tien Minh  of Vietnam in the Singapore Open's second round, remains static at 25th.

  • Singapore Open: P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth cruise to quarterfinals

    18-year-old Sindhu, who won the World Championship bronze, Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year, prevailed over Japan's Shizuka Uchida 21-17 17-21 21-16 in a women's singles second round. The Indian will take on World No. 3 Yihan Wang on Friday.18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship

    18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship

    In the first set, Sindhu was able to keep the pressure on the world number 113 Japanese Shizuka by maintaining her lead at 11-10, 14-10, then 19-14 and eventually took the set.

  • Saina slips to ninth in world badminton rankings (pic)

    A second round loss at the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier last week saw India’s Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal drop a place to No.9 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Saina Nehwal has a good chance to climb up once again if she progresses to the semifinals or final of the ongoing India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

    The Olympic bronze medallist, however, has a good chance to climb up once again if she progresses to the semifinals or final of the ongoing India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu crash out of Malaysia Open (pic)

    Saina fought hard before going down 21-16 10-21 19-21 to Yao Xue of China, while Sindhu lost to sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 16-21 19-2.

    Kuala Lumpur:  India's campaign in the women's singles came to an end at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Super Series Premier badminton event after both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu lost their respective second round matches, here on Thursday.Saina fought hard before going down 21-16 10-21 19-21 to Yao Xue of China, while Sindhu lost to sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 16-21 19-2.

    Olympic bronze medalist Saina fought hard before going down 21-16 10-21 19-21 to lower-ranked Yao Xue of China in a 56-minute contest, while Sindhu lost to sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 16-21 19-21 in 45 minutes at the Putra Stadium.

  • Parupalli Kashyap drops to 20th in badminton world rankings (pic)

    While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

    New Delhi:  India's top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped four places to 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

    While Kashyap dropped to 20th, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

  • Sindhu ready to step up and deliver (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Last year, 18-year-old P.V. Sindhu came of age when she made the semi-finals of the World Championships in Guangzhou last August.

    The Indian starlet, who is one of the rising stars in women’s singles, also won two titles – the Malaysian Open GP Gold and the Macau Open – last year.P.V. Sindhu in action against Indonesian Fanetri Lindawani during the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Jan 15, 2014. She won 21-17, 21-18

    Now, the Indian national champion is ready to step up to the plate and take some burden off the shoulders of Saina Nehwal, who has been struggling to find her form and confidence recently.

    The world No. 11 got off to a good start at the Maybank Malaysian Open by beating Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-18 in the first round on Wesnesday.

  • Saina keen to get back to winning at Malaysian Open (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Comebacks are easier said than done.

    This is the reality that India’s Saina Nehwal is facing as she looks to rediscover her form that won her country’s first badminton bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics Games.Saina Nehwal in a file photo. After a year of not winning any titles and a dip in form, she is hoping to start winning again.

    The 24-year-old skipped the season-opening Korean Open due to fitness issues and will begin her campaign in the main draw of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Wednesday.

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