• Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock in All England Semis

    Birmingham: Chan Peng Soo/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia continued the momentum that catapulted them to the victory against Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui of China on Thursday, though trailing 16-20 in the first set, the Malaysian pair reeled off four straight points forcing a deuce and subduing Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping of China to eventually claim the first set 23-21 in the All England quarter-finals on Friday.Chris & Gabby Adcock celebrate after beating Olympic Champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Chris & Gabby Adcock celebrate after beating Olympic Champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying serve up sweet revenge against Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui at All-England

    Birmingham: It was another thrilling match, but it was a reversal of fortune for the Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia when they played with a majestic exhibition to beat Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui of China at All England on Thursday, avenging their 13-21, 21-18, 23-25 quarter-final defeat in last week's German Open.Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon celebrate after beating Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui in All England second round. (photo: AFP)

    Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon celebrate after beating Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui in All England second round. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V Sindhu, Sameer Verma capture Syed Modi crowns

    Lucknow: Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu was among the Indian shuttlers that clinched 3 titles at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships on Sunday.

    The No. 1 seed in women's singles P.V. Sindhu started in the opening set with a 17-7 lead before finishing the set 21-13 over Gregoria Mariska of Indonesia who stunned No. 6 seed Hanna Ramadini in the semis.P.V. Sindhu clinches her first Syed Modi International title. (photo: AP)

    P.V. Sindhu clinches her first Syed Modi International title. (photo: AP)

  • P.V Sindhu in Syed Modi final, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

    Lucknow: Olympic women's singles silver medalist P.V. Sindhu of India secured a final berth at the 2017 Syed Modi International Championships by beating No. 4 seed Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia 21-11, 21-19 in a 38-minute encounter on Saturday.There is a promising badminton future ahead of P.V. Sindhu. (photo: AP)

    There is a promising badminton future ahead of P.V. Sindhu. (photo: AP)

  • 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)

  • P.V. Sindhu & Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk lead Chennai Smashers to PBL title

    New Delhi: In an electrifying 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL) final, Chennai Smashers captured their first PBL title and showed some of the fiery badminton that helped them staved off a comeback from Mumbai Rockets before earning a 4-3 victory at the Siri Fort Complex on Saturday.P.V Sindhu, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk and Chennai Smashers team members hold up the 2017 Premier Badminton League trophy. (photo: AP)

    P.V Sindhu, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk and Chennai Smashers team members hold up the 2017 Premier Badminton League trophy. (photo: AP)

  • 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)

  • P.V. Sindhu guides Chennai Smashers into Premier Badminton League semis

    Mumbai: World No. 6 and Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu, Chris/Gabriella Adcock and Tommy Sugiarto won their respective matches as Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to seal their semifinal spot at the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Tuesday.P.V. Sindhu is getting better playing under pressure. (photo: PTI)

    P.V. Sindhu is getting better playing under pressure. (photo: PTI)

  • Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat P.V Sindhu's Chennai Smashers

    Bengaluru: The Premier Badminton League (PBL) defending champions Delhi Acers who are ranked in the bottom of the ranking table and are virtually impossible to reach the knock-out stages, got their first win of the season on Sunday by defeating the P.V Sindhu led Chennai Smashers 5-2 to salvage some pride.P.V. Sindhu leads Chennai Smashers's bid for its first Premier Badminton League title in the 2017 season. (photo: PTI)

    P.V. Sindhu leads Chennai Smashers's bid for its first Premier Badminton League title in the 2017 season. (photo: PTI)

  • P.V. Sindhu powers Chennai Smashers in complete demolition of Bengaluru Blasters

    Mumbai: Playing in her second match in India's Premier Badminton League, Rio Olympic silver medalist P. V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers dispatched Bengaluru Blasters' Cheung Ngan Yi of 12-10, 11-6 to win the 'Trump match' for her team at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

    P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

  • Carolina Marin beats PV Sindhu in India's Premier Badminton League opener

    Hyderabad: India's 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL) kicked off on January 1st with a blockbuster opener where Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters saw off Olympic silver medalist P.V Sindhu of Chennai Smashers to win the inaugural match on Sunday.Carolina Marin proves P.V Sindhu's nemesis again in the 2017 PBL.

    Carolina Marin proves P.V Sindhu's nemesis again in the 2017 PBL.

  • 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)

  • India's Premier Badminton League (PBL) scheduled from Jan 1 to Jan 14, 2017

    Hyderabad: India's highly anticipated second season of Premier Badminton League (PBL) has been scheduled to kick off from Jan 1- Jan 14, 2017.

    The first leg of the six-team competitions will be held in Hyderabad. New Delhi (capital of India) will host the semi-finals while Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India) will host the final.P.V. Sindhu and other shuttlers attend a PBL press conference. (photo:PTI)

    P.V. Sindhu and other shuttlers attend a PBL press conference. (photo:PTI)

  • Dubai World Superseries Finals: Sung Ji-Hyun to play Tai Tzu Ying in final

    Dubai: The women's singles semifinal at Dubai World Superseries Finals between Sung Ji-Hyun of Korea and P.V Sindhu was billed as a matchup between the defensive skills of Sun Ji-Hyun and the offensive skills of P.V Sindhu.Sung Ji-Hyun plays incredible defense in the semi-final to beat P.V Sindhu. (photo: AFP)

    Sung Ji-Hyun plays incredible defense in the semi-final to beat P.V Sindhu. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Carolina Marin to reach Dubai World Superseries Finals semis

    Dubai: A large crowd turned up on Friday to give their support to India's P.V Sindhu as they witnessed the rematch of Rio Olympics women's singles final between Sindhu and Carolina Marin of Spain at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai on Friday.P.V. Sindhu will go into semi-final with alot of confidence after victory over Carolina Marin in the last Group match. (photo: AFP)

    P.V. Sindhu will go into semi-final with alot of confidence after victory over Carolina Marin in the last Group match. (photo: AFP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • P.V Sindhu pulls out of Macau Open to focus on Superseries finals

    Hyderabad: World No. 9 women's singles player P.V Sindhu who had won her maiden Superseries title at China Open and reached the Hong Kong Open final in last two weeks, has decided to pull out of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold which began on Tuesday in preparation for the Dubai Superseries finals.P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

    P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

  • Tai Tzu-Ying wins Hong Kong Open and rises to World No. 1

    Hong Kong: Taiwan's World No. 3 women's singles player Tai Tzu-Ying won her second Superseries title of the season on Sunday by beating Olympic silver medalist P.V Sindhu of India 21-15, 21-17 in 41 minutes to lift the Hong Kong Open title.Tai Tzu-Ying and P.V. Sindhu pose on the podium. (photo: AP)

    Tai Tzu-Ying and P.V. Sindhu pose on the podium. (photo: AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying beats Carolina Marin to play P.V Sindhu in Hong Kong final

    Hong Kong: Taiwan’s World No. 3 women's singles player Tai Tzu-Ying showed off her remarkable overheads and slicing drop shots along with precise servings to overpower World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-17, 14-21, 21-16 in 68 minutes on Saturday to make the Hong Kong Open final.Tai Tzu Ying tries to defend her Hong Kong Open title against P.V Sindhu. (photo: AP)

    Tai Tzu Ying tries to defend her Hong Kong Open title against P.V Sindhu. (photo: AP)

  • 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)

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