• PV Sindhu eyeing a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Kolkata: Double World Championships bronze medallist PV Sindhu registered one of the biggest wins of her career when she ousted London Olympics champion Li Xuerui of China to enter the quarterfinal in this year's edition at Jakarta.

    The 20-year-old Indian's dream run, however, ended in the quarterfinals after going down to Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

    PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, P.V Sindhu stun big names

    Jakarta: SEA Games champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Championships history when the Malaysian pair defeated top seeds and world number one pair Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan, 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Thursday.Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

    Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

  • China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

    Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team, Li Yongbo has attempted to take the pressure off his players ahead of the World Championships, saying the Chinese badminton team does not set any hard targets at the World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from August 10 - August 16. It would not surprise him if some of the young Chinese players who will play their first ever World Championships could end up as world champions.Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

    Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

  • Chen Long, Wang Yihan win Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Despite playing against home-country favorite Chou Tien Chen, Chen Long held on to tame Chou 15-21, 21-9, 21-6 and clinched the Chinese Taipei Open men's title on Sunday.Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Chou Tien Chen beats Lin Dan to meet Chen Long in final

    Taipei: Local hope Chou Tien Chen has shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist No.4 seed Lin Dan of China to headline a big day of upsets in the semi-finals of Chinese Taipei Open on Saturday.

    Chou survived a three-set thriller to defeat Lin 21-19, 18-21, 21-16 in 77 minutes. Chou fought back from 14-18 deficit, and managed to seal the winning point in the first set after he caught Lin Dan off guard by luckily rolling the shuttlecock across the top of the net to Lin Dan's side. Lin Dan then reclaimed the second set with 21-18. Chou took a commanding 13-3 lead over the Chinese in the decider, but Lin Dan fought back superbly, closing on Chou with 16-17. The Taiwanese recomposed himself to reel off the next four points to cruise to victory.Chou Tien Chen becomes the first Taiwanese player to defeat Lin Dan. (photo: AP)

    Chou Tien Chen becomes the first Taiwanese player to defeat Lin Dan. (photo: AP)

  • 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.

  • Bellaetrix Manuputty withdraws from Indonesian SEA Games squad

    Jakarta: Indonesian women's singles shuttler Bellaetrix Manuputty has pulled out ahead of the 28th Southeast Asian Games that will be hosted by Singapore due to a knee injury. Bellaetrix was forced to retire from the match against Li Xuerui of China at last week's Sudirman Cup semi-finals when the world No. 51 injured her left knee from improper landing after a jump against her Chinese opponent.Bellaetrix Manuputty injured her left knee at last week's Sudirman Cup

    Bellaetrix Manuputty injured her left knee at last week's Sudirman Cup

  • China rout Japan 3-0 in final to win 10th Sudirman Cup

    Dongguan: The stadium rumbled! China made the Sudirman Cup final looked easy when they finished off a dominant 3-0 run against Japan, wrapped up the 8 days event by clinching their sixth consecutive Sudirman Cup title on Sunday. This was also the 10th Sudirman Cup won by China over the tournament's 27 year history.China win their 10th Sudirman Cup over the tournament's 27 year history.

    China win their 10th Sudirman Cup over the tournament's 27 year history.

  • Lin Dan & Setiawan/Ahsan in Asia Championships final, Chen Long grants walkover

    Wuhan: No.2 seed Lin Dan was on course to defend the men's singles crown when he needed 49 minutes to defeat No.7 seed - last week's China Masters champion Wang Zhengming in straight sets 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals on Saturday to advance into the final of the Badminton Asia Championships.Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

    Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

  • Lin Dan, Chong Wei Feng march on at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: After a pretty quiet day one at Badminton Asia Championships yesterday, a larger crowd has attended the six-day event on Wednesday to show support for their home team and to watch Lin Dan made his first appearance in the tournament.

    The second seeded Lin Dan took only 19 minutes to dispatch U Ieong Iek of Macau 21-3, 21-6 to cruise to the third round. Lin Dan was once led by 15-0 in the first set anLin Dan seals an easy win at Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday

    Lin Dan seals an easy win at Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday

    d will take on Farzin Khanjani of Iran on Thursday.

  • Lee Chong Wei drops to 17th, Li Xuerui retakes No. 1 in BWF ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei has dropped to 17th spot, while reigning Olympic women's singles champion Li Xuerui has retaken the top spot from Saina Nehwal.Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at his hearing, we want Lee Chong Wei!

    Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at his hearing, we want Lee Chong Wei!

  • Carolina Marin outlasts Li Xuerui to win Malaysia Open crown

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 2 women's singles player Carolina Marin of Spain won her maiden Malaysia Open title on Sunday. Marin got the better of China's Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the women's singles final 19-21, 21-19, 21-17 in an hour and 11 minutes.Carolina Marin recovers from a set down to win the Malaysia Open

    Carolina Marin recovers from a set down to win the Malaysia Open

  • Malaysia Open: Li Xuerui set final rematch with Carolina Marin

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 3 Li Xuerui of China beat World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal 13-21, 21-17, 22-20 in a 3-set thriller that lasted an hour and eight minutes at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

    The Chinese felt huge relief after prevailed in the tightly contested semi-final.Looking forward to the Li Xuerui vs Carolina Marin match-up in Malaysia Open final

    Looking forward to the Li Xuerui vs Carolina Marin match-up in Malaysia Open final

  • All England: Li Xuerui loses, Lin Dan & Chen Long march on

    Birmingham: At 183 cm, and given the amount of versatility, speed and strength, Sun Yu (20) proved herself as the women's singles future for China when she nabbed the All England quarter-finals berth by defeating women's singles top seed Li Xuerui 21-13, 21-13 in just 35 minutes.Lin Dan talks to reporters after Thursday's match (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan talks to reporters after Thursday's match (photo: Reuters)

  • Chou Tien Chen beats Wang Zhengming to win French Open

    Paris: World number 13 Taiwanese Chou Tien-chen, won the French Open on Sunday by defeating Wang Zhengming of China 10-21, 25-23 and 21-19 after a 3-set men's singles final thriller at the Coubertin stadium.

    Wang Zhengming who held a 2-0 career meeting record against Chou Tien Chen prior to the final, got off to a good start to break Chou Tien Chen in the first game by taking a 7-2 lead, and continued his dominance to win the first set 21- 10 easily.Chou Tien Chen defeats Wang Zhengming to win French Open title

    Chou Tien Chen defeats Wang Zhengming to win French Open title

  • Chou Tien Chen vs Wang Zhengming in French Open men's final

    Paris: Chinese Taipei's unseeded Chou Tien Chen, who stunned Jan O Jorgensen in the opening round, continued his startling run in French Open to overcome fourth-seeded Tommy Sugiarto 14-21, 21-18, 21-19in the men's singles semi-final of French Open.Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

    Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win Denmark Open

    Odense: World No.2 badminton player Chen Long won the fourth gold medal for China at the men's singles final of Yonex Denmark Open on Sunday.

    Chen defeated Son Wan Ho of South Korea in two straight sets 21-17, 22-20.Chen Long (left) defended his BWF Denmark Open title by defeating Son Wan-ho in straight games

    Chen Long (left) defended his BWF Denmark Open title by defeating Son Wan-ho in straight games

  • Denmark Open: Li Xuerui, Chen Long advance to quarters

    Odense: Chinese pair Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian remained on a collision course for the BWF Denmark Open final, after second-round wins on Thursday.

    Li, top seed in the women's singles at the Badminton World Federation tournament in Odense, eased past Japan's Sayaka Takahashi 21-14 21-12 in 33 minutes.Li Xue Rui is going strong in Denmark Open

    Li Xue Rui is going strong in Denmark Open

  • Wang Yihan, Li Xuerui, Chen Long reach Denmark Open 2nd round

    Odense: Denmark Open women's singles defending champion Wang Yihan of China opened her 2014 campaign with a straight-games win over Bulgaria's Linda Zetchiri. She was too good for Zetchiri by winning 21-12 21-10.Wang Yihan is the two-time winner of the Denmark Open tournament in Odense

    Wang Yihan is the two-time winner of the Denmark Open tournament in Odense

  • Asian Games: Ahsan-Setiawan, Wang Yihan win gold

    Incheon: Men's doubles pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan added to Indonesia's badminton gold medal haul on Sunday in the nation's best Asian Games for 16 years.Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles at the Incheon Asian Games

    Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles at the Incheon Asian Games

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