• Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Chong Wei Feng reach India Masters quarters

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and World number five Kidambi Srikanth were among the nine Indian shuttlers who entered the quarterfinals of the singles events at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

    Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal in 3rd round of India Masters

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

    This was after country's top women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu made it to the second round.Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

    Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

  • Kidambi Srikanth: Staying in top-5 will be challenging

    By Suhrid Barua

    History beckoned Indian badminton as Kidambi Srikanth became the third Indian men’s singles shuttler to break into the top-5 in world rankings after the illustrious duo of Prakash Padukone (reached number one) and Pullea Gopichand (reached number four).

    The 21-year-old Guntur boy scaled new heights in 2014, winning the China Open Superseries Premier beating Lin Dan in the final. He also made it to the final of the India Open Grand Prix Gold and the semi-finals in Hong Kong and the SuperSeries Finals in Dubai, which greatly shaped up his ranking leap.Kidambi Srikanth beats Lin Dan to win China Open

    Kidambi Srikanth beats Lin Dan to win China Open

  • Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) ready for dialogue

    Kuching: The Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) will soon organise the much awaited dialogue as requested by some of its coaches and parents of players after all association top brass are back from their festive holidays.

    This was announced by SBA’s honorary secretary Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir through a press statement issued to the local media yesterday.Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

    Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

  • Chen Long is the new World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings

    The latest BWF world rankings

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K. Srikanth lead Indian badminton to new heights

    New Delhi: 2014 is a great year for Indian badminton. Indian shuttlers clinched eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the badminton world.Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

    Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Chen Long, K. Srikanth book Dubai semi-final berths

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long, fought back from a set down, to beat Danish badminton player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13-21 21-10 21-9 in 57 minutes on Thursday.China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

    China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

  • Chen Long beats Kidambi Srikanth to reach Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted past the Indian in three sets in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Chen Long defeated Srikanth 21-17, 19-21, 21-6 in 64 minutes.Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

    Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

    Chen Long who defeated K. Srikanth at the BWF World Championships in August and zoomed to a 10-3 lead early in the first set. Chen eventually moved to the game point with a mid-court smash and soon pocketed the opening game when Srikanth hit the nets again.

  • Hong Kong Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long advance to semis

    Hong Kong: The fifth seed Carolina Marin of Spain, outclassed Tee Jing Yi in the women's singles quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open, winning 21-8, 21-17 and move a step closer to the semi-final on Saturday.

    Marin won the first set easily, but Tee was giving Marin a run for the money in the second set before conceded to a more aggressive Marin in 27 minutes.Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

    Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

  • Hong Kong Open: Chen Long, Chong Wei Feng reach 2nd round

    Hong Kong: Top seed Chen Long who was knocked out by Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the second round of China Open last week, notched an opening-round victory in Hong Kong Open after defeating India's Ajay Jayaram 21-13,21-7 in just 34 minutes.Chen Long is the top favorite at Hong Kong Open

    Chen Long is the top favorite at Hong Kong Open

  • Kidambi Srikanth is the guy to watch out for at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Kidambi Srikanth of India will try to write more positive headlines for badminton this week in Hong Kong after he shocked the great Lin Dan in the China Open final last Sunday— just five months after he collapsed in a changing room and was rushed to intensive care with meningitis.Only one Indian has beaten Lin Dan previously and that was Srikanth's current coach Pullela Gopichand

    Only one Indian has beaten Lin Dan previously and that was Srikanth's current coach Pullela Gopichand

  • Chen Long vows to bounce back in Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: After his agonizing three-game loss to Germany's Marc Zwiebler in the second round of China Open last Thursday, the world number two Chen Long is aiming to bounce back from the disappointment to kick off his bid for the Hong Kong Open title which will be held from Nov 18-23 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.Chen Long  is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

    Chen Long is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

  • Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

    The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

    Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

  • China Open: Lin Dan, K. Srikanth to meet in final

    Fuzhou: Badminton super star Lin Dan continued his success on home soil as he saw off Taiwan's Chou 21-17,21-17 in 49 minutes at the semi-final of China Open. The Taiwanese seemed a little tired against Lin after having fought off seventh-seeded Hu Yun from Hong Kong 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in a marathon quarterfinal match that didn't get started until 11:30 p.m. on Friday because of scheduling delays and lasted until 1 a.m. Saturday.Lin Dan's jump smash

    Lin Dan's jump smash

  • 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

  • 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.

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