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Saina stunned by China's Yiman in Macau Open quarters

Saina stunned by China's Yiman in Macau Open quarters

Macau [China], Dec.2 : In a major blow to India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badmintontournament after going down against China's Zhang Yiman in straight games in the women's singles event here on Friday.

The top-seeded failed to continue her good form in the tournament so far and suffered a 12-21, 17-21 shocking defeat at the hands of World No. 226 Yiman in a thrilling quarter-final contest that lasted more than half-an-hour.

It was for the second time that Saina failed to make it to the semi-finals since making a comeback to the international arena after undergoing surgery of her right knee following Rio Olympics 2016

Saina survives Indonesian test to reach Macau Open quarters

Saina survives Indonesian test to reach Macau Open quarters

Macau [China], Dec.1 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived an early scare from Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.

After going down in the first game, the London Olympics bronze medallist rebounded strongly to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 win over her Indonesian opponent in the women's singles clash that lasted about an hour.

With the win, Saina has now set up a clash against Zhang Yiman of China for a place in last four.

Earlier, the 26-year-old from Hisar kicked off the tournament on a promising note as she registered 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 win over Indonesia's Hanna Ramadini.

PV Sindhu to take on Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying in Hong Kong Open final

PV Sindhu to take on Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying in Hong Kong Open final

Kowloon [Hong Kong], Nov. 27 : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will today take on Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the final of the women's singles event of the Hong Kong Open Super Series tournament.

The Rio Olympic silver medallist yesterday Hong Kong's girl Ngan Yi Cheung in straight sets to enter her second straight Super Series final.

The ace Indian shuttler defeated Yi Cheung, who had defeated Saina Nehwal in the quarterfinals last evening, 21-14, 21-16 in the last four-match that lasted 46 minutes.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Tai Tzu Ying would also be brimming with confidence after defeated World number one and defending Hong Kong Open champion Carolina Marin 21-17, 14-21, 21-16.

PV Sindhu to take on sixth-seed Ji Hyun in China Open semis

Fuzhou [China], Nov.19 : Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the finals of the ongoing China Open Super Series tournament when she takes on sixth-seed Sung Ji Hyun in her last-four contest of the women's singles event later today.

Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals after brushing aside China's promising teenager He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-10 in the quarter-final clash that lasted half-an hour.

Meanwhile, Ji Hyun of South Korea made her place in the last four by struggling past Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 22-20, 10-21, 21-18 in a gruelling contest that lasted one hour and 10 minutes.

Just wanted to know why my name was not recommended: Saina

Saina NehwalBangalore, Jan 5 : Badminton ace Saina Nehwal on Monday denied media reports that she was demanding a Padma Bhushan, saying her intent was to merely know why her name was missing from the nomination list for the prestigious award.

"I don't know why it has been shown [in the media] that I demanded the award. Who am I to demand an award? I just wanted to know why my name was not recommended for the Padma Bhushan," Nehwal told mediapersons here.

The Olympic bronze medallist also expressed distress over speculations that she was angry that wrestler Sushil Kumar's name was on the list of nominations.

Saina Nehwal returns to world's top 5

saina nehwalNew Delhi : Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday.

Saina improved her ranking, riding on her back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open tournaments this month.

In both the events, she lost to World No. 2 Chinese Shixian Wang.

Saina's compatriot P V Sindhu maintained her No.10 position despite losing in the first round of French Open.

Parupalli Kashyap has made it back to the men's singles top-20 at 17th spot by climbing up four places after a decent show in the last two tournaments.

Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win a Asiad medal

Parupalli KashyapNew Delhi: A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea.

After a historic gold medal at Glasgow, Scotland, Kashyap had a disappointing outing at World Championship as he crashed out in the first round, losing to Dieter Domke of Germany but the Indian said he has got back his top game again after slogging it out at the court.

Sindhu, Kashyap reach semifinals at CWG

Sindhu-KashyapGlasgow: Indian medal aspirants P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap notched up straight-game wins in the women`s and men`s singles event to storm into the semifinals of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

World No. 11 Sindhu didn`t break any sweat as she brushed aside New Zealand`s Anna Rankin 21-10 21-9 in a 24-minute match while Kashyap, ranked 22, thrashed Daren Liew 21-13 21-14 in a match that lasted 38 minutes.

Sindhu, the world championship bronze medallist, will next take on Canada`s Michelle Li, while Delhi Games bronze winner Kashyap will meet Rajiv Ouseph of England at the Emirates Arena.

2014 CWG: All Indians, including Sindhu & Kashyap enter last 16

P V SindhuGlasgow : Indian medal contenders, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women`s and men`s singles events respectively to storm into the prequarterfinals of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

Indian shuttlers had a good day in office as P C Thulasi, RMV Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and men`s doubles pair of Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar too reached the last 16 at the Emirates Arena.

Indian shuttlers reach semifinals of mixed team event at CWG

P V SindhuGlasgow: P V Sindhu suffered a three-game loss against Michelle Li in the women`s singles but the Indian badminton team still managed to advance to the semifinals of the mixed team championship after defeating Canada 3-1 at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here.

Silver medallists at the 2010 Delhi Games, India were leading 2-0 after the first two matches, courtesy the winning start by mixed doubles combo of Kidambi Srikanth and Jwala Gutta and men`s singles player Parupalli Kashyap.

However, Hong Kong-born Michelle then stunned Sindhu 15-21 22-20 21-17 in an hour-long women`s singles match to reduce the margin.

Saina beats World Champion Ratchanok

Saina-NehwalNew Delhi, May 20 : India's badminton sensation Saina Nehwal beat reigning World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the first singles of their Uber Cup Group C clash against Thailand at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.

The World No. 8 beat the World No. 4 Thai 22-20, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the first singles to give India a 1-0 lead in the tie.

India and Thailand have already qualified for the quarter-finals.(IANS)

Good chances of India making Uber Cup quarters: Saina

Saina-NehwalNew Delhi, May 14 : Top shuttler Saina Nehwal believes India have "very good chances" of reaching the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup to be held at the Siri Forts Sports Complex here May 18-25.

"We have been training hard for the last one month. We did well at the Asia Championships recently where P. V. Sindhu and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won bronze medals. We have a very good team and personally I believe we have very good chances of making the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup," said Saina.

Sindhu drops out of top-10

p-v-sindhuNew Delhi, April 10 : A first round exit from the India Open last week means P. V. Sindhu drops a place to No. 11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s singles rankings released Thursday.

Spain’s Carolina Marin jumped three places to No. 10, overtaking the Indian. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retained her No. 8 spot.

Parupalli Kashyap's semi-final appearance at the Swiss Open and the quarter-final performance at the India Open bore fruit as he re-entered the top-20 of men’s singles in 19th position.

The Hyderabadi has leapt four places while reigning national champion Kidambi Srikanth remains stagnant at No. 25.

Saina ousted from Singapore Open

Saina ousted from Singapore OpenSingapore, April 9 : Failing yet again to perform to expected standards, India's top women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a first round loss at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here Wednesday.

Old nemesis Eriko Hirose of Japan got past the Indian seventh seed 16-21, 21-15, 21-11 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and two minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  The World No. 15 drubbed Saina the fourth time out of seven meetings in her career.

Saina knocked out of India Open

Saina-NehwalNew Delhi, April 4 : India's best bet Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the $250,000 India Open Super Series badminton by Chinese third seed Yihan Wang at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Friday.

The women's singles World No. 2 won 21-16, 21-14 in 39 minutes in the women's singles quarter-final and took a 8-1 lead in career meetings over the Indian.(IANS)

Shuttler Kashyap rises to World No.24

Parupalli-KashyapNew Delhi, March 20 : India's Parupalli Kashyap arrested his slide in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings released Thursday, by rising a place to No. 24 in men's singles.

Kashyap, who reached a career high of World No. 6 last year, had been out of form for quite some time until his semifinal performance last week at the Swiss Open which helped him gain vital points.

Meanwhile, first round exits at both All England Open and Swiss Open have led Kidambi Srikanth to drop two places to 22nd.

Saina, Sindhu enter Swiss Open quarters

saina NehwalBasel, March 14 - Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P. V. Sindhu had contrasting victories to progress to the women's singles quarterfinals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Thursday.

French World No. 42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for the sixth seeded Indian as Saina came out on top 21-7, 21-13 in 34 minutes to proceed to the next stage. With the triumph, the Olympic bronze medallist took an undefeated 3-0 advantage in career clashes against Sashina.

Sindhu enters second round of Swiss Open

p-v-sindhuBasel, March 12 : World No. 9 shuttler P. V. Sindhu won her women's singles opener at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Wednesday.

In their first ever match, the seventh seed overcame Malaysian World No. 127 Sannatasah Saniru 21-18, 21-15 in 32 minutes to proceed to the second round.

However, World No. 3 and third seed Shixian Wang of China thrashed Saili Rane 21-8, 21-9 in 31 minutes also in their first match.

Saina seeded 6th at Swiss Open

Saina-NehwalBasel, March 8 : Two-time winner Saina Nehwal of India has been seeded sixth at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here Tuesday.

The Olympic bronze medallist will try to regain the crown which she won in 2011 and 2012 and reached the semi-finals last year. Saina's city-mate P. V. Sindhu is just a notch below her and has been seeded seventh.

Saili Rane is the other Indian in the main draw of the women's singles category.

Meanwhile, out of form Parupalli Kashyap has been seeded third in the men's singles draw, followed by fifth seed Kidambi Srikanth.

Indians lose in All England qualifiers

England Open Badminton ChampionshipsBirmingham, March 5 - Indian shuttlers failed to make an impact in the $400,000 All  qualifiers at the National Indoor Arena here Tuesday.

Mumbai's Anand Pawar was upset by Indonesian Andre Kurniawan Tedjono 18-21, 21-13, 21-19 in the first round of the men's singles qualifiers while Thane girl Saili Rane lost to Ireland's Chloe Magee 21-23, 20-22 in 47 minutes at the 104th edition of the Championships.




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