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Manu-Ashwini enter main draw of Indonesia Open
Manu-Ashwini enter main draw of Indonesia Open

Jakarta, May 30 (IANS) India's mixed doubles pair of Manu Attri and Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday qualified to the main draw of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament here. They first defeated Indonesians Hendra Tandjaya and Monika Intan Tutiharta 21-18, 21-13 in 23 minutes to enter the second qualifying round. Then, Manu-Ashwini overcame another local pair of Didit Juang and Keshya Nurvita Hanadia 19-21, 21-10, 21-11 in 33 mi

May 30 2016
Saina Nehwal has the best chance to win a medal for India at Rio, feels Aparna Popat
Saina Nehwal has the best chance to win a medal for India at Rio, feels Aparna Popat

“ Saina has been consistent, other than the injuries. 2015 was a fantastic 12 months for her with the All England medal, the World Championships medal etc.,” feels Popat   The recently-concluded Thomas and Uber Cup at the Kunshan Sports Complex saw contrasting results for India with the Men’s team finishing a dismal 4th in their group while the Women’s team won their second consecutive bronze after reac

May 24 2016
Thomas and Uber Cup Finals: 5 takeaways for India
Thomas and Uber Cup Finals: 5 takeaways for India

The Thomas and Uber Cup comes to a close on Sunday officially on Sunday, but for India, the competition finished on Friday when the eves lost their semifinal to China 3-0. It was a contrasting competition both the Men’s as well as Women's team with the former bowling out in the Group stages, while the latter winning its second consecutive bronze medal.Here are 5 takeaways from the competition:1.How vital is Kidambi Srikanth to

May 22 2016
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: China beat India 3-0: Live score badminton updates
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: China beat India 3-0: Live score badminton updates

Saina Nehwal will be vital to India’s chancesMatch 3: Jwala Gutta/Sikki Reddy vs Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei What a morning it's been so far and India will rue a few missed opportunities and are staring a semifinal exit unless Jwala Gutta and Sikki Reddy can win the third tie. It has nevertheless already been a fighting performance from India, but can they keep the tie alive with a win? Jwala to serve.1-1.Bad start for Indi

May 20 2016
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India vs China Semifinal:Preview, Possible matchups, Live stream details
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India vs China Semifinal:Preview, Possible matchups, Live stream details

Saina Nehwal will need to be on top of her game on FridayAfter 5 days of pulsating action, we are down to the final four of the 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals to be played in the Kunshan Sports Complex in China. India, after a terrific performance against Thailand in the quarterfinals, will face off against China in what will be their toughest test so far in the competition.The Indians have been superb so far, having  just lost 3 matches bu

Uber Cup 2016: Indian women sail through to the semi finals; guaranteed a bronze
Uber Cup 2016: Indian women sail through to the semi finals; guaranteed a bronze

PV Sindhu’s win over Busanan Ongbumrungphan opened the account for India todayIndia have toppled fourth seeds Thailand to reach the last four stage of the Uber Cup 2016. Taking on an evenly matched Thai squad, the Indian force came from behind to pull off an exceptional 3-1 victory over their south-east counterparts at the Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium today.As the contest got underway, India were forced on the back

May 19 2016
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India beat Thailand 3-1 in Quarterfinal: Live score badminton updates
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India beat Thailand 3-1 in Quarterfinal: Live score badminton updates

Saina Nehwal will be vital to India’s chances.Match 4: Ruthvika Gadde vs Nitchaon JindapolWOW! India are leading in this tie. Can Ruthvika pull off a stunning win and close the tie or will it be one-way traffic.Its 2-2.Not a bad start from Ruthvika. Its 3-3Its 5-3 in favour of Jindapol.Ruthvika in the lead. Up 7-5Also read: Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India vs China Semifinal Live Score UpdatesAre we on to something here? Ruthvika leads

May 19 2016
Preview: Thomas and Uber Cup 2016 quarterfinal - India vs Thailand, live streaming info, where to watch on TV
Preview: Thomas and Uber Cup 2016 quarterfinal - India vs Thailand, live streaming info, where to watch on TV

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa will look to put India ahead in doubles against ThailandFollowing their narrow 2-3 defeat at the hands of Japan, India have finished 2nd in Group D, thereby setting up their quarter final clash against Group C toppers Thailand at the 2016 Uber Cup on Thursday. Coming into this tournament, Thailand and India are seeded 4th and 5th respectively, which makes this an absolute neck and neck fixture to wat

May 19 2016
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Men whitewashed by Indonesia, Women put valiant show against Japan
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Men whitewashed by Indonesia, Women put valiant show against Japan

Sourabh Varma’s performance deserves appreciation from every corridorThomas Cup:Indonesia’s singles stalwart Tommy Sugiarto took the day off which meant Ajay Jayaram got to face Christie Jonatan in what would be his last appearance at the 29th edition of Thomas Cup. Despite the opponents being seeded relatively close to each other, the match failed to deliver as per expectations with the Indonesian having his way via a seamless 2

May 18 2016
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016:  Japan beat 3-2: Live badminton score updates
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: Japan beat 3-2: Live badminton score updates

Saina Nehwal will be vital to India’s chancesMatch 5: Ashwini Ponnappa/PV Sindhu vs Shizuka Matsuo/Mami NatoRight then. After winning their opening two ties convincingly, India have now lost two straight matches and its down to Ashwini Ponnappa and PV Sindhu to win this rubber for India.Also read: Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India beat Thailand 3-1 in Quarterfinal: Live score badminton updates (Today’s Match) Good start f

May 18 2016
Preview: Thomas Cup - India vs Indonesia; Uber Cup - India vs Japan
Preview: Thomas Cup - India vs Indonesia; Uber Cup - India vs Japan

Saina Nehwal’s clash with Nozomi Okuhara is the match to watch out forThomas Cup 2016:India’s men, so far, have not managed to get a grip on proceedings here at Kunshan. Having lost both their matches with 2-3 scorelines, against Thailand and Hong Kong, they now find themselves languishing at the bottom of standings in Group B. It is in such a scenario that they face fourth seeds Indonesia, in what is likely to be another challenging

May 17 2016
Uber Cup badminton: India thrash Germany 5-0
Uber Cup badminton: India thrash Germany 5-0

Saina Nehwal led the women to a clean sweep over the GermansFormer World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal helped Indian eves gather a second consecutive 5-0 win at the Uber Cup, this time thrashing Germany to close in on a quarter-final berth here on Tuesday.The win also made sure India stay in contention to qualify for the quarter-finals from Group D which also includes Japan and Australia.It was 2015 World Championship runner-up Saina who started the

May 17 2016
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Indian eves seize second 5-0, men's team falter again
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Indian eves seize second 5-0, men's team falter again

19-year-old Ruthvika Shivani Gadde has been excellent in the tournament so far(Photo Courtesy:Badminton Photo)India’s Thomas & Uber Cup campaign continues to be a bittersweet affair as the men’s team were handed a second consecutive victory while our women pulled off another clean sweep at the Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium today.Thomas Cup:In the Thomas Cup, following their opening day loss to Thailand, India would’ve wished

May 17 2016
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India vs Germany(5-0): Live badminton score updates
Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India vs Germany(5-0): Live badminton score updates

Saina NehwalMatch 5: Sikki Reddy/PV Sindhu vs Isabel Hertrrich/Franziska VolkmannAlso read: Thomas and Uber Cup 2016: India vs Japan(0-0): Live badminton score updatesCan Sikki Reddy and PV Sindhu help India make it 5-0 for a second straight day?Its the Germans who will serve first.Its 1-1.The German pair lead 2-1.3-3.Sindhu and Sikki Reddy lead 4-3.Sikki Reddy and Sindhu now have a good drip over proceedings. Lead 7-4.8-6.This is tight stuf

May 17 2016
Preview: 2016 Uber Cup - India vs Australia
Preview: 2016 Uber Cup - India vs Australia

P.V Sindhu will make two appearances against Australia todayIndian women face Australia in their opening encounter of the 26th edition of the Uber Cup, at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium in China, today. After the men’s team went down to the Thai squad in their first outing here at the Thomas Cup yesterday, the onus is on our women to set the ball rolling for the Indian contingent.Seeded 5th in this tournament, ou

May 16 2016
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