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Video: World no. 3 Juliane Schenk takes on Saina Nehwal in IBL 2013
Video: World no. 3 Juliane Schenk takes on Saina Nehwal in IBL 2013

Watch the top players in women’s badminton take on each other in Indian Badminton League 2013. Juliane Schenk playing for Pune Pistons takes on world number 4 Saina of Hyderabad Hotshots. Though Saina Nehwal won this match, she went to the edge of losing the match but came back strongly to maintain her winning streak.

Sep 2 2013
IBL: Saina Nehwal helps Hyderabad Hotshots ease into final
IBL: Saina Nehwal helps Hyderabad Hotshots ease into final

Saina Nehwal In the first semi-final of the Indian Badminton League between the Hyderabad Hotshots and Pune Pistons, the home team proved too strong for the visitors. The Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad team ousted the Ashwini Ponappa-led Pune team 3-0 to reach the finals. The finals will be played on Saturday between the Hotshots and winners of the second semi-finals to be played tomorrow. The Awadhe Warriors and Mumbai Masters will go at each othe

Aug 28 2013
IBL Semi-finals: Saina staves off determined Schenk; Hotshots lead Pistons 2-0
IBL Semi-finals: Saina staves off determined Schenk; Hotshots lead Pistons 2-0

Saina Nehwal of Hyderabad Hotshots In the most anticipated contest between the third and fourth ranked players of the world, the near capacity crowd at Gachibowli witnessed a thrilling and engaging battle between two women at the top of their game. Eventually, Saina clinched a narrow 21-11, 19-21, 11-8 victory to give the Hotshots a commanding 2-0 lead in the first semi-finals of the first edition of the Indian Badminton League. Seeking to buil

Aug 28 2013
IBL 1st semi-final preview: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons
IBL 1st semi-final preview: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons

Hyderabad’s hopes will be pinned on world no.4 Saina Nehwal The first semi-final of the opening season of Indian Badminton League will see Hyderabad Hotshots take on Pune Pistons. Hyderabad Hotshots, who many see as the title favourites, top the table despite losing to Banga Beats in their final league game, as they managed to collect two points against the team from Bangalore. They will now be keen to prove the tag of being favorites rig

Aug 28 2013
LIVE: Semi Final 1 - Hyderabad Hotshots v/s Pune Pistons, IBL
LIVE: Semi Final 1 - Hyderabad Hotshots v/s Pune Pistons, IBL

IBL: Awadhe Warriors defeat Pune Pistons 3-2, both book semifinal berths
IBL: Awadhe Warriors defeat Pune Pistons 3-2, both book semifinal berths

P V Sindhu Hyderabad – Awadhe Warriors won 3-2 against the Pune Pistons as both teams booked their semifinal berths at the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) here Monday. The Lucknow-based team bagged four points with the win and top the standings with 16 points. The Pistons too are on 16 but have lost more games in the tournament. In the opening men’s singles rubber, Warriors’ K. Srikanth gave his team a 1-0 lead as

Aug 27 2013
IBL: PV Sindhu upsets world no. 3 Juliane Schenk to give Awadhe 2-0 lead
IBL: PV Sindhu upsets world no. 3 Juliane Schenk to give Awadhe 2-0 lead

PV Sindhu In the most awaited match of the evening, P V Sindhu and Juliane Schenk engaged in an attritional battle to the wire before the Indian pulled off a sensational upset in two tight games. The 18-year-old from Hyderabad was cheered on by a roaring home crowd as she took an incredible 21-20, 21-20 victory over her German opponent. Sindhu fell behind early in the match, but a brilliantly executed smash brought the stadium alive as Sindhu c

Aug 26 2013
IBL: K Srikanth gives Awadhe Warriors the first point against Pune Warriors
IBL: K Srikanth gives Awadhe Warriors the first point against Pune Warriors

K Srikanth The tie between Pune Pistons and Awadhe Warriors had plenty riding on it. The winner would progress into the last four while the loser was destined to pack its kit. The crowd was sparse but they made up for it with their vociferous support, mainly for the Warriors. The 20-year-old Srikanth gave the Warriors the perfect start, winning a tight contest 21-18, 21-16 to put his team in front. Srikanth sailed one too long to lose the first

Aug 26 2013
IBL Match Preview: Pune Pistons vs Krrish Delhi Smashers
IBL Match Preview: Pune Pistons vs Krrish Delhi Smashers

The Indian Badminton League (IBL) trophy The Indian Badminton League is all set to go ahead on 14 August 2013, with Pune Pistons facing Krrish Delhi Smashers at the DDA Badminton and Squash stadium in New Delhi. The league has six franchises competing for the trophy over a fortnight. PUNE PISTONS: Strength: Pune Pistons are the powerhouses when it comes to singles boasting the likes of men’s world number 5 Tien Minh Nguyen and women’s

Aug 14 2013
Excited to play in IBL: World no.4 Juliane Schenk
Excited to play in IBL: World no.4 Juliane Schenk

Juliane Schenk New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Top badminton star and World No.4 Juliane Schenk, who will be playing for Pune Pistons in the Indian Badminton League, said she was delighted to be part of the world’s richest badminton league as a concept “that could bring new perspective to badminton in general”. “For the first time in badminton history, there is a league where teams can buy players and bid for them at an auctio

Jul 30 2013
Juliane Schenk upbeat about the Indian Badminton League
Juliane Schenk upbeat about the Indian Badminton League

World No.4 women’s singles player, Juliane Schenk, the tour de force for Pune Pistons in the IBL, says she is overwhelmed by the response she got in the auction and described the world’s richest badminton league as a concept “that could bring new perspective to badminton in general”. The 30-year-old German who is training for the World Championship in China next month with an acclimatization programme in Hong Kong, said, “For the first

Jul 30 2013
Final list of players auctioned for IBL
Final list of players auctioned for IBL

Here is the final list of players sold in the IBL auction today. World No.1 Lee Chong Wei, was bought by Mumbai Masters for a stunning $135,000, followed by India’s very own World No.3, Saina Nehwal, who went to Hyderabad Hot Shots for $120,000, $70,000 above her base price. The IBL, inspired by cricket’s popular Indian Premier League, is to be held from August 14-31 and features six city-based franchises sold to business houses and indivi

Jul 22 2013
Djarum Indonesia Open: Saina suffers bitter defeat; Schenk reaches finals
Djarum Indonesia Open: Saina suffers bitter defeat; Schenk reaches finals

Saina Nehwal’s hopes of a successful title defence at the Djarum Indonesia Open – 2013 met with bitter disappointment at the gritty hands of the veteran Juliane Schenk. The Indian lost a pulsating semi-final in three games 21-12, 13-21, 14-21 to the determined German who made the most of her experience and court sense to outwit the defending champion in 52 minutes. It was a memorable come from behind victory for the 30-year-old, to make

Jun 15 2013
Live: Djarum Indonesia Open 2013 – Saina Nehwal vs Juliane Schenk – Semifinals
Live: Djarum Indonesia Open 2013 – Saina Nehwal vs Juliane Schenk – Semifinals

Jun 15 2013