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2015 World Championships: Saina and Kashyap spearhead Indian challenge
2015 World Championships: Saina and Kashyap spearhead Indian challenge

When the twenty-second edition of the Badminton World Championships begins on Monday, Indians will have more to cheer  than they have ever in the past.  This time around, India enters the annual event with around half a dozen of the eighteen member team being strong contenders in their respective sections.  For the historical perspective, India has won four bronze medals at the event, with all being bronze. Prakash Padukone w

Aug 5 2015
Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2015 - A look at the draw for the Indian players
Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2015 - A look at the draw for the Indian players

Srikanth Kidambi Four Indian players will be participating in the 35th edition of the Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Championships which will be held in the city of Taipei from July 14th to July 19th. This US $200,000 tournament is a Grand Prix Gold category tournament and is the eighth of its kind in 2015. As of now, only two Indian players have managed to seal the title in the last 34 editions of this tournament. Saina Nehw

Jul 14 2015
Olympic champion Li Xuerui out of Australian Open
Olympic champion Li Xuerui out of Australian Open

China's Li Xuerui reacts after losing a point against South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open Sydney, May 29: World No.7 women's singles shuttler Sung Ji Hyun proved too good for China's reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the quarter-finals of the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries here on Friday night. The top seed Xuerui fell in the first game, 17-2

May 30 2015
Sudirman Cup: China beat Japan 3-0 to retain the title
Sudirman Cup: China beat Japan 3-0 to retain the title

Li Xuerui won a testing match againt Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi China continued their dominance of the SudirmanCup, by beating Japan 3-0 in the final of the tournament on Sunday. The Men’s Doubles pair of Zhang Nan and Hu Faiyeng gave their side the early lead, winning an hard-fought contest against Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayawaka to go 1-0 up in the final. In the second match of the day, it was World No.1 Li Xuerui, who wa

May 17 2015
Sudirman Cup: China through to their 11th consecutive final
Sudirman Cup: China through to their 11th consecutive final

YU Yang and TANg Yuanting won a pulsating doubles contest to help their side seal a place in the final 1.Men’s Doubles: Cai Yun/Hu Faiyeng(CHN) vs Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan(INA) The Chinese pair got off to a fast start, taking an early 2-0 lead, but the duo of Setiawan and Ahsan made a strong comeback to eventually go 11-8 in front at the interval mark. The other side of the break saw the reigning Olympic champions make a f

2015 Sudirman Cup: China blank Germany 5-0
2015 Sudirman Cup: China blank Germany 5-0

Li Xuerui overcame an initial hiccup to win her match against Karin Schnasse Defending champions China blanked Germany 5-0 in the first match of the 2015 Sudirman Cup, being played in Dongguan, China. Here’s a roundup of the results from that rubber: 1.Mixed Doubles: Ma Xin/XuChen(CHN) vs Michael Fuchs/Birget Fuchs(GER) The Germans took an early lead in this contest, but the Chines came storming back to make it 11-7 at the break. The

May 10 2015
Ratchanok Intanon outlasts Li Xuerui to win Badminton Asia Championships
Ratchanok Intanon outlasts Li Xuerui to win Badminton Asia Championships

Ratchanok Intanon celebrates her win over Li Xuerui in the final Ratchanok Intanon ovecame top seed Li Xuerui 20-22, 23-21, 21-12 in the final of the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan. The first game saw a see-saw battle with both players sticking to their game plan and trying to outsmart the other. It was the Olympic champion who edged past Intanon 22-20 on her second game point. The Thai played aggressively to win five points on

Apr 26 2015
Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships
Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships

Sania Nehwal Wuhan (China), April 24 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarterfinal losses of Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu here on Sunday.World No.1 Saina lost to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games while eighth seed Sindhu went down to reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in like manner at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium. F

Apr 24 2015
PV Sindhu elimnated in the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships
PV Sindhu elimnated in the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships

PV Sindhu followed Saina Nehwal to bow out of the Badminton Asia Championship on Friday There was further bad news coming India’s way at the Badminton Asia Championships as following the exit of Saina Nehwal, it was the turn of PV Sindhu to bow out of the competition after she was defeated by the top seed Li Xuerui of China in three games 21-11 19-21 8-21 in the quarter-finals on Friday. Sindhu made a terrific start to the match, winn

Apr 24 2015
Badminton Asia Championship: Order of Play, Friday, 24 April, 2015
Badminton Asia Championship: Order of Play, Friday, 24 April, 2015

Saina Nehwal had to struggle to get past Nozomi Okahura of Japan in the pre-quarters.   It was a day of mixed fortunes for Indian shuttlers at the Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championship. While Saina Nehwal, who recently reclaimed her top ranking in women’s badminton and P V Sindhu registered wins to seal their respective spots in the quarter-finals, Parupalli Kashyap’s campaign was brought to a halt by Zhengming Wang

Apr 23 2015
Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open
Chen Long, Carolina Marin win titles in Malaysia Open

Chen Long poses with the Malaysia Open title Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) China's Chen Long and Spain's Carolina Marin clinched the men's and women's singles titles respectively, in the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament at the Putra Stadium here on Sunday. Reigning World champion Long overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes. Th

Apr 5 2015
Saina Nehwal's Malaysia Open campaign ends
Saina Nehwal's Malaysia Open campaign ends

Li Xuerui of China managed to get the better of Saina Nehwal in a nail-biting semi-final at the Malaysia Open.  In a match that had two champions trying to outdo one another, not merely in the pursuit of victory, but also in terms of wowing the crows, World Number one Saina Nehwal lost to tounrment top seed Li Xuerui of China, 21-13, 17-21, 20-22 in the semi-final of the Malaysia Open. The loss brought the curtains down

Apr 4 2015
Women's top seed Li Xuerui falls at All England Championship
Women's top seed Li Xuerui falls at All England Championship

Li lost to compatriot Sun Yun  Birmingham March 6 (IANS): While women's top seed Li Xuerui suffered a surprise defeat to compatriot Sun Yun at the All England Open badminton championships, five times champion Lin Dan reached the third round with straight sets victory here. Li, the winner in 2012, was beaten 21-13, 21-13 by the 21-year-old Sun, Xinhua reported on Thursday. "I have tried my best today, but I have not entir

Mar 6 2015
Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles
Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles

Li Xuerui  Paris, Oct 26 (IANS) Chinese shuttlers are assured of winning both women's singles and doubles titles ahead of Sunday's finals at the $275,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament. World No.1 Li Xuerui overcame Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the semi-finals, beating the 2013 world champion 21-18, 21-12 in just 37 minutes Saturday, reports Xinhua. "It proves that I've been making progress since th

Oct 26 2014
Indonesian Open: Saina Nehwal knocked out in the quarter finals
Indonesian Open: Saina Nehwal knocked out in the quarter finals

Saina Nehwal Jakarta, June 20 (IANS) India's top ranked shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Indonesian Open  after losing in the quarter-finals against top seed Li Xuerui of China at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex here Friday. Saina, who was seeded eighth, put on a tough fight but went down 20-22, 15-21 to Xuerui. The Indian now has a 2-7 win-loss record against her Chinese opponent. The first game was an extre

Jun 21 2014
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