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Saina Nehwal loses to Li Xuerui at China Open Superseries Final
Saina Nehwal loses to Li Xuerui at China Open Superseries Final

Nehwal last met Li at the semifinals of the Malaysia Open Superseries this year, losing that match Top seeded and reigning champion at the China Open superseries, India’s Saina Nehwal went down in straight games to China’s Li Xuerui, who is currently world no. 4. Nehwal went down in straight games to the Chinese shuttler, with Li winning 21-12, 21-15. This was the pair’s 12th meeting overall, with Li taking 10 of those v

Nov 15 2015
2015 China Open Superseries Premier: Will Saina overcome the Li Xuerui test?
2015 China Open Superseries Premier: Will Saina overcome the Li Xuerui test?

Saina Nehwal has had an excellent time so far There is a saying in every facet of life which is that you write off champions at your own peril. That quote is being proven right again at the ongoing China Open Superseries Premier by World Championships silver medalist Saina Nehwal. The 25-year-old drew some flak over her showing at tournaments following her historic silver medal win at the World Championships at Jakarta in August, when she

Nov 14 2015
2015 Denmark Open Superseries Premier: PV Sindhu loses in the final
2015 Denmark Open Superseries Premier: PV Sindhu loses in the final

PV Sindhu lost in straight games India’s PV Sindhu had to settle for second best in the final of the Denmark Open Superseries Premier after losing in straight games 21-19 21-12 to defending champion Li Xuerui of China on Sunday. The opening game saw the Chinese take an early 3-2 lead, but Sindhu fought back very well, winning 4 out of the next 7 points to make it 6-6. It was a topsy-turvy affair for a brief while after that, but at th

Oct 18 2015
2015 Denmark Open Superseries Premier: A moment of reckoning awaits PV Sindhu, but will she grab it?
2015 Denmark Open Superseries Premier: A moment of reckoning awaits PV Sindhu, but will she grab it?

Can PV Sindhu go a step further and clinch the title on Sunday? There is saying in every walk of life,” Write off champions at your own peril”. The words of that saying were proven right once again on Saturday evening when the world witnessed a champion rise and show to everybody what she was truly made off. After enduring a tough first half of the year, PV Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of Badminton World Championships,

Oct 17 2015
Stats - Saina Nehwal's head-to-head record against the Top 10 players in the world
Stats - Saina Nehwal's head-to-head record against the Top 10 players in the world

Saina Nehwal in action during the final of the World Championships Saina Nehwal has been the news across the country for the last few days. The 25-year-old shuttler became the first player from the country to enter the final of the Badminton World Championships, where she succumbed to Spain’s Carolina Marin in straight games, 21-16 21-19. That defeat was Saina’s second against the Spaniard and both losses have come in

2015 World Championships - Day 4 Round-up
2015 World Championships - Day 4 Round-up

PV  Sindhu provided India with the highlight of the day Day 4 of the World Championships started on an exciting note for Indian fans as P.V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponappa marched their way into the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. However, the day ended on a sad note as Kidambi Srikanth and H.S Prannoy faltered in their respective third round matches. In the battle of the two-time World Champi

Aug 13 2015
2015 World Championships - Sindhu upsets Xuerui to move into the quarterfinals
2015 World Championships - Sindhu upsets Xuerui to move into the quarterfinals

PV Sindhu pulled off a big win In a massive result for India, PV Sindhu has defeated the No. 3 seed Li Xuerui of China 21-17 14-21 21-17 in the third round of the Badminton World Championships on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals of the tournament. The opening game saw the Indian take an early 5-1 lead. She then continued to exert pressure on Li by winning consecutive points at a stretch and making the score 11-4 at the int

Aug 13 2015
2015 World Championships -Schedule for Indian players on Thursday
2015 World Championships -Schedule for Indian players on Thursday

Saina Nehwal will play her pre-quarter match against Sayaka Takahashi Day 2 of the Badminton World Championships saw Saina Nehwal., Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy move into the third round while ParupalliKashyap bowed out of the tournament after losing in three games to Nguyen Nien Minh of China. In the doubles, the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also moved into the third round with a comfortable straight games win while the Men

Aug 12 2015
2015 World Championships- Top 5 Female contenders
2015 World Championships- Top 5 Female contenders

It's that time of the year again, The 22nd edition of the Badminton World Championships will star on Monday in Jakarta. With Olympic qualifications, the top priority in the minds of every player, this tournament provides an ideal opportunity for everybody to stake a claim to qualify for the Summer Games. There are many questions that need to be answered. Will Sindhu rub her poor form off and win her third straight medal? Will Saina wil

Aug 7 2015
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

May 16 2015
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
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