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Uber Cup 2016: China down South Korea to win the championship for 14th time
Uber Cup 2016: China down South Korea to win the championship for 14th time

Li Xuerui (C) of China holds the trophy between her teammates after the women's finals group match in the Uber Cup badminton tournament China beat South Korea 3-1 in the final to maintain their Uber Cup hegemony, claiming the biennial women's badminton team championship for the 14th time in front of their home crowd in Kunshan on Saturday.Olympic champion Li Xuerui and former world number one Wang Shixian won their singles matches be

May 22 2016
Top 5 contenders of the Uber Cup
Top 5 contenders of the Uber Cup

2016 Asian Champion Wang Yihan will head the Chinese assault this time aroundThe 2016 Uber Cup, beginning this Sunday in Kunshan, China will be a highly star-studded affair with all the top players eager to assess themselves ahead of the Rio Olympics. Naturally, excitement will be sky-high as super thrilling action is promised throughout this eight-day event.Will China be once again emerging victorious or is there any other team to stop them

May 14 2016
Looking back at the past 5 years of the Malaysia Open SSP
Looking back at the past 5 years of the Malaysia Open SSP

Action during the Malaysia Open 2014.Action is heating up in the badminton circuit with the main draw play about to start at the season’s second Superseries Premier tournament – the Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. Players will be keen to give their very best to put themselves in a comfortable position ahead of the Olympics.As a new edition of the Malaysia Open begins, let us have a look at the singles performances in this event in the pas

Apr 5 2016
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Top 5 Women's Singles contenders
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Top 5 Women's Singles contenders

We are 4 months away from the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics and a month away from the qualifying deadlines to end for Rio 2016 in badminton. Prior to that deadline, two key events are lined up, one of whoch is the Malaysia Super Series Premier,that starts on Wednesday in Shah Alam.here’s a look at the Top 5 Women’s Singles contenders for that event:1.Carolina MarinThe past six months have proven to be a touch disappointing for Caroli

Apr 5 2016
Indian Open 2016: Kento Momota crowned men's champion, Ratchanok Intanon bags women's title
Indian Open 2016: Kento Momota crowned men's champion, Ratchanok Intanon bags women's title

Kento Momota after winning the men’s singles at the Indian Open.Japan's rising star shuttler Kento Momota and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon emerged winners in the finals of the $300,000 India Open Superseries here on Sunday.Second seed Momota, 21, moved past Danish fifth seed and 22-year-old Viktor Axelsen 21-15, 21-18 in 45 minutes to extend his superior head-to-head record to 6-2.In the women's singles final, former world champ

Detailed report: Saina Nehwal goes down fighting to Li Xuerui in India Open semi-finals
Detailed report: Saina Nehwal goes down fighting to Li Xuerui in India Open semi-finals

So close, yet so far for Saina NehwalSecond-seeded Saina Nehwal’s title defense at the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries in New Delhi came to a grinding halt as she lost a hard-fought semi-final to the reigning Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui, 22-20, 17-21, 21-19. The contest lasted a marathon 1 hour 12 minutes.This was Saina’s 11th loss to the Chinese in 13 career meetings.It was the Indian girl who built leads in each o

Apr 2 2016
Indian Open 2016: Li Xuerui trumps Saina Nehwal for finals spot
Indian Open 2016: Li Xuerui trumps Saina Nehwal for finals spot

Saina Nehwal in action against Li XueruiSecond-seeded Saina Nehwal’s title defense at the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries in New Delhi came to a grinding halt as she lost a hard-fought semi-final to the reigning Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui, 22-20, 17-21, 21-19. The contest lasted a marathon 1 hour 12 minutes.This was Saina’s 11th loss to the Chinese in 13 career meetings.It was the Indian girl who built leads i

Apr 2 2016
Yonex Sunrise India Open round-up: Saina Nehwal enters semis, PV Sindhu out
Yonex Sunrise India Open round-up: Saina Nehwal enters semis, PV Sindhu out

Saina Nehwal during her match India’s top two women’s shuttlers had mixed fortunes on Thursday at the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries in New Delhi as defending champion Saina Nehwal eked out a narrow win to enter the semi-finals while PV Sindhu crashed out in the quarter-finals.The second-seeded Nehwal held her nerves to edge past the eighth-ranked Korean Sung Ji Hyun, 19-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a contest that lasted a

Apr 2 2016
India Open: Saina Nehwal beats Sung Ji Hyun to book semi-final showdown against Li Xuerui
India Open: Saina Nehwal beats Sung Ji Hyun to book semi-final showdown against Li Xuerui

Saina Nehwal celebrates her hard-fought winIndia's premier badminton star Saina Nehwal orchestrated a fight back to beat Sung Ji Hyun in the quarter-finals of the $300,000 India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Friday.Defending champion Saina lost the first game 19-21 before making it 1-1 with spectacular and dominating shuttle play. She registered 21-14 and 21-19 in the final two games of the match that lasted

Apr 1 2016
2016 Yonex Sunrise India Open: Top 5 contenders for the women's title
2016 Yonex Sunrise India Open: Top 5 contenders for the women's title

 Saina Nehwal kisses her Gold Medal after winning the final match of Yonex Sunrise India Open 2015 in New DelhiIt’s that time of the year again. All the word’s best badminton players shall assemble in the capital city of India to take part in the 5-day badminton extravaganza scheduled from 29th March to 3rd April 2016 at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.The Yonex-Sunrise India Open was first scheduled to take place 

Mar 30 2016
2016 All England Open Badminton Championships: Top 5 women contenders
2016 All England Open Badminton Championships: Top 5 women contenders

All England Championships are scheduled to commence from 8th March 2016The 2016 All England Open Badminton Championships, the world’s oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament, is scheduled to take place at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham from 8th March 2016 to 13th  March 2016. This would be first of BWF superseries events to take place in this calendar year and has a total purse of US $550,000.Badminton’

Mar 7 2016
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, a perfor

Oct 17 2015
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