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Asia Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal advances to pre-quarterfinals
Asia Badminton Championship: Saina Nehwal advances to pre-quarterfinals

She will now face Wang Shixian of China in the quarter-finalsStar Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in straight games in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles category at the Asia Badminton Championship here on Thursday.The fifth-seeded Saina did not face too many problems with her Thai opponent as she carved out a comfortable 21-14, 21-18 win. She will now face Wang Shixian of China in the quarter-fin

Apr 28 2016
Preview: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Shixian, Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Head to Head, TV Details, Timings
Preview: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Shixian, Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Head to Head, TV Details, Timings

Saina Nehwal will look to build on a promising start to her seasonIt was yet another disappointing day for India at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships,barring the performance of Saina Nehwal who made it through to the quarterfinals of the competition after beating Nitchaon Jindapol in the second round.The 26-year-old, who has entered the semifinals in her last three competitions, has looked good at this event so far, failing to drop a game so

Apr 28 2016
Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Results
Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Results

Saina Nehwal begn her campaign on a positive noteDay 2Men’s SinglesNG Ka Long Angus beat Bahedeen Ahmad Alshannik 21-6 21-6Lee Chong Wei beat Wang Zhengming  21-16 21-14Lin Dan beat Ihsan Mustofa 21-9 14-21 21-19Lee Dong Keun beat Kidambi Srikanth 13-21 21-13 21-19Chen Long beat Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-4 21-16Chou Tien Chen beat Khosit Pretpradeb 21-14 21-15Women’s SinglesAkane Yamaguchi beat Jin Wei Goh 21-16 23-21Saina Nehwal beat Fi

Apr 28 2016
Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Can a strong India raise their games and perform?
Badminton Asia Championships 2016: Can a strong India raise their games and perform?

Saina Nehwal will be playing her 1st competition since the Malaysia Super seriesA 11-member Indian contingent will take to the courts at the Badminton Asia Championships 2016 in Wuhan, China, starting on Tuesday. Kidambi Srikanth, who missed last year’s event, will be the sole Indian Men’s Singles contender at the event.The World No.13 hasn’t had the best of times in 2016, particularly since he won the Syed Modi Grand Prix

Apr 25 2016
10 women who have done India proud in the sporting arena
10 women who have done India proud in the sporting arena

Several Indian women have excelled on the sporting stage over the years, across sport. Some have pulled out all the stops in the track-and-field arena, some on the tennis court, and some not even on a playing field.Here, we profile 10 iconic women who have represented India on the world sporting stage: PT UshaCaptionNicknamed the ‘Payyoli Express,’ PT Usha was one of India’s earliest and most well-known track-and-field icon

India's 5 biggest hopes at the Rio Olympics 2016
India's 5 biggest hopes at the Rio Olympics 2016

 The Olympic Games are only a few months away, and the best athletes from each country will head to Rio de Janiero, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. With the world’s best sporting talent on display in August, we look at India’s 5 biggest hopes at the event. Shiva Thapa Thapa is the only Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics so farThe young boxer was the only Indian to qualify for the Olympics at the AIBA Asian

Apr 17 2016
India's 8 youngest Olympians and how they fared during their first Games
India's 8 youngest Olympians and how they fared during their first Games

Over the years, India have taken some compotent athletes to many an Olympics. While the results may not have gone their way, the supporters have certianly got a glimpse of many a upcoming talent who in the future would bring glory to the country.Here’s a lot at some of India’s youngest Olympians and their performance in their 1st Games:Note: Criteria for selection has been athletes who were below the age of 20 during their m

Apr 16 2016
Saina Nehwal opts out of 2016 Singapore Open
Saina Nehwal opts out of 2016 Singapore Open

Saina Nehwal has shown signs of returning to her bestAfter a hectic two months, where she has competed in 4 competitions, across Europe and Asia, Saina Nehwal has decided to skip the Singapore Open, starting on Tuesday.The 26-year-old, who has fallen short at the semifinals stage in the last 4 competitions, has endured  a tough last 6 months, with injuries hampering her performance, but showed glimpses of attaining prime fitness at the India

Apr 12 2016
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Tzu Ying Tai beats Saina Nehwal in the semifinals
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Tzu Ying Tai beats Saina Nehwal in the semifinals

Saina Nehwal lost in straight gamesIndia’s Saina Nehwal succumbed yet again to Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei, this time in the semi-final of the Malaysia Super Series Premier.losing  in straight games 21-19 21-13 on Saturday.Right from the opening point, it seemed like it was to be an uphill task for the Indian, as she found herself 0-7 down and 11-3 at the interval.However, after she conjured some much-needed fight, winning 11 out of

Apr 9 2016
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal earns hard-fought win; Sindhu crashes out
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal earns hard-fought win; Sindhu crashes out

Saina Nehwal in actionIndia’s Saina Nehwal earned a fine come-from-behind win over Porntip Buranaprasetsuk of Thailand in the quarterfinal of the Malaysia Super Series Premier, beating her opponent 19-21 21-14 21-14 on Friday.The opening game saw the Thai take an early upper hand, as she took a 6-3 lead before extending it to 11-6 at the interval mark.  The Indian, however, clawed her way back into the game, winning 8 out of the next 1

Apr 8 2016
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal through to the quarterfinals
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal through to the quarterfinals

Saina Nehwal in actionWorld No.8 and the Number 3 seed Saina Nehwal progressed through to the uarterfinals of the 2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier after beating Bae Yeon-Ju of Korea 21-10 21-16 in the second round on Thursday.The Indian looked in totl command of proceedings from the first minute, taking an 5-0 lead before stretching it to 11-3 at the interval mark. The other side of the break saw the 26-year-old continue to chip away with the p

Apr 7 2016
Malaysia Open Super Series 2016: Results
Malaysia Open Super Series 2016: Results

Saina Nehwal  won an hard-fought matchDay 3Men’s SinglesChristie Jonathan beat Rajiv Ouseph 21-19 21-19Lee Chong Wei beat Viktor Axelson 21-14 21-13Chen Long beat Tian Houwei 21-16 21-16Jaon O Jorgenson beat Lin Dan 21-17 21-4Women’s SinglesSaina Nehwal beat Portntip Buranaprasetsuk 19-21 21-14 21-14Ratchanak Intanon beat PV Sindhu 21-7 21-8Wang Yihan beat Carolina Marin 21-13 21-15Tzu Ying Tai beat Wang Shixian 21-14 21-14Day 2M

Apr 6 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
Malaysian Open Superseries Premier to start tomorrow: Saina Nehwal leads Indian charge
Malaysian Open Superseries Premier to start tomorrow: Saina Nehwal leads Indian charge

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, who played at the India Open, will both be playing in MalaysiaFollowing the All England Championships in March, the second Superseries Premier event of the year is all set to start on Tuesday at Shah Alam, Malaysia.With the level being taken notches higher due to the imminent cut off date for the Rio Olympics, players will be keen to improve their rankings. On the other hand they would also be careful to prevent injuri

Apr 4 2016
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