Saina Nehwal, fresh from her comeback win at Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Goldhas opted out of Syed Modi tournament.
PV Sindhu will ensure that Syed Modi International is not short of star power when the Grand Prix Gold event gets underway with the qualifiers.
Saina won the Grand Prix Gold event in Malaysia, her first title after a career-threatening knee injury, that had derailed her campaign in Rio.
Saina Nehwal beats Pornpawee Chochuwong to clinch the Malaysian Masters, her first title after returning from injury
Saina Nehwal clinched the Malaysia Masters crown and her 23rd title by defeating Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20.
Kidambi Srikanth feels he needs to work on his endurance and is hoping to regain confidence by defending his title at Syed Modi GP Gold.
Saina Nehwal came out with a spectacular performance as she trounced Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games to clinch Malaysia Masters GP title.
Saina Nehwal beat Thai teenager Pornapwee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20 to claim her first title of 2017.
Saina Nehwal, the London Olympics bronze medallist, will now take on 18-year-old Thai player Pornpawee Chochuwong in order to win the Malaysia Masters 2017 Championship.
Saina Nehwal dished out a dominating show to edge past eighth seed Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani 21-15 21-14.
Ajay Jayaram staved off a challenge from Hsueh Hsuan Yi 21-12 15-21 21-15 while Saina brushed aside Hanna Ramadini 21-17 21-12.
Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram reached the pre-quarterfinals of Malaysia Masters after notching up contrasting wins.
Saina Nehwal had a good match practice when she competed at the just-concluded Premier Badminton League.
HS Prannoy, who had clinched the Swiss Open early in the year in 2016, had a difficult year which was plagued by a back injury.
During a rally, Parupalli Kashyap dived at the forecourt to retrieve the shuttle and ended up hurting his shoulder.
The confettis, first pumps and hugs began incessantly at the Chennai camp. But on the other side of the court stood a dejected Ajay Jayaram
T Saensomboonsuk produced a come-from-behind win against Ajay Jayaram as Chennai Smashers clinched the Premier Badminton League season 2 title.
In the decider, Sung Ji Hyun continued her good run and survived some intense moments to prevailed over Carolina Marin
The match between Saina Nehwal and PV SIndhu was promoted with war-like vigour.
Expectations then touched a crescendo as Sindhu and Sindhu took the court with crowd rooting for the two stalwarts in equal measure.
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Satwik Rankireddy partnered Hong Kong’s Hoi Wah Chu to lead the Hyderabad Hunters’ player into the semis of the Premier Badminton League
Needing three points to earn a place at the semifinals, the Hyderabad team was led by Sameer, mixed doubles pair of Chau Wah Hoi and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and two-time world champion Marin
Parupalli Kashyap and the mixed doubles pair of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock helped Chennai Smashers get past Awadhe Warriors 4-3.
The Spaniard still trains at the National Training Centre where she began her journey, but post Olympics she has decided to reside outside the campus.
Chennai are placed third with 14 points and still have a chance to end second at the end of the league stage.
Jwala Gutta said that doubles doesn't get the kind of support in the country that singles players do.
Coach Fernando Rivas says some of the matches that Carolina Marin lost to Indian star Saina Nehwal were the most painful
Marin is representing the Hyderabad Hunters at the second season of the Premier Badminton League.
Jan O believes he has a nice emotional connect with cricket, though he doesn’t play it as much now.
Carolina Marin defeated Ashwini Ponnappa in the deciding match of the tie that helped Hyderabad move to third in the points table.
Ajay Jayaram made a brilliant comeback to beat compatriot Kidambi Srikanth 5-11, 15-14, 11-5 to help his team take a 2-0 lead.
India’s men’s shuttlers have remained in the shadow of Saina and Sindhu and need to realise that they need to show consistency if they demand attention from coaches.
H S Prannoy did the star turn by clinching the deciding fifth match, the second men's singles tie against fellow-Indian Sameer Verma 11-6 11-7.
Incidentally, the last European to medal at the Games – way back in 1996 was also Denmark’s Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, the current Badminton World Federation president.
Saina Nehwal had earlier made a comeback in the China Open, but lost in the opening round in a grueling contest.