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Shivani Naik


All England Open 2020: Lakshya Sen pulls off a brilliant come-from-behind win on debut
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The 20-year-old beats World No. 18 Lee Cheuk Yiu of Chinese Taipei to progress to the 2nd round in Birmingham on Wednesday

Indian pair of Jerry-Sikki nick a set against World No.1 before going down
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

All England Open (Super 1000): The Indian World No 26 mixed doubles pair Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy took a set off the World No 1 Chinese pair Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiaong before going down in their first round match.

Indian shuttlers need to get act together at All England
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Saina Nehwal is struggling to lock the Tokyo qualification and has drawn the indomitable Akane Yamaguchi in the first round. She has beaten the Japanese only twice, losing eight times.

Doubles in India lacks care, love and funds, says outgoing coach Flandy Limpele
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

"The Indian scene is not fair to the coaches. Salaries are not equal (Agus Dwi Santoso for singles comes for $8000 per month, Flandy was paid $6500), neither do they have equal assessment."

Indian badminton players pull out of All England amidst Coronavirus fears
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Those seeking for Olympic qualification like Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth are scheduled to travel as of now, as are PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth, whose qualification isn't under threat.

In face of coronavirus uncertainty, P Gopichand wants shuttlers to focus on performance
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

BWF, with a chunk of its top players coming from east Asian countries, is currently trying to salvage its European spring swing of events including the All England and Swiss Open.

Tokyo Olympics: How Indian shuttlers’ qualification chances are affected due to coronavirus
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

With German Open cancelled and the outbreak threatening to disrupt even more tournaments upto cutoff of April 30th, precious qualifications are on the line.

Top players returning from injury need funding too: Ajay Jayaram
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

“I was in the Top 20 in 2017 when I got injured. Ever since my comeback after an eight-month hiatus, I've had to fund myself entirely for all international tournaments, let alone training and other expenses,” said Ajay Jayaram.

Ajay Jayaram gets the better of edgy Kidambi Srikanth
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Former World no. 1’s wretched form continues as he goes down to fellow compatriot.

Comparing kambala racer Srinivasa Gowda with Usain Bolt is unfair to both
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The notion that India is only 100m away from an Olympic sprint gold medal is insulting the dash and the challenges it represents for the athletes.

Lakshya Sen the silver lining in India’s Asia Team Championships semis loss
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Playing freely and erring very little, the 20-year-old Lakshya Sen recorded a stunning 21-18, 22-20 win over the Indonesian Jonatan Christie at Asia Team Championships, the biggest of his career.

Badminton Asia Team Championships: On a bad day for singles, pairs rejoice India
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

After star shuttlers lose singles ties against Thailand, Arjun-Kapila, Srikanth-Shetty and Sen rally to take India to Asia Championships semis.

For Srikanth & Co, scramble for Tokyo quotas begins at Asian Team Championship
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

As things stand, Srikanth is defending around 20,000 points till the end of April, and will need another 18,000 after this to get into the Top 16. A simpler equation (and infinitely tougher task) is to hoard whatever he gets in Manila, and then target the biggies...

The private world of a world-beater, Tai Tzu-Ying
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Tai Tzu-Ying, with her dazzling game and merry personality, is a contender for Olympic gold. The Indian Express tries to understand what the grinning girl from Chinese Taipei is up to next door.

Indian Badminton League’s tiny new attraction — Molly d/o Christinna & Kamilla
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Same-sex Danish couple Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl won a badminton doubles silver at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the All England crown in 2018.

Ground reality: Change of turf threatens to put Indian kho kho on the mat
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Kho kho draws its players from lower- and middle-class households, and Hazare's story is no different.

High hoops: How five young Indian women balance American college with WNBA hopes
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Five young Indian women have set up base in North American schools, colleges and universities, prepping themselves for a shot at the biggest women’s basketball league in the world.

Hoop and the hype: Meet the promising basketball talent knocking on Team India doors
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Punjab beat Tamil Nadu in the final, banking on top stars Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh, but the 70th national championship threw up performers that weren’t on the hoops map until now.

Girl from Bihar village is rugby’s ‘international young player of year’
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Over the last few days, Sweety says she’s flying a little above ground, excited about being picked as the “international young player of the year” by reputed women’s rugby website Scrumqueens.

Gold and glitter: Diary of PV Sindhu in 2019
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Fashion was PV Sindhu's armour to survive the everyday grind of pursuing a World Championship.