Badminton News

Asia Badminton C’ship: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal enter second round, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal notched up contrasting wins to enter the second round but Kidambi Srikanth suffered a shock defeat in the Asia Badminton Championship.

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal look to end 54-year old title wait at Asia Championship

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal will have their task cut out in a draw which boasts of the likes of Akane Yamaguchi, Chen Yufei, Ratchanok Intanon among others even though defending champion Tai Tzu Ying has withdrawn from the event.

Top shuttlers blame BAI’s administrative mess for missing Asian Badminton Championship

Indian shuttlers H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth Monday claimed that administrative goof-ups by the Badminton Association of India have robbed them of participation at the Asia Badminton Championship, an allegation that the BAI refuted.

Kidambi Srikanth slips to 8th, Harsheel Dani jumps 22 spots to 89th in BWF ranking

B Sai Praneeth and H S Prannoy held on to their 20th and 21st spot respectively, while there was no change in the ranking of P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, and they were static at the sixth and ninth spot.

Top players shown born in auto, forest: Parents in plea on badminton age fraud

Taking cognizance of the petition, the Karnataka High Court Friday directed the BAI to “consider the representation” and take a decision on it “in accordance with the law... within three weeks”.

Singapore Open: PV Sindhu surrenders to Nozomi Okuhara in semifinals

PV Sindhu looked awfully out of form as she surrendered without a fight to former world champion Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the women's singles semifinals to draw curtains on India's campaign at the Singapore Open

Singapore Open: PV Sindhu seals semifinal spot; Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma ousted

PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals but Saina Nehwal was thoroughly outplayed in her straight-game quarterfinal loss on a mixed day for India at the Singapore Open badminton tournament

Singapore Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma seal quarterfinal spots

Sixth seed Saina Nehwal had to work hard in her bid to avenge a Malaysia Open first-round loss to Pornpawee Chochuwong before pulling off a thrilling 21-16 18-21 21-19 win over the Thai shuttler in the second round.

Sai Praneeth loses decider 20-22 against World No.1 Momota

In the opening round, Sai struck the first blow in the first game grabbing the momentum from 16-all to win 21-19. Momota would level in the second and take a 15-9 lead in the decider.

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal sail into second round of Singapore Open

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women's singles event in Singapore on Wednesday.

Tai Tzu Ying to retire after 2020 Tokyo Olympics

World number one shuttler Tai Tzu Ying announced that she would be retiring from the sport following the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kidambi Srikanth ousted at Malaysia Open by Chen Long

Kidambi Srikanth blew a 16-11 advantage in the opening game, while in the second game he fought back from 7-11 down to level scores at 19-19 before ending up on the losing side.