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Home or away, Saina Nehwal’s miserable run continues after early exit

April 10, 2014 1:01:08 pm

The London Olympic bronze medallist hardly had to break sweat in the opening game though.

Dream final, India edit

April 6, 2014 2:03:34 am

The match swung one way and then another for an hour and twenty minutes before a smash finally gave Long the 21-15 21-23 21-19 win.

Yihan Singles Saina Out

April 5, 2014 2:57:37 pm

World No.2 improves record over Nehwal to 8-1 with QF win; Kashyap loses later to end Indian challenge.

Lucky Vittinghus defies the odds

April 4, 2014 3:32:05 pm

He won 18-21, 23-21, 21-13, even as his opponent Dionysius Rumbaka of Indonesia appeared to pull a thigh muscle in the third game.

Up next: Chinese wall

April 4, 2014 4:08:03 pm

Saina will have to overturn 1-7 personal record against Yihan to make semis.

Win some, lose some

April 3, 2014 3:36:04 pm

Kashyap beats World No. 7 Zhengming Wang but Sindhu bows out to All-England champion in first round.

Sindhu, Saina may face SF clash in India Open

March 26, 2014 12:58:42 am

Sindhu, world number 9, has a more difficult task as she faces second seed and reigning All England champion Shixian Wang in the opening round.

Sindhu loses latest battle of next-big-things to Sun Yu

March 18, 2014 10:41:40 am

At 182 cm, Sun Yu (19) is China’s and their women’s coach, Chen Jin’s, big hope for the future in badminton.

Saina, Kashyap reach last-8

March 15, 2014 1:37:33 am

Kashyap’s next opponent is world number 22 Tien but the Indian will take heart from the fact that he had beaten him in the Macau Open in 2011.

Sindhu reaches quarterfinals, Nehwal off to winning start

March 14, 2014 2:26:28 am

Meanwhile, Saina opened her campaign with a straight game win over qualifier Chisato Hoshi of Japan.

Sindhu, Kashyap power through openers

March 13, 2014 3:30:24 am

But it was curtains for Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles, while Saili Rane failed to cross the opening hurdle in women’s singles.

Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang claim All England titles

March 10, 2014 11:00:04 am

Lee Chong Wei brought his experience into the game, wearying out his opponent’s patience.

Last stand ends in quarters

March 9, 2014 1:48:23 am

Saina’s loss in the last-eight stage of All England Championship ends Indian hopes in the event.

Saina Nehwal enters quarters after giving none

March 8, 2014 12:51:24 pm

Seventh seed Saina defeated the American qualifier 24-22, 18-21, 21-19 in an hour in the second round contest.

Saina Nehwal lone Indian to survive opening day of All England

March 6, 2014 12:22:50 pm

Saina was the only bright spot on a dismal day for Indian badminton as she notched up an easy 21-15 21-6 win.

All England, a distant dream

March 4, 2014 1:54:15 pm

The All England has remained an elusive mirage for India’s most successful badminton player - Saina Nehwal.

Old boy Arvind Bhat strikes gold at Germany

March 3, 2014 2:43:50 pm

At 34, Bhat became the first Indian since P Gopichand to win a Grand Prix Gold-level title in Europe.

Lee Yong-dae slapped with one-year ban for missing dope tests

January 28, 2014 4:33:57 pm

He won mixed doubles gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze medal in the men's doubles in London.

Saina Nehwal ends title drought, wins Syed Modi

January 27, 2014 11:37:08 am

Top seed beats Sindhu to win Syed Modi title, her first in more than a year.

Fifteen-month wait ends, Saina Nehwal in final at Lucknow

January 26, 2014 11:56:53 am

Saina will face second seed PV Sindhu in the summit clash.

Aditya Prakash stuns Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Srikanth wins marathon

January 25, 2014 12:40:54 pm

In the women’s doubles event, Muenwong and Ostermeyer beat duo of Gutta and Ponnappa 21-14, 21-11 in the quarterfinals.

Zulfadli Zulkiffli scalps top seed Parupalli Kashyap

January 24, 2014 12:38:12 pm

An out of sorts Kashyap said he committed many unforced errors that proved costly for him.

Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu advance; P Kashyap crashes out

January 23, 2014 5:49:39 pm

Saina continued her march towards the season's first title with a 21-5 21-10 victory over Russia's Perminova.

No sweat for Saina Nehwal, Kashyap

January 23, 2014 11:37:54 am

In a mixed doubles match, the Malaysian pair of Khalid and Soong defeated the Indian pair of Sanyal and Jwala.

Srikanth in QFs, title drought for Saina continues

January 17, 2014 3:39:13 am

Saina went down fighting 21-16 10-21 19-21 to a lower-ranked Yao Xue of China.