Saina Nehwal Loses Final, Settles For WC Silver

It was a challenge that proved too tough for India’s Saina Nehwal in the end. Carolina Marin sprung to life after a slow start and played a brilliant match to retain her World Championships title 21-16, 21-19, thereby crushing all hopes of Saina in a 59-minute final of high quality. But the World No. 2

Continue Reading →



Saina Nehwal Reaches Maiden World Championships Final

Saina Nehwal looked slightly jaded and had a raucous Indonesian crowd to deal with but that did not deter her from securing a place in the final of the prestigious World Championships in Jakarta on Saturday. The Indian, who came though a marathon quarter-final against Wang Yihan on Friday, registered a 21-17, 21-17 win over

Continue Reading →



Saina Nehwal Bags First World Championships Medal

On a day when PV Sindhu and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out, Saina Nehwal assured India a medal from the prestigious World Championships with a stunning performance at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. The World No. 2 held her nerves and displayed her power smashes superbly in a tense third game to outlast former

Continue Reading →



Saina Nehwal Off To A Flying Start At World Championships

A dominant Saina Nehwal reached the women’s singles third round of the prestigious World Championships after a straight-game victory over Hong Kong shuttler Cheung Ngan Yi at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy advanced to the third round but Parupalli Kashyap crashed out

Continue Reading →



Kidambi Srikanth Wins, Kashyap Exits World Championships

Tenth-seeded Parupalli Kashyap was the biggest Indian casualty on Day 3 of the World Championships at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday. The Commonwealth Games champion lost 21-17, 13-21, 18-21 to Vietnamese World No. 34 Tien Minh Nguyen. In contrast, the other Indian men’s singles stars – third seed Kidambi Srikanth and

Continue Reading →



Indian Badminton Players Looking For Big Medal Haul At WBC

With the largest contingent ever, the Indian badminton team will be looking for its biggest medal haul at the 2015 BWF World Championships held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, starting Monday. With World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and two-time bronze medal winner PV Sindhu spearheading the team in women’s singles and three

Continue Reading →



Pullela Gopichand Interview: I Look For The Ability To Win

Pullela Gopichand is the chief Indian national team coach credited for the broad-based success of Indian badminton. At times though, he seems to be held responsible for everything that is happening with Indian badminton, whether it is the need for Saina Nehwal to rediscover her form or the fact that officials have not done justice

Continue Reading →