China Open: Saina Nehwal Settles For Silver

India’s Saina Nehwal could not retain her China Open title against the Olympic Champion Li Xuerui in the final. Saina lost 21-12, 21-15 in 39 minutes. Li Xuerui ousts Saina Nehwal Li Xuerui has dominated over her opponents throughout the tournament. And top seed Saina too could not provide much challenge to the Olympic champion

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China Open: Saina Nehwal Looks To Retain Title In Final

Saina Nehwal looks ascertain to retain her China Open Title with a win over China’s Yihan Wang in the semis. She will next face Li Xuerui in the final. One more win needed for Saina Nehwal The top seed at the tournament has been in phenomenal form overcoming every opponent with relative ease. The fate

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China Win Sudirman Cup For The Tenth Time

China were the heavy favourites even before Sudirman Cup began and they reigned supreme at the biennial World Mixed Team Championships once again. Cheered on by a vociferous home crowd at the Dongfeng Nissan Sports Center in Dongguan, the Chinese team cruised to a 3-0 win over first-time finalists Japan to notch up an unprecedented

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Ratchanok Intanon, Lin Dan Crowned Asian Champions

Seventh-seeded Ratchanok Intanon made it a memorable day at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan by stunning the top-seeded Li Xuerui in front of her home crowd in the women’s singles final. The 20-year-old had beaten Li Xuerui in 2013 to become the youngest ever singles World Champion. Two years later, she repeated the feat

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PV Sindhu And Saina Nehwal Go Down Fighting

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Badminton Asia Championships following quarter final defeats. Eight seeded, PV Sindhu went down fighting to 1st seed Li Xuerui while Saina Nehwal came agonisingly close to victory over Tai Tzu-Ying but eventually lost in three close games. Li Xuerui rallies past PV Sindhu The first match

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Indian Badminton Weekly #13: Sindhu Back In Action

The big news this week in Indian badminton is the return of PV Sindhu at the prestigious Badminton Asia Championships being held in Wuhan, China. The 19-year-old had been out of action since February due to a stress fracture on her left foot. The injury-induced hiatus saw her falling out of the top 10 in

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Saina Nehwal: Maintaining Top Ranking Will Be Tough

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is back on top of the BWF rankings courtesy of  Li Xuerui dropping to third place. This is the second time that Nehwal has secured the World No. 1 spot. She had achieved the top spot following her India Open triumph earlier this year. Saina Nehwal: Will be tough maintaining the

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Indian Sports Stars Who were Ranked World #1 – Part 1

After Saina’s feat a week ago, here’s a peek at some of the Indian sports stars that have reached No.1 ranking in their respective sports.



Malaysia Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long Reign Supreme

World No. 2 Carolina Marin continued with her sensational season as she captured her second Superseries Premier title in a row at the Malaysia Open. It was the All England Open four weeks back where the Spaniard first tasted a Superseries victory and now she has done it once again! Carolina Marin wins rematch of

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Indian Badminton Weekly #11: Semis For Saina At Malaysian Open

Three days after officially being crowned world no 1, Saina Nehwal came up short in the Malaysia Open semifinal against  Li Xuerui. Apart from the heartbreaking loss, the Indian badminton ace lost the top spot on the rankings. Thereafter Nehwal also pulled out of the Singapore open citing fatigue. Battling fatigue, Kidambi Srikanth and the

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