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Tag: Saina Nehwal

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BFI Should Do Away With Selection Trials: Mary Kom

New Delhi: Veteran boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday indicated that the system of boxers having to go through trials ahead of big tournaments needs to be relooked at. Earlier, it had emerged that the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) cancelled trials in Mary Kom’s 51kg category for the World Boxing Championships and had sent her […]

Sindhu Stays At 5, Yamaguchi Takes Top Spot

New Delhi: Ace Indian shutter P.V. Sindhu has maintained her fifth spot in the women’s singles ranking released by Badminton World Federation (BWF), while her compatriot Saina Nehwal remained at eight. Nehwal will be competing at the Thailand Open after an injury lay-off had forced her to miss the Indonesia Open and Japan Open. Sindhu, […]

Indian shuttlers aim podium finish in Sudirman Cup

Nanning (China): Top shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway here on Sunday. India, who reached the quarterfinals twice in 2011 and 2017, will continue their hunt for an elusive medal in the mixed team championship. Placed in Group 1D, India will have […]

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Sudirman Cup: Sindhu, Srikanth to lead Indian team

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and world number 8 men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian team at the 2019 Sudirman Cup mixed team championship, scheduled to be played in Nanning, China from May 19-26. In the last edition at Gold Coast, Australia, India had […]

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Badminton Asia C'ship: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer in QF

Wuhan (China): Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championship after winning their respective pre-quarterfinal matches. In women’s singles, Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu outclassed Indonesia’s Choirunnisa in straight games 21-15, 21-19 to enter the next round. Sindhu will now face World […]

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Sindhu, Saina through to quarters in Singapore Open

Singapore: P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open on Thursday beating Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 21-13, 21-19 in straight sets. Sindhu beat the world number 22 in just 39 minutes, after Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 to reach the quarters. Sindhu will now take on China’s Cai Yanyan […]

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Parineeti binging on Saina Nehwal's badminton videos

Mumbai: Actress Parineeti Chopra has been devoting two hours daily to watch match footage and public appearance videos of Saina Nehwal to get into the mind of the ace badminton player. The “Ishaqzaade” actress has been prepping intensely for the character to ensure she is able to get Nehwal’s mannerisms and body language as well […]

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Shuttler Saina crashes out in quarters of All England Open

Birmingham: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the quarter-finals of the All England Open badminton championships at the Birmingham Arena on Friday. Saina lost 15-21, 19-21 in just 37 minutes to register her 13th straight loss against the World No.1. Saina gave it her […]

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Saina beats Sindhu to retain Nationals crown, Sourabh claims third title

Guwahati: Saina Nehwal beat P V Sindhu in straight games in the marquee clash of the tournament to retain her women’s singles crown at the 83rd Yonex Sunrise Senior Badminton Nationals here Saturday. The three-time former champion Saina used her powerful smashes to telling effect, registering a 21-18 21-15 win against Sindhu, a two-time winner, […]

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Indonesia Masters: Saina crowned champion as Marin withdraws after injury

Jakarta: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was crowned champion of the Indonesia Masters 2019 on Sunday after her opponent Carolina Marin pulled out of the summit clash due to an injury. Marin, the reigning Olympic champion and three-time world champion, twisted her right knee after landing awkwardly following a smash in the first game itself. […]

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Saina enters Indonesia Masters final

Jakarta: Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated He Bingjiao of China in a hard-fought encounter to enter the women’s singles final at the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament here on Saturday. Saina had to fight hard before overturning an early deficit to win 18-21, 21-12, 21-18 in a tough 58-minute battle.

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Saina, Kashyap tie knots in private ceremony

Hyderabad: Star Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knots in a simple ceremony here Friday. “Saina got married as per court rules today at about 11.30 (AM),” her father Harvir Singh told PTI. The wedding took place at Saina’s residence in Orion villas at Raidurgam in Cyberabad. “It was a small gathering […]

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Syed Modi Open 2018: Sameer Verma defends title, Saina lose in summit clash

Lucknow: Ace Indian shuttler Sameer Verma defended his Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament title while it was heartbreak for Saina Nehwal after suffering straight game defeats here on Sunday. While Sameer defeated China’s Lu Guang Zu from China in the men’s single final, Saina lost to young Han Yue of China in a one-sided […]

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Shuttler Saina crashes out of Denmark Open

Odense (Denmark): Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Denmark Open as she lost to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-final match here on Friday. The 28-year-old Hyderabadi shuttler lost to her opponent in straight games 20-22, 11-21 in just 36 minutes. Saina’s poor run against Ying continued as she […]

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Shuttler Saina in Denmark Open quarter-finals

Odense: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open, defeating second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round match here on Thursday. In a match which lasted 36 minutes, the Hyderabadi shuttler outplayed Japanese shuttler Yamaguchi 21-15, 21-17 in straight games. Right from the start, Saina seemed positive and played […]

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Saina survives, Sindhu ousted from Denmark Open

Odense: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal survived a scare before progressing to the second round of the Denmark Open but it was heartbreak for Rio silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, who crashed out after being stunned by unseeded American Beiwen Zhang in the opening round of the womens singles event here on Tuesday. Saina overcame stiff resistance […]

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Shraddha Kapoor diagnosed with dengue? Shooting of 'Saina' Biopic Hit

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was busy shooting ‘Saina’ – a biopic based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal, had to stop shooting as she was reportedly diagnosed with dengue fever. According to a source who told Mumbai Mirror, Shraddha has been asked to take sufficient rest immediately after she got the news. […]

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Shraddha shares sporty 'Saina' look

Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is busy shooting “Saina” – based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal, has unveiled her first look from the film. The 31-year-old took to Instagram and posted a picture showcasing her transformation into the ace badminton player, who won the bronze for the country in 2012 London Olympics. […]

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Srikanth, Sindhu retain spots in top-10 of BWF rankings

New Delhi: Ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu are the only Indians in the top-10 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) singles rankings, released on Thursday. Srikanth, who suffered a shocking defeat in the recently-concluded Asian Games 2018, maintained his eighth spot in the men’s singles rankings with 63,835 points. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen topped […]

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Sindhu creates Asiad history, enters women's singles final; Saina settles for bronze

Jakarta: Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu created history as she stormed into the women’s single badminton final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Monday but her compatriot Saina Nehwal had to settle for a bronze. After defeating World No.2 Akane Yagamuchi of Japan 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the semis, the 23-year-old became the first […]

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Badminton World Championships: Saina, Ashwini-Satwik lose in quarters

Nanjing (China): India’s Saina Nehwal and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the quarter-finals of the Badminton World Championships here on Friday. Saina, the 10th seed, was outclassed by Spanish seventh seed and two-time world champion Carolina Marin, who cruised to a 21-6, 21-11 victory in 31 minutes to […]

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Saina advances at Badminton World Championships

Nanjing (China): Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated Aliye Demirbag of Turkey in straight games to enter the third round of the women’s singles category at the Badminton World Championships here on Tuesday. Saina fought off a brave effort from her Turkish opponent to cruise to a 21-17, 21-18 victory in just 39 minutes. The Hyderabad-based […]

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Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy lose in semis at Asia Championships

Wuhan: Indian singles stars Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy settled for bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships here on Saturday. London Olympic bronze medallist Saina lost to Chinese Taipei top seed Tai Tzu Ying 25-27, 19-21 in 45 minutes. It was Saina’s third bronze medal in the Asia Championships. […]

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Sindhu, Srikanth, Saina, Prannoy in Badminton Asia Championships quarters

Wuhan (China): It was a good day for India’s singles players as P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy entered the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Championships at the Wuhan Sports Centre here on Thursday. Apart from doubles players, the disappointment of day in singles category was B. Sai Praneeth. Praneeth bowed out […]

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CWG 2018: India finishes third with 26 gold medals

Bhubaneswar/Gold Coast (Australia): With 26 gold medals, India has finished at number three at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) which concludes today at Gold Coast in Australia. India managed to win just one gold medal and four silver medals on the final day after clinching eight golds yesterday. India has bagged 26 gold, 20 silver […]

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CWG 2018: Gold for Saina in women's singles title; Sindhu bags silver

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated compatriot P.V. Sindhu by straight games to win the women’s singles title in the badminton competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Sunday. Saina displayed some superb form to clinch a 21-18, 23-21 victory in the final. Saina was fired up and played with power […]

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CWG 2018: What's haunting the Indian Contingent in Gold Coast?

Bhubaneswar/Gold Coast: The Indian contingent enthusiastically hoisted the Tricolour at the Games Village in Gold Coast, Australia prior to the prestigious Commonwealth Games which is all set to begin from tomorrow. The Indian contingent is eagerly waiting to make a mark in the games while the sports enthusiasts of the country are looking forward to […]

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Saina loses in Indonesia Masters final

Jakarta: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost in the final of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Sunday. Saina, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, was outplayed by Chinese Taipei’s top seeded Tai Tzu Ying, who took only 27 minutes to win by 21-9, 21-13.

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Saina beats Sindhu to reach Indonesia Masters semis

Jakarta: Veteran Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal got the better of compatriot P.V. Sindhu in straight games to enter the semi-finals of $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Friday. Saina, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, moved past 2016 Olympic runner-up and second seed Sindhu 21-13, 21-19 in 37 minutes in a quarter-final. With […]

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Saina to face Sindhu in Indonesia Masters quarter-finals

Jakarta: Star Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will face each other in an all Indian quarter-final after registering victories in their respective preliminary matches at the $350,000 Indonesia Masters here on Thursday. Saina, who returned from an ankle injury, overcame World No.20 Chinese Chen Xiaoxin 21-12, 21-18 in 37 minutes, while Sindhu defeated […]

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I don’t put pressure on the players: Badminton Legend P Gopichand

Bhubaneswar: From being an international player to producing international players. From winning Arjuna Award to being conferred with Dronacharya Award. Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand has come a long way and his contribution towards Indian badminton is unparalleled. P Gopichand was in Bhubaneswar on Sunday to attend the 25th Ekalabya Puraskar instituted by IMPaCT. Odishatv.in caught […]

Saina, Carolina hit out at cramped BWF calendar

New Delhi: Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin is on the same page with India’s Saina Nehwal, who hit out at the cramped schedule of the Badminton World Federation today. Addressing mediapersons at the launch of the third edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL), Saina advocated for a five-week Grand Slam tournament like tennis instead […]

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Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong: Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday. While second seed Sindhu eased past Hong Kong’s qualifier Leung Yuet […]

Shraddha felt 'at home' in Hyderabad

Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor has wrapped the first schedule of Prabhas-starrer “Saaho” in Hyderabad with “bittersweet feelings”. Shraddha tweeted on Tuesday: “First schedule wrap on ‘Saaho’. Bittersweet feelings.Have had an amazing time shooting with a fabulous team. Felt so at home in Hyderabad.” “Saaho” is being made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. During her shoot […]

Ayushmann, Saina Nehwal enjoy 'crazy live fun'

Mumbai: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana and badminton ace Saina Nehwal say they had a lot of fun while shooting together for the unique live game show “Aunty Boli Lagao Boli”, hosted by Archana Puran Singh. “‘Aunty Boli Lagao Boli’ with Saina and Archana ma’am. Thank you Raj Kundra paaji and Shilpa Shettyji. It was crazy live fun,” […]

Sindhu, Saina crash out; Srikanth, Prannoy advance in Japan Open

Tokyo: India’s campaign in the women’s singles category of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries ended after P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to local favourite Nozomi Okuhara and Spain’s Carolina Marin, in their respective matches here on Thursday. However, there was good news from the men’s singles with Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. […]

Shraddha Kapoor trains with Saina Nehwal for biopic

Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor has started training for her role in the Saina Nehwal biopic with the ace badminton player. Saina posted a picture with Shraddha, who joined her and coach Pullela Gopichand for a training session today. “Today’s badminton practice session … Gopi sir , @ShraddhaKapoor and me #Biopic” Saina captioned the photo. “Saina” will […]

Saina shifts training base to Gopichand academy

Hyderabad: India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal on Monday confirmed that she will shift her training base to Gopichand academy here after earning a bronze medal in the recently concluded World Badminton Championships having trained under coach U. Vimal Kumar in Bengaluru. “For a while I’ve been thinking about moving my training base back to the Gopichand […]

Sindhu enters final, Saina bows out of Badminton Worlds

Glasgow: India had a mixed day at the World Badminton Championships, with 2016 Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu entering the final, while Saina Nehwal lost in the women’s singles semi-finals here on Saturday. Fourth seed Sindhu crushed Chinese ninth seed Chen Yufei of China 21-13, 21-10 in 48 minutes in a superlative display to set-up […]

Saina out of Badminton Worlds

Glasgow: India’s 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal lost her singles semi-final against Japanese seventh seed Nozomi Okuhara as she settled for a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships here on Saturday. Saina, the 12th seed, lost 21-12, 17-21, 10-21 in an hour and 14 minutes to the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, who became the […]

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