P.V. Sindhu, Prannoy in Macau Open quarters

Macau, Nov 27 (IANS) Two-time World Championships bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu and male shuttler H.S. Prannoy entered the quarter-finals in the singles competitions of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion here Thursday. While defending champion Sindhu beat World No.33 Lindaweni Fanetri Indonesian 21-16, 16-21, 21-19 in an hour and […]

Asian Games: Indian women’s badminton team in quarterfinal

Asian Games: Indian women's badminton team in quarterfinal

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian badminton women’s team Saturday entered the quarterfinal of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 3-0 in their pre-quarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here.For India, singles stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu had comfortable victories while doubles pair of N. Sikky Reddy and Pradnya Gadre won convincingly in the third match […]

Asian Games: Indonesia targets two badminton golds

Asian Games: Indonesia targets two badminton golds

  Jakarta, Sep 17 (IANS) Indonesia will be expecting two gold medals from its men’s and mixed doubles pair at the 17th Asian Games starting Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.Team spokesperson Yuni Kartika said Wednesday that the gold medals were expected from men’s doubles pair of Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan, and mixed […]

Jwala-Ashwini ousted from World Championships

Jwala-Ashwini ousted from World Championships

Copenhagen, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Indian women’s doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games here Wednesday. The World No.7 pair tamed Jwala and Ashwini 21-16, 21-8 in only 31 minutes at the […]

Saina enters third round at Worlds

Saina enters third round at Worlds

  Copenhagen, Aug 26 (IANS) India’s best bet at the World Badminton Championships, Saina Nehwal proceeded to the women’s singles third round after notching up an easy straight games win at the 9,200-seater Ballerup Super Arena here Tuesday.After receiving a first round bye, the seventh-seeded Indian needed only 31 minutes to beat Russian Natalia Perminova 21-11, […]

Ashwini-Tarun ousted from World Championships

Copenhagen, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships here Monday.Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 16-21 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came back strongly in […]