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BWF making 12 tournaments from 10 tough call on players: Kidambi

 BWF making 12 tournaments from 10 tough call on players: Kidambi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has not been in the best of forms in the recent times. In the two competitions that he has taken part this year, Srikanth has suffered exits in the opening round itself.Srikanth was knocked out of the Indonesia Masters 500 tournament after su...

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Sindhu crashes out of Indonesia Masters

 Sindhu crashes out of Indonesia Masters

Jakarta, Jan 16 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Sayaka Takahashia in a tight second-round clash to bow out of the Indonesia Masters badminton meet here on Thursday.Sindhu lost 21-16, 16-21, 19-21 in an hour and six minutes. Before this game, Sindhu had a 4-2 head to head ratio agai...

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Sindhu sole Indian in 2nd round of Indonesia Masters

 Sindhu sole Indian in 2nd round of Indonesia Masters

Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu was the only Indian who managed to get through to the second round of the Indonesia Masters on Wednesday in what tuned out to be a disappointing day for shuttlers from the country.While defending champion Saina Nehwal and the in-form men's doubles pair of Satwiksai...

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Sindhu wins, Saina out in 1st round of Indonesia Masters

 Sindhu wins, Saina out in 1st round of Indonesia Masters

Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) PV Sindhu on Wednesday beat Japan's Aya Chori to progress to the second round of the ongoing Indonesia Masters. The reigning world champion came from one game down and won the match 14-21, 21-15, 21-11 in Jakarta.Sindhu thus far is the only Indian to progress to the next round...

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Kento Momota discharged from hospital after accident

 Kento Momota discharged from hospital after accident

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 15 (IANS) Japanese World No. 1 Kento Momota, who was injured in a crash in Malaysia, has been discharged from the hospital on Wednesday after receiving treatment.Momota and another two Japanese team staff were seen at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where they would take a ...

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Kento Momota suffers minor injury in road accident

 Kento Momota suffers minor injury in road accident

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 13 (IANS) World No. 1 shuttler Kento Momota was injured in a traffic accident in Malaysia on early Monday. The 25-year-old is in a stable condition despite a minor injury, police and badminton officials said.The van carrying Momota to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) c...

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'Don't know why Prakash Padukone encouraged Saina Nehwal to leave my academy'

'Don't know why Prakash Padukone encouraged Saina Nehwal to leave my academy'

In a new book titled 'Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games', national badminton head coach Pullela Gopichand has opened up on the hurt he felt when Saina Nehwal left his academy to train in Bengaluru at Prakash Padukone's. The former All-England champion spoke about the difficult times...

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Shuttlers Aakarshi, Mithun win Sr. Ranking Tournament

 Shuttlers Aakarshi, Mithun win Sr. Ranking Tournament

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) Top seed Aakarshi Kashyap emerged victorious in women's singles while 15th seed Mithun Manjunath took the title in men's singles as the Yonex-Sunrise all-India Senior Ranking Tournament concluded here on Sunday.Kashyap did not have an easy time on the court though. Seeded 16...

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Sindhu, Saina face crushing defeats to exit Malaysia Masters

 Sindhu, Saina face crushing defeats to exit Malaysia Masters

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Ace shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal faced straight-games defeat in their respective quarter-final clashes to bow out of the ongoing Malaysia Masters, thus bringing an end to India's challenge at the Super 500 tournament. While Sindhu lost to Tzu Ying Tai of Taiwan, S...

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Sindhu loses again to Tzu Ying, exits Malaysia Masters

 Sindhu loses again to Tzu Ying, exits Malaysia Masters

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Friday faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Tzu Ying Tai of Taiwan to bow out of the women's singles event of the ongoing Malaysia Masters.World No.2 Tzu Ying defeated sixth-seeded Sindhu 21-12, 21-16 in the quarter-final clash which ...

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