Indian men, women shuttlers face contrasting draws at Thomas, Uber Cup

Kunshan (China), March 21 : India were placed in a relatively easy group in the women’s section but the men’s team did not prove to be as lucky at the draw for the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals badminton tournament that was held here on Monday. In the men’s section — the Thomas Cup […]

China’s Lin Dan wins his 6th All England title

Birmingham, March 13 : China’s Lin Dan won his sixth singles title at the All England badminton championships with a comfortable victory over teammate Tian Houwei here on Sunday. Lin, also a five times world champion and double Olympic champion, took only 45 minutes to win 21-9, 21-10 in the final, reports Xinhua. Tian, nine […]

Shuttler Saina loses in All England Open quarters

Birmingham, March 11 : Leading Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the All England Open with straight-game loss against Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals here on Friday. Tai defeated Saina, the finalist here in the last edition, 21-15, 21-16 in 40 minutes at the Barclaycard Arena in a dominating display […]

All England Open: Nehwal in quarters, other Indians exit

Birmingham, March 11 : Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal day for Indian shuttlers as she eased past Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungphan to enter the second round of the All England Open badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena here. The 25-year-old from Hyderabad scripted a 21-16, 21-9 victory in the second […]

Champion Chen sent packing by close friend Xue

By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England, Mar 10 : Holder Chen Long was dumped out of the All-England Championships as fellow Chinese and close friend Xue Song continued the upsets in the men’s singles today. A day after second-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was sent packing, top seed Chen was beaten 21-19 21-17 as Xue […]

All England: Praneeth upsets Lee; Saina, Srikanth advance

Birmingham, March 10 : Sai Praneeth upset Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also won their respective matches as Indian shuttlers enjoyed a good outing in the first round of the All England Open badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena here. Praneeth, who qualifed for this tournament […]