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  • PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy through to second round

    Tokyo : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had to toil hard even as  Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy scored easy victories to progress to the second round of their respective events at the Japan Open, on Tuesday.

  • Sindhu, Prannoy off to flying start

    Bangkok : Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy progressed to the women’s and men’s singles pre-quarterfinals with straight game wins on a mixed day for India at the BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament on Wednesday.

  • Sindhu and Prannoy crash out in quarters

    Jakarta : Indian challenge ended at the Indonesian Open after PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy suffered straight-game quarter-final defeats to crash out of the BWF World Super 1000 tournament here on Friday.

  • Indonesia Open 2018: PV Sindhu, Prannoy bow out in quarterfinal

    Jakarta: Indian challenge ended at the USD 1,250,000 Indonesian Open after PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy suffered straight-game quarterfinal defeats to crash out of the BWF World Super 1000 tournament here today. World no 3 Sindhu, a silver medallist at Olympics and world championship, lost 14-21 15-21 to Chinese world no 7 He Bingjiao in 37 minutes. It was her sixth loss to the left-handed Chinese shuttler in 11 meetings.

  • BWF rankings: Kidambi Srikanth drops to seventh, HS Prannoy placed 13th

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy today slipped three and five places to be placed at the seventh and 13th spots respectively in the latest BWF world ranking. Srikanth, who had clinched the silver at the Commonwealth Games, has not played in any tournament since participating at the Asia championship in April, while Prannoy had decided to not defend his US Open title and it seemed to have affected

  • India crash out of Thomas Cup with 0-5 loss vs China

    Bangkok : A young but depleted Indian men’s badminton team crashed out of the Thomas Cup Final after losing 0-5 to heavyweights China in their last Group ‘A’ match here on Tuesday.

  • All England Championship: HS Prannoy enters quarters, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

    Birmingham: Indian shuttler H S Prannoy progressed to the quarterfinals but title contender Kidambi Srikanth crashed out after suffering a narrow defeat to China’s Huang Yuxiang in the USD 1000,000 All England Championship here. The unseeded Prannoy, who came into the tournament after recovering from foot warts, outwitted former world no 3 and 2014 world championship bronze medallist Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-10 21-19 in a pre-quarterfinal match.

  • China Open Superseries: PV Sindhu aims for semi-final berth

    Fuzhou: Shuttler PV Sindhu, the flag bearer of Indian challenge at the China Open Super Series, will clash with Chinese qualifier Gao Fangjie to secure her place in the semi-finals of the women’s singles event in Shanghai on Friday. World no. 2 Sindhu edged ahead of her teenage Chinese counterpart Han Yue with a 21-15, 21-13 victory to advance into the last eight.

  • China Open: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy advance into second round

    Fuzhou: Indian star shuttler PV Sindhu opened her China Open Super Series campaign on a winning note by triumphing over Japanese Sayaka Sato to enter the women’s singles second round here on Wednesday. Defending champion Sindhu swept aside Sato 24-22, 23-21 in a tiring match, which lasted over an hour.

  • China Open Super Series: Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy look to continue good show

    Fuzhou: Indian tennis aces Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, who are recently crowned as the national champions, will look to boost their chances of qualifying for the next month’s Dubai Super Series Finals with good performances at the China Open Superseries Premier beginning Tuesday.

  • PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth into semis of French Open Super Series

    Paris: Showcasing a dominant performance in badminton singles encounters, Indian star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and H S. Prannoy stormed into the semi-finals of the 325,000 dollars French Open Super series here on Friday. In women’s singles, Rio Olympics silver-medalist and second seeded P.V. Sindhu decimated China’s Chen Yufei 21-14, 21-14 to score a straight game victory in a match, which lasted over forty minutes.

  • Srikanth beats Viktor Axelsen; Saina, Prannoy bow out of Denmark Open

    Odense: Kidambi Srikanth knocked out local hero and World champion Viktor Axelsen in men’s singles quarterfinals but Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crashed out with straight game losses in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, here today. Srikanth, who had suffered losses against Axelsen in the last three encounters, showed tremendous resilience and mental fortitude to oust the reigning World No. 1  14-21 22-20 21-7in a match that last 56 minutes at