Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Praneeth, Sameer enter quarters of Australian Open

    Sydney : Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma lived up to their billing and registered straight game victories to progress to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles event at the Australian Open here on Thursday.

  • Shuttlers carry their form into singles

    Sindhu, who sat out of the gold-winning team campaign because of an ankle injury, took just 18 minutes to oust Fiji’s Andra Whiteside 21-6 21-3 in her first match of the competition.

  • Badminton’s new service rule won’t be used at CWG

    Gold Coast : Indian shuttlers have reason to be cheerful going into the Commonwealth Games with the organisers deciding against implementing BWF’s experimental service rule that has been criticised by them.

  • Kashyap and Sameer in quarters of Orleans Open

    Orleans (France) : Indian shuttlers P Kashyap and Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinals of the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament with straight game wins in the men’s singles competition here.

  • Sindhu, Saina and Srikanth in action at Badminton Sr Nationals

    Nagpur : Almost all the top Indian shuttlers, including K Srikanth, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, will be seen in action in the seven-day Senior National Badminton Championship which begins here.

  • P Kashyap, H S Prannoy in qtrs

    Anaheim : Indian shuttlers P Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s singles’ competition at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Shuttlers Saina & Praneeth reach Thailand Open semis

    Bangkok : Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth stormed into the semi-finals of the $1,20,000 Thailand Open Grand Prix badminton tournament with contrasting wins in the women’s and men’s singles quarter-finals, respectively, here on Friday.

  • India face stern China test at Sudirman Cup quarters

    Gold Coast : It will be an uphill task for the Indian shuttlers when they take on China in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.

  • Singapore win turning point for my career: Sai

    Hyderabad : Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.

  • Indians claims two titles

    Russia : Indian shuttlers signed off an impressive campaign at the Russian Open Grand Prix, notching up the women’s singles as well as the mixed doubles titles here on Sunday.

  • Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth enter Korea Open second round

    Seoul : Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the men’s singles second round of the Korea Open in what turned out to be a mixed day for India at the USD 600,000 Super Series badminton tournament here.

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, H.S Prannoy advance

    Tokyo : Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram and H.S Prannoy advanced into the second round after defeating their respective opponents in the men’s singles competition of the  Japan Open here on Wednesday.

  • gutta-ponappa

    Rio Olympics: Shuttlers Gutta-Ponnappa lose women’s doubles opener

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) : Ace Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a straight-game defeat against Japanese duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in their first round of the women’s doubles event here at the Rio Olympics on Thursday. Despite starting off on a bright note, the Indian duo wilted under the sustained pressure from the assertive rivals as they were outclassed 15-21, 10-21 by the top-ranked Japanese pair

  • Jayaram, Praneeth in semis

    Calgary : Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the semifinals of the USD 55,000 Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament after notching up contrasting victories in the men’s singles competition here.

  • Ajay Jayaram

    Indian shuttlers sail into Canada Open pre-quarters

    Calgary (Canada): India had an easy outing at the $55,000 Canada Open badminton tournament as all the shuttlers entered the third round of their respective categories here. In men’s singles, top seed Ajay Jayaram came back from a game down to beat local boy Martin Giuffre 17-21, 21-17, 21-13 in 54 minutes in the second round match. He will next face Austria’s David Obernosterer in the pre-quarterfinals.

  • Pratul Joshi, Harsheel Dani , Gurusaidutt thru

    Canada : Indian shuttlers had a bright start to their journey at the Canada Open as Pratul Joshi, Harsheel Dani and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt moved into the second round of the $55,000 in Grand Prix badmton tournament here on Wednesday.

  • All England Open: Nehwal in quarters, other Indians exit

    Birmingham: 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 round lat on Thursday to be the only Indian remaining in the tournament. Sania will meet Tai Tzu Ying of

  • Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu

    Indian shuttlers set sights on All England Open

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and K. Srikanth are among the 11 Indian shuttlers who will be seen in action today in the opening round of the All England Open Badminton tournament in Birmingham.