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  • China Open 2018: After Srikanth, PV Sindhu knocked out after losing in quarters

    Changzhou: Top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their quarterfinal matches on Friday, drawing the curtains on India’s campaign at the USD one million China Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament here. After Srikanth was ousted 9-21 11-21 by reigning world champion Kento Momota of Japan, third seed Sindhu went down fighting 11-21 21-11 15-21 to World No. 6 Chen Yufei of China in a

  • China Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out after loss to World No 2 Kento Momota

    Changzhou: India’s Kidambi Srikanth Friday lost to reigning world champion Kento Momota in the quarterfinals, ending his campaign at the USD one million China Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament here. The 24-year-old Indian, who had a 3-7 head-to-head record against Momota, couldn’t find a chink in the Japanese’s armour, losing 9-21 11-21 to the world No.2 in a lop-sided contest.

  • Kidambi Srikanth, P V Sindhu enter China Open quarters

    Changzhou : Star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered hard fought victories to enter the quarter-finals of their respective events at the USD 1 million China Open here on Thursday.

  • Srikanth out, India’s campaign ends

    Tokyo : Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men’s singles event after losing a marathon three-game quarterfinal to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the USD 700,000 Japan Open badminton tournament here Friday.

  • 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.

  • Asian Games Badminton: India blank Maldives 3-0

    Jakarta : The Indian badminton team, led by Kidambi Srikanth, made a resounding start to its campaign at the 18th Asian Games, thrashing minnows Maldives 3-0 in the opening match of the team competition here on Sunday.

  • Sindhu, Srikanth, Praneeth on course in World Badminton Championships

    Nanjing (China) : PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up contrasting wins to progress to the pre-quarter-finals but world no 11 H S Prannoy suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Brazilian Ygor Coelho to bow out of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.

  • Saina, Srikanth sizzle at World Championship

    Nanjing (China) : Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth notched up comfortable victories over their respective opponents to make an impressive start at the BWF World Championship here on Tuesday.

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win at World Championship

    Nanjing: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth notched up comfortable victories over their respective opponents to make an impressive start at the BWF World Championship here today. Saina, who won a silver and bronze in the earlier editions of the championship, defeated Turkey’s Aliye Demirbag 21-17 21-8 in the second round to set up a pre-quarterfinal clash with 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand. The Olympic medallist Indian had received

  • BWF World Championship 2018: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress, Pranaav-Sikki Reddy down

    Nanjing (China): Indian stars Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches at the Badminton World Championships here on Tuesday. Saina defeated Aliye Demirbag of Turkey in straight games to enter the third round of the women’s singles category. Saina fought off a brave effort from her Turkish opponent to cruise to a 21-17, 21-18 victory in just 39 minutes.

  • Okuhara stands in Sindhu’s way again at World C’ship

    New Delhi : India’s premier shuttler PV Sindhu might have to upstage defending champion and familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara as the two finalists of the previous edition are drawn to meet  in the quarter-finals of the World Championship, to be held from July 30 to August 5 in Nanjing, China.

  • BWF rankinsg: Saina Nehwal climbs to No 9, Srikanth back in top five

    New Delhi: Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu continued to be the top-ranked Indian shuttler, after retaining the No.3 spot even as her compatriots Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose a few notches in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released here on Thursday.