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Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Indian men given another chance for Olympics qualification, women opt out after coronavirus scare
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Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020: Indian men given another chance for Olympics qualification, women opt out after coronavirus scare

The India men’s squad comprising of World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth, and Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Subhankar Dey, Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun have landed in Manila

Badminton in 2019, Part 2: PV Sindhu’s World Championship triumph sole redeeming feature of forgettable year for India
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Badminton in 2019, Part 2: PV Sindhu’s World Championship triumph sole redeeming feature of forgettable year for India

Sindhu ended 2019 at the sixth spot in the Badminton World Federation rankings, with 72,914 points from participation in 18 World Tour tournaments, with her sole title coming at the World Championships

BWF World Tour Finals 2019: After disappointing end to season, PV Sindhu must aim to rebuild competitive edge and aggressive play
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BWF World Tour Finals 2019: After disappointing end to season, PV Sindhu must aim to rebuild competitive edge and aggressive play

PV Sindhu won the historic World Championships gold in 2019 but had a below average season over all and that raises a lot of questions which the shuttler must look to answer ahead of next season.

BWF World Tour Finals 2019: Defending champion PV Sindhu loses campaign opener to Akane Yamaguchi
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BWF World Tour Finals 2019: Defending champion PV Sindhu loses campaign opener to Akane Yamaguchi

PV Sindhu's poor run of form continued as the defending champion lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in her campaign opener at the year-ending BWF World Tour Finals

PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, BWF World Tour Finals Highlights: Yamaguchi beats PV Sindhu 18-21, 21-18, 21-8
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PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, BWF World Tour Finals Highlights: Yamaguchi beats PV Sindhu 18-21, 21-18, 21-8

PV Sindhu lost momentum in the third game and Japan's Akane Yamaguchi triumphed at the BWF World Tour FInals.

BWF World Tour 2019 Finals: PV Sindhu's record in top-tier tournaments gives her edge as she aims to end inconsistent year with title
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BWF World Tour 2019 Finals: PV Sindhu's record in top-tier tournaments gives her edge as she aims to end inconsistent year with title

In 2018, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the season-ending World Tour Finals. She enters this edition as the World Champion to go with it.

Fuzhou China Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of tournament; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal aim title win
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Fuzhou China Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of tournament; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal aim title win

Sindhu and Saina will once again be India's best bet as they look to put up a good show this week.

BWF French Open 2019: An Se Young sends strongest message to date that she's a raging new talent in the shuttle firmament
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BWF French Open 2019: An Se Young sends strongest message to date that she's a raging new talent in the shuttle firmament

An Se Young appears indefatigable, is swift and decisive with her footwork, has a virtually impregnable defence, and an arsenal of accurate strokes.

BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
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BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters

After the miserable showing of India’s badminton players at the Denmark Open, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in the spotlight at the French Open.

BWF Denmark Open 2019: PV Sindhu fails to shake off rust in loss to An Se Young as top shuttlers struggle with unforgiving schedule
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BWF Denmark Open 2019: PV Sindhu fails to shake off rust in loss to An Se Young as top shuttlers struggle with unforgiving schedule

After her World Championship triumph in August, Sindhu has failed to breach the second-round hurdle in three attempts, having previously lost at the China and Korea Open events

BWF Denmark Open 2019 preview: Chance for PV Sindhu to show that World Championship title was no flash in the pan
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BWF Denmark Open 2019 preview: Chance for PV Sindhu to show that World Championship title was no flash in the pan

In two tournaments since that epochal triumph at the World Championships, PV Sindhu has failed dismally to replicate the storming form that allowed her to imperiously swwep to the title in Basel.

BWF Korea Open 2019: Spate of ‘strategic retirements’ underline cruel demands of World Tour on shuttlers’ bodies
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BWF Korea Open 2019: Spate of ‘strategic retirements’ underline cruel demands of World Tour on shuttlers’ bodies

A spate of retirements by some of the world’s best shuttlers on Wednesday marred a crowded day’s programme and underlined the cruel demands that the BWF World Tour makes on the players.

BWF China Open 2019: Early exit of defensive stonewallers underlines mounting challenge of aggressive players; reaffirms growing fitness standards
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BWF China Open 2019: Early exit of defensive stonewallers underlines mounting challenge of aggressive players; reaffirms growing fitness standards

Nozomi Okuhara, Akane Yamaguchi, Viktor Axelsen, and Lin Dan lost on the opening day of China Open, making it clear that the days of super-fit, defensive stonewallers are numbered when intrinsically aggressive players hit their straps; and, somewhat antithetically, that the most marginal drop in fitness levels spells doom for even highly accomplished players.

BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu eyes World Championship redux, Indian contingent looks to turn around dismal season
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BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu eyes World Championship redux, Indian contingent looks to turn around dismal season

For India, PV Sindhu remains the best bet for a podium finish as both HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth have withdrawn due to injuries

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lockdown in Kashmir, Amazon forest fires, PV Sindhu at BWF World Championships; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lockdown in Kashmir, Amazon forest fires, PV Sindhu at BWF World Championships; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lockdown in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370, Amazon forest fires, PV Sindhu wins gold at BWF World Championships; today's must-read stories

BWF World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu's speed, court-coverage complement aggressive intent in emphatic victory over Chen Yufei
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BWF World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu's speed, court-coverage complement aggressive intent in emphatic victory over Chen Yufei

PV Sindhu will face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final and will look to avenge her 2017 World Championships loss to the Japanese shuttler

Thailand Open 2019: PV Sindhu withdraws from tournament; Saina Nehwal set to feature in main event
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Thailand Open 2019: PV Sindhu withdraws from tournament; Saina Nehwal set to feature in main event

Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has withdrawn from the Thailand Open but compatriot Saina Nehwal will return to the circuit in the BWF Super 500 event after missing out back-to-back tournaments.

Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics
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Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Kento Momota and Akane Yamaguchi completed an all Japan sweep of the men's and women's singles titles at the same venue which will host the Olympics

Japan Open 2019: Defending champion Kento Momota brushes aside Jonatan Christie; Akane Yamaguchi eases past Nozomi Okuhara
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Japan Open 2019: Defending champion Kento Momota brushes aside Jonatan Christie; Akane Yamaguchi eases past Nozomi Okuhara

Fourth-seeded Akane Yamaguchi, however, was her usual phlegmatic self, not allowing even a flicker of satisfaction to touch her poker-faced visage after completing a 21-13, 21-15 hatchet job

Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota proves too strong for Sai Praneeth; Akane Yamaguchi lays Chen Yufei low
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Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota proves too strong for Sai Praneeth; Akane Yamaguchi lays Chen Yufei low

The 24-year-old Momota, who has already won four titles in 2019, proved too strong and agile for Praneeth, and ticked quite a few boxes in his preparations for defending in Basel next month the world crown he had won last year in Nanjing.