Tokyo Olympics 2020: Inconsistency cost Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth more than cancellation of qualifying events
Would it be right to just blame the cancellation of tournaments for Saina and Srikanth missing out on Tokyo participation? And the answer would be an emphatic No.
Sindhu, the Olympic silver medallist, couldn't match the pace, power and precision of her younger world number 11 rival Chochowong and lost 17-21, 9-21 in a match that lasted 43 minutes.
The draw has opened up for Lee, who will face Mark Clajouw of the Netherlands in the semi-finals.
All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out
Sen's defeat to Caljouw, with the match lasting a total of 55 minutes, saw the end of Indian challenge in men's singles.
All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark's Line Christophersen in a completely lop-sided second-round match.
All England Open 2021: Indian contingent cleared to participate after three shuttlers who had tested COVID-19 positive return negative
Three Indian shuttlers and a support staff had tested positive on Tuesday while a few were awaiting confirmation on their inconclusive samples, leaving the players without much practice ahead of the tournament.
India's foreign coach Mathais Boe said, "I find it completely absurd how this can happen, since we have been isolated in Zurich since the Swiss Open started two weeks ago. We have been tested five times in 14 days and all tests have been negative."
With just a day remaining for the start of the main round of the All England Championships, Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal took to social media to express her dismay at being kept quarantined in her hotel room in Birmingham for over two days
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will again be one of the top contenders but Saina is nowhere near her best with just two quarter-final finishes to show in the last two years.
All England Championships 2020: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lose in women's doubles second round; PV Sindhu through to quarter-finals
Sindhu next meets the winner of the round of 16 match between fourth-seeded Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark.
Kidambi Srikanth lone Indian shuttler in World Tour Finals rankings; Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ranked outside top 10
While Srikanth rode on his quarterfinal finishes in five of his six tournaments, Sindhu and Saina are ranked 13th and 12th respectively in women's singles list.
Cancer-free Lee Chong Wei to miss World Championships after slipping to 113 in BWF rankings during prolonged absence
Michelle Chai, general manager of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), said Lee — currently ranked 113 in the world — would not play in the championships in Switzerland from 19-25 August
Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Sudirman Cup on medical advice in another blow to Olympic dream
Malaysia’s badminton king Lee Chong Wei, under treatment for nose cancer, has withdrawn from next month's Sudirman Cup in China after doctors advised him against "exerting himself"
Badminton great Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of next month's Malaysian Open, despite being given the all-clear after cancer, throwing his Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy.
Badminton legend Lee Chong Wei set to delay comeback from cancer for second time, likely to miss Malaysia Open
Lee Chong Wei is likely to miss the Malaysia Open and delay his comeback from nose cancer for a second time as the badminton great struggles to make a full recovery.
All England Championships 2019: Six-time winner Lin Dan suffers shock defeat to Kanta Tsuneyama; Chen Long ousted
Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan crashed out of the All England Open in the first round, losing to Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama.
Lee Chong Wei to return to action on home soil at Malaysia Open in April after recovering from early-stage nose cancer
Badminton great Lee Chong Wei aims to make his comeback in April at the Malaysia Open after a cancer battle, a month later than he originally hoped, an official confirmed Tuesday.
Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei announces plans to return to badminton after successful cancer treatment
Cancer-stricken Malaysian star shuttler Lee Chong Wei has announced that he has no intention of retiring and that he aims to return to training within a month.
Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer runs out of tricks in quarter-final, goes down to Kevin Anderson in five-set thriller
After a four-hour 14-minute battle of wills between Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson, it was the South African who deservedly emerged as the last man standing.
Tai Tzu Ying interview : Defending Malaysia Open champion reveals a supreme confidence in her talent and abilities
A dozen titles on the Superseries circuit, including five in 2017 alone, bear mute testimony to Tai Tzu Ying's hegemony on the international badminton circuit.