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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.
Indonesia Masters: Defending champion Saina Nehwal’s first-round loss deals crippling blow to Olympics qualification hopes
Having played with distinction at Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Saina Nehwal had set her heart on qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
BWF China Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty bow out in straight games in second-round men's doubles match
Satwik will return to court, later in the day when he partners Ashwini Ponnappa in the mixed doubles second-round match against Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo
Syed Modi International 2018: Injury-enforced retirements and defeats of top-seeded doubles pairs raise eyebrows
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the tournament organisers refrained from making any statements about the manner in which the top three doubles pairs ended their campaign.
China Open 2018: Indonesia's Sinisuka Ginting stuns Kento Momota in two games to claim title
Ginting last beat Momota at the Asian Games in Jakarta last month. His spirited takedown of reigning Olympic champion Chen Long also gave the Games some of its most riveting badminton.
Asian Games 2018: Eyes on PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth as India begin quest for gold in Indonesia
India ended a 28-year-old medal drought when the women's team, led by Saina Nehwal and Sindhu, clinched their maiden bronze medal at the 2014 edition at Incheon, South Korea.
Thomas and Uber Cup: Ayaka Takahashi leads Japan Women to 3-0 victory over Thailand to claim first title since 1981
Star player Akane Yamaguchi got Japan off to a flyer, beating Ratchanok Intanon 21-15, 21-19 in the first singles match.
Thomas and Uber Cup: Thailand shock China in women's semi-final event, set to meet Japan in summit clash
World No 4 Ratchanok Intanon won the first singles game, grinding out a 15-21, 21-9, 21-14 win over China's Chen Yufei, who is ranked one place behind her.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Nozomi Okuhara's mental strength reflects Japan's resurgence in sport
South Korean coach Park Joo Bong is credited with lending impetus to Japan’s efforts to return to the ranks of the world’s top badminton nations
Badminton Asia Championships: Lin Dan runs out of steam against Chen Long; Tai Tzu Ying lifts title
The five-year age difference between Lin Dan, and his supremely fit younger compatriot, Chen Long, proved to be the final arbiter in their men’s singles summit clash of the Badminton Asia Championships.
Singapore Open: Sai Praneeth's resolute defence, clever use of smash won him maiden Superseries title
Praneeth took useful 5-2 and 7-3 leads before crossing courts at 11-5. Srikanth’s jitters at the net continued after switching courts, and a determined Praneeth moved serenely to 16-8 and 18-11 before wrapping up the one-sided 16-minute long third game
Singapore Open: Sai Praneeth could upset Kidambi Srikanth; Carolina Marin favourite for women's title
The Singapore Open title match will pit the speed and aggression of Srikanth against Praneeth’s defensive skills, consistency and superior stamina.
Lee Chong Wei wins Japan Open after beating spirited Jan O Jorgensen in final
Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday won his sixth Yonex Open Japan title, defeating third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark.
Rio Olympics 2016: Badminton world order witnesses change as China bags just two gold medals
Nothing provided greater evidence of a change in the world order in badminton than the results of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
PV Sindhu cruises; Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa lose opener at Rio Olympics 2016
Two-time World Championship bronze medallist, P V Sindhu, was the only bright spot on an otherwise dismal day for Indian shuttlers at the Rio Olympics.
Rio Olympics 2016: Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa lose badminton doubles opener
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were off to a disappointing start in the Olympic women's doubles badminton event, losing in straight games to World No.1 Japan in the opening Group A clash.