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BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin vows to return to top after quarter-final exit, Loh Kean Yew will try to improve
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BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin vows to return to top after quarter-final exit, Loh Kean Yew will try to improve

Carolina Marin said she felt good physically but made many mistakes in her strategy as Yamaguchi wore her down in front of an expectant home crowd.

BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin on comeback trail after dashed Olympic dreams
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BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin on comeback trail after dashed Olympic dreams

Carolina Marin staved off four match points to book her place in the quarter-finals with a 16-21, 21-15, 22-20 win over China's He Bingjiao

Returning Carolina Marin claims 6th European Championships title; Viktor Axelsen wins men's title
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Returning Carolina Marin claims 6th European Championships title; Viktor Axelsen wins men's title

The Spaniard, who had opted out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last year due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in her left knee, defended her European Championships crown for a fifth consecutive time.

BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin pulls out of tournament after failing to regain fitness
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BWF World Championships: Carolina Marin pulls out of tournament after failing to regain fitness

Marin, considered as one of the most dominating players in international badminton, said she might be back in February next year but wouldn't want to put a date on her return.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu to open campaign against Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu to open campaign against Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel

Sindhu has been clubbed in an easy Group J, also comprising Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt to Rafael Nadal, a look at superstars who will miss the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Usain Bolt to Rafael Nadal, a look at superstars who will miss the Games

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will see some of the biggest names in recent sporting history miss out, whether that's due to retirement or through injury.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu among top contenders for gold in absence of Carolina Marin, says Vimal Kumar
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu among top contenders for gold in absence of Carolina Marin, says Vimal Kumar

Sindhu had to settle for a silver five years back at the Rio Games after going down against Marin.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In Carolina Marin's absence, who are PV Sindhu's biggest challengers?
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In Carolina Marin's absence, who are PV Sindhu's biggest challengers?

In the absence of reigning champion Carolina Marin, who will be PV Sindhu's biggest challengers? From Nozomi Okuhara to Tai Tzu Ying, here's a technical analysis of reigning women badminton stalwarts vis-a-vis Sindhu.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu tells injured Carolina Marin, her conquerer at 2016 Games final, that she'll miss her
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu tells injured Carolina Marin, her conquerer at 2016 Games final, that she'll miss her

"I will miss you at the Olympic Games but hope we compete against each other soon, so come back fast and recover soon," Sindhu said in a video she posted on Twitter for Carolina Marin

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Defending champion Carolina Marin pulls out of Games due to knee injury
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Defending champion Carolina Marin pulls out of Games due to knee injury

Marin felt discomfort in her knee during training on Saturday and tests revealed that it's an ACL injury.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Defending champion Carolina Marin doubtful for Games after suffering knee injury
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Defending champion Carolina Marin doubtful for Games after suffering knee injury

Marin had earlier suffered an ACL injury on her right knee in January 2019, which kept her out of the courts until September of that year.

India Open to be held in May behind closed doors; Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top entries
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India Open to be held in May behind closed doors; Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top entries

All the players and officials coming from South Africa, Brazil, Middle East and European countries including UK will be serving a seven-day quarantine period

Swiss Open 2021: After loss in final, what PV Sindhu must do to return to her World Championship form
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Swiss Open 2021: After loss in final, what PV Sindhu must do to return to her World Championship form

Strangely, Sindhu's overall physical fitness is also not what it was on the eve of the 2019 World Championships, and she seems to lose her breath more frequently during the longer rallies.

Swiss Open: World champion PV Sindhu finishes with silver after straight games defeat to Carolina Marin
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Swiss Open: World champion PV Sindhu finishes with silver after straight games defeat to Carolina Marin

The 25-year-old Indian, who had won the coveted World Championship gold medal here in 2019, couldn't match the speed and accuracy of Marin during her 12-21, 5-21 defeat in the final that lasted only 35 minutes.

BWF World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu Ying, Anders Antonsen crack aura of invincibility around Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelsen
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BWF World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu Ying, Anders Antonsen crack aura of invincibility around Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelsen

Long-reigning World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying matched Carolina Marin’s scorching pace, pinned her repeatedly on her slightly vulnerable backhand baseline to come from 17-19 down in the decider to win 14-21, 21-8, 21-19

BWF World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu-ying beats Carolina Marin in women's final; Anders Antonsen stuns Viktor Axelsen
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BWF World Tour Finals: Tai Tzu-ying beats Carolina Marin in women's final; Anders Antonsen stuns Viktor Axelsen

Marin beat the 26-year-old Tai two weeks in a row during the previous Thailand Open tournament finals

BWF World Tour Finals: Carolina Marin guns for title after ending Pornpawee Chochuwong's run
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BWF World Tour Finals: Carolina Marin guns for title after ending Pornpawee Chochuwong's run

Spain's Marin — winner of back-to-back titles for the past fortnight — is gunning for a hat-trick of victories in Sunday's final.

BWF World Tour Finals: An Se-young registers maiden win over Carolina Marin; Tai Tzu-ying beats Ratchanok Intanon
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BWF World Tour Finals: An Se-young registers maiden win over Carolina Marin; Tai Tzu-ying beats Ratchanok Intanon

The young South Korean had lost to reigning Olympic champion Marin during their previous two meetings, but on Friday managed to capture a victory on the last day of the round-robin stage.

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu drawn with World No 1 Tai Tzu-ying, local favourite Ratchanok Intanon
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BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu drawn with World No 1 Tai Tzu-ying, local favourite Ratchanok Intanon

Tai, former world champion Ratchanok and Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu were grouped together with Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong for the round-robin stage of the biosecure tournament in Bangkok.

Thailand Open Super 1000: Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen claim second consecutive singles titles
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Thailand Open Super 1000: Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen claim second consecutive singles titles

Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, smashed top seed Tai Tzu-ying for the second time in a fortnight.