PV Sindhu reveals beating former Olympic champion Li Xuerui at 2012 China Open was turning point in her career
Sindhu had burst onto the scene when as a 16-year-old she had stunned London Olympics gold medallist Li in the quarter-finals of China Masters. A year later, she claimed a maiden bronze medal at the prestigious World Championships.
Former Olympic champion Li Xuerui has announced her retirement from international badminton, the BWF announced on Thursday.
BWF China Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap enter second round; Saina Nehwal crashes out
Sindhu produced another strong performance to get the better of the currently 20th-ranked Chinese, who entered the match with a 3-3 record against the Indian.
BWF China Open 2019: Saina Nehwal ousted by Busanan Ongbamrungphan after straight games defeat in Round 1
London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal lost 10-21, 17-21 at the hands of the World No 19 Busanan Ongbamrungphan in a match that lasted for 45 minutes.
Syed Modi International 2018: Saina Nehwal a tougher opponent than Li Xuerui, says Han Yue after winning maiden title
China’s Han Yue made it look so easy. To brush aside two former World No 1s – Saina Nehwal and Li Xuerui – in a space of two days needed a courageous display. And the 19-year-old didn’t even flinch as she defied age to claim her first World Tour title.
Syed Modi International 2018: Saina Nehwal, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lose finals in straight games
It was heartbreak for Saina Nehwal, who couldn't put enough pressure on Han, a 2017 world junior championship silver medallist, losing 18-21, 8-21
Syed Modi International 2018: For three-time champion Saina Nehwal, playing in Lucknow is 'similar to playing in Jakarta'
Just like Jakarta, Lucknow is a city which has given Saina Nehwal much joy, with the Indian having won three Syed Modi International titles in Lucknow.
Syed Modi International 2018: Saina Nehwal is 'tough nut to crack,' says Han Yue ahead of women's singles final
The 21-15, 19-21, 21-9 scoreline didn’t do justice to Han Yue’s performance as she outsmarted the 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui at the net with precision
Syed Modi International 2018: Sameer Verma to take on Lu Guangzu in title clash, Indian players make four finals
The third-seeded Sameer Verma appeared in command throughout the 57-minute long tussle against Wardoyo, who had been promoted from the qualifying ranks.
Syed Modi International 2018: Sameer Verma strides into last 4; Saina Nehwal, Li Xuerui take contrasting paths to semis
Defending champion Sameer Verma and three-time former champion Saina Nehwal strode confidently towards the finals of the Syed Modi International World Tour Super 300 badminton championships, but will have to subdue some quality second-string Indonesian opposition in the penultimate round at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday
Syed Modi International 2018: With eye on Tokyo Olympics, China’s Li Xuerui hopes India could prove lucky once again
Former World No 1 Li Xuerui is back in India after eight long years in a bid to make a return to the top of world badminton once again.
Syed Modi International 2018: Sameer Verma, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap enter quarter-final with contrasting wins
Defending champion Sameer Verma and former champions Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap progressed to the quarterfinals of the Syed Modi International World Super Tour 300 with contrasting victories
Syed Modi International: Sameer Verma eyes tiny window to qualify for BWF World Tour Final; Saina Nehwal starts as favourite
If Sameer Verma defends his title, his point's tally will rise to 66,620, which would put him in a good position to qualify for the BWF World Tour Final.
Thomas and Uber Cup: Thailand women stun China to storm into final; Japan beat Denmark to reach title clash
The women's win captured the attention of the crowd and sets up an unlikely showdown between underdog Thailand and Japan after the top seed defeated Korea.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal wants to qualify for the Dubai World Superseries Finals after resuming her partnership with long-time mentor and chief coach Pullela Gopichand.
World Badminton Championships 2017: China rely on Sun Yu, He Bingjiao to renew women's singles domination
China's Sun Yu, He Bingjiao, and Chen Yufei have an opportunity to smash away the talk of the sudden downfall and rejuvenate the Chinese domination in the sport.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Saina Nehwal may be away from spotlight, but still packs a punch
While Carolina Marin and He Bingjiao will look to make the most of their opportunities in Tai Tzu Ying's absence, Indian ace Saina Nehwal should find a smart route to the top.
Tai Tzu Ying's love affair with Superseries events resembles a certain Li Xuerui whose style of play conquered the badminton circuit for years.
Indonesia SSP: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty making main draw augurs well for Indian badminton
In the tough qualification rounds of the men’s doubles, India’s fresh young pairing of the 16-year-old Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty vaulted across two hurdles, to barge into the main draw.
Olympic medallist and former World No 1 Saina Nehwal speaks to Firstpost about regaining confidence after her injury at Rio Olympics, the new crop of Chinese shuttlers and much more.