Thailand Masters 2020: India's miserable start to year continues as Saina Nehwal's first-round exit calls time on country's campaign
Saina had also lost in the opening round in the Indonesia Masters last week after entering the quarter-finals in the Malaysia Masters
Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
India can, by rights, command one quota place in each of the five badminton events at Tokyo 2020, but to squeeze in a second entry in any of the 64-player draws requires that player or pair to be ranked inside the top-15 in the world
Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu bows out after losing to Japan's Sayaka Takahashi in thrilling quarter-final clash
Sindhu frittered away a one-game lead to lose 21-16 16-21 19-21 in a thrilling quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and six minutes.
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
Sindhu, who is considered a revered opponent in world badminton, has a 1-3 record against Saina, who has always had the upper hand over her younger compatriot
Malaysia Masters 2020: Saina Nehwal sails into second round; B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth crash out
The London Olympics bronze medallist Saina beat Tan 21-15, 21-17 in just 36 minutes of action
Malaysia Masters 2020: India's badminton stars kick off new year with fresh hopes as countdown to Olympic qualifications begin
The Malaysia Masters is the first of three back-to-back tournaments in January - Indonesia Masters Super 500 and the Thailand Open Super 300 being the other two.
Malaysia Masters 2020: Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lose in first round; Lakshya Sen out in qualifiers
The unseeded Lakshya went down 21-11, 18-21, 14-21 against Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in a match that lasted 49 mins
Malaysia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal no match for Carolina Marin’s speed and ferocity; Chen Long knocks out Viktor Axelsen
India’s Saina Nehwal, who had played a magnificent match on Friday to knock out the 2017 world champion, Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, in a quarter-final of the $350,000 prize money Malaysia Masters badminton championship, simply could not conjure up the same response from her nearly-29 year old legs in Saturday’s semi-final against Spain’s Carolina Marin
Firspost Spodcast Episode 123: Virat Kohli lays down his vision for Team India, Federer, Nadal reach Australian Open third round and more
In today's episode, we discuss Virat Kohli's vision of making Team India superpower in Test cricket, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal's progress to third round in Australian Open, India's good outing on first day of Malaysia Masters tournament and more.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 123 where we discuss Virat Kohli's long-term vision for Team India, results of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and more
In today's episode, we discuss Virat Kohli's vision of making Team India a superpower in Test cricket, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal's progress to third round in Australian Open, India's good outing on first day of Malaysia Masters tournament and more.
India Open 2018: HS Prannoy forced to play with foot corn, says he couldn't afford to pull out due to BWF rules
Prannoy developed several foot corns during the business end of the recently-concluded Premier Badminton League and hasn't been able to recover due to doctor's negligence.
Indonesia Masters 2018: Saina Nehwal sends Ratchanok Intanon packing in straight games to enter final
Saina Nehwal made a perfect start to the new season, reaching the women's singles final of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters with a thrilling straight-game win over World No 4 Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand on Saturday.
This year, the challenge for Tai Tzu is tougher than all the previous seasons, bearing in mind the hectic schedule which includes the Commonwealth and Asian Games.
It was a dismal start to the international calendar for most Indians as they failed to cross the opening hurdle.
Saina Nehwal certainly can take heart from the fact that she is on the right track for better performances after being laid low for a long time because of serious and career-threatening knee injury.
Here's all you need to know about the live coverage of the World Badminton Championships 2017.
Malaysia Masters: After her win, is Saina Nehwal ready to take on the rigours of Super Series circuit?
Considering the systematic manner in which she and her coach have plotted her return, Saina should take that extra step to the top step of the rostrum.
While Saina Nehwal is odds-on favourite to win the Malaysia Masters title, it would be foolish to take Pornpawee Chochuwong lightly.