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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tough knock-out challenge awaits PV Sindhu; difficult draw for Sai Praneeth, Satwik-Chirag
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tough knock-out challenge awaits PV Sindhu; difficult draw for Sai Praneeth, Satwik-Chirag

PV Sindhu has been drawn into an easier looking group but on her way to the final, she could face Akane Yamaguchi and Tai Tzu Ying.

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.

All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big
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All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big

Lee Zii Jia won the All England title at the expense of the two top-notchers - Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota - who have been at the forefront of the sport for the past three years

All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia beats Viktor Axelsen to clinch maiden title; Nozomi Okuhara wins women's final
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia beats Viktor Axelsen to clinch maiden title; Nozomi Okuhara wins women's final

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara was a dominant winner in the women's final, beating Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12, 21-16.

All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia shocks World No 1 Kento Momota to reach semi-final
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia shocks World No 1 Kento Momota to reach semi-final

The draw has opened up for Lee, who will face Mark Clajouw of the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

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.

Thailand Open 2021: ‘Withdrawn’, ‘COVID-positive’ Saina Nehwal reinstated; to play first round match on Wednesday evening
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Thailand Open 2021: ‘Withdrawn’, ‘COVID-positive’ Saina Nehwal reinstated; to play first round match on Wednesday evening

After testing positive for COVID-19, Saina Nehwal was told that she, along with husband Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy, would be moved immediately to a hospital, only for her to test negative hours later.

On this day: PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold
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On this day: PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold

After losing in the finals of 2017 and 2018, PV Sindhu on this day in 2019 became the first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold medal.

What's to blame for PV Sindhu's freefall after last year's Basel World Championships? Predictability
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What's to blame for PV Sindhu's freefall after last year's Basel World Championships? Predictability

The answers to PV Sindhu's slump in form after her World Championships win, perhaps lie in a melange of a host of external factors as well as a clutch of facets intrinsic to her game.

PV Sindhu desperately wanted to shed tag of 'Silver Sindhu' at Badminton World Championships
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PV Sindhu desperately wanted to shed tag of 'Silver Sindhu' at Badminton World Championships

PV Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, admitted that she felt bad when people said she has a "final phobia"

Coronavirus Outbreak: Classic matches to watch (or re-watch) during extended lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Classic matches to watch (or re-watch) during extended lockdown

With no live sport on the horizon due to the coronavirus pandemic, Firstpost writers share their choices of matches that they would love to revisit.

All England Championships 2020: PV Sindhu goes down fighting to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in quarter-final to end India's campaign
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All England Championships 2020: PV Sindhu goes down fighting to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in quarter-final to end India's campaign

Sindhu squandered a sparkling start as Okuhara produced a rearguard action to outwit Sindhu 12-21 21-15 21-13 in a 68-minute last eight encounter at the Arena Birmimgham.

All England Championships 2020: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lose in women's doubles second round; PV Sindhu through to quarter-finals
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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.

Badminton in 2019, Part 2: PV Sindhu’s World Championship triumph sole redeeming feature of forgettable year for India
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Badminton in 2019, Part 2: PV Sindhu’s World Championship triumph sole redeeming feature of forgettable year for India

Sindhu ended 2019 at the sixth spot in the Badminton World Federation rankings, with 72,914 points from participation in 18 World Tour tournaments, with her sole title coming at the World Championships

BWF World Tour 2019 Finals: PV Sindhu's record in top-tier tournaments gives her edge as she aims to end inconsistent year with title
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BWF World Tour 2019 Finals: PV Sindhu's record in top-tier tournaments gives her edge as she aims to end inconsistent year with title

In 2018, PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the season-ending World Tour Finals. She enters this edition as the World Champion to go with it.

China Open 2019: Kento Momota defeats Chou Tien-chen to defend Fuzhou crown, win 10th title this year
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China Open 2019: Kento Momota defeats Chou Tien-chen to defend Fuzhou crown, win 10th title this year

Kento Momota won his 10th title of a remarkable year as Japan's world number one defeated Chou Tien-chen to retain his Fuzhou China Open crown on Sunday.

China Open 2019: Kento Momota beats Ramus Gemke in semi-final to inch closer to 10th title this year
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China Open 2019: Kento Momota beats Ramus Gemke in semi-final to inch closer to 10th title this year

Kento Momota brushed aside Denmark's unseeded Ramus Gemke 21-19, 21-8 and faces Taiwan's world number two Chou Tien-chen in Sunday's championship decider.

BWF French Open 2019: An Se Young sends strongest message to date that she's a raging new talent in the shuttle firmament
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BWF French Open 2019: An Se Young sends strongest message to date that she's a raging new talent in the shuttle firmament

An Se Young appears indefatigable, is swift and decisive with her footwork, has a virtually impregnable defence, and an arsenal of accurate strokes.

BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
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BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters

After the miserable showing of India’s badminton players at the Denmark Open, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in the spotlight at the French Open.