PBL 2020: Tai Tzu Ying beats Hyderabad Hunters' PV Sindhu in showpiece clash to guide Bengaluru Raptors to first win
World No 2 Tai Tzu Ying beat world champion PV Sindhu in a much-anticipated clash to guide Bengaluru Raptors to victory over Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League fixture on Friday.
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.
Badminton in 2019, Part 1: Lakshya Sen’s rise in rankings coincides with steep drop in form of India’s elite shuttlers
The only titles that Indian men’s singles players bagged in 2019 were two World Tour Super 100 category events by Sourabh Verma, and five crowns in a short span of three months towards the end of the year by teenager Lakshya Sen, although they were mostly at the relatively lower-category Super 100 and Challenger tournaments that the top-15 players consider it beneath their dignity to participate in.
Lakshya achieved the feat by winning the title at the Bangladesh International Challenge on Sunday, his fifth of the year in last seven tournaments.
Sourabh Verma attains career-best BWF ranking of 29 after runner-up finish in Syed Modi International
Riding on his runners-up finish at the Syed Modi International, Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Tuesday achieved a career-best position of 29 in the latest BWF ranking.
Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma clinches silver after losing to Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei in final
Sourabh came into the summit clash with a 1-1 head-to-head record, having lost narrowly to Tzu Wei at the Tong Yun Kai Cup in March this year.
Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma enters summit clash with gritty win; Rituparna Das bows out in semis
A gritty Sourabh Verma entered the men's singles final after a hard-fought three-game win over Korea's Heo Kwang Hee in the semi-finals of the Syed Modi International at Lucknow on Saturday.
Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma, Rituparna Das advance to semi-finals, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out
Indian shuttlers Sourabh Verma and Rituparna Das advanced to the semi-finals but Kidambi Srikanth made an exit after losing in the quarter-finals of the Syed Modi International tournament on Friday.
Syed Modi International: Kidambi Srikanth, Sourabh Verma advance to quarterfinals; Lakshya Sen, Ajay Jayaram bow out in second round
Women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy retired after they were lagging 0-2 in the opening game against English pair of Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith
Syed Modi International: Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth enter 2nd round; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty ousted
Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round at the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, but it was curtains for second seed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
BWF Korea Masters 2019: Kidambi Srikanth beats Wong Wing Ki Vincent in first round; Sameer Verma advances to second round
The sixth seed Srikanth defeated Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18 21-17 in match that lasted 37 minutes.
BWF Korea Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal pulls out to leave women's singles field India-less; Kidambi Srikanth seeks revival
Kidambi Srikanth would look to continue the good run when he opens against Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the men's singles
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth pays the price for going against grain in straight-games loss to Lee Cheuk Yiu
None benefit from going against the grain of their being. In the past, Kidambi Srikanth had shone for his unceasing aggressive play where his smashes came like pile-drivers, predictably slotted down the line and yet, unreturnable for the likes of World No 1 players Chen Long and Lee Chong Wei.
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth beats countryman Sourabh Verma to enter quarter-finals; HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu ousted
Former world No 1 Srikanth, who slipped to the 13th spot in the latest BWF rankings this week, notched up a 21-11 15-21 21-19 win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men's singles second round.
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth advances after Kento Momota's sudden exit; Sourabh Verma qualifies for main draw
Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the men's singles second round without playing a shot after his opponent Kento Momota's pull-out while Sourabh Verma entered the main draw of the Hong Kong Open after clinching straight-game wins in his two qualifying clashes in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Hong Kong Open: Sourabh Verma secures spot in main draw after consecutive straight-game victories in qualifying matches
Sourabh, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, first defeated Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19 21-19 in the final qualifying round.
BWF Denmark Open 2019 preview: Chance for PV Sindhu to show that World Championship title was no flash in the pan
In two tournaments since that epochal triumph at the World Championships, PV Sindhu has failed dismally to replicate the storming form that allowed her to imperiously swwep to the title in Basel.
Bahrain International Series: Priyanshu Rajawat wins men's singles title; Juhi Dewangan, Venkat Gaurav Prasad finish with mixed doubles silver
Priyanshu Rajawat joins Sameer Verma, Sourabh Verma, Sai Praneeth, Shubhankar Dey and Guru Sai Dutt in the list of Indians who have won the Bahrain International series
Dutch Open 2019: Sameer Verma, Lakshya Sen through to pre-quarters, Sourabh Verma knocked out in hard-fought loss
Sameer Verma, who had skipped events at China and Korea due to fitness issues, notched up a 21-19, 19-21, 21-13 win over fellow Indian Kiran George in the second round