Category: Badminton

Srikanth wins Australian Open

Sydney, 25 Jun: Kidambi Srikanth beat Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games to win the Australian Open Super Series men’s singles title here on Sunday.

Win at the Australian Open is Srikanth’s fourth Super Series title overall and second in consecutive weeks following his win at the Indonesia Open.

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Earlier on Saturday, Srikanth became first Indian to reach finals of three consecutive Super Series. In the finals of Singapore Open Srikanth had lost to his training partner B Sai Praneeth.

Final Score: Kidambi Srikanth (India) beat Chen Long (China) 22-20, 21-16

Prannoy wins opening round of Indonesia Open

Jakarta, 14 Jun: H S Prannoy reached the second round with a straight-game win over home favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting at the Indonesia Super Series Premier here Wednesday.

Ranked 29th in the world, Prannoy beat World No. 20 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-13 21-18 in a 43-minutes. In the next round, he will be up against top seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Another Indian in the fray Kidambi Srikanth, also moved into the next round. He defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-15 17-21 21-16 in a match that lasted 56 minutes.

However, it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth following his 14-21 18-21 loss against second seeded Son Wan Ho of Korea in the opening round. Praneeth had entered the tournament following his back-to-back titles at Singapore and Thailand.

The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty too made a first round exit. The Indian duo lost 9-21, 19-21 against Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto.

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Praneeth reaches final, while Saina knocked out

  • Bangkok, 03 Jun: B Sai Praneeth reached the final of Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with a straight-game win. However, London Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal’s campaign came to an end in the semifinal here on Saturday.

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  • Dusseldorf , 03 Jun: India’s campaign came to an end at the World Table Tennis Championship here on Saturday following Achanta Sharath Kamal’s loss to Chinese Lin Gaoyuan in the preliminary round.

 

Sindhu reaches quarters; Jayaram knocked out

Wuhan, Apr 27: Rio Games silver medallist P V Sindhu notched up a 21-14, 21-15 win over unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori to sail into the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championships here at at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Thursday.

The third ranked player decimated her opponent in the World with another clinical performance in the second round match that lasted just 40 minutes. Sindhu had defeated Indonesia ‘s Dinar Dyah Ayustine 21-8, 21-18 in the first round of the continental Championship.

However, In the men’s event, it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram after losing 19-21, 10-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao. The Indian had caused a major upset in the first round,when he defeated fifth seed Tian Houwei of China.

The 21-year-old Sindhu is now the only Indian left in fray. In the quarterfinals, she will take on He Bingjiao of China.

London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and the doubles pairs are already out of the tournament, following their loss on the opening day yesterday.

 

India fields 8 member team in Asian Badminton Championship 2017

Wuhan, Apr 25: India have fielded an eight member strong team in the Asian Badminton Championship 2017, which begins today.

Indian team for Asian Badminton Championship

  • Women’s Singles – 2 (P.V. Sindhu & Saina Nehwal)
  • Men’s Singles – 2 (Ajay Jayaram & H.S. Prannoy)
  • Women’s Doubles – 2 (Ashwini Ponappa/ Sikki Reddy & Poorvisha/Meghana)
  • Men’s Doubles – 1 (Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy)
  • Mixed Doubles – 1 (Pranav Chopra/Sikki Reddy)

P.V. Sindhu will be the biggest medal hope for India, as most of the players find themselves tough draws. Last year, Saina Nehwal was the only medal winner in Asian Badminton Championship for India where she finished with Bronze medal. Repeating the things will be quite difficult for Saina as her form is not so great this year & she would meet World no.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the Quaterfinals, making the road more difficult for Former World no.1.

While in the second half of Womens singles category, No.4 seeded P.V. Sindhu has quite a easy draw but she can meet No.6 seed Thailand’s Ratchenok Intanon in semi-finals ! All Indian eyes would be on Sindhu as she will be the biggest medal hope for India in Asian Championship.

Road looks difficult in Men’s Singles too as both the Indian players will be up against seeded players, Ajay Jayaram will start his campaign against fifth seed Tian Houwei of China while H.S. Prannoy will face eighth seed Ng ka Long of Hong Kong.

In Women Doubles Indian pair of Ashwini & Reddy will be up against unseeded Korean pair & if they surpass the Korean Challenge, World no.1 pair of Misaki & Ayaka Takashaki would be waiting for them in second round. Another Indian pair of Meghana & Poorvisha will take on second seed Korean pair of Jung kyung & Shin Seung.

In Men Doubles, Manu Attri & Sumeeth Reddy will face a tough challenge from 5th seed Chinese pair of Fu Haifeng & Zhang Nan.

Indian Mixed Doubles pair will also have a mountain to climb as they will be up against No.1 seed Chinese team of Zheng Siwei & Chen Qingchen in the first round.

Praneeth wins Singapore Open

Singapore, April 16: B Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title with 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 win against Kidambi Srikanth in the final of the $350,000 Singapore Open here on Sunday.

After losing the first game 17-21, Praneeth staged a tremendous come back from being 1-6 in the second game by winning 10 out of the next 14 points, to head into the break leading 11-10. After the break, Praneeth managed to hold on to his lead. A service error by Srikanth gave three game points to Praneeth, as he clinched the second game 21-17.

In the third game, Srikanth opened up a slender two point lead, before Sai won five straight points to take a 5-2 lead. Sai won six out of next nine points to go into the break leading 11-5. After the break Sai ensured that he continued his dominance over his training partner to take the game 21-12 and with that the match in 55 minutes.

Srikanth, who has a fair bit of experience having played in two finals and winning both – the 2015 India Open and 2014 China Open, never looked settled after the first game. It was Praneeth’s all round play and array of strokes that pinned his rival down.

This was Praneeth’s first appearance in a Super Series final, the biggest events of the international badminton calendar. Previously, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Srikanth had won the coveted crown.

Indian Badminton touched a new high when Praneeth and Srikanth competed in the final, as India became only fourth country to have players on both sides of the court. China, Indonesia and Denmark are the other three.

Its all India final at Singapore Open

Singapore, Apr 15: B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth today created history by winning their respective semifinal matches at the Singapore Open here on Saturday.

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India will become only fourth country in the world after China, Indonesia and Denmark to have had two of their shuttlers playing in finals of a Super Series event.

B Sai Praneeth scored a comfortable 21-6, 21-8 win over three-time Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold winner Lee in an one sided semifinal match that lasted 38 minutes.

Praneeth, had reached the finals at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year.

Former World No. 3 Srikanth then notched up a 21- 13, 21-14 win over World No. 26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to reach the third Super Series final of his career.

Praneeth has a 4-1 head-to-head record against his more illustrious compatriot, who had clinched the 2014 China Super Series Premier and 2015 India Super Series and also reached the quarterfinals of Rio Olympics.

Subhankar Dey wins in Portugal

Caldas da Rainha, 12 Mar: It was a Super Sunday for Subhankar Dey. The Indian shuttler maintained his winning spree to emerge men’s singles champion in the 52nd Portuguese International Series Badminton tournament at Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Dey shocked fourth seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark 21-19, 21-19 in 42 minutes. Fifth seed Dey was stretched by an experienced Danish in a hard-fought summit clash but Indian kept his nerves intact to clinch his fifth international title.

With this win, Dey settled the scores with Svendsen, who is ranked 91st in the world. Only last month, Dey had lost to this Danish opponent in straight games at the Austrian Open.

Subhankar Dey enters final of 52nd Portuguese International

New Delhi, Mar 12: Fifth seed Subhankar Dey enters into the final of 52nd Portuguese International Series Badminton  by beating Hungary’s 8th seed Gergely Krausz by 19-21,21-16,21-18 in 61 minutes. His opponent in final will be 4th seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark.

Earlier in quarterfinals Dey defeated Manuel Vazquez of Spain by 21-15,21-15 in just 29 minute.

While in Women’s Category Sali Rane lost a hard fought match to Yee Yap (Malaysia) in quarterfinals in 55 minutes by 16-21, 21-19, 17-21.

Saina – Sindhu keep Indian hopes alive at All England

Birmingham, Mar 9:PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarterfinals of the All England Badminton Championships 2017 at the Barclaycard Arena here on Thursday.

PV Sindhu beat Dinar Dyah Ayustine in straight games 21-12, 21-4 in a match that lasted 39 minutes. After a scratchy start, Sindhu took an early 4-3 lead in the first game. The Indian won seven out of the next nine points, as she went into the first game interval with a 11-5 lead. The Rio silver medallist maintained the momentum after the break also to seal the first game 21-12.

In the second game, the Indian took a 9-0 lead early on and just simply destroyed her Indonesian opponent to win the game 21-4 and with that the match.

Former world number one, Saina Nehwal beat Germany’s Fabienne Deprez 21-18, 21-10 in 35 minutes in the pre quarterfinals. In the opening game, Saina was off to a good start Saina as she went into interval leading 11-6. her German opponent tried to comeback into the game as she levelled the score at 15-15. However, the Indian used all her experience and class to clinch the opening game 21-18.

In the second game, Saina took a 11-6 lead against Deprez at the break. After the break the London Olympic bronze medallist continued from where she left as she won 5 out of last 7 points to win the second game 21-10.

However, in men’s singles India’s campaign came to end as HS Prannoy’s lost to Tian Houwei 21-13, 21-5.

Men’s Singles

Tian Houwei beat HS Prannoy 21-13, 21-5

Women’s Singles

PV Sindhu beat Dinar Dyah Ayustine (Indonesia) 21-12, 21-4; Saina Nehwal