Tag: P V Sindhu

Sindhu, Saina lose a place in BWF ranking

New Delhi, May 4: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal slipped a place each to be at the fourth and ninth spots respectively in the latest BWF World ranking released today.

Both Sindhu and Saina last played at the Asian Badminton Championship in China with the former losing in the quarterfinals, while the latter bowed out in the first round.

In men’s singles, Ajay Jayaram continues to be the best- ranked Indian at the 13th spot, while Singapore Super Series champion Sai Praneeth gained a place to reach 22nd.

Former World No. 3 K Srikanth, who also reached the finals at Singapore, is at the 26th spot followed by Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold winner Sameer Verma, who gained a place to be at 27th.

H S Prannoy lost a place to be at 30th position, while Sourabh Verma was at the 39th spot.

Fast-rising new women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and R Sikki Reddy improved two places to be at the 28th spot.

Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy is at the 25th position, while mixed doubles combination of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy are placed at the 16th place.

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.

Srikanth, Sai Praneeth reach semis in Singapore, Sindhu outsted

Singapore, Apr 14: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu suffered a crushing quarterfinal loss to arch-rival Carolina Marin. However, B Sai Praneeth and K Srikanth advanced to the semifinals of the $350,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Friday.

Sindhu, who had reached a career-best World No.2 after winning the India Open by beating Olympic champion Marin in New Delhi, went down 11-21 15-21 in a one-sided match. Sindhu was completely outwitted by arch-rival Marin, who showed tremendous agility and pounced on every opportunity to emerge victorious.

B Sai Praneeth, however, came from one game down to eke out a 15-21, 21-14, 21-19 win over 8th seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in a match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes. The Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold runner-up will face Korea’s Lee Dong Keun in the semifinal.

Former world number 3, Kidambi Srikanth also advanced to the

In the mixed doubles competition, B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost 11-21 8-21 to the third-seeded Chinese duo of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.

PV Sindhu crashes out in semis

Dubai, 17  Dec: Rio Olympic Silver medallist PV Sindhu’s campaign  came to an end at the BWF World Super Series Final, as she went down fighting 15-21, 21-18, 16-21 to World No 5 Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea in the women’s singles semi-finals, today.

In the first game the Korean, who remained unbeaten in the Group stage, entered the break with a slender 11-9 lead. After the break, she extended her lead to 18-14, before closing the game 21-15.

In the second game, at the Interval Sindhu managed a 11-10 lead, after trailing 0-2 initially. Post break, they moved from 11-11 till 18-18, as the duo tried to outdo each other. However, Sindhu managed to take the match to the decider, with some accurate play at net and managing to win couple of rallies.

In the third and final game, Sung took the early lead as she raced to a 4-0 lead, which became 11-6 at the interval in favour of the Korean. The world No. 5 didn’t allowed the Indian to comeback even after the break, as she extended the lead first to 15-9 and then to 18-12.

Two superb smashes by The Indian did produced a couple of superb smashes before, Sung Ji-Hyun converted five match point advantage at the first opportunity to seal her place in the finals.

The match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. After today’s match PV Sindhu has a 6-4 win – loss record against Sung Ji Hyun

Sindhu off to a winning start in Superseries Finals

Dubai: World No. 10 PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 12-21, 21-8, 21-15 in her opening game of BWF Superseries Finals 2016 in Dubai on Wednesday.

Sindhu was off to a slow start against Yamaguchi, ranked 8th in the world won the opening game 21 – 12. In the second game, both the players were tied at 7 – 7, before the Indian came into her own to win 14 out of 15 points.

In the third and final game, 2016 Rio Olympics Silver medallist took an initial 6 – 3 lead, as she went into the break leading 11 – 7. The Indian maintained her lead after the break to take the game 21-15 and with that also the match.

Sindhu will next meet world number 6, Sun Yu of China in her second Group B fixture on Thursday.

Good day for India at Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong, 24 Nov: Four out of five Indian left in fray today advanced to the Quarter-finals of Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2016.

Sameer Verma, Ajay Jayaram, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu won their respective matches in contrasting styles to move into the next round.

Meanwhile, HS Pranoy lost to Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, after winning the first set.

Important Results – Round of 16:

Men’s Singles:

H.S. Prannoy lost to Chong Wei Feng (Malaysia) 21 – 15 , 11 – 21 , 15 – 21

Sameer Verma beat Kazumasa Sakai (Japan) 19 – 21, 21 – 15, 21 – 11

Ajay Jayaram beat Huang Yuxiang (China) 21 – 18, 21 – 19

Women’s Singles:

Saina Nehwal beat Sayaka Sato (Japan) 21 – 18, 9 – 21, 21 – 16

P V Sindhu beat Hsu Ya Ching (Chinese Taipei) 21 – 10, 21 – 14