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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 beat Fabienne Deprez (Germany) 21-18, 21-10

Saina reaches finals of 2017 Malaysia Masters GP

Sarawak (Malaysia), Jan 21: Former World No 1 Saina Nehwal advanced to the finals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the Sibu Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

Saina registered an easy win in the semi-finals, winning her match against Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin in just two games 21-13, 21-10 in 32 minutes. She has also won all her previous matches in just two games. She will face Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in Sunday’s final.

Saina took her own time to get her bearing against Yin, who raced to an early 7-5 lead and consolidated her position to reach 11-6 lead at the interval. However, Saina fought back and opened up a four-point gap a few minutes later. She went on to win the game 21-13.

In the second game, Saina continued dominating show as she won the first six points before racing into an 11-5 lead. She closed out the game 21-10 to win the match and book her place in Sunday’s final.

PV Sindhu has won the title twice, in 2013 and 2016.

BWF Superseries Finals 2016 -PV Sindhu beat Akane Yamaguchi in opening game

Congrats @Pvsindhu1 on winning 1st match of BWF Superseries Finals 2016 Click To TweetDubai: 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.

YONEX Superseries HongKong Open 2016 – PV Sindhu reaches finals

#PVSindhu reaches finals of HongKong Open. Gr8 going PVSClick To TweetOlympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu notched up her 9th consecutive victory to reach her second Superseries final in two weeks.
Continuing her great form, she defeated Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong in straight games 21-14, 21-16.
She will now face Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the final.

Hong Kong Superseries Tournament – mixed day for Indians

National champion, Sameer Verma cemented his place today as one of the top shuttlers in the world by reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing Hong Kong Superseries tournament. He defeated the Malaysian Wei Feng Chong in straight games 21-17, 23-21.
After winning the first game 21-17 easily, he faced a stiff challenge from Chong who quickly took a 11-5 lead in the second game. But Sameer made a superb comeback and then held his nerve to shut the door on his opponent’s face.
He will be up against recently crowned China Open winner Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark in the semifinal.
However, another Indian in the fray, Ajay Jayaram lost his match today against his opponent Ng Ka Long Angus going down 21-15,21-14.
In the women’s singles Olympic silver medalist, PV Sindhu reached her second consecutive semifinal by defeating Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore 21-17, 21-23, 21-18 in a marathon match in which both athlete’s fitness was tested and Sindhu came on top.
However, just like in the men’s singles, it was a day of mixed fortunes as Saina Nehwal despite making a superb comeback in the second game lost to the home player Ngan Yi Cheung 21-8, 18-21, 21-19.
Saina’s exit from the tournament means that PV Sindhu will qualify for the year ending Dubai Destination Superseries Finals.

YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016

Saina, Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Ajay Jayaram move into quarter finals of YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016Click To Tweet

Four out of five Indian left in fray today advanced to the Quarter-finals of YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016.

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

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

YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016

Sameer Verma, HS Pranoy, Ajay Jayaram, Saina, Sindhu move into nxt round of YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016Click To Tweet

Sameer Verma, HS Pranoy, Ajay Jayaram, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won their respective matches to move into the next round of YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016.

Important Results – Round of 32:

Men’s Singles:

Sameer Verma beat Takuma Ueda (Japan) by 22-20, 21-18 in 51 mins.

H.S. Prannoy beat Q Bin (China) by 21-16, 21-18 in 48 mins.

B.Sai Praneeth lost to Jan O Jorgensen [3] (Denmark) by 18-21,18-21 in 33 mins.

Ajay Jayaram beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia) by 21-15, 13-21, 21-16 in 56 mins.

Women’s Singles:

Saina Nehwal beat Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Thailand) by 13-21, 21-19, 21-17 in 56 mins.

P V Sindhu beat Susanto Yulia Yosephin (Indonesia) by 21-13, 21-16 in 32 mins.

Men’s Doubles:

Solgyu Choi & Ko Sung Hyun(South Korea) beat Manu Attri & B. Sumeeth Reddy by 21-15, 21-8 in 30 mins.

Round of 16 Schedule

Men’s Singles:

Sameer Verma vs Kazumasa Sakai (Japan)

H.S. Prannoy vs Chong Wei Feng (Malaysia)

Ajay Jayaram vs Huang Yuxiang (China)

Women’s Singles:

Saina Nehwal vs Sayaka Sato (Japan)

P V Sindhu vs Hsu Ya Ching (Chinese Taipei)

It’s sunshine for P.V. Sindhu and “Sun”set for Yu

PV Sindhu wins China Open 2016 title. This is her maiden superseries title. What an year for the Indian....Click To Tweet

Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu claimed her maiden superseries and 7th overall title today, as she won the China Open 2016 title. She defeated China’s Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in finals, which lasted 69 minutes.

The Indian won the opening game relatively easy 21-11, only to lose the second game 17-21, as the Chinese staged a remarkable comeback with the help of some lethal smashes.

However in the decider, Sindhu was in complete control as took the game 21-13 and with it her first Superseries title. After today’s win, she now has a 3-3 career record against her Chinese opponent.

In all likelihood, today’s win will put her in contention for the year ending Superseries finals in Dubai.

Final Score:

PV Sindhu beat Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11

Premier Badminton League’s (PBL) Season 2 Auctions

Olympic gold medalist Spain’s Carolina Marin was the most sought-after player at the Premier Badminton League’s (PBL) second edition of auctions held on Wednesday, as she attracted maximum price of Rs 61.5 million. On the other hand, London Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu was retained by Chennai Smashers at a surprisingly low price of Rs 39 lakh, while Saina Nehwal who made first round exit at Rio 2016 was bought by Awadh Warriors for Rs 33 lakh.

PBL’s second season will begin in Hyderabad from 1st January and the final will be on 14 January. Each team in the auction had purse of Rs 1.93 crore. Every team had to buy 10 players, including an icon player and a maximum of six overseas players. The winners of the league will get Rs 3 crore while the runners-up Rs 1.5 crore. The losing semi-finalists will get Rs 75 lakh each.

Complete list of players drafted to the six teams

Awadhe Warriors – V Shem Goh (Malaysia – Rs 33 lakh), Kidambi Srikanth (India – 51 lakhs), Savitree Amitrapai (India – 20 lakhs), Saina Nehwal (India – 33 lakhs), Wong Wing Ki Vincent (17 lakhs), Rituparna Das (India – 6 lakhs), Bodin Isara (17 lakhs), Markis Kido (India – 10 lakhs), Prajakta Sawant (India – 3 lakhs), Aditya Joshi (India – 3 lakhs)

Mumbai Rockets – Lee Yong Dae (South Korea – Rs 37.5 lakh), Sung Ji Hyun (South Korea – Rs 60 lakh), Nadiezda Zieba (India – 18 lakhs), Ajay Jayaram (India – Rs 19 lakh), HS Prannoy (India – 22 lakhs), Nipitphon Phusnhphupet (India – 17 lakhs), Manu Atri (India – 7 lakhs), Shreyansh Jaiswal (India – 3 lakhs), Vrushali G (India – 3 lakhs), Mohita Sehdev (India – 3 lakhs)

Delhi Acers – Son Wan Ho (Rs 39 lakh), Jan o Jorgensen (Denmark – 59 lakhs), Jwala Gutta (India – 10 lakhs), Nithchaon Jindapol (17 lakhs), Ivan Sozonov (17 lakhs), Vladimir Ivanov (27 lakhs), Akshay Dewalkar (India – 7 lakhs), Maneesha K (India – 5 lakhs), Akarshi Kashyap (India – 3 lakhs), Siril Verma (India – 4 lakhs)

Hyderabad Hunters – Carolina Marin (Spain – 61.5 lakhs), Wee Kiong Tan (Malaysia – Rs 33 lakh), Chau Hoi Wah (17 lakhs), Rajiv Ouseph (17 lakhs), B. Sai Praneeth (17 lakhs), Satwik Sairaj (3 lakhs), Sameer Verma (11.5 lakhs), Krishna Priya (3 lakhs), Meghna J (3 lakhs), Boon Heong Tan (23 lakhs)

Bengaluru Blasters – Viktor Axelsen (Denmark – 39 lakhs), Yoo Yeon Seong (Rs 39 lakh), Ashwini Ponnappa (India – 15 lakhs), Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (22 lakhs), Ruthvika Gadde (India – 7 lakhs), Sourabh Verma (India – 13 lakhs), Pranaav Chopra (India – 22 lakhs), Ko Sung Hyun (India – 33 lakhs), Sikki Reddy (India – 5 lakhs), Boonsak Ponsana (10 lakhs)

Chennai Smashers – Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia – Rs 26 lakhs), P V Sindhu (39 lakhs), Gabrielle Adcock (26 lakhs), Tanongsak S (30 lakhs), P Kashyap (India – 8 lakhs), Chris Adcock (26 lakhs), Mads Pieler Kolding (25 lakhs), B Sumeeth Reddy (India – 5 lakhs), Ramya Tulasi (India – 3 lakhs), Arundhati Pantawane (India – 3 lakhs)