Tag: PV Sindhu

India lose 1-4 to Denmark at Sudirman Cup

Gold Coast, May 22: Star shuttler P V Sindhu’s win was the only bright spot on a dismal day as India suffered a 1-4 loss to Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship here on Monday.

Up against two-time runners-up Denmark, India came a cropper after they lost the first three ties — mixed doubles, men’s singles and men’s double –, to go down 0-3 in the five- match rubber.

Starting the proceedings, the experienced Ashwini Ponnappa and the young Satwiksairaj Rankireddy paired up and displayed good fighting spirit before going down 15-21 21-16 17-21 to the London Olympics bronze-medallist combo of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the mixed doubles match that lasted an hour and 10 minutes here.

A lot was expected from World No.13 Ajay Jayaram after his recent success against Viktor Axelsen at the Malaysia Open but the Mumbai shuttler capitulated 12-21 7-21 in just 27 minutes as India slipped to 0-2.

In the men’s doubles match, Rio Olympians Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy crossed swords with former Olympic silver- medallists Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.

After 33 minutes, it was the Danish pair which emerged victorious 21-17 21-15.

Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu then saved India some embarrassment with a 21-18 21-6 win over Line Kjaersfeldt in a 32-minute women’s singles match.

In the fifth match, the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold runners-up pair of Ashwini and N Sikki Reddy fought hard before losing 21-18 15-21 21-23 to Olympic silver-medalists Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna as Denmark wrapped up the contest 4-1.

India will next face former champions Indonesia on WednesdaY.

source PTI

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.

Sindhu wins Indian Open

PV Sindhu defeated Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women’s singles final to win her maiden Indian Open Super Series title on Sunday.

Sindhu, who won the TOISA badminton player of the year as well as overall player of the year awards, avenged her Olympic final defeat to Marin in an imperious fashion with a straight game 21-19, 21-16 win at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex.

This was the Sindhu’s Second Successive victory over the top seed since her loss to Carolina in the famous 2016 Rio Olympics final. Sindhu had also beaten Carolina in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in December 2016. However, this was the Olympic silver medallist Sindhu’s second Superseries title after also winning the China Open in November 2016.

Only two other Indians — Saina Nehwal (women’s singles) and Kidambi Srikanth (men’s singles) — have won the India Open previously, both clinching their respective titles in 2015.

World No. 5 Sindhu, who was seeded third in the tournament, bettered her record to 4-5 against the World No.3 Carolina Marin.

In Men’s Singles, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark downed Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen 21-13, 21-10. Sunday’s win is Dane’s first Indian Open title, after he had finished runners up in 2015 and 2016.

In the all-Chinese mixed-doubles final, defending champions Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong beat Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen 22-24, 21-14, 21-17.

In the women’s doubles final, Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto beat their Japanese compatriots Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao 16-21, 21-19, 21-10 to win the title.

In an all-Indonesian affair, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo beat Ricky Karanda Suwardi and Angga Pratama 21-11, 21-15.

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.

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)