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Saina Nehwal Pulls Out Of Syed Modi Citing Illness

Saina. (Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Saina.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

LUCKNOW: The defending champion, Saina is still nursing for a foot injury and now a recurring fever, has pulled out of the women’s singles competition at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

“I have been carrying the illness for a couple of days and have not fully recovered. I need some time to recover and get back into shape,” Saina said in a letter to the organisers of the event, which begin with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Saina had earlier confirmed her participation last week, organised by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association under the auspices of Badminton Association of India (BAI)

Earlier, the World No. 2 Saina had hurt her achilles tendon during the China Open finals last year. She missed the Hong Kong Open but, took part in the BWF Super Series Masters at Dubai in December but has been struggling with her fitness ever since.
“She was unwell during the PBL semifinal match and has been suffering from bouts of recurrent viral fever ever since. So she is lacking in stamina and to play at the highest level, it is important to be at your best. So after consulting with her coach Vimal Kumar, she decided to skip the event,” Saina’s father Harvir Singh said.

The star Indian had played for Awadhe Warriors in the recently-concluded Premier badminton League, where she won two and lost one against China’s Han Li in the semifinal contest.

In 2012, Saina had conceded the first round match despite being on match point against Russian Ksenia Polikarpova after complaining of knee problems. It left the organisers disappointed as Saina was not keen on playing and had already booked her return tickets to Hyderabad.

With Saina withdrawing, P. V. Sindhu will head the Indian challenge and she has a bright chance of laying her hands on the trophy as she is brimming with confidence after winning the Malaysia Masters last week.

The 25-year-old, who was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award yesterday, is the best bet for India at the Rio Olympics and has to be at the top of her game to earn India another medal at the Games.

Among others who pulled out of the event, World No. 11 Tommy Sugiarto is the most prominent name. The withdrawl of the Indonesian, who had an unbeaten run at the PBL, handed an easy first round match to India’s Sourabh Verma, who will now take on compatriot Rahul Yadav Chittaboina.

In men’s singles, defending champion Parupalli Kashyap, who was supposed to face Spain’s Pablo Abian, will now meet qualifier Oscar Bansal in the opening round, while Siril Verma, the new world No. 1 among junior men, will face 11th seed Boonsak Ponsana in his opener.

The Olympic bronze medallist cited illness as the reason behind her last-minute withdrawal.

Badminton Player Arundhati Ties knot With Arun Vishnu

Arundhati Pantawane Weds Arun Vishnu.(ImageCourtesy: www.nagpurtoday.in).

Arundhati Pantawane Weds Arun Vishnu.
(Image Courtesy: www.nagpurtoday.in).

NAGPUR: India’s top international shuttlers Arundhati Pantawane and Arun Vishnu got married by tying the nuptial knot at the VCA Jamtha Club House on Saturday.

Ranchi National Games gold medallist Arundhati of Nagpur and Kerala’s multiple-time national doubles champion Arun were engaged at Calicut last year. Arundhati and Arun have been training together at the Gopichand Badminton Academy for nearly a decade now. They were going steady for the last several years before they decided to form a permanent ‘doubles pair’.

The Arundhati-Arun wedding took place in the morning, while reception was held in the evening. Several badminton players including national champion Rituparna Das, Tanvi Lad, Aditya Joshi, Shlok Ramchandran, Arun’s men’s doubles partner Alwyn Francis, Poorvisha Ram and many trainees of Gopichand Academy attended the wedding.

The wedding clashed with the opening of Premier Badminton League (PBL) which forced other Indian stars to miss their friend’s big day. Mentor of new couple and chief national coach Gopichand had come to Nagpur on Thursday but he had to leave for Mumbai on Friday for the PBL. Gopichand along with H.S. Prannoy, Sameer Verma, Kidambi Nandagopal, Sourabh Verma, K Maneesha and other top shuttlers wished Arundhati-Arun by flying to Nagpur but left next day to participate in the PBL.

The newly wed couple will settle in Hyderabad and will continue to play competitive badminton for the next three-four years.

In India, there are already several examples of badminton players getting married to their practice partners. Pullela Gopichand married to former national champion P.V.V Laxmi, Uday Pawar to Sujatha, Madhumita Bisht to Vikram Singh, Sagar Chopda to Sayali Gokhale, Trupti Murgunde to Abhijeet Naimpally, to name the few.

Sameer Wins Over Sourab At The TATA Open 2015 Men’s Finals

TATA Open 2015

MUMBAI: In the absence of top seeds B. Sai Praneeth and RMV Gurusaidutt, Sameer had to bear the pressure of leading the Indian challenge in the TATA Open International tournament here on Sunday.

Sameer Verma

Sourab Verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

Sameer Verma beat his elder brother Sourabh, to clinch the 2015 Tata Open International Challenge here at the CCI courts on Sunday.

This was Sameer’s third title year after winning back to nack titles in Bahrain last month and is likely to help him rise seven spots to 45th on the BWF rankings. The third seed took just 26 minutes to outsmart Sourabh 21-11, 21-18 in the men’s singles final to level their head-to-head record at 4-4.

“I am happy to have finally got a title after coming close on a couple of occasions. Even though I was the favourite coming into the final, it was difficult to play against my brother. That’s why I didn’t celebrate whenever I was winning a point. We might be brothers, but on the court we both are very competitive. I am pretty satisfied to have come out on top against him,” an excited Sameer told TOI.

Sameer Verma..(www.ahmedabadmirror.com).

Sameer Verma.
.(Image Courtesy: www.ahmedabadmirror.com).

“Malaysia’s Joo ven Soong (who retired in the semifinal after trailing 21-11, 15-9) was the toughest opponent I played here, but he had some injury which got aggravated during the match and he retired. So I was expecting to win the event as the top guys were not playing,” said the current World No. 52 after pocketing the winner’s cheque of $1121 (Rs 75,000).

Both, Sameer and Sourab will participate in the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 2016 Syed Modi International at Lucknow in January.

Sameer Verma lost to B. Sai Praneeth lst week in the 2015 Bangladesh Open finals.

Sameer trains under national coach Pullela Gopichand.

Yonex Hong Kong Open 2013 Indian Results

The Hong Kong open series 2013 conducted by Hong Kong Badminton Association in Kowloon from 19th to 24th November 2013.

Hong kong open 2013

Hong kong open 2013

 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles

Winner : Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia
Runner : Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia
Semi Finalist : Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand
Semi Finalist : Tommy Sugiarto Indonesia

Women’s Singles

Winner : Yihan Wang  of China
Runner : Shixian Wang of China
Semi Finalist : Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailank
Semi Finalist : Minatsu Mitani of Japan

Men’s Doubles

Winner : Yong Dae Lee and  Yeon Seong Yoo of Korea
Runner : Ki Jung Kim and Sa Rang Kim of Korea
Semi Finalist : Mohammad Ahsan  and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia
Semi Finalist : Chris Adcock and Andrew Ellis of England

Women’s Doubles

Winner : Yixin Bao and Jinhua Tang of China
Runner : Dongni Ou and Yuanting Tang of China
Semi Finalist : Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi
Semi Finalist : Christinna Pedersen  and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark

Mixed Doubles

Winner : Chris Adcock and Gabrielle White of England
Runner : Cheng Liu and Yixin Bao of China
Semi Finalist : Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao of China
Semi Finalist : Chun Hei Lee and Hoi Wah Chau of Hong Kong

Round 2

Men’s Singles

  • Ajay Jayaram lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia 21-18, 21-12

Women’s Singles

  • Saina Nehwal lost to Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand 21-17, 9-21, 21-15

Round 1

Men’s Singles

Ajay Jayaram

Ajay Jayaram

  • Kashyap Parupalli lost to Zhengming Wang of China 21-14, 21-10
  • Anand Pawar lost to Nan Wei of Hong Kong 18-21, 21-13, 21-13
  • Srikanth K. lost to Chong Wei Lee of  Malaysia 21-18, 21-14
  • Ajay Jayaram defeated to Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam 21-7,21-12

Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal defeated Bellaetrix Manuputty of Indonesia 21-14 ,21-16
  • Sindhu P. V. lost to Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 21-17

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B. lost to Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov of Russia 21-9, 21-15
  • Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar lost to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia 21-18, 21-19

Mixed Doubles

  • Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa Lost to Praveen Jordan and Vita Marissa of Indonesia 21-19, 19-21, 21-17

Members Participated from India

Men’s Singles

  • B.Sai Praneeth
  • Prannoy H.S
  • Ajay Jayaram
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V.
  • Sourabh Varma
  • Anand Pawar
  • Kashyap Parupalli
  • Srikanth K.

Women’s Singles

  • Arundhati Pantawane
  • Saina Nehwal
  • Sindhu P. V

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri
  • B.Sumeeth Reddy
  • Pranaav Jerry Chopra
  • Akshay Dewalkar

Women’s Doubles

  • Pradnya Gadre
  • Siki Reddy.N
  • Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Jwala Gutta

Mixed Doubles

  • Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Siki Reddy.N
  • Diju.VT
  • Tarun Kona

China Open 2013 Indian Results

The China open series 2013 from 12th November to 17th November. This tournament will be held at Shangai, China.

bwf-world-championships

bwf-world-championships

 Final Results

Men’s Singles

Winner : Long Chen of China
Runner : Zhengming Wang of China
Semi Finalist : Kento Momota of Japan
Semi Finalist : Wei Feng Chong of Malaysia

Women’s Singles

Winner : Xuerui Li of China
Runner : Shixian Wang of China
Semi Finalist : Li Han of China
Semi Finalist : Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand

Men:s Doubles

Winner : Yong Dae Lee and Yeon Seong Yoo of Korea
Runner : Thien How Hoon and Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia
Semi Finalist : Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan
Semi Finalist : Yun Cai and Biao Chai of China

Women:s Doubles

Winner : Xiaoli Wang and Yang  Yu of China
Runner : Yixin Bao and Qianxin Zhong of China
Semi Finalist : Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao of China
Semi Finalist : Duanganong Aroonkesorn and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul of Thailand

Mixed Doubles

Winner : Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Thailand
Runner : Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark
Semi Finalist : Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao of China
Semi Finalist : Ki Jung Kim and So Young Kim of Korea

Round 2

Men’s Singles

  • Kashyap Parupalli lost to  Kento Momota of Japan 21-11,21-12

Women’s Singles

  • Saina Nehwal lost to Sun Yu  of Chinna 16-21, 21-15, 21-17
  • Arundhati Pantawane lost to Yihan Wang of China 21-13, 21-10

Round 1

Men’s Singles

Parupalli Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap

  • Kashyap Parupalli defeated Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 22-20, 21-15
  • Anand Pawar lost to Takuma Ueda of Japan 18-21 ,21-10, 21-11
  • Kashyap Parupalli lost to TKento Momota of Japan 21-11, 21-12
  • Ajay Jayaram lost to Wan Ho Son of Koria 21-18, 21-19

Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-14 ,21-19
  • Arundhati Pantawane defeated to Eriko Hirose of Japan 21-14, 21-18

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B. lost to Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov of Japan  21-14, 21-6

Members Participated from India

Men’s Singles

  • B.Sai Praneeth
  • Prannoy H.S
  • Ajay Jayaram
  • Srikanth K.
  • Kashyap Parupall
  • Anand Pawar
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V.
  • Sourabh Varma

Women’s Singles

  • Saina Nehwal
  • Sindhu P. V
  • Arundhati Pantawane

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri
  • B.Sumeeth Reddy
  • Prannav Jerry Chopra
  • Akshay Dewalkar

Mixed Doubles

  • Tarun Kona
  • Ashwini Ponnappa

Girl’s Singles

Yonex French Open 2013 Indian Results

Yonex French Open 2013 is conducted by French Badminton Association in Paris from 22nd to 27th of October 2013.

french open 2013

French open 2013

Round 2

Men’s Singles

  • Ajay Jayaram lost to Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia 21-1821-18
  • Anand Pawar lost to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 22-20 21-18
  • Srikanth K lost to Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 15-21 21-18 21-15

Women’s Singles

  • Sindhu P. V.lost to Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 10-21 21-19 21-16
  • Saina Nehwal lost to Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 20-22 21-15 22-20

Round 1

Men’s Singles

Ajay Jayaram

Ajay Jayaram

anand-pawar

anand-pawar

K.Srikanth

K.Srikanth

  • Anand Pawar defeated Thomas Rouxel of France 9-21 22-24
  • Srikanth K. defeated Wing Ki wong Evans of Hong Kong 19-21 15-21
  • Sai Praneeth B. lost to Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark 21-18 Retired
  • Ajay Jayaram defeated Kazumasa Sakai of Japan 16-21 11-21
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V. lost to Chen Yuekun of China 21-9 21-14
  • Kashyap Parupalli lost to Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia 22-2021-12

Women’s Singles

P.V.-Sindhu

P.V.-Sindhu

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • Arundhati Pantawane Lost to Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand 17-21 21-16 14-21
  • Sindhu P. V.defeated Ji Hyun Sung of Korea 21-8 21-12
  • Saina Nehwal defeated Nichaon Jindapon  of Thailand 21-12 16-21 13-21

Women’s Doubles

  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Gebby Ristiyani Imawan and Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah of Indonesa 18-21 21-13 17-21

Mixed doubles

  • Tarun Kona and Aswini Ponnappa lost to Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier of Scotland 17-21 21-19 12-21
  • Manu Attri and Jwala Gutta lost to Jacco Arends and Selena Piek of Netherlands 21-13 21-16

Members Participated from India

Men’s Singles

  • B.Sai Praneeth
  • Prannoy H.S
  • Ajay Jayaram
  • Srikanth K.
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V.
  • Kashyap Parupalli
  • Anand Pawar
  • Sourabh Varma

Women’s Singles

  • Arundhati Pantawane
  • Sindhu P. V
  • Saina Nehwal

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri
  • B.Sumeeth Reddy

Women’s Doubles

  • Jwala Gutta
  • Ashwini Ponnappa

Mixed Doubles

  • Tarun Kona
  • Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Manu Attri
  • Kristi Das
  • Jwala Gutta

Latest World Rankings of Indian Badminton Players

Let us see how our Indian players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) rankings of 17th October 2013.

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world rankings

Badminton World Federation

Badminton World Federation

  • Eight Indians in Men’s Singles
  • Two Indians in Women’s Singles
  • Two Indian teams in Men’s Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Women’s Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles

Mens Singles

We have eight Indians in the top 50 Mens Singles players in the world this week.

Parupalli Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap

  • 13: Parupalli Kashyap remains unchanged on 13th position
  • 24: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt remains unchanged on 24th position
  • 25: Ajay Jayaram remains unchanged on 25th Position
  • 30: K.Srikanth has moved up one position from 31th to 30th Position
  • 33: Anand Pawar remains unchanged on 33rd position
  • 41: Sai Praneeth has dropped two position from 40th to 41th Position
  • 43: H.S Prannoy remains unchanged on 43th Position
  • 46: Sourabh Varma remains unchanged on 46th Position

Women’s Singles

We have two ladies now in the top fifty women players in the world this week.

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • 4: Saina Nehwal is still on the 4th position this week also.
  • 10: P.V.Sindhu remains unchanged on 10th position.

Men’s Doubles

We have two men’s doubles teams from India in the top fifty men’s doubles players in the world this week

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

  • 35: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar remains unchanged on 35th position.
  • 41: Arun Vishu and Tarun Kona have improved by one position from 42nd to 41st position.

Women’s Doubles

We have two Women’s Doubles teams from India in the top fifty Women’s Doubles players in the world this week.

Ashwini and Pradnya

Ashwini and Pradnya

  • 26: Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre have Improved one position from 27th to 26th position.
  • 47: Aparna Balan and Siki Reddy have Improved one position from 48th to 47th position.

Mixed Doubles

We have two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles from India in the top 50.

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa

  • 34: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa remains unchanged on 34th Position
  • 44: Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu remains unchanged on 44th Position

Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.

Yonex Denmark Open 2013 Indian Results

The Yonex Denmark open 2013 from 15th October 2013 to 20th October 2013.This Tournament will be held at Odense V, Denmark.

yonex denmark Open- 2013

yonex denmark Open- 2013

Round 3

Men’s Singles

  • Anand Pawar lost to Long Chen of China 21-11 21-6
  • Gurusaidutt R.M.V. lost to Pengyu Du of China 21-11 21-19

Women’s Singles

  • Saina Nehwal lost to Ji Hyun Sung Korea 1-13 18-21 19-21

Round 2

Men’s Singles

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Anand Pawar

R.M.V. Gurusaidutt

R.M.V. Gurusaidutt

  • Anand Pawar defeated Dieter Domke of Germany 21-7 21-1
  • Srikanth K lost to Kento Momota of Japan 21-19 10-21 21-17
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V. defeated Ajay Jayaram 21-15 21-16
  • Kashyap Parupalli lost to Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-11 21-15

Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal defeated Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 21-12 21-7

Round 1

Men’s Singles

K.Srikanth

K.Srikanth

  • Sourabh Varma Lost to Raul Must of Estonia 21-13 6-21 21-18
  • Anand Pawar defeated Flemming of Quach of 26-24 21-15
  • Srikanth K. defeated Christian Lind Thomsen of Denmark 21-13 21-8
  • Prannoy H. S. Lost to  Kento Momota of Japan 21-14 21-19
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V. defeated Yun Hu of Hong Kong 21-17 21-14
  • Kashyap Parupalli defeated Daren Liew of Malaysia 11-4 Retired
  • Ajay Jayaram defeated Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-11 21-14

Women Singles

  • Arundhati Pantawane lost to Xuerui Li of China 21-17 21-15
  • Sindhu P. V. lost to Eriko Hirose of Japan 21-19 22-20
  • Saina Nehwal defeated Stefani Stoeva of Bulgaria 21-16 21-12

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy B. lost to Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-14 21-14

Mixed doubles

  • Tarun Kona and Aswini Ponnappa Lost to Yong Dae Lee and Seung Chan Shin of Korea 21-14 21-13

Members Participated from India

Men’s Singles

  • B.Sai Praneeth
  • Srikanth K.
  • Prannoy H.S
  • Ajay Jayaram
  • Kashyap Parupalli
  • Gurusaidutt R. M. V.
  • Anand Pawar
  • Sourabh Varma

Women’s Singles

  • Arundhati Pantawane
  • Sindhu P. V

Men’s Doubles

  • Manu Attri
  • B.Sumeeth Reddy

Women’s Doubles

  • Jwala Gutta
  • Ashwini Ponnappa

Mixed Doubles

  • Tarun Kona
  • Ashwini Ponnappa

Saina Nehwal regains second place, Kashyap Parupalli advances to seventh place in world badminton rankings

After a good show at the All-England Open 2013, Indian shuttlers have moved ahead in the world badminton rankings.

Saina Nehwal regained her second place while Kashyap Parupalli moved two places up to become world number 7, his career best so far.

Badminton at London Games

The other Indian shuttlers in the top 50 are Ajay Jayaram at 31st, RMV Gurusaidutt at 36th, Sourabh Verma at 39th place and Anand Pawar at 44th place.
In the womens singles rankings, rising shuttler P V Sindhu is at the 16th place.

Swiss Open Badminton 2013 – Indian Results

Upcoming matches on Day 2 of Swiss Open Badminton 2013

  • MS Prannoy H.S(IND) vs Boonsak Ponsana(THA) 12:30PM
  • WS P.V.Sindhu(IND) vs Ji Hyun Sung(KOREA) 05:40PM
  • MS Dieter Domke(GER) vs Kashyap Parupalli(IND) 07:40PM
  • MD Prannav Jerry Chopra/Akshay Dewalkar(IND) vs Bodin Issara/Sudket Prapakamol(THA) 07:40PM
  • WS Saina Nehwal(IND) vs Sashina Vigneswaran(FRA) 09:10PM

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 Results and coverage of Day 1 Matches –

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