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Crunch time for Saina

Saina Nehwal ended her campaign in the group stage of the PBL with two wins and two losses. On the face of it, that appears like a reasonable record. On closer inspection though, this mirrors her performances since...

Family support helps Praneeth trump Srikanth

When the going gets tough, any sportsman’s secret weapon would be unleashing his best game to silence critics. However, in the background, the support of family and friends can never be negated.When Hyderabad Hunters’ B. Sai Praneeth lost...

Speedy Marin too hot to handle for Saina

On a day when the Hyderabad Hunters put in the most emphatic display of this season's PBL, it was their captain Carolina Marin who led from the front. The Hunters' 6-(-1) win against the Awadhe Warriors propelled them...

PBL 2018: Hunters hunt down Warriors in style, tops table

'Serve it, smash it, win it, love it' is one of the most famous badminton slogans and Hyderabad Hunters loved every minute of its outing against Awadhe Warriors in a Premier Badminton League match at the Nehru Indoor...

Sikki Reddy: ‘The focus this year will be on Commonwealth and Asian Games’

N. Sikki Reddy isn't the usual badminton girl that you would imagine. She isn't towering but at just 5'5, Sikki is an aggressive live-wire on the court. Her smashes are lethal and her placement immaculate. Sikki, who forms...

PBL 2017: Prajakta Sawant hoping for National team call-up

Prajakta Sawant’s is a story of coping with and overcoming estrangement. After reckoned a young talent promising much, a strain in her relationship with her coach Pullela Gopichand proved life-changing. It transpired into a court case involving her, the coach and the Badminton...

PBL: North Eastern Warriors trumps Bengaluru Blasters

North Eastern Warriors’ choice to opt for the women’s singles match as its trump defied logic. Canada’s Michelle Li had lost all her three matches so far in the current edition of Premier Badminton League. The first game also...

Smashers coach Vishnu banks on home support to get back to winning ways

Chennai Smashers coach Arun Vishnu on Friday said "the home support will hopefully help the team do well" when it takes on the Ahmedabad Smash Masters in its first-ever home tie on Saturday here, especially when the team's placed at the bottom of...

Where to fit Nationals amid packed 2018 badminton calendar?

Badminton Association of India (BAI) could still well be patting itself on the back for carrying out a hugely successful national championship in November last year. It had everything going for it - participation of all the top players,...

Marin ready to face Saina Nehwal

Reigning Olympic champion and Hyderabad Hunters captain Carolina Marin says that she is ready for the big match against Saina Nehwal when her team takes on Awadhe Warriors in the PBL crucial league match in the Chennai-leg later this...

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