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All England Open Badminton Championships 2022: Tough challenge awaits PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Saina Nehwal

All England Open Badminton Championships 2022: Tough challenge awaits PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, Saina Nehwal

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There will be 22 Indian badminton players competing at the 114th edition of the All England Open. Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen have a tough test waiting for them at the All England Open Badminton Championships 2022, which will be held in Birmingham, UK from March 16 to 20. The All England Open BWF Super 1000 tournament, into its 114th edition, is the oldest and most prestigious annual event in the badminton calendar. India will have nine singles badminton players (seven men’s and two women’s) and six doubles teams (three men’s, two in mixed and one in women’s) competing at All England Open 2022. Another Indian shuttler, Srivedya Gurazada, will compete with American partner Ishika Jaiswal. Gurazada and Jaiswal together won the Me...
German Open 2022 badminton: India’s Lakshya Sen falls short in final

German Open 2022 badminton: India’s Lakshya Sen falls short in final

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Lakshya Sen lost to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-18, 21-15 in the title decider. Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen lost to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the German Open 2022 men’s singles final at Mulheim on Sunday. Lakshya Sen, who bagged a bronze at the world championships late last year, was chasing his second BWF title of the year, having won the India Open Super 500 title back in January, beating reigning world champion Kean Yew Loh. The 20-year-old, however, came up short in Germany, losing to fellow youngster Vitidsarn 21-18, 21-15. Both Lakshya Sen, the world No. 12 in the latest badminton rankings, and Vitidsarn, ranked 20th came into the match full of confidence on the back of spectacular victories in the semi-final stage. While Sen scripted an unlikely comeb...
German Open 2022 badminton: Lakshya Sen to face Tokyo Olympics champion Viktor Axelsen in semis

German Open 2022 badminton: Lakshya Sen to face Tokyo Olympics champion Viktor Axelsen in semis

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India’s Kidambi Srikanth was knocked out by world No. 1 Axelsen in the quarters. Lakshya beat compatriot HS Prannoy. Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen progressed to the semi-finals of the men’s singles event at the German Open 2022 BWF Super 300 event at Mulheim on Friday. Lakshya Sen, the world No. 12, defeated fellow Indian HS Prannoy 21-15, 21-16 in his final eight match to set up a clash against world No. 1 and reigning Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen, who defeated Kidambi Srikanth in the other quarter-final. HS Prannoy, the world No. 24, settled into the match quickly and zoomed to a 4-0 lead. Lakshya Sen, however, found his rhythm on time and dominated his senior compatriot to take the first game. Lakshya Sen kept his nose ahead for the rest of the match and registered ...
German Open 2022 badminton: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal knocked out after losses in second round

German Open 2022 badminton: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal knocked out after losses in second round

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Kidambi Srikanth, meanwhile, scraped past Lu Guang Zu of China in three games and made the men’s quarter-finals, where the Indian will face world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen. Indian badminton stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were knocked out early after losing their respective second-round matches at the German Open 2022 BWF Super 300 event at Mulheim on Thursday. While PV Sindhu lost to the world championship bronze medallist Zhang Yi Man 21-14, 15-21, 21-14 in 55 minutes, Saina Nehwal went down to Ratchanok Intanon, the eighth seed from Thailand, 21-15, 21-10 in 31 minutes. Former world champion PV Sindhu, who is currently ranked world No. 7, started well to dominate the early exchanges. However, the Chinese shuttler, ranked 34 in the world, took eight consecutive points after trailing...
German Open 2022 badminton: Malvika Bansod goes down fighting against Michelle Li

German Open 2022 badminton: Malvika Bansod goes down fighting against Michelle Li

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The doubles pairs of Ishaan Bhatnagar-Sai Pratheek and Krishna Prasad Garaga-Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala made the second round. Parupalli Kashyap lost. Upcoming Indian badminton player Malvika Bansod lost to world No. 12 Michelle Li of Canada in the first round of the German Open 2022 women’s singles event in Mulheim on Wednesday. The Indian, who was promoted from the reserves, went down to the former Commonwealth Games women’s singles champion 21-18, 20-22, 9-21 to crash out from the BWF Super 300 event. Malvika Bansod started the match strongly and clinched the first game. However, as the match progressed, Malvika failed to match Michelle Li’s intensity and lost the contest in 58 minutes. Malvika Bansod has had an impressive year so far. After accounting for London Olympic bro...
German Open 2022 badminton: India’s PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal progress to the second round

German Open 2022 badminton: India’s PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal progress to the second round

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Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen also advanced after winning their first-round matches in men’s singles. Former world champion PV Sindhu progressed to the second round of the German Open 2022 BWF Super 300 event with a dominating win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan at Mulheim on Tuesday. PV Sindhu defeated world No. 11 Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-8, 21-7 in the first round. With the win, Sindhu extended her head-to-head record against the Thai shuttler to 15-1. The two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu started the match swinging and raced to an 11-4 lead at the first break. The Indian, ranked world No. 7, upped the ante after the restart and sealed the first game convincingly. Busanan Ongbamrungphan tried to keep PV Sindhu in check in the second game but PV Sindhu was in fi...
All England Open 2022 badminton: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal handed tricky draws

All England Open 2022 badminton: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal handed tricky draws

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B Sai Praneeth will face world No.1 Viktor Axelsen in his singles opener while Lakshya Sen could run into world champion Loh Kean Yew in the second round. Top Indian badminton players PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen have been handed challenging draws at the All England Open Championships 2022 to be held in Birmingham from March 16 to 20. PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, will be up against world No 17 Wang Zhi Yi in the first round of women’s singles. Sindhu’s Indian compatriot Saina Nehwal, meanwhile, will face Thailand’s in-form world No 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong in her opener. Both PV Sindhu, seeded sixth at the tournament, and Saina Nehwal, who is unseeded, are in the bottom half of the draw. Saina Nehwal may come up against reigning women’...
Badminton Asia Team Championships: Indian teams begin campaign from Tuesday – full schedule

Badminton Asia Team Championships: Indian teams begin campaign from Tuesday – full schedule

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Lakshya Sen and Malvika Bansod will spearhead India’s challenge at the continental meet in the absence of Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu. The Badminton Asia Team Championships 2022 get underway at the Setia City Convention Centre in Shah Alam, Malaysia from Tuesday. The tournament features two separate events - one for men and the other for women. Each participating country is represented by a team. The participating teams are divided into two groups. Teams in a group play each other in ties - consisting of three singles and two doubles matches. The first team to win three matches wins the tie and earns points. After all group matches are over, the top two teams from each group qualify for the semi-finals. At the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2022, the Indian men’s badmi...
SYED MODI: SINDHU BREAKS TITLE DROUGHT

SYED MODI: SINDHU BREAKS TITLE DROUGHT

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Top seed Pusarla V. Sindhu picked up her first title since August 2019 claiming the Syed Modi India International 2022 with a comfortable win over compatriot Malvika Bansod. After her World Championships win in 2019, Pusarla had finished runner-up in two tournaments – at the Swiss Open 2021 and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021. Yesterday she was never in danger, holding a lead all through the match and closing it out 21-13 21-16. “From the first game I just went for the win and every point mattered. I didn’t take it easy at all. I had to be consistent. Overall it’s been a good week and I’m happy. Every medal means a lot to me,” said Pusarla. “There are some talented young Indian players coming up and I’m sure they’ll do well. It was good to play Malvika. She’s been playing well...
Syed Modi badminton: PV Sindhu in semi-finals after tough win; HS Prannoy out

Syed Modi badminton: PV Sindhu in semi-finals after tough win; HS Prannoy out

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While PV Sindhu defeated Thailand’s Supanida Katethong, HS Prannoy went down to Arnaud Merkle of France. Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu defeated Thailand’s Supanida Katethong in the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Syed Modi International 2022 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on Friday. PV Sindhu, the top seed at the tournament, came from behind to clinch the contest 11-21, 21-12, 21-17 in 65 minutes. Supanida Katethong, seeded sixth, had defeated PV Sindhu at the India Open semi-finals last week. The world No. 7 PV Sindhu began the match on the backfoot and trailed 11-6 at the first break. Katethong proceeded to extend her lead to win the first game in 15 minutes. The Indian raced to a 6-3 lead in the second. Katethong, however, cut down Sindhu’s lead an...