PARUPALLI KASHYAP is the only Indian at the $275,000 Japan Open Superseries as top badminton stars Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy lost their respective second round matches held in Tokyo on Thursday.
FOUR INDIAN SHUTTLERS, including Saina Nehwal reached the second round, while others bowed out of the singles events of the Super Series badminton tournament in Japan today.
BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION (BWF) on Tuesday hailed World No.1 Saina Nehwal's recent multi-million dollar management contract as another sign of badminton's continued rise to prominence in sport's global commercial industry.
WOMEN'S SECOND SEED SAINA NEHWAL will face compatriot P.V. Sindhu in the second round of the $275,000 Japan Open Superseries starting in Tokyo on Tuesday, if they win their first rounds.
INDIAN MIXED DOUBLE SHUTTLER Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan lost their second round match and were ousted from the $50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.
NATIONAL BADMINTON COACH P Gopichand today expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Indian players in the just-concluded World Championships in Jakarta.
TOP INDIAN women's doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have been seeded No.1 for the $50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix to be held at the Nguyen Du Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City from August 24 to 30.
INDIAN SHUTTLER P V Sindhu failed to complete a hat-trick of medals at the World Championships after she lost a gruelling quarterfinal women's singles match against Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea in Jakarta today.
TWO-TIME BRONZE-MEDALIST P V Sindhu stunned Olympic champion and former World No. 1 Chinese Li Xuerui in a hard-fought contest, while Saina Nehwal sailed into the women's singles quarterfinals after an easy win in the World Badminton Championship in Jakarta today.
AFTER 22 YEARS, a Delhi shuttler will take part in the World Badminton Championships - to be held this year in Jakarta from August 10 to 16.