SAINA NEHWAL might be still recovering from a shoulder pain but coach Vimal Kumar is confident of her performance at the World Championships as he feels the Indian ace is "mentally tougher" than other girls who are "unpredictable".
LACK OF DEPTH in doubles has proved to be India's bane at the world stage of badminton but the recent success of a few shuttlers has renewed hopes that the format can yield medals on a regular basis.
ACE INDIAN SHUTTLER Saina Nehwal is confident of recovering from her shoulder pain and regain full fitness before the prestigious World badminton Championship that gets underway in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 10.
IN PROBABLY THE best chance to grab multiple medals, an 18-member Indian badminton contingent led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will vie for honours at the 22nd edition of the World Championships to be held at the 9,000-seater Istora Senayan in Indonesia from August 10 to 16.
THE WORLD NO. 2 badminton player, Saina Nehwal has asked the girls of the country to consider sports seriously and take it up as a profession.
Indian shuttlers B. Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram reached the singles’ quarterfinals along with two women’s doubles pairs, including Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, in the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament in Calgary.
Riding on a semifinal finish at the Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap regained his place inside the top 10 in the latest BWF's world ranking, release on Thursday.
World number one Saina Nehwal disposed off Thai Nichaon Jindapon's challenge in straight games but PV Sindhu crashed out of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a close first-round defeat, on Wednesday.
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of Indonesia Open Superseries Premier after losing the quarter-final match to China's Shixian Wang on Friday.
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