The current World no. 9, Safarova, will join the likes of Simona Halep (2), Maria Sharapova (3), Garbine Muguruza (4), Petra Kvitova (5), Agnieszka Radwanska (6), Angelique Kerber (7) and Flavia Pennetta (8) for the WTA finals in Singapore. After the defending champion and World no.1 Serena Williams pulled out of the tournament, citing a break to recover from injuries, it’s shaping into an open tournament with all eight women standing a chance to win.
SAINA NEHWAL started her campaign with a win at the USD 650,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier in Odenese against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungphan on Wednesday.
BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (BAI) on Wednesday announced that Sportzlive will be its official marketing and sponsorship partner for the second season of IBL, which will be held from January 2 to 17 next year, and the player auction for the same will be on November 20.
FOLLOWING A GAP of almost two-and-half years, the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will make a return in January 2016. though dates have not yet been finalised it is likely to be between the first and third week of January.
THE SPORTS MINISTRY announced on Monday that badminton players Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Atri have been included in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
MANU ATTRI AND B SUMEETH REDDY won the men'd doubles title at the Belgium International Challenge badminton championship after they beat Adam Cwalina and Przemyslaw Wacha of Poland 22-20, 19-21, 22-20.
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.
THE WOMEN'S DOUBLES PAIR OF Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnapa won their respective matches in the World Championships in Jakarta on Wednesday.
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