French Open: Sindhu, Lakshya win, Saina retires in the middle of a mixed day for India

PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen advanced to the second round of the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament here on Wednesday but Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out on a mixed day. Double Olympic medalist Sindhu beat Denmark’s Julie Daval Jacobsen 21-15, 21-18 in women’s singles, while London Olympics bronze medalist Saina, …

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Sindhu eyes consistent runs, Sameer looking for good outing at French Open

India’s double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu will look to plug her flaws in the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament, starting here on Tuesday. Playing her first tournament in two months, Sindhu looked a bit sluggish at the Denmark Open last week, where she lost to fast-rising Korean An Seong in the quarterfinals. She entered …

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Lakshya reaches second round, Saina loses in Denmark Open

Young Lakshya Sen beat compatriot Saurabh Verma in straight games to enter second round Saina Nehwal at the Denmark Open Super 1000 tournament here on Wednesday. Lakshya, who was runner-up at last Sunday’s Dutch Open, put on a brilliant performance to beat national champion Saurabh 21-9, 21-7 in 26 minutes. The 20-year-old from Almora, who …

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Sindhu returns to win; Srikanth, Sameer also lead in Denmark Open

Coming back from the break, double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu faced compatriots Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma after beating Turkey’s Neslihan Yigit in straight games in the second round of the Denmark Open here on Tuesday. Defending world champion Sindhu took 30 minutes to beat Yigit 29th, 21-12 21-10 in the women’s singles opener of …

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Lakshya Sen loses in Dutch Open final

India’s defending champion Lakshya Sen lost to Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the men’s singles final of the Dutch Open 2021 here on Sunday. World number 25 and tournament top seed Sen lost to 41st ranked U12-21 16-21 in a final that lasted 36 minutes. En route to the final, he defeated Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng, …

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50/50 chance against Denmark if successful in doubles match: Sameer Verma

India could lose 4-1 to China, the final group tie in the Thomas Cup. But solo Arsenal think they can push the pedal when they play Denmark at 5pm. IST Sameer Verma, speaking to BWF after losing to Lu Guang Xu in the third set, said that if the doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and …

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Indian women knocked out of Uber Cup badminton after losing to Japan in quarterfinals

The Indian women’s badminton team crashed out of the Uber Cup after losing to Japan in the quarter-finals here on Thursday, while the men’s finished their group engagement in the Thomas Cup with a loss to China. The men’s team, which has already reached the quarter-finals, suffered a 1-4 loss in their last group match, …

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Badminton: Indian men lose 1-4 to China in last group match, will take on Denmark in Thomas Cup QFs

The Indian men’s badminton team, who have reached the quarter-finals, suffered a defeat at the hands of China in their last group match of the Thomas Cup here on Thursday. The Indians thus ended their group engagement in second place behind China, setting up against Denmark in the last-eight leg on Friday. Only the doubles …

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Indian men lost 1-4 to China in the last group match of Thomas Cup badminton

Only the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could win the men’s team championship tie as they beat Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong 21-14, 21-14 in a 41-minute match. The Indian men’s badminton team, who have reached the quarter-finals, suffered a defeat at the hands of China in their last group match …

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In India’s men’s quarterfinals, women lose to Thailand

India’s men qualified for the Thomas Cup quarter-finals after beating Tahiti 5-0 on Tuesday night, but the women, who have already reached the last eight, won their final Uber Cup group clash against badminton powerhouse Thailand by the same margin. Lost the match. After beating the Netherlands 5-0 earlier on Sunday, India started with a …

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