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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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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