Livid about penalty point, Sindhu loses semifinals to Yamaguchi after dictating terms

Indian star was penalised by referee for taking too long to serve; Sindhu says Yamaguchi also took time and calls it ‘unfair’ . Shared News: May 1, 2022 3:35:39 pm The head-to-head between Sindhu and Yamaguchi is now 13-9 in the Indian’s favour. (BAI) Akane Yamaguchi won 30 points after one was gifted to her […]

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Malvika Bansod, ranked 65, upsets Chinese World No 24 Yue Han in Korea Open badminton

The 20-22, 22-20, 21-10 win against the Chinese opponent might well rank as her biggest win yet, though she has scalped a half-fit Saina Nehwal at the start of the year to show up on the radar of India’s women’s singles. Shared News: April 6, 2022 8:48:08 am Korean Open: Malvika Bansod, ranked 625, upsets […]

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Naomi Osaka rallies, tops Bencic to make Miami Open women’s final

Naomi Osaka has reached a championship match for the first time since the 2021 Australian Open. Shared News: April 1, 2022 9:01:40 am Naomi Osaka (JPN) hits a forehand against Belinda Bencic (SUI)(not pictured) in a women’s singles semifinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. (USA Today) Naomi Osaka’s eyes welled with tears […]

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Viktor Axelsen proves too tall a barrier for Lakshya Sen in maiden All England final

Lakshya Sen’s dream run at the All England Championships ended with a heartbreaking straight-game loss against world number one and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen. (AP Photo) Shared News: March 21, 2022 7:21:43 pm The lead kept growing far too much for Sen to catch up. Unlike the whole tournament, he was also a bundle of […]

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Pandemic effect: Soaring costs, shrinking pockets for Indian tennis players

For athletes in general, let alone tennis players, the menacing cloud of Covid-19 has increased the cost of travelling. And for players competing in the lower leagues where prize money is not as rewarding, the added costs have become tedious. Shared News: Updated: June 27, 2021 8:20:37 am For the first time since last September, […]

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Badminton: Lakshya Sen enters semifinals of Dutch Open

Lakshya Sen, who had won the Asian Junior champion, a silver at Youth Olympic Games and a bronze medal at World Junior Championships last year, will now take on Felix Burestedt of Sweden. Shared News| Updated: October 12, 2019 10:33:55 am Lakshya Sen will face Felix Burestedt in Dutch Open semifinals (File photo) Rising Indian […]

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Singapore Open: PV Sindhu seals semifinal spot, Saina Nehwal ousted

PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals but Saina Nehwal was thoroughly outplayed in her straight-game quarterfinal loss on a mixed day for India at the Singapore Open badminton tournament PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals at the Singapore Open badminton tournament. (Source: Twitter/BAI_Media) PV Sindhu survived a scare before […]

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