Monthly Archives: June 2011

Saina fails in quest to defend Singapore Open

Singapore: Fourth seed Saina Nehwal suffered one of her biggest blows this season, failing in her defence of the Singapore Open Superseries – indeed, failing even to reach the quarterfinals. The Indian was beaten in the second round by Chinese Taipei’s Chen Shao Chieh, 8-21 21-10 21-19. Continue reading

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Arundhati books place in main draw

Singapore: Arundhati Pantwane was the only Indian to survive the qualifying rounds of the Singapore Open Superseries on Monday. Arundhati earned a creditable win over Taipei’s Chen Hsiao Huan in the first round, and then got past Michelle Li of Canada to book a place against another Chinese Taipei player, Tzu Ying Tai, in the first round of the main draw. The Indian joins her senior compatriot Saina Nehwal in main draw action on Wednesday. Continue reading

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All eyes on Saina at Singapore Open

The Singapore Open Superseries – scene of Saina Nehwal’s second of three successive titles last year – will see a strong Indian presence as the tournament gets underway on Tuesday. The Indian world No.4 will have to beat off a strong field to defend her title, and if she manages to do that, she will have won her first Superseries title of 2011. Continue reading

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Saina crashes to Xuerui; braveheart Verma stretches Park

Bangkok: Top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out in the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open GP Gold against last year’s Asian champion Li Xuerui on Friday, but her compatriot Sourabh Verma nearly pulled the plug on third seeded Korean Park Sung Hwan. Continue reading

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