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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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Badminton players attract whopping payoffs in IPL-style league

Pune: A mini badminton revolution was launched on Sunday in Pune – the birthplace of modern badminton. An IPL-style league finally took off, with the auction of 79 players – bringing some of them a windfall that they’d never have expected in their wildest dreams.
Doubles player Jishnu Sanyal attracted the maximum bid of a whopping Rs 81,000 –peanuts by cricket standards but huge money in badminton, for this involves matches over three weekends. Continue reading

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Super Saina in Swiss final

Saina Nehwal powered into the final of the Swiss Open GP Gold on Saturday, making up for a disappointing show at the All England. Saina recovered from the loss of the second game to get past world No.9 Bae Young Joo of Korea 21-19 13-21 21-14 in just under an hour. Continue reading

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Swiss Open: Saina, Rupesh-Sanave steal the show

Basel: Saina Nehwal avenged her All England defeat to Eriko Hirose to enter the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open GP Gold, but an equally remarkable performance came in the men’s doubles. Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas stunned Danish pair and sixth seeds Mads-Conrad Petersen and Jonas Rasmussen to progress into the quarterfinals, alongside compatriots Saina and Ajay Jayaram. Continue reading

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Diju/ Jwala crash out in 2nd round

Birmingham: Great Indian hope Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, but most of her singles compatriots suffered reverses in the opening round matches on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar advance into main draw

Birmingham: Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar entered the main draw of the All England Open Premier Super Series tournament, winning both their qualifying matches on Tuesday. In the first round of qualifying, Jayaram got past Dutch veteran Eric Pang 21-17 21-14, while Pawar overcame young Dane Rune Ulsing 21-10 22-20. Later in the day, Jayaram had another good win, over Hans-Christian Vittinghus (Den) 17-21 21-15 22-20. Anand Pawar joined his teammate with a surprisingly easy 21-18 21-11 result over Hsuan Yi Hsueh (Tpe). Continue reading

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