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Athletes knowingly take dope: Saina

Mumbai: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday gave a stunning twist to the raging dope scandal by saying that many athletes and weightlifters had told her in the past that they knowingly consume banned drugs. Continue reading

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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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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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Sudirman: China breeze past India into semis

India were handed a drubbing by top seeds China in the quarterfinals of the Sudirman Cup – the result was expected, but the one positive was that Saina Nehwal recorded her first win over world No.3 Wang Xin. The Chinese won 3-1 and progressed into the semifinals. Meanwhile, in another quarterfinal, Korea clinched a nerve-wracking win over Malaysia; the tie going into the final rubber, where Eun Ha Jung/ Kim Min Jung overcame a first set loss to beat Wong Pei Ty/ Chin Ei Hui 19-21 21-16 21-10. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina fails to put it past Wang Xin

Alor Setar: Saina Nehwal lost her first final in a major international tournament when she ran into world No.2 Wang Xin of China in the summit clash of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday. Saina, who had lost both her previous matches to Xin, failed to find a way out this time too, as Xin beat her 13-21 21-8 21-14. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina in contention for year’s 2nd title

Alor Setar: Top seed Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the final of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold after scoring a convincing straight-game win over seventh seed Korean Sung Ji Hyun here on Saturday. Saina, who had made a shock first round exit at the Indian Open Super Series last week, recorded a comfortable 21-14, 21-13 win over her rival in just 35 minutes. Continue reading

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