Dutch International: Anand Pawar Reaches 1st International Final in 2017

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Anand Pawar reached his maiden final of 2017 after entering the final of Men’s Singles event at Victor Dutch International 2017. Winner of 8 international titles, 7th seed Pawar is set to meet 2nd seed from Finland in the final today. Anand Pawar won 7 international titles from 2008 to 2012 and finished third in 2013 India Super Series. He finished Runners up at 2016 Brazil Grand Prix. Lakhanee Sarang was the only other Indian in Main round. Indians have so far won 9 international titles in 2017.

Peru International Challenge 2017: Alwin Francis & Tarun Kona Reach Final

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Winner of 3 international titles in 2016, Indian Men’s Doubles pair Alwin Francis / Tarun Kona have reached the finals of Peru International Challenge 2017, hunting for their first title in 2017. In 2016, the pair had won Peru International Series, the other event held at Peru last year. They will meet another pair from Peru in the final in the tournament where they were the only from India to participate.

Singapore Open Super Series 2017: Sai Praneeth is 16th Super Series Winner in 31 Super Series Title for India

Singapore SS winners

After creating Indian history yesterday, Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi had a tough battle for the Singapore Super Series Men’s Singles title. After 54 minutes, Sai Praneeth coming from behind won the first Super Series title in his maiden Super Series final gifting India 16th Super Series Winner. Srikanth, who has already won three Super Series title finally returned to form after a long slump to finish Runners up first time in his three Super Series finals. While to seed Tai Tzu Ying won Women’s Singles title defeating Carolina Marin, Denmark and China shared three doubles event titles. After Saina Nehwal in 2010, Sai is the second Indian to win at Singapore. In 2017, this was second Super Series title for India in 9 title wins.

Singapore SS: Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Create Indian History in Super Series

Indian Badminton record

Despite Saina and Sindhu ruling the world, the history for India was created by Srikanth Kidambi and Sai Praneeth. With both winning their semifinals of Singapore Open Super Series, this is the first time that two Indians have reached the final of any event in a Badminton Super Series event. Even in Men’s Singles, only China, Indonesia and Denmark have achieved the feat of all-same-nation final. This is maiden Super Series finals for Sai Praneeth, while third such final for Srikanth. Now, who will win India’s 31st Super Series title?

Singapore Open SS 2017: Srikanth and Sai Praneeth Enter Men’s Singles Semifinals

Indian Badminton record

Two Indians entered the semifinals of the Singapore Open Super Series as Srikanth Kidambi and Sai Praneeth won their quarterfinal matches. Among the four Indians in quarterfinals, other two lost. Sindhu lost to Carolina Marina trailing her 4-6 in career meet now, and Ashwini/Sumeeth lost to 3rd seeds. Srikanth won comfortably while Sai Praneeth played the longest match of quarterfinals to enter his first Super Series semifinals. Both semifinalists are chasing the record of Saina Nehwal, who is the only Indian to have ever won a title at Singapore Open.

Indian Women Win Stage 2 to Qualify for World Women’s Hockey League 2017 Semis

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Indian women’s Hockey team qualified for the Women’s Hockey World League Semifinals to be held at Johannesburg, South Africa from 8-23 July 2017. In the second stage held at Canada, they emerged winner. Indians must finish in top 4 to qualify for the World Group Finals to be held at Auckland.

Singapore Open 2017: After a Day of Long Battles, 4 QF spots for Indians

Ashwini Ponnappa

After a promising Day 1 contingent reduced to just 5 in Round 2, Indians played 5 matches in the 2nd Round today and all went to the decider sets lasting almost an hour or more. Ashwini Ponnappa won with Sumeeth Reddy but with Sikki Reddy lost against the top seed Japanese pair after a tough 3-set tie. Sindhu, Srikanth and Sai Praneeth were also stretched to three sets but all managed to enter quaerterfinals. In QF tomorrow, Sindhu meets Marin for 10th time to level career meets record, Praneeth meets 8th seed from Thailand, having lost both career matches while Srikanth is up against 5th seed Chinese for the first time. Mixed Doubles team meets 3rd seed Chinese pair. All are up against the wall!! Who will breach the tough wall to reach semifinals of Singapore Open 2017!! Remember, Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have won a title at Singapore.

Singapore Open 2017: Sindhu, Srikanth and Sameer Verma Eye Saina’s Record

Three Indian Doubles team qualify to join a team of 6 Singles and 6 Doubles pair of Indians in the first round of Singapore Open 2017. On Day 1, Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa defeated another Indian pair to move to Round 2. Others will start their campaign on Day 2 of Singapore Open. Sindhu is the only seed among Indians. Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have ever won here. She won 2010 title.

IPL 2017: Points Tally

IPL 10th edition has 8 teams. All teams will play 14 matches each, twice against each other before entering the Eliminator round. Check the points table for the group stage.

Ajay Jayaram Upsets India Open SS Champion, Fails at Malaysian Open SS QF

Indonesian Open 2016

When India Open Super Series Champion PV Sindhu and Badminton Superstar Saina Nehwal were knocked out, all other Indians but one faltered in the first round of 2017 Malaysian Open Super Series. But, Ajay Jayaram was not content to be the only Indian to reach 2nd round. Two time Dutch Open champion (2014 and 2015) Ajay Jayaram ensured that Indian hopes remain alive till Quarterfinals as the unseeded knocked out World No. 2 and last week’s India Open Super Series champion Viktor Axelsen. Only the second Indian after Srikanth (2014) to reach Men’s Singles Quarterfinals, World No. 20 Ajay Jayaram lost his 4th career match to World No. 5 Wan Ho Sun from Korea in the QF ending Indian challenge. Saina Nehwal has reached 4 semifinals (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012) while Sindhu reached QF in 2016.

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