10 Updates
Saina enters Indonesia Open semis
Photo Credit: ADEK BERRY, Getty Images

Saina enters Indonesia Open semis

Jun 14 2013, 8:30am CDT | by

Jakarta, June 14 (IANS) Defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here Friday.

Jakarta, June 14 — Defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno...

Filed under: news


1 year ago

Saina enters Indonesia Open semis

Jun 14 2013, 8:30am CDT | by

Jakarta, June 14 (IANS) Defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here Friday.

Jakarta, June 14 — Defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here Friday.

However, it was the end of the road for men's singles shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, who lost their respective quarterfinal matches.

It was considerably an easy outing for Saina, who won the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2012, triumphing in her first ever encounter against Carolina. The World No.2, who had also reached the 2011 final, won 21-16, 21-19 in 39 minutes.

Saina took time to get into the groove in the first game rallying more than usual. But once she found her rhythm, the Indian found legs to move ahead into the lead and eventually win the game against the World No.27.

From 12-all, Saina bagged nine points to Carolina's four, hitting more clear winners than her opponent. The Spaniard, however, matched her much experienced opponent when it came to smashes and also at the net.

The Spaniard was more formidable in the second game, leading from the start. Saina equalised the game at 10-all but Carolina again extended the lead.

From 16-15, the unseeded Spaniard then won three points to get closer to sealing the game. But Saina used all her experience by winning the next six points to bag the game and match.

In the semifinal, the Hyderabadi will face old rival and World No.3 Juliane Schenk of Germany. The second seeded Indian has a 8-3 head-to-head against the fourth seeded Juliane, having won the their last three meetings.

After an impressive win in the second round over Indonesian fourth seed Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Mumbai's Jayaram lost to German Marc Zwiebler in the men's singles quarterfinals.

Zwiebler beat Jayaram 21-16, 21-15 in 34 minutes to take a 2-1 lead in career meetings.

Indonesian World No.20 Tommy Sugiarto beat Gurusaidutt 19-21, 21-11, 21-10 in one hour and six minutes to increase his career-meet lead to 3-1 over the Indian.


Source: IANS


6 weeks ago

SURFING Presents: Swamp Duck

Nov 4 2014 8:56am CST | Source: Surfing - the Magazine

Swamp Duck. It’s here. Now. Live. For free. Forever. It’s the latest masterpiece from Jimmy Lees and it features Julian Wilson, Dusty Payne and Lee Wilson at Lakey Peak on Sumbawa, Indonesia. The trip — in its seemingly boundless glory — graced our Issue 1, 2015 with a lovely photo of Julian on the cover. The edit — in its definitely boundless glory — now graces the pixel space just north of here. It’s a glimpse into wha ...
Source: Surfing - the Magazine   Full article at: Surfing - the Magazine


6 weeks ago

No Edit // Indonesia // 6:24

Nov 3 2014 5:28pm CST | Source: Surfing - the Magazine

The No Edit crew travels through Indo, eats some reef and runs from lazer-zapping rocks. The post No Edit // Indonesia // 6:24 appeared first on SUR ...
Source: Surfing - the Magazine   Full article at: Surfing - the Magazine


6 weeks ago

Flush: Indonesia - Derek Peters and Lee Wilson putting on a clinic

Nov 3 2014 4:59pm CST | Source: Surfer Magazine

Two eclectic surfers in Indonesia. Two above-average rippers that don’t mind taking it to the air or deep into the barrel. From Keramas to Nias, the shredding that follows is worth 8 minutes of your time. The post Flush: Indonesia appear ...
Source: Surfer Magazine   Full article at: Surfer Magazine


6 weeks ago

Kyle Galtes // Indonesia // 4:18

Nov 3 2014 3:51pm CST | Source: Surfing - the Magazine

Surfing well, believe it or not, is a difficult thing to do. But it may be easy to think otherwise when watching this new edit from Kyle Galtes. The lobster of Kauai recently spent some time in Indonesia, and here’s an edit of him not looking like he’s even trying during five session at Lakey Peak. He is unofficially the Official Joel Parkinson of Above the Lip. The post Kyle Galtes // Indonesia / ...
Source: Surfing - the Magazine   Full article at: Surfing - the Magazine


7 weeks ago

Indonesian Soccer Game Featured Five Own Goals in Final Four Minutes

Oct 30 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Here’s a story that everyone who frequents American-based sports blogs can’t stop talking about — the Indonesia soccer match between PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang last week. At this rate, the next time the two teams play ESPN is going to do a live, 24-hour pregame show outside the stadium. Jokes aside, the match is making headlines around the globe for some weird circumstances in the games final minutes. Let the BBC explain: Sleman win the game 3-2, but a committee decided both si ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead


7 weeks ago

For JBLM soldiers, three months in Asia present challenges unlike war zones

Oct 30 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: the news tribune

Stryker troops teach and learn from allies in Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan — and get first taste of crocodile.Click to Continue » ...
Source: the news tribune   Full article at: the news tribune


7 weeks ago

Teams score five own goals as they both try to lose

Oct 28 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: SBNation

A match in Indonesia finished 3-2, but not a single goal was scored in the correct net. All five tallies were own goals as both teams tried to lose the match. PSS Sleman beat PSIS Semarang in the match, much to their dismay. The winner of the match would have to play Pusamania Borneo FC, a team that is apparently backed by the mafia, so neither team wanted to win. That is what let to the own go ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation


7 weeks ago

FIGC set to prosecute Sampdoria president

Oct 28 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

The FIGC are reportedly set to hold a trial against Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero for his words against Inter president Erick Thohir. The Samp president is reportedly being prosecuted for his words against Inter president Erick Thohir, following the resignation of longtime Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti. “It is unfair that Moratti has left the club like that,” he told Radio Sprint. “I feel very so ...
Source: forzitalianfootball   Full article at: forzitalianfootball


7 weeks ago

5 Own Goals Scored in the Same Match as Both Teams Try to Lose

Oct 28 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The above footage comes from Indonesia where a match finished 3-2 with all five of the goals being own goals.  However, this was no accident, as both teams were reportedly trying to lose the match to avoid an unwanted fixture. PSS Sleman’s beat PSIS Semarang 3-2 in the match and will now face Pusamania Borneo FC , who, according to 101 Great Goals,  are "a team known to be backed by the Indonesian mafia." The website explains why both sides were looking to los ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report


7 weeks ago

Shocking! 5 own goals scored in Indonesia match as both teams try to lose!

Oct 28 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

We often receive tip offs about stories from the many fans of 101 Great Goals around the globe.In this case, we have been inundated with emails urging us to look into the events surrounding PSS Sleman’s 3-2 win over PSIS Semarang in an Indonesia cup match on Sunday.Both teams were trying to avoid playing an encounter against Pusamania Borneo FC – a team known to be backed by the Indonesian mafia.The clash between PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang was played behind closed d ...
Source: 101 great goals   Full article at: 101 great goals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian bowlers in fine form in second practice match
Adelaide, Dec 4 (IANS) Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets here Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia.
Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club.
Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.
European golfing duo target Thailand meet
Chonburi (Thailand), Dec 4 (IANS) Two of Europe's most consistent performers will be looking to end 2014 with a bang at the Thailand Golf Championship which takes place at the award-winning Amata Spring Country Club Dec 11-14.

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla