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Singapore Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Hoon-Tan out

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Published: 11 April 2014
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Singapore: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei sped into the Singapore Open semi-finals with style. Chong Wei demolish Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-8, 21-14 in 29 minutes with a breathtaking fashion, Lee at one point even trying a shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.Lee Chong Wei was trying a trick shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.

On Saturday, Choong Wei will meet India's K. Srikanth, who is touted to be India’s next big star. K. Srikanth beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun 17-21, 21-14, and 21-19 -- after upsetting seventh seed Nguyen Tien Minh a round earlier -- for a place in the semi-finals.

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Parupalli Kashyap moves up to world No 19, PV Sindhu drops out of top 10

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Published: 10 April 2014
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In the newly released BWF ranking, Indian men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap after his semifinal and quarterfinal finishes at Swiss Open and India Open Super Series respectively, he moved up four places to the 19th place.Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, was once ranked as high as world number 6.

Another Indian shuttler, national champion Kidambi Srikanth, who defeated world number 10 Nyugen Tien Minh  of Vietnam in the Singapore Open's second round, remains static at 25th.

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Singapore Open: P.V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth cruise to quarterfinals

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Published: 10 April 2014
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18-year-old Sindhu, who won the World Championship bronze, Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year, prevailed over Japan's Shizuka Uchida 21-17 17-21 21-16 in a women's singles second round. The Indian will take on World No. 3 Yihan Wang on Friday.18 years old PV Sindhu is the first female from India to win a bronze medal in World Badminton Championship

In the first set, Sindhu was able to keep the pressure on the world number 113 Japanese Shizuka by maintaining her lead at 11-10, 14-10, then 19-14 and eventually took the set.

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Singapore Open: Thien How-Wee Kiong to join Chong Wei in the quarter-finals

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Published: 10 April 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, the world No. 9, who have been struggling to find their rhythm over the last few months, surprised the crowd on Thursday with a win over a fast attacking Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand 21-17, 21-18 in the second round of Singapore Open.Can Thien How and Wee Kiong live up to the expectation? We'll see!

The duo's performance in the international arena had been awful ever since taking over the country’s No. 1 spot from Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.They've crashed out early in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold as well as the Indian Open in New Delhi.

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Chong Wei, Peng Soon-Liu Ying are in the second round of Singapore Open

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Published: 09 April 2014
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Singapore: World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei got off to a perfect start in the Singapore Open as he beat the China-born Wei Nan of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-15 in 40 minutes.

With world No. 2 Chen Long opting to skip the meet and several top players withdrew from the tournament, Lee Chong Wei has a very high chance of bagging Singapore Open as his fourth title of the year. The last time Chong Wei played in Singapore Open was six years ago, and he won the men’s singles title that year. He will play China’s Chen Yuekun in the second round.Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

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