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Singapore Open brought forward to April

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore Open has been brought forward due to a hectic season in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) calendar this year.

Instead of June, the fifth leg of the Superseries will be held from April 8-13 and it will coincide with the World Junior Championships, which will be hosted in Alor Setar from April 7-18. 

The Singapore dates had to be moved because some of the players will be involved in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4 and it will be followed by the World Championships from Aug 25-31.

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More misery for Kien Keat-Boon Heong (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Have national men’s doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong lost their motivation to play?

All indicators point that way if their string of misfortunes are anything to go by.

On Thursday, Kien Keat suffered another blow in his bid to revive his flagging career. He had to request for time off from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after the recurrence of an eye infection.Kien Keat now requires a laser surgery for his eye infection.

It now requires immediate laser treatment, which he hopes to get done on Monday.

This means, Kien Keat will miss a scheduled physical test, which is being planned by the National Sports Institute (NSI) next week.

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Refreshed Daren hopes for a better year (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA; After an underwhelming start to the year, Liew Daren is feeling refreshed, mentally and physically, and is ready to step up his game.

And his first goal, will be to improve from his current lowly rank of No. 36 in the world to a more respectable position.Daren Liew hopes to rise up the world rankings from his currently lowly position of 36th in the world.

The 26-year-old was ranked as high as No. 10 in the world in 2012 but a spate of bad luck, poor form and injuries saw him hurtle down the rankings.

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Lee Chong Wei to compete in All-England Badminton Championships (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, who won his 10th consecutive Maybank Malaysian Open title in January, has appeared in the last five men's singles finals.

Malaysia's badminton ace Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Chen Long of China confirmed their participation in the All-England Badminton Championships to be held in Birmingham from March 4-9.Can Lee Chong Wei win another All England Title?

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The China Factor: Top Indian badminton player with Chinese-Indian lineage (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton players, but what's unique is her Chinese-Indian lineage. Born to a Chinese mother and an Indian father, Jwala excelled in the field of badminton.

Hyderabad is the home of Indian badminton players….many successful players come from this South Indian city.Jwala Gutta is one of India's top badminton player

One who stands out is Jwala Gutta. It was in the year 2000 when Jwala won the national junior championship when she was 17…but later she became iconic as a doubles player.

Born to a Chinese mother and an Indian father, Jwala Gutta first came into limelight when she won the Under-13 national championship in 1996. Jwala credits her parents and her coach for her success.

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