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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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Smells trouble for Malaysia men's doubles

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Published: 09 April 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Just when you think Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah could become another dominant pair in badminton men's doubles, they faltered yet again.
They were sent packing in the first round of Singapore Open 17-21, 24-26 by South Korean newly formed pair Kim Sa-rang-Yoo Yeon-seong.
Sa-rang-Yeon-seong was able to catch up from 7-11 deficits on the first set ; V Shem-Khim Wah  only has themselves to blame as they wasted five game point opportunities in the second game to hand the Koreans the victory.Hoon Thien How - Tan Wee Kiong had a good start at Singapore Open, hopefully they can continue to perform well in the tournament

The pair bit the dust in the second round of the Indian Open last week and failed to defend their Malaysian Open GP Gold title by losing to a relatively unknown pair from Singapore two weeks ago.

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Saina crashes out of Singapore Open in another lackluster performance

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Published: 09 April 2014
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Can you believe India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out early in a tournament, again? She lost to Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought three-game battle 21-16 15-21 11-21 in the first round of women's singles match of Singapore Open.Saina has been doing poorly after 2012 Olympics. May be she is getting rich from all type of sponsorships, and started to lose focus on the court?

Saina - the London Olympic bronze medalist dominated the first set; she was once up 13-4, before wrapping up the first set with 21-16.

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