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Robertson & Clark knocked out of All England (pic)

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Published: 11 March 2010
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England's top duo, Nathan Robertson and Anthony Clark, went out in round two of the men's doubles at the All England Open Championships in Birmingham.

The veteran pair lost 21-14 21-11 to seventh seeds Zhendong Guo and Chen Xu of China. Robertson and Clark fell to the seventh seeds

Clark and Heather Olver later became the first Brits into the quarter-finals with victory in the mixed doubles.

But England's interest in the men's singles ended with defeats for both Andrew Smith and Rajiv Ouseph.

Smith pushed fourth seed Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia before going out 21-18 21-14, while Ouseph, the British number one, lost 23-21 21-8 to third seed Chen Jin China.

Jenny Wallwork and Gabby White were beaten 21-23 21-9 21-8 by sixth seeds Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna of Japan in the women's doubles.

 

Big guns ease through at All Englands

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Published: 11 March 2010
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BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - World number one Lee Chong Wei and titleholder Lin Dan both eased into the second round of the All England badminton championships on Wednesday.

Malaysia's Chong Wei, top seeded after winning the first two Super Series tournaments this year, needed just 26 minutes to beat first round opponent Chetan Anand of India 21-15 21-16.

The victory set up a clash on Thursday with unseeded Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro.

World and Olympic champion Lin, chasing his fifth All England crown in seven years, overcame Danish qualifier Christian Lind Thomsen 21-16 21-15.

 

Badminton All England 2010: Anthony Clark and Heather Olver lift home hopes (pic)

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Published: 11 March 2010
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Doubles specialist Anthony Clark started day two of the All England Open berating his defeat with partner Nathan Robertson in the men's event but, along with partner Heather Olver, ended it by becoming the first English pair through to the quarter-finals in Birmingham. Anthony Clark and Heather Olver moved into All England last eigh

Such is the strength of this 100th Badminton Championships, experience is telling here but the English pair, playing only their second major tournament, tore up the doubles manual to record a superb 21-18, 22-10 win in 33 minutes over Chinese Taipei’s Sheng Mu Lee and Yu Chin Chien.

 

Badminton All England 2010: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei eases into last eight

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Published: 11 March 2010
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei beat Sony Dwi of Indonesia on Thursday to become the first player to book their place in the quarter-finals of the men's singles at the All-England Open.

The world No 1 from Malaysia came through 21-11, 21-17 against the Indonesian, a dangerous former winner of Olympic bronze and world silver medals who made an intriguing fight of the second game.

Lee's athletic and carefully crafted victory took him within two wins of another possible meeting in the final with Lin Dan, whose triumph last year helped China to capture all five titles for the first time.

Lee said he was confident about the rest of the week. "I am getting better and better. The second set shows I have improved from yesterday," he said, referring to his slightly laboured first round win over Chetan Anand of India.

 

All England: Chong Wei Reaches Quarter-Finals

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Published: 11 March 2010
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11  -- Top seed and Olympic silver medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei stepped closer to his first ever All England badminton championship by advancing into the men's singles quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei defeated Sony and moved into the quarter-finals

Lee won his second round tie against world number 11 Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the match played at the Birmingham's National Indoor Arena today.

The battle, which lasted 39 minutes, saw the Malaysian shuttler taming the Indonesian 21-11, 21-17.

Another Malaysian in the running is Muhammad Hafiz Hashim who is scheduled to meet world number two Lin Dan of China at 5am Friday (Malaysian time).

In the men's doubles, Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen and veteran pair of Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah are slated to play later tonight.Lee Chong Wei in All England

 
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