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Lee Chong Wei pulls out of Australian Open

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Published: 06 June 2016
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Sydney: After winning his sixth Indonesia Open title last Sunday, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who is looking to continue his winning momentum at the Australian Open which starts on Tuesday, has decided to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute.Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei, Gronya Somerville, and Tan Boon Heong (from left) pose infront of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (photo: AFP)

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Tai Tzu Ying shocks Wang Yihan to win Indonesia Open

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Published: 05 June 2016
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Jakarta: Chinese Taipei's women's singles shuttler Tai Tzu Ying stunned former World Champion Wang Yihan of China to lift her first ever Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

The unseeded Tai, who has been in sizzling form since defeated 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the second round, dashed past No. 4 seed Wang Yihan 21-17, 21-8 in 34 minutes for the title.The 2016 Indonesian Open women's singles champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan stands on the podium next to runner-up Wang Yihan of China. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei returns to World No. 1 after winning Indonesia Open

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Published: 05 June 2016
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Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed off tough challenge from World No. 5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to win his sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

Jorgensen was off to a solid start in the first set and quickly surged ahead with 6-2. Although Lee came back from 9-14 to level the score at 14-14, the Dane managed to hold off a late charge from Lee to claim the first set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

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Wang Yihan: Not easy to beat Carolina Marin

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Published: 04 June 2016
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Jakarta: Chinese women's singles shuttler Wang Yihan pulled off the biggest upset on Saturday when she stunned World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 16-21, 21-11, 21-17 in 78 minutes to advance to the final of 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Super Series Premier.

Both players gave their best performance of the tournament in the women's singles semi-finals but Wang appeared struggling in the first set as she was trailing the whole set to go down 16-21.Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

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Lee Chong Wei to regain World No. 1 as he marches on to Indonesia Open Final

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Published: 04 June 2016
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Jakarta: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei is set to regain his World No. 1 Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking after reaching the men's singles final of the BCA Indonesia Open 2016 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

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