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Wang Shixian, Boe and Mogensen won India Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 April 2014
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NEW DELHI: In an all-Chinese women's singles final, Wang Shixian and Li Xuerui engaged in energy-sapping rallies. The result was a high-octane match as the lead changed hands frequently.Wang Shixian is on fire since winning All England last month

Li had opened up a slim 4-2 lead early on first set but soon Wang took early lead to move up 14-10 in the first game. Li opened up a slender lead of 18-16 with the help of her accurate half smashes and smashes and reached 20-18 after grabbing two more points.

 

Lee Chong Wei won third India Open title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 April 2014
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NEW DELHI: Defending India Open champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to win the men's singles title for the second consecutive year with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China on Sunday.
He beat China's Chen Long 21-13, 21-17.Chong Wei wins his third India Open
 
Chong Wei dedicated his India Open victory to his son Kingston Lee, who will turn 1 year old on April 12. 

 

Wang Shixian bounces back at India Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 April 2014
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In the all-Chinese women's singles semi-finals, Li Xuerui packed off Xin Liu in 32 minutes. She will face second seed Wang Shixian who bounced back from the loss of the first set to beat third seed Wang Yihan in 58 minutes of the thrilling battle of two Wangs. Shixian also defeated Yihan in last month's All England.Shixian prevails in battle of Wangs

After losing the first set, Shixian found her rhythm battled brilliantly to snatch the second set. In the deciding third set, the players were moving neck and neck till 20-all, with Yihan's errors on the big points of the close decider allowed Shixian converted her second match-point.

 

Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long at India Open Finals

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will meet Chen Long from China in the Yonex Sunrise - India Open Super Series badminton championships on Sunday. This is their third clash this year.In the other semi-final, second seed Chen Long came through by the skin of his teeth with a titanic 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 win over a pumped-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in a 79-minute encounter.

Lee Chong Wei had to work extra hard to defeat another Chinese player, Du Pengyu in a thrilling three set match 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 that lasted an hour 12 minutes.

 
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'Hawk-Eye' is being used in India Open Super Series

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 04 April 2014
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Well-known tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in many sports like tennis to determine line calls, was introduced in the quarter final of India Open Super Series.

After testing several instant-review systems, Badminton World Federation (BWF) eventually chose Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major badminton events. Hawk-Eye Innovations will provides its Hawk-Eye’s popular graphics implementation which able to pinpoints the exact spot where a shuttle lands. BWF will integrate the system gradually with the in-venue video boards and live worldwide broadcast feed, allowing fans to see instant reviews and decisions on some controversial calls. The system consists of eight cameras at 4 corners of the court, which are more accurate than the ones used for television.The India Open is the fifth BWF tournament at which instant reviews (using 'Hawk Eye') are available to players

 

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