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Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli and Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei meet in badminton women's doubles final

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Published: 18 November 2010
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Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli and Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei will meet in the women's doubles final to ensure the first badminton gold for China at these Asian Games.

Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli defeated Ha Jungeun/Lee Kyungwon of South Korea before Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei eliminated another South Korean pair Kim Minjung/Lee Hyojung in the semifinals on Thursday.

 

Taufik Hidayat Out of Asian Games Men’s Badminton Singles

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Published: 18 November 2010
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Guangzhou, China. Reigning Asian Games champion Taufik Hidayat on Friday meekly bowed out of the men’s badminton singles at the quarter-final stage to South Korea’s Park Sung-Hwan.

The Indonesian world number three was subdued in losing 21-15, 21-16.

An ecstatic Park, who beat Chinese star Lin Dan at the world championships in Paris in August, collapsed on the court and banged his fists on the ground after securing victory.

 

Saina shocked by Pui

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Published: 18 November 2010
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Guangzhou, Nov 18 -  India's strong medal hope Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles badminton quarterfinals, losing 8-21, 21-8, 19-21 to Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip in a tense encounter at the Asian Games here Thursday.

World No. 3 Saina, seeded second here, saved a matchpoint but that was not enough to see off the strong challenge of World No. 12 Pui, a silver medallist at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

 

Playing the last game of the day, Pui took an unexpected 5-2 lead and then hung on to put the pressure on the Indian.

 

Saina looked nervous, committing a slew of errors, while Pui focussed on finishing the points quickly with her sharp smashes.

 

Saina, however, came back strongly in the second game. After getting a measure of Pui's game, Saina slowed down the match and engaged her in rallies, before going for the kill.

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Koo-Tan to take on Japanese pair next

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Published: 17 November 2010
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DEFENDING champions Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were made to sweat before marching into the men’s doubles quarter-finals of the badminton competition at the Tianhe Gymnasium yesterday.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong certainly did not have it all their way against the aggressive Indian pair of A. Sanave-Rupesh Kumar before prevailing 21-15, 21-19.

And now the Malaysians have Japan’s Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata standing in their path for a place in the semi-finals. The Japanese certainly have it in them to send the Malaysians home without a medal.

Boon Heong said that the hard-fought win over the Indian pair was a good warm-up ahead the quarter-final clash with the Japanese.

“It was our first match in the individual competition and we did not hit off right away,” he said.

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Saina reaches quarterfinals of women's badminton (pic)

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Published: 17 November 2010
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Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the women's singles at the Asian Games after steamrolling Lydia Cheah of Malaysia in the the second round here on Wednesday.

The world number three Indian needed just 28 minutes to see off Lydia 21-15 21-17. She will next take on the winner between Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei's Ma Hsiao Pai in the quarterfinals on Thursday.Sainal Nehwal of India in Asiad 2010

The second seed Indian held her serve for most of the time and scored points through her smashes in the first game. She was also better at the net.

Saina opened up a 6-1 lead swiftly but Lydia narrowed the gap to 10-12. But the Indian was not bothered much and pocketed the first game easily.

In the next game, Saina again raced to a comfortable 6-1 lead before moving to 20-11 but the Indian squandered six match points before closing the match. steamrolling Lydia Cheah of Malaysia in the the second round here on Wednesday.

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