Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal said it was not an easy decision to move away from long-time coach Pullela Gopichand but added that she was glad to win the China Open and prove how hard her new coach Vimal Kumar was working with her. The ace Indian shuttler said as a player, she had to be selfish and think about her game, which is why she decided to try a new coach after 10 years.
Kuala Lumpur: Fought back from a set down, the 2013 Asian Junior champion Soo Teck Zhi lived up to his billing on Tuesday to beat 10th seed Vladimir Malkov of Russia in the first round of the Macau Open 10-21, 21-10, 21-14 in 45 minutes.
Kuala Lumpur: With the absence of world number one Lee Chong Wei, it would be an uphill task for team Malaysia to defend the trophy at the 2014 Axiata Cup tournament. Malaysia defeated Thailand 3-1 to win the cup in 2013.
Glasgow: Finland’s Ville Lang once again stole the limelight at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday, when he stormed back by saving four match points in the second game against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei to take his second Scottish Open title after last lifting the title in 2006 back when the Scottish Open was still an international challenge tournament.