• Tai Tzu Ying becomes first Taiwanese to win All England

    Birmingham: In the All-England Open badminton women’s singles final between Taiwan's top seed Tai Tzu-ying and Thailand's No. 5 seed Ratchanok Intanon, the World No. 1 Taiwanese ended the match with a gutsy 21-16, 22-20 win over the former World Champion from Thailand.Tai Tzu Ying (L) poses the All England trophy with Ratchanok Intanon. (photo: AFP)

    Tai Tzu Ying (L) poses the All England trophy with Ratchanok Intanon. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 4th All England and 45th Superseries title

    Birmingham: By 2017, there weren't many ways for World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei to be considered an underdog. But playing through a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury and winning the All England title -- did add a new chapter to his legacy.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for winning his fourth All England title. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for winning his fourth All England title. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan ousted as Lee Chong Wei to play Shi Yuqi in All England final

    Birmingham: Badminton fans who have been anticipating for the 38th installment of Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan will have to keep waiting because the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan was knocked out of All England semi-finals by his teammate Shi on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei advances to the 2017 All England final. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei advances to the 2017 All England final. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win semis, Ratchanok Intanon vs Tai Tzu-ying in All England finals

    Birmingham: No. 6 seeds Malaysian pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying's astonishing form continued in Birmingham as the Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists advanced to the 2017 All England final for the first time in their career on Saturday.Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying the best in All England final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying the best in All England final. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock in All England Semis

    Birmingham: Chan Peng Soo/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia continued the momentum that catapulted them to the victory against Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui of China on Thursday, though trailing 16-20 in the first set, the Malaysian pair reeled off four straight points forcing a deuce and subduing Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping of China to eventually claim the first set 23-21 in the All England quarter-finals on Friday.Chris & Gabby Adcock celebrate after beating Olympic Champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Chris & Gabby Adcock celebrate after beating Olympic Champions Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Lin Dan & Lee Chong Wei in All England semis

    Birmingham: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to get past the quarter-finals by going down to No. 6 seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China 19-21, 21-17, 19-21 in 66 minutes on Friday.Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan through to All England second round

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei made a winning return to competitive badminton on Wednesday after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month, thrilling his supporters at Barclaycard Arena as he beat France player Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-12 to advance to the second round.Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei,Lin Dan to start the 2017 All England on Wednesday

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei who tore the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee after a fall on a slippery badminton mat at the newly built Academy Badminton Malaysia last month, amazingly passed a second scan on the knee and was allowed to play at his 13th and may be his last All England event on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan represent the "Golden Age" of badminton since mid 2000's. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan represent the "Golden Age" of badminton since mid 2000's. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from All England due to torn ligament

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans who are expecting the 38th meeting between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at 2017 All England will have to keep waiting as the World No. 1 men's singles Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has withdrawn from this year’s All England on Monday.Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to play at the 2017 All-England

    Birmingham: Badminton fans around the world could be set for perhaps one the last few encounters between two badminton legends - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, going head to head at the YONEX All England that will be held from March 7-12.It may be unrealistic, but badminton fans sure hope to see Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan keep playing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (photo: AP)

    It may be unrealistic, but badminton fans sure hope to see Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan keep playing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (photo: AP)

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