• China to face South Korea in Uber Cup final

    Kunshan: The London Olympic champion Li Xuerui shook off a shaky second set, as she bounced back to earn a hard-fought three-gamer against India's Saina Nehwal in the Uber Cup semi-finals on Friday.Wang Shixian of China celebrates her victory against Pusarla V Sindhu of India in the Uber Cup semi-final. (photo:AFP)

    Wang Shixian of China celebrates her victory against Pusarla V Sindhu of India in the Uber Cup semi-final. (photo:AFP)

  • Ratchanok Intanon eyeing top-3 finish at Rio Olympics

    Bangkok: The Summer Olympic Games will take place in South America for the first time this year, as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the 31st edition of the quadrennial competition.Ratchanok Intanon vows to bring an Olympic medal back to Thailand. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon vows to bring an Olympic medal back to Thailand. (photo: GettyImages)

  • India send Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth & four others to Olympics

    New Delhi: Although the 2016 Rio Olympics qualification is based on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that will be released on May 5, seven Indian shuttlers have confirmed to qualify for the Olympics after the recently concluded Badminton Asia Championship (BAC).Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Saina Nehwal every success in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Ratchanok Intanon, Li Xuerui advance to BAC 2nd round

    Wuhan: World No. 1 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand was in ruthless form on Wednesday as she surged through to the second round of the 2016 Badminton Asia Championship (BAC) with a 21-7, 21-11 victory over qualifier Malaysian shuttler Ho Yen Mei in 28 minutes. Intanon will battle Japanese Sayaka Sato in the second round on Wednesday.Li Xuerui wins a tought match against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Li Xuerui wins a tought match against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long are top guns to watch at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) begins on Tuesday, and the badminton fans in China are starting to get hyped up for badminton's big three to clash in Wuhan.Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

    Lee Chong Wei partners Zhang Yawen (the 2009 women's doubles world champion) in an exhibition match.

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Lin Dan and Carolina Marin exit Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed and 10-time Malaysia Open champion Lee Chong Wei sealed a semi-final spot at the Malaysia Open after overcoming Denmark player Viktor Axelsen at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday.

    Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defense to defeat Axelsen 21-14, 21-13.Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tai Tzu Ying stuns Li Xuerui in Malaysia 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2012 Olympic champion and second seed Li Xuerui was expected to saunter into the Malaysia Open quarter-finals on Thursday when she faced unseeded Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, a player she had beaten in their previous 10 encounters.Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Li Xuerui beats defending champion Saina Nehwal in India Open Semis

    New Delhi: The 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui gained another psychological edge against India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday as she recorded a 22-20, 17-21, 21-19 hard fought victory in the India Open semi-finals.China's Li Xuerui celebrates after victory in her women's singles semi-final match against India's Saina Nehwal at the 2016 India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    China's Li Xuerui celebrates after victory in her women's singles semi-final match against India's Saina Nehwal at the 2016 India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Saina Nehwal to play Li Xuerui in India Open semis

    New Delhi: World No. 6 and defending champion Saina Nehwal survived an 83 minutes battle to advance to the semi-finals of India Open on Friday.

    The battle between Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun was never a letup in the tension. Starting when Nehwal was forced repeatedly to coming from behind before fighting tooth and nail to outlast No. 5 seed South Korean Sung Ji Hyun 19-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a match that witnessed long rallies and a lot of unforced errors.It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

    It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

  • Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu roll on a day of upset at India Open

    New Delhi: Despite the shock exits of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Jan Jorgensen at India Open, both Indian women's singles shuttlers No. 2 seed Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu clinched their spots in the quarter-finals of the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Thursday.P.V Sindhu pumps her fist during her India Open second round against Busanan Ongbumrungphan. (photo: BAI)

    P.V Sindhu pumps her fist during her India Open second round against Busanan Ongbumrungphan. (photo: BAI)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan reach India Open 2nd round

    New Delhi: Predictably, top seeded men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing for his fourth India Open title after emerging triumphant in 2011, 2013 and 2014, beat his overmatched Japanese opponent Kazumasa Sakai 21-11, 21-17 to reach the second round of India Open on Wednesday. Lee Chong Wei will play face Wei Nan of Hong Kong next. Wei Nan will be a tough nut to crack as Lee lost to the Hong Kong player in the second round of Denmark Open last year.Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei aiming to bounce back from his All England shock at India Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong exit, Wang Yihan cruises to Swiss finals

    Basel: Malaysia’s interest at the Swiss Open ended on Saturday with the exit of former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong.Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat cross rackets with Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin in the semi-final of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Swiss Open)

    Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat cross rackets with Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin in the semi-final of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Swiss Open)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth pull out of Swiss Open

    Basel: After suffering early exit at the All England championships last Wednesday, World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has withdrawn from this week's Swiss Open in Basel slated to kick off on Tuesday, citing fitness problem.Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

    Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

  • Lin Dan, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to All England Semis

    Birmingham: The most decorated player in the history of badminton, Lin Dan from China extended his dominance in the quarter-finals of All England on Friday when he foiled a stirring fightback from third-seeded Denmark shuttler Jan O Jorgensen, beating the Dane 10-21, 21-9, 21-15 in 67 minutes.Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long makes shock exit, Lin Dan advances at All England

    Birmingham: After World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei crashed out in shock All England defeat yesterday, World number one Chen Long of China slumped to a 19-21, 17-21 loss to compatriot Xue Song in the men's singles second round of the prestigious badminton event on Thursday, while Lin Dan advanced with a tight victory.Chen Long's defeat at All England throws men's singles race wide open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long's defeat at All England throws men's singles race wide open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long ready to rumble at All England

    Birmingham: Badminton fans have plenty to look forward to as the 2016 All England will kick off its 117th edition on Tuesday.

    The Yonex All England Championships moved into the Barclaycard Arena only two days after the World Group 1st Round of Davis Cup ended on Sunday.Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at the 2016 All England. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at the 2016 All England. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Carolina Marin pulls out, Lin Dan strong favorite to win German Open

    Mulheim: Top women's singles player Carolina Marin who lead the Spain women's team to finish third in the 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships two weeks ago, and helped her team qualified for the Uber Cup finals to be held in Kunshan, China on May 15-22, has pulled out of the German Open slated to kick off on Tuesday.Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan looks so cool when wearing glasses while playing badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei avoids Lin Dan, Chen Long in All England draw

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei avoided his two biggest rivals in the 2016 All England draw released on Tuesday as the two Chinese shuttlers have been drawn in the same half of the draw, while Lee Chong Wei and Japanese Kento Momota could potentially meet in the other semifinal.Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to play at 2016 All England

    London: Defending champion Chen Long who will be trying to capture his third All England in four years, has been seeded first for the upcoming 2016 YONEX All England tournament that will be held from March 8 to March 13 at Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, England.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of defending Syed Modi International

    Lucknow: World No. 2 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the last-minute citing foot injury and a recurring fever.Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

    Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

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