• Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei make Thailand GPG semis

    Kuala Lumpur: It was mixed fortunes for the Malaysia team on Thursday at the ongoing Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships held at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Malaysia's campaign in the men's doubles ended on a disappointing note after both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong fizzled out in quarter-finals.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Lee Hyun-il, Ratchanok Intanon advance at Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Predictably, Malaysian World No. 38 men's singles shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli made safe passage through to the third round of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Mexico City GP: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted in semis

    Mexico City: About a day after celebrating their stunning comeback from a one set deficit against Heather Olver/Lauren Smith of England, women's doubles No. 1 seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei found themselves struggling to maintain control over Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito of Japan, crashing out of the Mexico City GP semi-final with 16-21, 21-23 in 51 minutes on Saturday.Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are one win away from the Mexico GP title.

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are one win away from the Mexico GP title.

  • Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong need 3 sets to advance at Mexico City GP

    Mexico City: Although still fresh from their victory at the USA Grand Prix last weekend, the men's doubles No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong looked sluggish in the second set, and were pushed to three sets before beating Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-19, 14-21, 21-9 in the Mexico City Grand Prix quarter-finals on Friday. Goh and Tan will play Bodin Issara and Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand to seek a final berth.Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong are on course to win the Mexico City GP title.

    Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong are on course to win the Mexico City GP title.

  • Mexico City GP: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong defeat 59-year-old Mathew Fogarty

    Mexico City: Although he is not young anymore, 59-year-old Mathew Fogarty of USA who was born in October 30, 1956, has put on an admirable efforts together with his partner Bjorn Seguin in the Mexico City GP men's doubles second round match against No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong from Malaysia on Thursday.Mathew Fogarty's passion for badminton really energized everyone around him. (photo: GettyImages)

    Mathew Fogarty's passion for badminton really energized everyone around him. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and P.V Sindhu exit Indonesian Masters

    Malang: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin won a hard fought 3-set victory yesterday, but he couldn’t pull off another escape on Friday where the 24-year-old from Malaysia unable to play with his usual rhythm, went down in straight sets 13-21, 18-21 to Indonesian Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo.P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

    P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Soo Teck Zhi through to Indonesian GPG quarters

    Malang: Both Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soo Teck Zhi of Malaysia were tested at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday.

    With a spot in the quarterfinals at stake, No. 12 seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin pushed No. 8 seed R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India and gave him a worthy fight. Iskandar got out to a huge lead with 12-3 in the third set to eventually push through No. 8 Gurusaidutt, winning 21-14, 17-21, 21-15.Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

    Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

  • Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen advance to Indonesian Masters 2nd round

    Malang: Despite playing two matches in the qualifying round yesterday, Malaysia's young men's doubles Tan Kian Meng-Low Juan Shen who were only playing in their second tournament as a pair has plenty of energy left in the tank, as they dashed past Indonesia's Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto-Afiat Yuris Wirawan 21-11, 21-19 in the first round of Indonesian Masters main draw in Malang on Wednesday.Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

    Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

  • China Open: Lin Dan survives scare as Lee Chong Wei cruises

    Fuzhou: The two-time Olympic champion, and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China recovered from a set down to defeat compatriot Qiao Bin and kept his hope of a China Open crown alive in Fuzhou - while his nemesis Lee Chong Wei needed only 36 minutes to ease into the second round of China Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

  • Vincent Wong & Angus Ng advance to Bitburger finals, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei exit

    Saarbrucken: Vincent Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong advanced to the Bitburger Open men's finals on Saturday to set up his first encounter against compatriot Angus Ng Ka Long since July 2010.Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark are doing really well in recent tournaments.

    Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark are doing really well in recent tournaments.

  • Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei emerge sole Malaysian survivors at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysia's women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei became the country’s sole survivor in the quarter-finals of Bitburger Open as two others crashed out of the tournament.

    Having lost the opener 16-21, the world No. 10 pair of Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei hit back to take the second 21-16, before pulling off a hard-fought victory in rubber-set, winning the third set 21-9 following an enthralling 57 minutes contest.Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

    Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

  • Chong Wei Feng sole Malaysian survivor in Day 1 of Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng who has been looking to rebuild his career, survived a major scare in the opening round of Bitburger Open, needed 71 minutes to beat Kai Schaefer of Germany 21-15, 20-22, 21-15 on Tuesday.Keep up the good work Chong Wei Feng!

    Keep up the good work Chong Wei Feng!

  • Kien Keat/Boon Heong advance in Thailand GPG, Ihsan Mustofa ousts Son Wan Ho

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia brushed off the challenge of their younger compatriots Chooi Kah Ming/ Ow Yao Han, strolling into the Thailand Open GPG semi-finals with 21-17, 21-11 victory on Friday.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

  • Thailand Open: Chooi Kah Ming & Ow Yao Han earn hard-fought wins

    Bangkok: Two of the three Malaysian men's doubles pairs had reached the quarter-finals of Thailand Open on Thursday.

    While facing growing pressure from within Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to split up their partnership, the 2009 World Boys' Doubles champions and current World No. 94 Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han put together a stellar performance to upset World No. 25 Wang Yilv and Zhang Wen of China 21-19, 14-21, 21-15 to advance to the quarters of Thailand Open.According to BAM, Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han need to produce satisfactory results in 3 months, or risk being broken up. (photo: Granular)

    According to BAM, Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han need to produce satisfactory results in 3 months, or risk being broken up. (photo: Granular)

  • Thailand Open: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong roll into second round

    Bangkok: The unseeded Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong fended off strong resistance from Chan Tsz Kit/Law Cheuk Him of Hong Kong before they outlasted the Hong Kong pair 21-17, 22-20 in 29 minutes in the men's doubles first round of Thailand Open on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are hoping for good outing at Thailand Open.

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are hoping for good outing at Thailand Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei vows to return strong as he chases fourth Olympics berth

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei will continue his pursuit for a record fourth Olympics berth, despite his heart-wrenching back-to-back losses at the Japan Open and Korea Open over the last two weeks. Lee is adamant he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level of badminton as he prepares to open his new campaigns at the Denmark Open and French Open.R. Satheishtharan, Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei and Woon Khe Wei (from left) at the PJBC signing ceremony on Wednesday. (photo: Manoj Kumar)

    R. Satheishtharan, Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Koo Kien Keat, Lee Chong Wei and Woon Khe Wei (from left) at the PJBC signing ceremony on Wednesday. (photo: Manoj Kumar)

  • Vivian Hoo & Woon Khe Wei only Malaysians seeded for World Championships

    Jakarta: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei have been named No. 12 seed at this year’s World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10 - 16 August 2015.Wish Vivian Hoo/ Woon Khe Wei (left) good luck for the upcoming World Championships.

    Wish Vivian Hoo/ Woon Khe Wei (left) good luck for the upcoming World Championships.

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong cruise into 2nd round

    Taipei: Malaysian shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei made a winning start to their campaigns at the $200,000 Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament on Wednesday by entering the second rounds of their respective categories.Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • SEA Games: Malaysia guaranteed 2 golds & 1 silver (video)

    Singapore: Malaysia is guaranteed 2 gold medals in the men's singles, women's doubles at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, because all participants in the finals hail from Malaysia.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

  • Goh Jin Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in SEA Games semis

    Singapore: Malaysia’s 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei was on target to deliver a bronze medal in the women's singles event as she trounced No. 2 seed Nichaon Jindapon of Thailand 21-16, 23-21 in the women’s singles quarter-finals at the SEA Games on Sunday. Jin Wei will clash with Indonesian youngster Hana Ramadhini in the semi-finals. Hana Ramadhini defeated Singapore’s Liang Xiaoyu 21-15, 11-21, 21-14 in other quarter-finals.Goh Jin Wei's great fist pump after winning the SEA Games quarter-finals against Nichaon Jindapon.

    Goh Jin Wei's great fist pump after winning the SEA Games quarter-finals against Nichaon Jindapon.

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