• Lee,Li,and Lee seek redemption in Incheon Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Do you know what Lee and Li have in common? Although they are spelled differently, they actually share the same meaning and refer to the same Chinese and Korean Hanja character - .Wish Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui and Lee Yong-dae good luck in Incheon

    Wish Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui and Lee Yong-dae good luck in Incheon

  • Carolina Marin, Chen Long win World titles

    Copenhagen (AFP) - Spain's Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women's singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday.Congratulations to Carolina Marin

    Congratulations to Carolina Marin

  • Li Xuerui vs Carolina Marin in women's singles final

    Copenhagen: On Saturday, top seed Li Xuerui of China ended the run of Japanese dynamo and 16th seed Minatsi Mitani to seal a return to the women’s singles final.Li Xuerui of China

    Li Xuerui of China

  • P.V. Sindhu reaches semis, Saina Nehwal crashes out

    Copenhagen: On Friday, P.V. Sindhu outlasted second seed Wang Shixian of China 19-21 21-19 21-15 with her gritty and gutsy performance to reach the women’s singles semifinals at the World Championships. Interestingly, Sindhu defeated the same opponent at 2013 World Championships to become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the prestigious tournament.P.V. Sindhu celebrates after her victory against Wang Shixian

    P.V. Sindhu celebrates after her victory against Wang Shixian

  • Saina Nehwal Breaks Chinese Super Series Monopoly

    Sydney: On Sunday, India's Saina Nehwal defeated Spain's Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in 43 minutes to win the Australian Open. With the win, she became the first non-Chinese shuttler to win a women's singles Super Series title in 2014.

    Australian Open was the eighth Super Series tournament this year. The previous seven have all been taken by the top Chinese shuttlers.Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

    Saina Nehwal with the Australian Open Super Series Title in Sydney on Sunday

  • Indonesia Open Final Results

    Jakarta: On Sunday, Denmark's Jan O. Jorgensen defeated Kenichi Tago to win the men’s singles title.

    In the women's singles final, world number one Li Xuerui of China defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-13, 21-13 in 37 minutes to win the title.Lee Yong dae- Yoo Yeon-seong has become the dominant force in men's doubles

    Lee Yong dae- Yoo Yeon-seong has become the dominant force in men's doubles

  • Indonesia Open: China dominated the quarter-finals

    Jakarta: Badminton powerhouse China dominated the Indonesia Open quarter-finals on Friday, with four doubles and three singles pounding through to the semi-finals.Wang Shixian together with her boyfriend - Chen Long are both in the semi-finals of Indonesia Open

    Wang Shixian together with her boyfriend - Chen Long are both in the semi-finals of Indonesia Open

    Women's top seed Li Xuerui of China beat India's Saina Nehwal in a tight first game but proved the faster and more dexterous in the second, ending the game at 22-20, 21-15.

  • Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal cruises to quarters

    Jakarta: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced into the women's singles quarterfinals of Indonesia Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

    Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

  • Indonesian Open kicks off in Jakarta

    Jakarta -- The one-week Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday with the absence of China's Olympic and world champion Lin Dan.Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

    The tournament, offering 750,000 U.S. dollars in prizes has attracted more than 200 shuttlers including world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Chinese ace Li Xuerui from 27 countries and regions.

  • Lee Chong Wei,Li Xuerui win Japan Open titles

    Tokyo: Malaysian badminton super star Lee Chong Wei won his fifth Japan Open title after beating Hong Kong's Hu Yun 21-14, 21-12 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.Lee Chong Wei is the most successful badminton players on Japanese soil by winning 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Japan Open titles.

    Lee Chong Wei is the most successful badminton players on Japanese soil by winning 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Japan Open titles.

    Playing with an unusually aggressive flair, Lee Chong Wei led the first game all the way with a cushion of up to eight points. Chong Wei scored the 21th point in the first set after eighth-seeded Hu returned a high lob into the net.

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 2013 BWF Male Player of the Year

    New Delhi: Lee Chong Wei was named the BWF Male Player of the Year for 2013 for his remarkable performances in 2013 by winning 6 superseries tournaments and the Super Series Masters Finals; he was also the runner-up in the World Championships in Guangzhou last year. Other BWF Male Player of the Year 2013 nominees were Lin Dan and Chen Long of China, the doubles duo Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia; and Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae of South Korea.Lee Chong Wei received the 2013 Male Player of the Year award from the President of Badminton Association of India, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta at the annual BWF Gala Awards Dinner held in the sidelines of Thomas and Uber Cup tournament being held in Delhi.

    Lee Chong Wei received the 2013 Male Player of the Year award from the President of Badminton Association of India, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta at the annual BWF Gala Awards Dinner held in the sidelines of Thomas and Uber Cup tournament being held in Delhi.

  • Wang Yihan captures Singapore Open title

    Wang Yihan, who was upset by Li Xuerui in the 2012 Olympic final, won 21-11, 21-19 in the Singapore Open women's singles final. 

    She was trailing the top seed Li Xuerui for most of the second game, but luck was on her side when she were able to tie the second game at 19-19, and then score two critical net points to seal the match.Wang Yihan celebrated her victory with a loud roar!

    Wang Yihan celebrated her victory with a loud roar!

  • Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui reach Singapore Open final

    SINGAPORE: Malaysia's world No 1 Lee Chong Wei stormed into the Singapore Open men's final while the Olympic women's singles gold medalist Li Xuerui from China will clash with her compatriot Wang Yihan in the final.Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

    Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

  • Singapore Open: Li Xuerui and Wang Yihan are in the semi-final

    In the women’s singles quarter finals of Singapore open, the  top seed and Olympic champion Li Xuerui went past Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying in straight games, she displays better dominance in this game compare to her three-game struggle against Japan's Minatsu Mitani in second round.

    Li won 21-10, 21-13 in 27 minutes to stay on course for a repeat of last year's final with defending champion and fellow Chinese Wang Yihan, who downed India's eighth seed P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-15.Li XueRui was struggling to make it to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open on Thursday, but she was able to find her rhythm when playing against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying

    Li XueRui was struggling to make it to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open on Thursday, but she was able to find her rhythm when playing against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying

  • Wang Shixian, Boe and Mogensen won India Open

    NEW DELHI: In an all-Chinese women's singles final, Wang Shixian and Li Xuerui engaged in energy-sapping rallies. The result was a high-octane match as the lead changed hands frequently.Wang Shixian is on fire since winning All England last month

    Wang Shixian is on fire since winning All England last month

    Li had opened up a slim 4-2 lead early on first set but soon Wang took early lead to move up 14-10 in the first game. Li opened up a slender lead of 18-16 with the help of her accurate half smashes and smashes and reached 20-18 after grabbing two more points.

  • Wang Shixian bounces back at India Open

    In the all-Chinese women's singles semi-finals, Li Xuerui packed off Xin Liu in 32 minutes. She will face second seed Wang Shixian who bounced back from the loss of the first set to beat third seed Wang Yihan in 58 minutes of the thrilling battle of two Wangs. Shixian also defeated Yihan in last month's All England.Shixian prevails in battle of Wangs

    Shixian prevails in battle of Wangs


    After losing the first set, Shixian found her rhythm battled brilliantly to snatch the second set. In the deciding third set, the players were moving neck and neck till 20-all, with Yihan's errors on the big points of the close decider allowed Shixian converted her second match-point.

  • Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open Super Series (pic)

    Saina Nehwal faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

    World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the USD 250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here from April 1-6.Saina Nehwal

    Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made on Tuesday. She faces an easy opener against Austrian Simone Prutsch in the first round of India's premier badminton tournament.

  • Xuerui hopes to reclaim All-England title (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: It was the All-England two years ago when Li Xuerui first burst onto the scene.

    Then, only 21 and relatively new to the badminton scene, Xuerui announced her presence on the world stage by claiming the crown after beating compatriot Wang Yihan in straight games.Li Xuerui: 'To come back to the All-England really means a lot to me... hopefully, I’ll go all the way again.'

    That was also Xuerui’s best ever year to date, as she won a total of eight titles – including the Asian championships and the London Olympics gold medal.

    Last year proved to be least successful for Xuerui as, despite winning the Superseries Finals, she was bundled out in the first round of the All-England and lost in the final of the World Championships to Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon.

  • Li’s comeback is a sweet success (pic)

    CHINA’s Li Xuerui made a successful return from injury to win her first Maybank Malaysian Open title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

    The world No. 1 proved too strong for compatriot Wang Shixian, winning 21-16, 21-17 in the women’s singles final on Sunday.

    And Xuerui thanked her lucky stars after pulling off the victory.China's Li Xuerui screams in delight after clinching her first Malaysian Open title on Sunday. She defeated compatriot Wang Shixian in the final.

    “I am delighted to win this title for the first time here in Malaysia. After suffering from injury at the end of last year, I was doubtful about my performance. But luck was on my side today,” said Xuerui.

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