• Wang Shixian makes strong start at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Wang Shixian made a flying start in the women's singles first round at Yonex Chinese Taipei Open with a 21-14, 21-16 rout of Taiwan's Hung Shih Han in 33 minutes on Wednesday.Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan & Chen Long withdraw from Chinese Taipei Open

    Chinese Taipei: Lin Dan and Chen Long have joined Lee Chong Wei in pulling out from the Chinese Taipei Open which will be held in Taipei from June 28th to July 3rd.Chen Long & Lin Dan are busy preparing for the Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long & Lin Dan are busy preparing for the Olympics. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Badminton couple - Chen Long & Wang Shixian lose in Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Friday was a bad day for one of the sweetest couples in badminton - Chen Long and Wang Shixian when both were sent packing in the quarter-finals of Australian Open.Badminton fans probably won't be able to see both Wang Shixian and Chen Long play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Badminton fans probably won't be able to see both Wang Shixian and Chen Long play at the Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Wang Yihan: Not easy to beat Carolina Marin

    Jakarta: Chinese women's singles shuttler Wang Yihan pulled off the biggest upset on Saturday when she stunned World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 16-21, 21-11, 21-17 in 78 minutes to advance to the final of 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Super Series Premier.

    Both players gave their best performance of the tournament in the women's singles semi-finals but Wang appeared struggling in the first set as she was trailing the whole set to go down 16-21.Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

    Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

  • Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal to reach Indonesian Open semis

    Jakarta: World No. 1 women's shuttler Carolina Marin defeated India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal in straight sets 24-22, 21-11 in the last eight of Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Friday.Carolina Marin through to semis at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Carolina Marin through to semis at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Wang Yihan, Wang Shixian & Li Xuerui off to good start at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chinese shuttlers got off to a solid start at the BCA Indonesia Open on Tuesday.

    World No. 4 women's singles shuttler Wang Yihan of China was in excellent form as she eased past Michelle Li of Canada in straight-sets 21-19, 21-18 in 46 minutes. Wang will play Line Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in the second round.Wang Yihan has to show her worth through Indonesia Open before China decide who to send to the Rio Olympics. (photo: Getty)

    Wang Yihan has to show her worth through Indonesia Open before China decide who to send to the Rio Olympics. (photo: Getty)

  • Li Xuerui, Wang Shixian & Wang Yihan's Olympic bid up in air

    By: Chan Kin-wa

    Beijing: With at least five players who have made top 16, the China badminton team officials will finalise their two choices for the women’s singles on July 18

    Top women’s badminton players from China, including defending singles champion Li Xuerui, will be forced to wait until the last moment before finding out whether they will go to the Rio Olympic Games.Wang Shixian, Li Xuerui, Wang Yihan (from left) are trying to squeeze into the 2 spots allocated for China in Olympics.

    Wang Shixian, Li Xuerui, Wang Yihan (from left) are trying to squeeze into the 2 spots allocated for China in Olympics.

  • China beat Korea 3-1 to win 14th Uber Cup crown

    Kunshan: China's women's team was on a mission to retain the Uber Cup at home after their men's team suffered worst loss in China's Thomas Cup history when they were beaten by Korea in the men's quarter-finals.Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

    Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

  • 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)

  • China in unstoppable form to beat Spain 5-0 at Uber Cup

    Kunshan: It's another easy 5-0 sweep for China in their third game at the Thomas and Uber Cup in Kunshan on Tuesday, this time against Spain.Wang Shixian fights from behind to stun World No. 1 Carolina Marin. (photo: AFP)

    Wang Shixian fights from behind to stun World No. 1 Carolina Marin. (photo: AFP)

  • China fill maximum slots for the 2016 Olympic

    Wuhan: After winning two out of five gold medals offered at the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) on Sunday, China has enough or in some categories, more than enough shuttlers to secure the maximum Olympic quota slots allocated for each country.Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

    Despite the match throwing scandal, we should give the Chinese shuttlers the respect they are due by winning golds in all five categories in London.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Nozomi Okuhara, Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov win All England

    Birmingham: Nothing could be better than winning an All England title to top her birthday celebration when Nozomi Okuhara fought back from a set down against two-time champion Wang Shixian of China 21-11, 16-21, 21-19 to win the thrilling women's singles final on Sunday.Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov of Russia hold up the 2016 All England men's doubles champion trophy during the awarding ceremony.(photo: Reuters / Andrew Boyers)

    Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov of Russia hold up the 2016 All England men's doubles champion trophy during the awarding ceremony.(photo: Reuters / Andrew Boyers)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Lin Dan foils Chou Tien Chen fightback to win German Open

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China was taking on 26-year-old Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen in the German Open finals at the RWE Sporthalle stadium in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany on Sunday.Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen pose for pictures after their Men's Singles Final match at the German Open. (photo: badminton.de)

    Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen pose for pictures after their Men's Singles Final match at the German Open. (photo: badminton.de)

  • Lin Dan to meet Chou Tien Chen in German Open final

    Mulheim: World No. 5 Lin Dan will face Chou Tien Chen in a German Open final for the first time on Sunday at Mulheim, Germany.

    The two time Olympic Champion Lin Dan held off the challenge from Son Wan Ho of Korea, winning 21-12, 21-13 to reach the German Open final on Saturday.Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

    Lin Dan has a 3-1 career records against Chou Tien Chen. (photo: German Open)

  • Lin Dan, Jan O Jorgensen reach German Open semifinals

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China and Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen stayed on course for the men's singles final clash after they both advanced to the men's singles semi-finals at German Open on Friday."Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

    "Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stun Chai Biao/Hong Wei to enter German Open quarters

    Mulheim: Unseeded Malaysians Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed to the brink of elimination after they trailed 16-20 in the decider against second seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will gain more confidence after their tough win against Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Thursday.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will gain more confidence after their tough win against Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Thursday.

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