• 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!

  • Simon, the giant slayer shocks Chong Wei in Singapore Open final

    SINGAPORE: BamintonPlanet.com wrote an article titled ”The Resurgence of Simon Santoso” yesterday, and today, Simon has announced his strong come back to the badminton world by capturing Singapore Open men’s singles title. Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

    Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

    Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he upset world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore badminton Open for the first time on Sunday.

  • The Resurgence of Simon Santoso

    Indonesia’s former top men’s singles shuttler Simon Santoso produced an upset in Singapore Open by defeating world No. 7, Du Pengyu in rubber set: 16-21, 21-17, and 21-17. Simon turned professional in January 2014, in a bid to come out of his badminton career rut.Simon Santoso's performance has been very impressive after turning pro at Jan 2014.

    Simon has proven that it was indeed the right move for him when he captured the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold title 3 weeks ago, and stormed into the finals of the Singapore Open.

  • 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: Thien How-Wee Kiong to join Chong Wei in the quarter-finals

    KUALA LUMPUR: Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, the world No. 9, who have been struggling to find their rhythm over the last few months, surprised the crowd on Thursday with a win over a fast attacking Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand 21-17, 21-18 in the second round of Singapore Open.Can Thien How and Wee Kiong live up to the expectation? We'll see!

    Can Thien How and Wee Kiong live up to the expectation? We'll see!

    The duo's performance in the international arena had been awful ever since taking over the country’s No. 1 spot from Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.They've crashed out early in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold as well as the Indian Open in New Delhi.

  • Four Singapore doubles pairs made it to the first round

    Four Singapore's doubles pairs made it to the main draw of the OUE Singapore Open on Tuesday.

    Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champion - Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart cruised to first round of OUE Singapore Open after winning against Indonesian duo - Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki with 21-15, 21-15; Ashton Chen and Robin Gonansa also qualified to the first round after knocking off Guru Prasad and Venkatesh Prasad from India 21-13, 21-17.Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champion - Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (left) and Chayut Triyachart in their match against  Indonesia's Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki at the OUE Singapore Open on April 8, 2014.

    Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champion - Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (left) and Chayut Triyachart in their match against Indonesia's Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki at the OUE Singapore Open on April 8, 2014.

  • All England - Sugiarto crashes out at first hurdle (pic)

    Tommy Sugiarto, winner of the Singapore Open last year and finalist at last month's Malaysian Open, was sent crashing out by a qualifier in the first round at the All England Open on Wednesday.

    BIRMINGHAM: Tommy Sugiarto, winner of the Singapore Open last year and finalist at last month's Malaysian Open, was sent crashing out by a qualifier in the first round at the All England Open on Wednesday.

    The world number three from Indonesia twice appeared to have turned the match around, and was foiled only in the last few points by Gao Huan, an impressively resilient Chinese player.Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia during the men's singles semi final at the BWF badminton World Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur in December 2013.

    The 24-year-old from Liaoning won 21-13, 10-21, 21-18, making good use of his familiarity with the conditions from his two matches in the qualifying competition to squeeze out the best win of his career.

  • Singapore‚Äôs badminton Open clinches sponsorship by property group OUE (pic)

    Singapore’s badminton body continued its attempted revival of the flagging sport with the announcement of a new title sponsor for the Singapore Open on Thursday evening.

    The nation’s largest and longest-running badminton event, formerly known as the Li-Ning Open, will be named after local publicly-listed property giant OUE Limited in a one-year, six-figure deal.Giant red packet presentation from OUE Limited Executive Chairman, Dr. Stephen Riady to President of SBA, Mr Lee

    OUE is worth over S$2 billion and best known for operating the Meritus and Mandarin hotel brands in Singapore, Malaysia and the US.

    This is the company’s first foray into sports sponsorship, although executive chairman Stephen Riady has served as a patron of the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) since October 2010.

  • Singapore Open brought forward to April

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore Open has been brought forward due to a hectic season in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) calendar this year.

    Instead of June, the fifth leg of the Superseries will be held from April 8-13 and it will coincide with the World Junior Championships, which will be hosted in Alor Setar from April 7-18. 

    The Singapore dates had to be moved because some of the players will be involved in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4 and it will be followed by the World Championships from Aug 25-31.

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