• Tai Tzu Ying shocks Wang Yihan to win Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chinese Taipei's women's singles shuttler Tai Tzu Ying stunned former World Champion Wang Yihan of China to lift her first ever Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

    The unseeded Tai, who has been in sizzling form since defeated 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the second round, dashed past No. 4 seed Wang Yihan 21-17, 21-8 in 34 minutes for the title.The 2016 Indonesian Open women's singles champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan stands on the podium next to runner-up Wang Yihan of China. (photo: AFP)

    The 2016 Indonesian Open women's singles champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan stands on the podium next to runner-up Wang Yihan of China. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Japan to send nine badminton players to Rio Olympics

    Tokyo: After Japanese World No. 1 women's doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo defeated Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao 21-13, 21-15 in an all-Japan women’s badminton doubles final at the Asian Championships, Takahashi/Matsutomo have been named among the nine Japanese shuttlers who clinched their spots in all five disciplines at the Rio Olympics.A lot of respect to Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo and Naoko Fukuman/Kurumi Yonao's "Samurai spirit" when both pairs put up real fight in the BAC final, contrary to "Li Yongbo" style that brought shame to badminton with walkovers and match throwings.

    A lot of respect to Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo and Naoko Fukuman/Kurumi Yonao's "Samurai spirit" when both pairs put up real fight in the BAC final, contrary to "Li Yongbo" style that brought shame to badminton with walkovers and match throwings.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win BAC title

    Wuhan: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei celebrated his fourth consecutive victories against World No. 1 Chen Long of China by beating the Chinese shuttler in the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC) final to regain his second BAC title in Wuhan, China on Sunday.

    In the enthralling first set, Lee who won the BAC title in 2006, put on a furious fightback after trailing 11-15 to overtake Chen Long and wrapped up the set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei (2nd L) of Malaysia uses a selfie stick to take photos with the runner-up Cheng Long (L) of China and the third place Tian Houwei (3rd L) of China and Lin Dan (R) of China on the podium after winning the men's singles final match against Chen Long of China at the 2016 Badminton Asia Championships. (photo: AFP)

  • Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon win India Open

    New Delhi: World No. 4 Japanese shuttler Kento Momota remained perfect in India Open finals, winning an the men's singles title on Sunday while denying Viktor Axelsen of Denmark from winning his first ever Super Series.Japan's Kento Momota poses with the trophy after winning the men's final singles match aganist Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at 2016 India Open. (photo: AFP)

    Japan's Kento Momota poses with the trophy after winning the men's final singles match aganist Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at 2016 India Open. (photo: AFP)

  • 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, 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)

  • Lin Dan captures sixth All England title

    Birmingham: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan who had won the prestigious All England tournament in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, made history in the modern badminton era by capturing his sixth All England title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on Sunday.Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

    Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing in Malaysia GPG finals

    Georgetown: An inspired Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong pair continued to fire on all cylinders in the quest for their first title of the year, as they shown what they have in store, bouncing back from one set deficit to topple No.1 seeds Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang of Korea 15-21, 21-18, 21-16 in the Malaysia Masters men's doubles semi-finals on Saturday.Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

    Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, P.V Sindhu stun big names

    Jakarta: SEA Games champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Championships history when the Malaysian pair defeated top seeds and world number one pair Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi of Japan, 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Thursday.Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

    Good luck to Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho in the quarters. (photo: Goh Thean Howe)

  • Lee Chong Wei slips to 180th in world badminton rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's ranking had taken a sharp nose dive in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Chong Wei fell 101 spots to world No. 180. However, he is expected to rise up in the rankings starting next week.Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

    Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

  • Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing eight seeds in India Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing upset world No. 19 and eight seeds Kenichi Hayakawa-Misaki Matsutomo 21-15, 8-21, 23-21 in the first round of India Open.Peng Soon-Pei Jing deliver India Open surprise

    Peng Soon-Pei Jing deliver India Open surprise



    This is the best win in their short stint together, and could be their last ever tournament as a pair. Peng Soon is expected to pair with his previous partner Goh Liu Ying in the Singapore Open Superseries next week (April 8-13).

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