• 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

  • 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 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 crashed out of India Open

    New Delhi: India’s bet on its best women’s singles player - Saina Nehwal came up short, when she was knocked out by the third seed Wang Yihan from China in the $250,000 India Open Super Series badminton Friday.Saina Nehwal was knocked out of women’s singles quarter-final in India Open

    Saina Nehwal was knocked out of women’s singles quarter-final in India Open

    Wang Yihan, who also ranks world No.2, defeated Saina with 21-16, 21-14 in 39 minutes. With this win, she extended her career win over Saina to an 8-1 lead.

  • 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.

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