• Saina Nehwal continues to thrive on Day 2 Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World number four Saina Nehwal of India who got the better of reigning Asian Games champion Wang Shixian in her opener yesterday, extended her domination over South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun with an emphatic 21-12, 21-18 victory on Thursday. It was Saina's fifth win against Sung in six career meetings though the Indian had lost last time they played each other in the 2013 Denmark Open.Wang Shixian (left) and Wang Yihan are both eliminated from the Dubai Superseries Finals

    Wang Shixian (left) and Wang Yihan are both eliminated from the Dubai Superseries Finals


  • Chen Long & Saina Nehwal are the favorites in Superseries Finals

    Dubai: In the absence of world number one men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei and world number one women's singles shuttler Li Xuerui, doors are wide open for Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at the BWF Superseries Finals.

    In addition to his two Superseries titles - South Korea and Denmark and his World Championship victory, Chen Long of China also aiming to complete his 2014 run with the BWF Superseries Finals title.Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

    Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

  • Hong Kong Open: Wang Yihan upset by Tee Jing Yi

    Hong Kong: Tee Jing Yi of Malaysia made it to the women's singles quarter-finals at Hong Kong Open with a huge upset over No. 2 seed Wang Yihan of China on Thursday.Tee Jing Yi plays her first ever Superseries quarter-final on Friday

    Tee Jing Yi plays her first ever Superseries quarter-final on Friday


    Tee who was trailing 17-19 in the first set, raised her energy to reel off four straight points to win the game 21-19; however, Wang responded with very aggressive play to overwhelm her and Tee lost 14-21 in the second set. In the third set, Tee managed to keep a cool head and eventually started to take advantage of Wang's unforced errors to close out the decider with 21-15.

    Unseeded Liu Xin of China also pulled off another major upset by outlasting her teammate top seed Wang Shixian 21-16,9-21,21-15.

  • Chou Tien Chen vs Wang Zhengming in French Open men's final

    Paris: Chinese Taipei's unseeded Chou Tien Chen, who stunned Jan O Jorgensen in the opening round, continued his startling run in French Open to overcome fourth-seeded Tommy Sugiarto 14-21, 21-18, 21-19in the men's singles semi-final of French Open.Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

    Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

  • Wang Yihan, Li Xuerui, Chen Long reach Denmark Open 2nd round

    Odense: Denmark Open women's singles defending champion Wang Yihan of China opened her 2014 campaign with a straight-games win over Bulgaria's Linda Zetchiri. She was too good for Zetchiri by winning 21-12 21-10.Wang Yihan is the two-time winner of the Denmark Open tournament in Odense

    Wang Yihan is the two-time winner of the Denmark Open tournament in Odense

  • Asian Games: Ahsan-Setiawan, Wang Yihan win gold

    Incheon: Men's doubles pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan added to Indonesia's badminton gold medal haul on Sunday in the nation's best Asian Games for 16 years.Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles at the Incheon Asian Games

    Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles at the Incheon Asian Games

  • 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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