• 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

  • Australian Open: Super Dan wins

    Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

    Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

    Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How falters

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How failed to gain revenge in Sydney as they were crushed by world number two Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-14, 21-16 in the men’s doubles semi-finals in 47 minutes. In last month's Thomas Cup Group C tie against Korea, Tan-Hoon lost to the Korean pair 19-21, 19-21.

     

    "The Korean played a lot of high quality shots today. We gave our best, it's just so hard to score a single point from the Korean," said Boon Heong.

     Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    "This is the second tournament for Thien How and I playing as a pair, even though we reached semi-final, but I am not satisfy with the result. We came so close from reaching the final to earn a shot of becoming the men's doubles champion at Australia," said the disappointed Boon Heong.

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

    Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

     

    On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

  • Australian Open: Saina, Sindhu advance to 2nd round

    Sydney: Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu advanced into the women's singles second round at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

    Sindhu move past Japan's Aya Ohori 21-16, 21-14 in 31 minutes. She will take on Thai player world number 13 Nichaon Jindapon on Thursday.

  • Australian Open: Takuma Ueda rallies for Daren Liew win

    Sydney: Takuma Ueda is the winner again after fighting his way past Daren Liew to clinch the first round victory of the Australian Open badminton championships in Sydney. Daren Liew (left) should start showing some results before time runs out.

    Daren Liew (left) should start showing some results before time runs out.


    The Japanese's start to the match offered plenty of cause for concern when Daren took the first set easily with 21-9 win.

  • Lin Dan in Australian Badminton Open

    Sydney: Lin Dan has attracted a lot of media attentions since his arrival in Sydney to compete at the Star Australian Badminton Open 2014.Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

    The tattooed 30-year-old badminton super star was the second richest athlete in China last year. Through a combination of prizes won and lucrative endorsement deals, Lin Dan has amassed an estimated net worth of close to $20 Million.

  • Koo Kien Keat to Miss Australian Open

    Bangkok: In the hope to rejuvenate his career, Koo Kien Keat left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on March to join the Granular professional badminton club in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, he only played in New Zealand Open, where he partnered with Ng Hui Lin in mixed doubles and Pakkawat Vilailak in men's doubles.The future doesn't look promising for Koo Kien Keat if he continues to stay in Granular

    The future doesn't look promising for Koo Kien Keat if he continues to stay in Granular

    On Monday, his professional career was hindered by his own club again when the Granular's chairman Jane Piyatat decided to withdraw his players from Australian Badminton Open, which will be held from June 24 to 29, and the Yonex US Open Badminton Championship that runs from July 8 to 13.

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus