• Lin Dan beats Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final

    Basel: Top seed Lin Dan put on a masterclass as he exacted sweet revenge on second seed Shi Yuqi with a 21-12, 21-11 victory over his junior in the Swiss Open final. Shi had won their past encounter last week, beating Lin in the All England final 24-22, 21-11.Lin Dan(left) holds the Swiss Open trophy as he poses with Shi Yuqi. (photo: BWF)

    Lin Dan(left) holds the Swiss Open trophy as he poses with Shi Yuqi. (photo: BWF)

  • Lin Dan to play Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final

    Basel: The 33-year-old two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China booked his place in the Swiss Open final with a comfortable 21-17, 21-17 win over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle in Münchenstein on Saturday.Lin Dan ready for revenge mission against Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan ready for revenge mission against Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Akane Yamaguchi & Tai Tzu Ying bow out of French Open

    Paris: Both women's singles finalists of last week's Denmark Open, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan were knocked out of the French Open on Friday.Perhaps Akane Yamaguchi is getting tired after her Denmark Open victory last week. (photo: AP)

    Perhaps Akane Yamaguchi is getting tired after her Denmark Open victory last week. (photo: AP)

  • Liliyana Natsir & Debby Susanto are retiring from the Indonesian team

    Jakarta: Indonesian duo Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad who have brought Indonesia the mixed doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are about to split-up.Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

    Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

  • Wang Yihan, Wang Shixian & Li Xuerui off to good start at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chinese shuttlers got off to a solid start at the BCA Indonesia Open on Tuesday.

    World No. 4 women's singles shuttler Wang Yihan of China was in excellent form as she eased past Michelle Li of Canada in straight-sets 21-19, 21-18 in 46 minutes. Wang will play Line Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in the second round.Wang Yihan has to show her worth through Indonesia Open before China decide who to send to the Rio Olympics. (photo: Getty)

    Wang Yihan has to show her worth through Indonesia Open before China decide who to send to the Rio Olympics. (photo: Getty)

  • Tommy Sugiarto heads 2016 Indonesia Olympic team

    Jakarta: World No. 8 Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto will get to play at the highest level of international badminton championships this August when he was listed as one of the 10 Indonesian badminton players who will take part in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

    Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

  • 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)

  • Lin Dan reaches All England finals, four No. 1 seeds ousted in semis

    Birmingham: On a day of upsets in the All England semi-finals on Saturday, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan showed why he has been regarded as the greatest badminton player of all time when he put up a flawless show in last two sets to fend off the fight back from his junior Xue Song to reach the final.Lin Dan and Xue Song in the All England semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan and Xue Song in the All England semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stage comeback to win Syed Modi Grand Prix title

    Lucknow: Malaysia's men's doubles pair of Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem was involved in a close men's doubles final contest in Syed Modi Grand Prix finals as the Malaysian and Indian pair of Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar were engaged in energy-sapping rallies.

    Goh/Tan were caught off guard by the speed and aggressiveness of the Indian pair in the first set by losing 21-14.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and well done to Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar for putting up a good fight. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and well done to Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar for putting up a good fight. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia GPG: Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing upset Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Georgetown: Playing their third mixed doubles match of the day and the fifth match for Tan Kian Meng (two qualification matches in mixed doubles and two qualification matches in men's doubles), not only that Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing did not feel drained and exhausted, they were rather energetic when they pulled off a huge upset by beating World No. 8 Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto 21-10, 21-16 in the first round of mixed doubles in Malaysia Masters on Tuesday.Wish Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing best of luck in the Malaysia Masters.

    Wish Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing best of luck in the Malaysia Masters.

  • Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei emerge sole Malaysian survivors at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysia's women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei became the country’s sole survivor in the quarter-finals of Bitburger Open as two others crashed out of the tournament.

    Having lost the opener 16-21, the world No. 10 pair of Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei hit back to take the second 21-16, before pulling off a hard-fought victory in rubber-set, winning the third set 21-9 following an enthralling 57 minutes contest.Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

    Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying savor sweet revenge over Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Ho Chi Minh City: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and now they have No. 6 seeds Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in their sights at the Vietnam Open.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

  • Indonesia's mixed doubles could spring surprise in the 2015 World Championships

    Jakarta: Mixed doubles coach of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), Richard Mainaky hoped young mixed doubles pairs from Indonesia could put up breakout performances at this year's world championships, which will be held in Jakarta from August 10 to August 16.Good luck to Tontowi Ahmad (left) and Lilyana Natsir at the World Championships.

    Good luck to Tontowi Ahmad (left) and Lilyana Natsir at the World Championships.

  • Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto qualified for World Champs

    Jakarta: Indonesian mixed doubles Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto, managed to qualify for the 2014 World Championships to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from August 25 to August 31.

    Initially, Praveen / Debby did not qualify for the World Championship due to insufficient BWF world ranking points. However, with the withdrawal of several players including Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir, the world number 30 pair was eventually able to earn a spot at the Copenhagen World Championships.Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto (right) of Indonesia

    Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto (right) of Indonesia

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