Sunday, December 17, 2017

PV Sindhu storms into final of BWF Super Series Finals, to play Akane Yamaguchi

PV Sindhu is one match away from winning her maiden title at the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)
Dubai: India's PV Sindhu dished out an all-around match to notch up a victory against 19-year-old Chen Yufei of China 21-15, 21-18 in the BWF Super Series semi-finals on Saturday. In the match that lasted 59 minutes, both shuttlers played a reasonable tactical game plan where Sindhu was using her height to unleash ruthless smashes from the backcourt, while Chen...

Lee Chong Wei rocks Son Wan-Ho to reach BWF Super Series Finals final

Lee Chong Wei needs to cross the ultimate hurdle - Viktor Axelsen on Sunday in order to win his fifth World Superseries Finals crown. (photo: AP)
Dubai: The No. 4 seed Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who had lost No. 1 seed Son Wan-Ho of Korea in the last Group A match at Hamdan Sports Complex on Friday, serving up revenge as he beat the Korean in straight sets to make his 5th BWF Super Series final. Lee's aggressive approach combined with tenacious defence paid...

Ratchanok Intanon to meet Akane Yamaguchi in BWF Finals semis

Ratchanok Intanon to set up her 6th meetings with Akane Yamaguchi in the 2017 season on Saturday. (photo: AP)
Dubai: Despite her loss to Chen Yufei of China in the final group stage on Friday, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand has cruised into the last four of BWF Super Series Finals, and to go any further, she'll have to do beat Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Saturday. The World No. 6 had earlier defeated World No. 5 Sung Ji-Hyun on...

Lee Chong Wei to face Son Wan-Ho again after Friday’s loss at BWF Super Series Finals

Lee Chong Wei (right) to face Son Wan-Ho (left) on Saturday at BWF Super Series Finals with chance for revenge. (photo: AP)
Dubai: World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will meet World No. 5 Son Wan-Ho of Korea in the semi-final of the BWF Super Series Finals after the Malaysian suffered a defeat to the Korean 21-13, 20-22, 15-21 in the last Group A match at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Friday. Despite his loss, Lee still...

Ratchanok Intanon beats Tai Tzu-ying to reach semi-finals at BWF World Superseries Finals

Ratchanok Intanon continues her late season surge at BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AP)
Dubai: The women's singles World No. 6 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand handed Taiwanese World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying her first defeat at this year's BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai, winning 21-18, 21-17 in 45 minutes to become the Group B champion in the women's singles event. Intanon dominated Tai with her exceptional court coverage and precision of her shots....

Lee Chong Wei faces tricky path to semi-finals at BWF World Superseries Finals

Lee Chong Wei to play Son Wan Ho on Friday. (photo: AP)
Dubai: BadmintonPlanet's prediction on Wednesday about the results of Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals men's singles Group A turned out to be quite correct. Although Lee Chong Wei defeated Angus Ng Ka Long in his first group match, we've said the situation could get tricky if Ng beat Son Wan Ho on Thursday and if Lee loses the last...

Lee Chong Wei makes winning start in Dubai

Lee Chong Wei too strong for Angus Ng Ka Long at the 2017 BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei made a good start to the BWF Super Series Finals with a 21-14, 21-13 win over Angus Ng Ka Long on Wednesday. Three weeks after winning Hong Kong Open for a record fifth time, Lee was back in action aiming to cap a remarkably successful run by lifting his fifth BWF...

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon win “Player of the Year” Award

Congratulations to Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon for winning the 2017 BWF "Male Player of the Year" award. (photo: AP)
Dubai: Indonesia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon received a boost ahead of the 2017 World Superseries Finals after they were awarded "Male Player of the Year" from Badminton World Federation (BWF) at the BWF World Super Series Finals 2017 tournament gala dinner on Tuesday. The Indonesian pair has enjoyed a successful year with six...

Chen Long pulls out of BWF Super Series Finals with knee injury

Chen Long withdraws from the 2017 BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)
Dubai: The Rio Olympic champion Chen Long has withdrawn from BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai at the last minute citing a knee problem. Chen's withdrawal means Lee Chong Wei, who defeated Chen in the final of Hong Kong Open, will not get a chance to cross sword again with Chen on Thursday. Shi Yuqi will be the sole men's...

Tey Seu Bock to join Lee Chong Wei in Dubai

Lee Chong Wei is comfortable with Tey Seu Bock (back) as his coach. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton coach Tey Seu Bock who was on Lee Chong Wei's side when the World No. 2 won clinched his fifth men's singles crown at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open three weeks ago, was once again handed the challenging task of coaching Lee Chong Wei to re-assert his dominance in men's singles at the BWF World...

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PV Sindhu is one match away from winning her maiden title at the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)

PV Sindhu storms into final of BWF Super Series Finals, to play Akane Yamaguchi

Dubai: India's PV Sindhu dished out an all-around match to notch up a victory against 19-year-old Chen Yufei of China 21-15, 21-18 in the...
Lee Chong Wei needs to cross the ultimate hurdle - Viktor Axelsen on Sunday in order to win his fifth World Superseries Finals crown. (photo: AP)

Lee Chong Wei rocks Son Wan-Ho to reach BWF Super Series Finals final

Dubai: The No. 4 seed Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who had lost No. 1 seed Son Wan-Ho of Korea in the last...
Ratchanok Intanon to set up her 6th meetings with Akane Yamaguchi in the 2017 season on Saturday. (photo: AP)

Ratchanok Intanon to meet Akane Yamaguchi in BWF Finals semis

Dubai: Despite her loss to Chen Yufei of China in the final group stage on Friday, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand has cruised into the...