Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lee Chong Wei to meet Brice Leverdez again in 2018 World Championships opener

Lee Chong Wei faces Brice Leverdez again in the 2018 World Championships first round.
Kuala Lumpur: After he was defeated by French badminton player Brice Leverdez in the first round of the 2017 World Championships 19-21, 24-22, 17-21, Malaysia’s badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and Brice Leverdez have both been drawn to meet each other again in the first round of the 2018 World Championships what will be held in Nanjing from July...

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai enter Singapore Open second round

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai advance to the 2018 Singapore Open second round. (photo: Bernama)
Singapore: World No. 7 mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai was full of fighting spirits at the Singapore Open opener and hoping to carry momentum into the World Championships in Nanjing, China, that starts on July 30th, 2018. The No. 2 seeds managed to reel off 5 consecutive points in the second set on Tuesday, beating home players...

BAM axe 8 players from Malaysia national badminton squad

BAM's Coaching and Training (C&T) committee chairman Ng Chin Chai. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced on Monday that it has dropped eight players from the Malaysia national squad in the effort of ensuring only players who have strong potential deserved to stay in the team. This latest wave of players leaving BAM came after Tee Jing Yi, Soong Fie Cho, Chooi Kah Ming and Low Juan...

Nozomi Okuhara, Kanta Tsuneyama win Thailand Open

Nozomi Okuhara celebrates her Thailand Open victory. (photo: AFP)
Bangkok: The No. 4 seed Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara went on the attack throughout the whole match against the No. 2 seed PV Sindhu of India in Sunday's women's singles final, beating the Indian player 21-15, 21-18 in 50 minutes. Sindhu was clearly uncomfortable with Okuhara's aggressive tactics in the final, making too many unforced errors and handed the first...

Nozomi Okuhara faces PV Sindhu in Thailand Open, rematch of World Championships final

Nozomi Okuhara books rematch with PV Sindhu in the 2018 Thailand Open final. (photo: AFP)
Bangkok: Women's singles No. 4 seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan will face No. 2 seed PV Sindhu of India, the opponent she defeated in a hard-fought three-set battle in the 2017 World Championships final, to decide who takes home the 2018 Thailand Open title on Sunday. Sunday's final between Okuhara and Sindhu will be an intriguing showdown, after the Japanese...

P.V. Sindhu beats Soniia Cheah to enter Thailand Open semis

P.V. Sindhu progresses to Thailand Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)
Bangkok: India's No. 2 seed women's singles player P.V Sindhu has advanced into the Thailand Open semi-finals by securing a 21-17, 21-13 victory over Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in 26 minutes on Friday. Despite the loss, 25-year-old Cheah who advanced to her first ever quarter-finals of a BWF Super 500 World Tour event, told reporter it was a good experience...

Kamilla Rytter Juhl is pregnant, badminton career temporarily on hold

Congratulations to Kamilla Rytter Juhl on her pregnancy. May this special time be filled with health and lots of love! (photo: AFP)
Copenhagen: The reigning All England women's doubles champions, Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen who revealed on October 2017 that they were lovers and have been in relationship for eight years, announced that Juhl is pregnant, and the pair is expecting their first child soon. The 34-year-old Kamilla Rytter Juhl who won the 2009 mixed double World Championships title with...

Tee Jing Yi, Chooi Kah Ming call it quits for BAM

Tee Jing Yi (left), Chooi Kah Ming leave BAM in prime of careers.
Kuala Lumpur: One of the most respected Malaysian women's badminton player - Tee Jing Yi has called it quits after 12 years of service at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Tee who played in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic reportedly tendered her resignation letter to BAM last week. "I think it's time for me to take a break from...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying hoping to find winning formula after Indonesia Open defeat

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying earn a positive experience despite their loss in Indonesia Open final. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying insisted they’ll need to find a new winning formula to keep their World Championships and Asian Games hopes alive, especially when facing Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia. After losing to Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in the Rio 2016 Olympic final, Chan/Goh failed to get their revenge on Sunday, falling...

Tai Tzu Ying stretches winning streak to 29 matches with Indonesia Open victory

Tai Tzu Ying has been virtually unbeatable so far this year. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan battled past No. 5 seed Chen Yufei of China in a tight three-setter on Sunday to not only claim her 5th title of the year, but also to extend her winning streak to 29 successive matches with a hard-fought victory that lasted 54 minutes. The first set was...

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Lee Chong Wei faces Brice Leverdez again in the 2018 World Championships first round.

Lee Chong Wei to meet Brice Leverdez again in 2018 World Championships opener

Kuala Lumpur: After he was defeated by French badminton player Brice Leverdez in the first round of the 2017 World Championships 19-21, 24-22, 17-21,...
Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai advance to the 2018 Singapore Open second round. (photo: Bernama)

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai enter Singapore Open second round

Singapore: World No. 7 mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai was full of fighting spirits at the Singapore Open opener and hoping...
BAM's Coaching and Training (C&T) committee chairman Ng Chin Chai. (photo: Bernama)

BAM axe 8 players from Malaysia national badminton squad

Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced on Monday that it has dropped eight players from the Malaysia national squad in the...