Monday, November 20, 2017

Gao Fangjie’s Cinderella run ended by Akane Yamaguchi in China Open final

Akane Yamaguchi (R) from Japan poses with Gao Fangjie after winning the 2017 China Open final. (photo: AP)
Fuzhou: The China Open's women's singles final was a battle of experience vs. height, but in the end, it was the experienced Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi (with the height of 156cm) who hoisted the 2017 China Open trophy after defeating local favorite Gao Fangjie of China who stands at 178cm, but with lesser experience at the highest levels of...

Chen Long beats Viktor Axelsen to win China Open

Chen Long could meet Viktor Axelsen again in the semi-finals of next week's Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)
Fuzhou: Approximately 3 months after Chen Long lost to Viktor Axelsen in the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships, Chen Long lifted his spirit at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center by beating reigning World Champion Viktor Axelsen in a three-set thriller in the China Open final on Sunday. Backed by a partisan home crowd, the No. 6 seed Chen of...

Viktor Axelsen to face Chen Long in China Open final

Viktor Axelsen and Chen Long to face off at the 2017 China Open final. (photo: AFP)
Fuzhou: No. 1 seed Viktor Axelsen is having one of the best runs of his career this year by reaching his fourth final of the year at the China Open, in Fuzhou on Saturday. He will set up mouth-watering summit clash with China's Olympic champion Chen Long on Sunday. The 23-year-old Axelsen, who is the reigning world champion, needed only...

Chinese teen sensation Gao Fangjie upsets Carolina Marin in China Open semis

China's badminton sensation Gao Fangjie beats Olympic Champion Carolina Marin in China Open semi-finals. (photo: AP)
Fuzhou: Playing in front of home crowd and in the semi-finals of a Super Series tournament on Saturday was an unfamiliar task for 19-year-old Gao Fangjie of China, especially her opponent on the other side of the net was reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain. In less than 24 hours after she upset defending champion and Rio Olympic silver...

Lee Chong Wei upbeat despite China Open loss

Angus Ng Ka Long tries to block a shot from Lee Chong Wei during the China Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)
Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei took plenty of positives away from the China Open despite his quarter-final loss to Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong. The No. 7 seed Lee handed an easy first set win to Ng, but stormed through the second set against the unseeded Hong Kong player and came within two points of winning the match at...

Lee Chong Wei serves up sweet revenge against Brice Leverdez to enter China Open quarters

Lee Chong Wei takes revenge on Brice Leverdez in China Open second round.
Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has avenged World Championships defeat to Frenchman Brice Leverdez with an almost flawless badminton display in the second round of China Open on Thursday. The former World No. 1 Malaysian forged to a 21-6, 21-9 victory in just 31 minutes with a majestic exhibition. "I didn't expect the match to be as easy as it...

Jeremy Gan’s last day at BAM

BadmintonPlanet wishes Jeremy Gan (left) the best of luck in all of his future endeavors. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Jeremy Gan arrived at Academy Badminton Malaysia on November 16th with mixed emotions, as that was his last day with Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Gan who joined BAM at the age of 14, has spent total of 24 years with the organization both as a player and as a coach. "I would like to thank BAM for giving...

Lee Chong Wei earns chance for Brice Leverdez revenge at China Open

Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei take on Brice Leverdez in the second round of China Open. (photo: BWF)
Fuzhou: Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia secured the chance of a revenge over Brice Leverdez of France in the China Open second round after beating his Taiwanese opponent Hsu Jen-hao in straight sets, 21-5, 21-7 on Wednesday. The Malaysian seventh seed came through a relatively easy first round match at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center, will...

Lin Dan knocked out of China Open by Jonatan Christie

Looking forward to more actions from Lin Dan at next week’s Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)
Fuzhou: Five-time World champion and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan was knocked out on home soil by Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the first round of the Tahoe China Badminton Open at Haixia Olympic Sports Center in Fuzhou, China on Wednesday. Lin Dan got off to a strong start in the first set by taking the quick lead before Jonatan...

Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai face tough tasks at China Open

Goh Soon Huat (left) and Shevon Jemie Lai are set to face major challenges at the 2017 China Open. (photo: Bernama)
Fuzhou: World No. 14 mixed doubles pair Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai of Malaysia will have to do things the hard way if they are to win their first Super Series title in Fuzhou, when they are slated to kick off their China Open first round on Wednesday. Speaking to Malaysian on Tuesday, Lai admitted they have been given a...

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Akane Yamaguchi (R) from Japan poses with Gao Fangjie after winning the 2017 China Open final. (photo: AP)

Gao Fangjie’s Cinderella run ended by Akane Yamaguchi in China Open final

Fuzhou: The China Open's women's singles final was a battle of experience vs. height, but in the end, it was the experienced Japanese shuttler...
Chen Long could meet Viktor Axelsen again in the semi-finals of next week's Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

Chen Long beats Viktor Axelsen to win China Open

Fuzhou: Approximately 3 months after Chen Long lost to Viktor Axelsen in the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships, Chen Long lifted his spirit...
Viktor Axelsen and Chen Long to face off at the 2017 China Open final. (photo: AFP)

Viktor Axelsen to face Chen Long in China Open final

Fuzhou: No. 1 seed Viktor Axelsen is having one of the best runs of his career this year by reaching his fourth final of...