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Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Li Xuerui win US Open

Chang Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying regain their momentum to win the 2018 US Open title. (photo: Facebook)
Fullerton: Malaysia's mixed doubles No. 5 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying beat No. 4 seeds Marvin Emil Seidel/Linda Efler of Germany in the US Open final on Sunday to win their second title of the season after they won the Thailand Masters in January. The Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists needed only 38 minutes to outlast Seidel/Efler 21-19,...

Zhang Beiwen stages amazing comeback to beat Aya Ohori at US Open semis

Zhang Beiwen produces stunning comeback to reach US Open final. (photo: AP)
Fullerton: The women's singles No. 1 seed Zhang Beiwen of USA fought back from a set down and saved six match points to secure herself a place in the US Open final. Japan's No. 4 seed Aya Ohori was up 1-0 in the US Open semi-final match on Saturday and stood one point away from victory when she was leading...

Lu Guangzu, Li Xuerui through to US Open quarters

Lu Guangzu returns a shot from Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand at the 2018 US Open. (photo: AP)
Fullerton: World No. 95 Lu Guangzu became the only Chinese men's singles player left at the US Open, as he advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open after defeating No. 5 seed Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 18-21, 22-20, 21-17 in the World Tour Super 300 tournament. Lu will face another Thai player, the No. 4 seed Khosit Phetpradab next. In...

Iskandar Zulkarnain fined for smoking during Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok

Iskandar Zulkarnain has been caught smoking in a hotel during the Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 50 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is facing a one-time 50 percent fine of his monthly allowance for smoking in his hotel during the Thomas Cup Finals tournament that was held in Bangkok in May. He was also made to pay the hotel's fine of 3,000 baht (about RM367) for violating the hotel's no-smoking rules. The Badminton Association...

An early US Open exit for Lin Dan, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying enter quarters

Lin Dan's stunning loss leaves the US Open tournament wide open. (photo: AP)
Fullerton: One of the most notable stories of the 2018 US Open was the surprisingly early exit made by two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan. By early, of course, we meat to say that the 34-year-old crashed out in the first round of the event. Lin was the No. 1 seed but was shocked by Lee Dong Keun of who took...

Mohd Arif Latif upset by BAM’s decision to let him go

Frankly, the whole BAM management and some coaches should be fired instead of good players such as Mohd Arif Latif, and other young men's singles shuttler. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Mohd Arif Latif, who represented Malaysia at the Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok last month, was disappointed after the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has decided to remove him from the Malaysian national squad. Arif and his men’s doubles partner Azriyn were selected into the Malaysian national squad together with another professional player, Lim Khim Wah in order...

Tai Tzu-ying earns master degree (4 pictures)

Congratulations to Tai Tzu-ying on getting her master degree. (photo: Facebook)
Taipei: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan received her master degree from Graduate Institute of Sports Training, University of Taipei, alongside other students during commencement ceremonies in Taipei on Saturday. In addition to her master degree, she was also honored with awards such as the Taipei Mayor's Award and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Non-Academic Fields. Tai...

Soong Joo Ven awaits fate as BAM restructuring itself

Soong Joo Ven not too worried about the possibility of being let go from BAM. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The newly appointment chairman of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaching and training committee (CNT), Ng Chin Chai has said that he would trim down the 73-player Malaysian national badminton squad shortly. The imminent shake-up would only retain top two singles players and pairs in the elite squad in all five departments, for example, Lee Chong Wei and...

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir to spearhead Indonesia’s challenge at the 2018 Singapore Open

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir will be the center of attraction at the 2018 Singapore Open. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: The Rio Olympic mixed doubles champions, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia will lead the Indonesian team at the World Tour Super 500 tournament that will held in Singapore from July 17 to July 22. Indonesia has sent a total of 37 players to the tournament last year, while Tontowi Ahmad, 30, and Liliyana Natsir, 32, will be bidding for...

Indonesia hopes Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo can win gold in Asian Games

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo have eyes on Asian Games. (photo: AP)
Jakarta: Indonesia's legendary men's doubles coach Herry Iman Pierngadi said the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) aimed to win at least a gold medal from badminton in the upcoming Asian Games that will be held from August 18 to September 2 in the two Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. "We are going to evaluate our players' performance at three...

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Chang Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying regain their momentum to win the 2018 US Open title. (photo: Facebook)

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Li Xuerui win US Open

Fullerton: Malaysia's mixed doubles No. 5 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying beat No. 4 seeds Marvin Emil Seidel/Linda Efler of Germany in the...
Zhang Beiwen produces stunning comeback to reach US Open final. (photo: AP)

Zhang Beiwen stages amazing comeback to beat Aya Ohori at US Open semis

Fullerton: The women's singles No. 1 seed Zhang Beiwen of USA fought back from a set down and saved six match points to secure...
Lu Guangzu returns a shot from Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand at the 2018 US Open. (photo: AP)

Lu Guangzu, Li Xuerui through to US Open quarters

Fullerton: World No. 95 Lu Guangzu became the only Chinese men's singles player left at the US Open, as he advanced to the quarterfinals...