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Nozomi Okuhara upsets Carolina Marin in Hong Kong semis

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Published: 22 November 2014
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Hong Kong: Nozomi Okuhara stunned Carolina Marin to book a clash with Tai Tzu-ying in the women's final of the BWF Hong Kong Open.

Japan's Okuhara overcame the world and European champion 21-13 21-9 in a dominant display, and she will now meet sixth seed Tai in Sunday's showdown.At the age of 16, Nozomi Okuhara, became the youngest women's singles champion ever at the All Japan Badminton Championships in 2011

 

Chen Long beats Kidambi Srikanth to reach Hong Kong Open final

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Published: 22 November 2014
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Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted past the Indian in three sets in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Chen Long defeated Srikanth 21-17, 19-21, 21-6 in 64 minutes.Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

Chen Long who defeated K. Srikanth at the BWF World Championships in August and zoomed to a 10-3 lead early in the first set. Chen eventually moved to the game point with a mid-court smash and soon pocketed the opening game when Srikanth hit the nets again.

 

Taufik Hidayat warns shuttlers over badminton doping case

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 November 2014
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Jakarta: Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat warned other badminton players to take extra care over their diet and supplements after a positive drugs test rocked world number one Lee Chong Wei.

The retired Indonesian said Malaysia's Lee probably took the banned anti-inflammatory dexamethasone by mistake, but that he should still have been aware of what was going into his body.Taufik Hidayat takes the badminton doping incident seriously

 

Lee Chong Wei vows to stays strong as he awaits BWF hearing

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 November 2014
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(Reuters) - Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is confident his name will be cleared following his provisional suspension by the sport's governing body (BWF) for an anti-doping violation.Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a news conference in Bangkok yesterday.

 

Hong Kong Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long advance to semis

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 November 2014
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Hong Kong: The fifth seed Carolina Marin of Spain, outclassed Tee Jing Yi in the women's singles quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open, winning 21-8, 21-17 and move a step closer to the semi-final on Saturday.

Marin won the first set easily, but Tee was giving Marin a run for the money in the second set before conceded to a more aggressive Marin in 27 minutes.Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

 

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