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Singapore Open: Thien How-Wee Kiong to join Chong Wei in the quarter-finals

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 10 April 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, the world No. 9, who have been struggling to find their rhythm over the last few months, surprised the crowd on Thursday with a win over a fast attacking Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand 21-17, 21-18 in the second round of Singapore Open.Can Thien How and Wee Kiong live up to the expectation? We'll see!

The duo's performance in the international arena had been awful ever since taking over the country’s No. 1 spot from Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.They've crashed out early in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold as well as the Indian Open in New Delhi.

 

Chong Wei, Peng Soon-Liu Ying are in the second round of Singapore Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 April 2014
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Singapore: World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei got off to a perfect start in the Singapore Open as he beat the China-born Wei Nan of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-15 in 40 minutes.

With world No. 2 Chen Long opting to skip the meet and several top players withdrew from the tournament, Lee Chong Wei has a very high chance of bagging Singapore Open as his fourth title of the year. The last time Chong Wei played in Singapore Open was six years ago, and he won the men’s singles title that year. He will play China’s Chen Yuekun in the second round.Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

 

Smells trouble for Malaysia men's doubles

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 April 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Just when you think Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah could become another dominant pair in badminton men's doubles, they faltered yet again.
They were sent packing in the first round of Singapore Open 17-21, 24-26 by South Korean newly formed pair Kim Sa-rang-Yoo Yeon-seong.
Sa-rang-Yeon-seong was able to catch up from 7-11 deficits on the first set ; V Shem-Khim Wah  only has themselves to blame as they wasted five game point opportunities in the second game to hand the Koreans the victory.Hoon Thien How - Tan Wee Kiong had a good start at Singapore Open, hopefully they can continue to perform well in the tournament

The pair bit the dust in the second round of the Indian Open last week and failed to defend their Malaysian Open GP Gold title by losing to a relatively unknown pair from Singapore two weeks ago.

 

Saina crashes out of Singapore Open in another lackluster performance

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 April 2014
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Can you believe India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out early in a tournament, again? She lost to Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought three-game battle 21-16 15-21 11-21 in the first round of women's singles match of Singapore Open.Saina has been doing poorly after 2012 Olympics. May be she is getting rich from all type of sponsorships, and started to lose focus on the court?

Saina - the London Olympic bronze medalist dominated the first set; she was once up 13-4, before wrapping up the first set with 21-16.

 

Praneeth, Prannoy, Thulasi reach 2nd round of Singapore Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 April 2014
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Singapore: Indian shuttlers did extremely well with several victories on the opening day of the Singapore Open main draw. B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and P C Thulasi were able to advance to the second round of the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series.Do you know that Praneeth is the guy that brought an end to the colourful career of maverick shuttler Taufik Hidayat?

World number 45 men's singles - Praneeth, defeated Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif from Malaysia in a half hour match with 21-13, 21-15. This match was easier than expected for Praneeth, since Arif was once ranked world No. 30. Praneeth is likely to take on Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark next.

 

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