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China's Wang Lin to receive surgery abroad

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Published: 17 September 2010
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CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 17 -- Newly-crowned women's badminton world champion Wang Lin of China has suffered serious injuries to her left thigh and will receive surgery abroad, said head coach Li Yongbo here on Friday.

Wang, who won the women's singles title at the world championship this year, suffered the crack of anterior cruciate ligament of her left thigh during the first round of the China Masters Super Series badminton tournament, and will be out for the rest of the year, said the head coach.

Her recovery is expected to be at least six months.

 
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Last of Indonesia’s singles bows out at China Masters

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Published: 17 September 2010
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Indonesia does not have any more representatives in the badminton singles at the China Masters Super Series in Jiangsu, China, after Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and Maria Febe Kusumastuti fell in the second round on Thursday.

Women’s singles Maria Febe failed to extend the second chance she was gifted after world champion Wang Lin of China retired due to injury despite leading their first round match on Wednesday.

Maria, the world number 26, lost 15-21, 9-21 to qualifier Xia Jingyun of China in a less than half an hour on Thursday.

“[Jingyun] dominated throughout the match. All of her attacks were powerful and fast,” 20-year-old Maria said Thursday.

 

Shut Out in Singles, Indonesia’s Hopes in China Now Fall on Doubles Shuttlers (pic)

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Published: 17 September 2010
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Indonesia’s hopes in singles play at the China Masters Super Series were dashed on Thursday after two shuttlers were eliminated in the second round.
Indonesian shuttlers Nova Widianto and Liliyana Natsir beat another Indonesian pair to advance to the quarterfinals.
Maria Febe Kusumastuti was no match to China’s Xia Jingyun, falling 21-15, 21-19 in women’s singles, while Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka hardly challenged Chen Long in a 21-12, 21-10 loss.

After making it out of the first round, where No. 8 seed Wang Lin retired because of a knee injury, Febe was outclassed by Xia, Wang’s teammate on China’s national team.

 

Chinese Lin makes revenge over S. Korean Park at China Masters

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Published: 17 September 2010
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CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 15 -- Chinese top shuttler Lin Dan made a sweet revenge, beating South Korean Park Sung-Hwan 21-11, 21-17 in the first round of the China Masters Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

Lin who lost to Park at the world championship, controlled the match from the beginning by taking the first set 21-11 easily with his power hits.

The second set once witnessed Lin lagging behind 7-1. Yet, the Chinese top men's singles player retained his calmness to claw back slowly but steadily. From 17-all, Lin scored four straight points to seal the victory.

"The first set went on quite smooth," said Lin after the match, "Although I met some challenges in the second set, I managed to come back and won the match."

 

Back injury forces Chong Wei to skip China Masters (pic)

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Published: 17 September 2010
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SEPANG: Lee Chong Wei is skipping the China Masters in Changzhou from Sept 14-19, leaving Malaysia without a representative in the men’s singles competition this year.

Singles coach Misbun Sidek made the decision after discussing with Chong Wei and felt it would be advisable for his charge not to risk aggravating his back injury.It’s good to be home: Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat pushing their trolleys out of the arrival hall at the KLIA on their return from Paris yesterday.

The world No. 1 complained of back pain after his third-round match against India’s Rajiv Ouseph at the world championships in Paris last Wednesday.

The strain proved to be too much for Chong Wei and he went on to suffer an unexpected defeat by former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia in the quarter-finals the following day.

 

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