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Smells trouble for Malaysia men's doubles

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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.

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Saina crashes out of Singapore Open in another lackluster performance

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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.

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

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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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Goh Liu Ying-Chan Peng Soon reunited in Singapore Open

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Published: 08 April 2014
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Singapore: Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying were split up 2 months ago when Goh was planning to undergo knee surgery. However, after few weeks of consultations with the medical team, instead of going for knee surgery, Goh LiuYing changed her mind and opted for aprogramme with the National Sports Institute (NSI) to strengthen her injury-prone knees. The duo will resume their partnership in Singapore Open which begins on Wednesday.Goh Liu Ying is back in action with Chan Peng Soon

This year, the pair only played at the Malaysian Open in January where they lost in the second round to Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan-Debby Susanto.

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Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Yang Li Lian are in the Singapore Open main draw

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Published: 08 April 2014
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Singapore: Malaysia's independent shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last July made it to the main draw of the Singapore Open by defeating Siswanto of Indonesia 21-16, 21-11 in his first game, and then scoring a comprehensive win over Singaporean Ashton Chen with 21-18, 21-19 on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

Arif once ranked No. 30 in the world has plummeted to No. 89 despite winning the Malaysian International Challenge last November. He is going to play India’s B. Sai Praneeth in the first round of the main draw.

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