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Australian Open: Saina, Sindhu advance to 2nd round

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Published: 25 June 2014
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Sydney: Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu advanced into the women's singles second round at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

Sindhu move past Japan's Aya Ohori 21-16, 21-14 in 31 minutes. She will take on Thai player world number 13 Nichaon Jindapon on Thursday.

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Australian Open: Takuma Ueda rallies for Daren Liew win

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Published: 25 June 2014
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Sydney: Takuma Ueda is the winner again after fighting his way past Daren Liew to clinch the first round victory of the Australian Open badminton championships in Sydney. Daren Liew (left) should start showing some results before time runs out.

The Japanese's start to the match offered plenty of cause for concern when Daren took the first set easily with 21-9 win.

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Australian Open: Malaysia shuttlers sail through qualifying matches

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Published: 24 June 2014
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Sydney: All Malaysian players were able to advance to the main draw of Australia Open on Tuesday.

Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif defeated Mitchell Wheller of Australia 21-11, 21-8 in his first qualifying match, and knocked out Andrew Smith of England 21-17, 22-20 in the second qualifying match.Olympic gold medalist Fu Haifeng (left) looked absolutely stunned by the size of the giant lobster in Australia!

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Lin Dan in Australian Badminton Open

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Published: 23 June 2014
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Sydney: Lin Dan has attracted a lot of media attentions since his arrival in Sydney to compete at the Star Australian Badminton Open 2014.Lin Dan is the first Asian face for Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana

The tattooed 30-year-old badminton super star was the second richest athlete in China last year. Through a combination of prizes won and lucrative endorsement deals, Lin Dan has amassed an estimated net worth of close to $20 Million.

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Koo Kien Keat to Miss Australian Open

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Published: 23 June 2014
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Bangkok: In the hope to rejuvenate his career, Koo Kien Keat left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on March to join the Granular professional badminton club in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, he only played in New Zealand Open, where he partnered with Ng Hui Lin in mixed doubles and Pakkawat Vilailak in men's doubles.The future doesn't look promising for Koo Kien Keat if he continues to stay in Granular

On Monday, his professional career was hindered by his own club again when the Granular's chairman Jane Piyatat decided to withdraw his players from Australian Badminton Open, which will be held from June 24 to 29, and the Yonex US Open Badminton Championship that runs from July 8 to 13.

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