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Simon, the giant slayer shocks Chong Wei in Singapore Open final

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Published: 13 April 2014
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SINGAPORE: BamintonPlanet.com wrote an article titled ”The Resurgence of Simon Santoso” yesterday, and today, Simon has announced his strong come back to the badminton world by capturing Singapore Open men’s singles title. Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he upset world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore badminton Open for the first time on Sunday.

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The Resurgence of Simon Santoso

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Published: 12 April 2014
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Indonesia’s former top men’s singles shuttler Simon Santoso produced an upset in Singapore Open by defeating world No. 7, Du Pengyu in rubber set: 16-21, 21-17, and 21-17. Simon turned professional in January 2014, in a bid to come out of his badminton career rut.Simon Santoso's performance has been very impressive after turning pro at Jan 2014.

Simon has proven that it was indeed the right move for him when he captured the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold title 3 weeks ago, and stormed into the finals of the Singapore Open.

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Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui reach Singapore Open final

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Published: 12 April 2014
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SINGAPORE: Malaysia's world No 1 Lee Chong Wei stormed into the Singapore Open men's final while the Olympic women's singles gold medalist Li Xuerui from China will clash with her compatriot Wang Yihan in the final.Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

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Singapore Open: Li Xuerui and Wang Yihan are in the semi-final

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Published: 11 April 2014
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In the women’s singles quarter finals of Singapore open, the  top seed and Olympic champion Li Xuerui went past Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying in straight games, she displays better dominance in this game compare to her three-game struggle against Japan's Minatsu Mitani in second round.

Li won 21-10, 21-13 in 27 minutes to stay on course for a repeat of last year's final with defending champion and fellow Chinese Wang Yihan, who downed India's eighth seed P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-15.Li XueRui was struggling to make it to the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open on Thursday, but she was able to find her rhythm when playing against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying

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Singapore Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Hoon-Tan out

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Published: 11 April 2014
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Singapore: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei sped into the Singapore Open semi-finals with style. Chong Wei demolish Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-8, 21-14 in 29 minutes with a breathtaking fashion, Lee at one point even trying a shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.Lee Chong Wei was trying a trick shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.

On Saturday, Choong Wei will meet India's K. Srikanth, who is touted to be India’s next big star. K. Srikanth beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun 17-21, 21-14, and 21-19 -- after upsetting seventh seed Nguyen Tien Minh a round earlier -- for a place in the semi-finals.

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