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Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu crash out of Malaysia Open (pic)

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Published: 16 January 2014
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Saina fought hard before going down 21-16 10-21 19-21 to Yao Xue of China, while Sindhu lost to sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 16-21 19-2.

Kuala Lumpur:  India's campaign in the women's singles came to an end at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Super Series Premier badminton event after both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu lost their respective second round matches, here on Thursday.Saina fought hard before going down 21-16 10-21 19-21 to Yao Xue of China, while Sindhu lost to sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 16-21 19-2.

Olympic bronze medalist Saina fought hard before going down 21-16 10-21 19-21 to lower-ranked Yao Xue of China in a 56-minute contest, while Sindhu lost to sixth seed Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 16-21 19-21 in 45 minutes at the Putra Stadium.

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Parupalli Kashyap drops to 20th in badminton world rankings (pic)

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Published: 16 January 2014
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While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

New Delhi:  India's top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped four places to 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

While Kashyap dropped to 20th, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

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Kim Hock wants a second crack at coaching national team (pic)

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Published: 16 January 2014
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BUKIT JALIL: Former Olympic Games silver medallist Yap Kim Hock wants a chance to become the national coach once again – to find a remedy for the ailing men’s doubles department.

Kim Hock, who was chief coach from 2004-2008, said on Thursday that he had submitted an official job application letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last week and is awaiting a reply.Yap Kim Hock (left). He wants to coach again to find a remedy for the national men's doubles woes.

The 43-year-old Kim Hock’s genuine interest to revive the fortunes of Malaysia’s doubles pairs could not have been more timely, judging by their poor outing in the ongoing Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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Derbyshire badminton starlets Grace King and David Hong called up for England duty (pic)

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Published: 16 January 2014
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DERBYSHIRE badminton starlet Grace King has been called up to the England Under-15 squad for next month’s 8-Nations event in Denmark.

The youngster from Quarndon is still only 13 but her form has earned her selection to the team, which consists of six girls and six boys.Grace King will play for England Under-15s.

King became the county’s first national champion in more than a decade last year when she won the Under-13 national singles title.

Her coach, former England international James Boxall, feels her international call-up for the tournament, which takes place from February 20-23, is well deserved.

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Kim Wah-V Shem save Malaysia the blushes (pic)

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Published: 15 January 2014
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BUKIT JALIL: Doubles shuttlers Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem saved Malaysia from their worst-ever showing on home soil in the men’s doubles when they became the only pair to win the opening match.

On Wednesday, Khim Wah-V Shem gained sweet revenge when they dumped second seeds and reigning Korean Open champions Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark 24-22, 17-21, 21-18.Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah in action against Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark during their first round match in the Maybank Malaysian Open. V Shem-Khim Wah won 24-22, 17-21, 21-18.

Just last week, the Malaysians had gone down with a whimper to the Danes in the quarter-finals of the season-opener in cold Seoul.

But on Wednesday, they were blowing hot, showing great fighting spirit to outplay the Danes and prevent Malaysia from suffering a complete whitewash.

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