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Lee heads to Super Series semi-finals

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Published: 03 December 2009
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JOHOR BAHRU: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei smashed his way to an easy 21-6, 21-13 win over Indonesia's
Taufik Hidayat to reach the semi-finals at the World Super Series Masters Finals on Thursday.

The 27-year-old world number one from Malaysia completes his group fixtures with a match against China's
Boa Chunlai, who also advanced with a 17-21, 21-18, 21-16 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Yu Hsin.

Lee was at his best and said: "I just wanted to win and book my place in the semis. A defeat would have meant I had to wait for my final group match to decide my fate.

 
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Hendra’s Shot at Badminton Glory Fading

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Published: 03 December 2009
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Thursday was a day to forget for Hendra Aprida Gunawan.

The former national player was in action in two events — men’s doubles and mixed doubles — and came away empty-handed both times during the second day of the Super Series Masters Finals in Johor Baru, Malaysia.

First, Hendra teamed up with men’s doubles partner Alvent Yulianto Chandra in a 21-19, 21-19 loss to South Korean pair Jung Jae Sung and Lee Young Dae at Bandaraya Indoor Stadium.

 
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Saina is Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

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Published: 03 December 2009
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New Delhi, Dec 3  India's badminton sensation Saina Nehwal was today declared the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year for her stupendous show in 2009.

The Hyderabadi shuttler became the first Indian to have won a Super Series title when she triumphed in Indonesian event in June. She also broke into the top-10 zone this year.

India cricketer Virat Kohli was adjudged the Young Player of the Year while India's Davis Cup Squad was named as the Team of the Year.

Jamaican super sprinter Usain Bolt, a Beijing Olympic gold medallist, was chosen as the International Sportsperson of the Year while the Lifetime Achievement award will be given posthumously to former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur.

"These individuals have shown supreme grit and determination in their endeavours to excel.

 
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Second win for Brits

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Published: 03 December 2009
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Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg stayed on course for a mixed doubles semi-final place at the BWF World Masters with victory in their second match.

The duo saw off Thailand's Songphon Anugritayawon and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul 18-21 21-16 21-12.

Clark and Nathan Robertson suffered a second loss in the men's doubles, while Jenny Wallwork and Gabby White were also defeated in the women's event.

 
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Saina loses opening round of Super Series Masters Final Source: Saina loses opening round of Super Series Masters Final

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Published: 02 December 2009
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Johar Bahru, Dec 2  India’s Saina Nehwal lost her opening round match to Malaysian Mew Choo Wong at the World Super series Masters Final badminton here Wednesday.

Saina, who has got the top billing in the tournament after the pull out by top players [^], went down 13-21, 21-13, 14-21 in a tough Group A encounter.

Saina will now have to win both her Group matches against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand and Canadian Charmaine Reid to make it to the semifinal.

India’s mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V. Diju also went down to England’s Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg 15-21, 16-21 in 27 minutes.

 
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