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Lee Chong Wei returns to World No. 1 after winning Indonesia Open

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Published: 05 June 2016
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Jakarta: Malaysia's badminton maestro and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed off tough challenge from World No. 5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark to win his sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

Jorgensen was off to a solid start in the first set and quickly surged ahead with 6-2. Although Lee came back from 9-14 to level the score at 14-14, the Dane managed to hold off a late charge from Lee to claim the first set 21-17.Lee Chong Wei poses on the podium with Jan O Jorgensen during the award ceremony. (photo: AFP)

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Wang Yihan: Not easy to beat Carolina Marin

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Published: 04 June 2016
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Jakarta: Chinese women's singles shuttler Wang Yihan pulled off the biggest upset on Saturday when she stunned World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 16-21, 21-11, 21-17 in 78 minutes to advance to the final of 2016 BCA Indonesia Open Super Series Premier.

Both players gave their best performance of the tournament in the women's singles semi-finals but Wang appeared struggling in the first set as she was trailing the whole set to go down 16-21.Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

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Lee Chong Wei to regain World No. 1 as he marches on to Indonesia Open Final

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Published: 04 June 2016
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Jakarta: World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei is set to regain his World No. 1 Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking after reaching the men's singles final of the BCA Indonesia Open 2016 at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei regains World No. 1 spot. (photo: Getty Images)

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Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal to reach Indonesian Open semis

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Published: 03 June 2016
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Jakarta: World No. 1 women's shuttler Carolina Marin defeated India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal in straight sets 24-22, 21-11 in the last eight of Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Friday.Carolina Marin through to semis at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Lee Chong Wei seals Indonesia Open semi-final place

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Published: 03 June 2016
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Jakarta: Men’s singles No. 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia kept his chances of an sixth title at Indonesia Open on track when he overpowered China's Wang Zhengming in the first set of Indonesia Open quarter-final with 21-16 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday.

The flawless Lee barely broke a sweat as he eased into the semi-finals after Wang Zhengming retired after suffering a hamstring injury while Lee was leading 9-2 in the second set.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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