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Britain's first national badminton league starts in October

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 April 2014
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Britain will have its own national badminton league this October that will set of rules and own set of format. A new format is intended to make matches shorter but the details have yet to be finalized.

"Under the new rules, games will get to critical points quicker; it is going to be very exciting for the fans and the players. It's going to be non-stop action, and no-interruption to games," said Badminton England chief executive Adrian Christy.Chris and Gabby Adcock could be playing in the newly formed Britain's National Badminton League

 

Derek Wong is eligible to play in first round of Singapore Badminton Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 07 April 2014
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SINGAPORE: Singapore's top men's singles player, Derek Wong, is eligible to play in the first round of the OUE Singapore Open for the first time on April 8.Shuttler Derek Derek Wong needs to be more consistent and technically-sound in order to compete at the highest level of badminton competitions.

Derek Wong who is supposed to play in the qualifiers originally, replaces world number three Kenichi Tago from Japan who withdrew from the tournament.

 

Wang Shixian, Boe and Mogensen won India Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 April 2014
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NEW DELHI: In an all-Chinese women's singles final, Wang Shixian and Li Xuerui engaged in energy-sapping rallies. The result was a high-octane match as the lead changed hands frequently.Wang Shixian is on fire since winning All England last month

Li had opened up a slim 4-2 lead early on first set but soon Wang took early lead to move up 14-10 in the first game. Li opened up a slender lead of 18-16 with the help of her accurate half smashes and smashes and reached 20-18 after grabbing two more points.

 

Lee Chong Wei won third India Open title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 06 April 2014
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NEW DELHI: Defending India Open champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to win the men's singles title for the second consecutive year with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China on Sunday.
He beat China's Chen Long 21-13, 21-17.Chong Wei wins his third India Open
 
Chong Wei dedicated his India Open victory to his son Kingston Lee, who will turn 1 year old on April 12. 

 

Wang Shixian bounces back at India Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 April 2014
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In the all-Chinese women's singles semi-finals, Li Xuerui packed off Xin Liu in 32 minutes. She will face second seed Wang Shixian who bounced back from the loss of the first set to beat third seed Wang Yihan in 58 minutes of the thrilling battle of two Wangs. Shixian also defeated Yihan in last month's All England.Shixian prevails in battle of Wangs

After losing the first set, Shixian found her rhythm battled brilliantly to snatch the second set. In the deciding third set, the players were moving neck and neck till 20-all, with Yihan's errors on the big points of the close decider allowed Shixian converted her second match-point.

 

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