• Macau Open: PV Sindhu enters final; Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo loses

    Macau: Defending champion P V Sindhu notched up a comfortable straight-game win in women’s singles to enter the final but Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo of Malaysia lost despite a valiant fight in the women’s singles semifinal of the Macau Grand Prix Gold on Saturday.P V Sindhu plays  Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women's singles final

    P V Sindhu plays Kim Hyo Min of Korea in the women's singles final

  • Macau Open: Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo, PV Sindhu enter semis

    Macau: By playing quick most of the time, the 2013 SEA Games women's doubles gold medalists Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo of Malaysia fought past fifth seeds Keshya Nurvita Hanadia-Devi Tika Permata Sari of Indonesia after a one-sided 21-8, 21-16 win in the quarter-finals of the Macau Open.Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei advance to the semi-final of Macau Open

    Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei advance to the semi-final of Macau Open

  • Macau GPG: Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo into quarters

    Macau: Reigning Commonwealth Games women's doubles champion Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo who lost in the first round of the Hong Kong Open last week, finally got their act together on Thursday, racing to a 21-16, 21-18 win against Della Destiara Haris-Gebby Ristiyani Imawan of Indonesia in the last 16 match of Macau Open.Woon Khe Wei and Vivian Hoo are eyeing the Macau Open title

    Woon Khe Wei and Vivian Hoo are eyeing the Macau Open title

  • Macau Grand Prix Gold: Zulfadli, Sindhu in last 16

    Macau: Despite a persistent cough, former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli managed to scrap through with victory in the men's singles second round of Macau Open beating Taiwan’s Wan Chia-hsin 21-11, 5-21, 21-12 in 42 minutes. Zulfadli will play Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand for a spot in the quarter-finals on Thursday.P.V Sindhu won the 2013 Macau Open title

    P.V Sindhu won the 2013 Macau Open title


  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei win most outstanding athletes for 2013-14

    Putrajaya: National women’s badminton doubles pair Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei were honoured as the Education Ministry’s (KPM) most outstanding athletes for 2013-2014 yesterday.

    Vivian and Woon, each received RM27,000 for their effort in delivering a gold medal at the Myanmar SEA Games in 2013, two gold medals in the doubles and team events at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland as well as a bronze medal in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.Congratulations to Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei

    Congratulations to Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei

  • Korean Open: Straight sets exit for Vivian Hoo, Ng Hui Lin

    Jeonju City: Scratch women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo and Ng Hui Lin's impressive run at the Korea Grand Prix came to an end on Saturday, dropping a 14-21,14-21 decision to top seed Lee So Hee-Shin Seung Chan at the Jeonju Indoor Badminton Stadium.Vivian Hoo (behind) and Ng Hui Lin lost in the semi-final of Korean Open

    Vivian Hoo (behind) and Ng Hui Lin lost in the semi-final of Korean Open

  • Vivian Hoo- Ng Hui Lin in Korean Open Semis

    Jeonju City: It's a difficult battle, but Vivian Hoo- Ng Hui Lin continued to edge ahead at the Korean Open Grand Prix in Jeonju City. The Perak Open champion fought off the heat and fourth-seeds Yuki Fukushima-Sayaka Hirota of Japan 15-21, 21-18, 21-8 to reach the women's doubles semi-final. They will face top seeds Lee So-hee-Shin Seung-chan of South Korea on Saturday.Vivian Hoo (left) and Ng Hui Lin in Korea Open semi-final

    Vivian Hoo (left) and Ng Hui Lin in Korea Open semi-final


  • Daren Liew ousted in day 1 of Korea Grand Prix

    Jeonju: The world number 66 Daren Liew who are anxious to redeem himself at Korea Grand Prix after a recent career slump, suffered an early exit in Jeonju City on Wednesday.Daren Liew continues to struggle

    Daren Liew continues to struggle


  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei settle for bronze, Goh-Tan advance to semis

    Incheon: A fighting Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei went down to their Japanese rivals Ayaka Takahashi-Misaki Matsutomo 21-16, 21-17 in the women's doubles badminton semi-finals to settle for their maiden bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games on Friday. Congratulations to Vivian Hoo (right) and Woon Khe Wei for winning the Asian Games women's doubles bronze medal

    Congratulations to Vivian Hoo (right) and Woon Khe Wei for winning the Asian Games women's doubles bronze medal


  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei assure Malaysia at least bronze

    Incheon: Having already secured at least a bronze medal, Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei are still in the race for their first Asian Games title after a great escape in the quarter-final match versus Macau’s Wang Rong-Zhang Zhibo.Is even better if  Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei can bring back a silver or gold medal

    Is even better if Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei can bring back a silver or gold medal

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei shock former world champions Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang

    Incheon: In the battle between Commonwealth Games champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei of Malaysia and 2013 world champions Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang of China at the Asian Games women's doubles last-16 match, the Malaysian pair edged their Chinese rivals in a thrilling decider to advance to the quarter-finals.Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei upset Yu Yang - Wang Xiaoli of China

    Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei upset Yu Yang - Wang Xiaoli of China

  • Glasgow 2014: Double gold delight for Malaysia

    Glasgow: After winning the gold medal in badminton mixed team event last week, Malaysia received two more golds in both men and women's doubles badminton events on Sunday.Congratulations to Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo

    Congratulations to Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo

    In women's doubles final, Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo’s resilience and determination eventually paid off as they saved five game points when the defending champion Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa was leading 20-16, and then 21-20 in the second set. The duo managed to come from behind to triumph 21-17, 23-21 in 41 minutes.

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia's "Doubles" shot at gold

    Glasgow: Despite the disappointments of missing out on the gold of men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles, Malaysia still have two more chances to win gold - through men's doubles Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and women's doubles Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo.

    In the semi-finals, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong shook off a slow start to beat England’s Chris Adcock-Andrew Ellis of England 21-19, 21-19. The Malaysian pair has looked sloppy at times.Can Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem (right) bring back the men's doubles gold medal?

    Can Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem (right) bring back the men's doubles gold medal?

  • Vivian aims for new milestones in Year of the Horse (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese New Year is the time for family reunions, angpow packets and mandarin oranges.

    Although doubles shuttler Vivian Hoo will be taking a break to enjoy the celebration with family and friends, she is determined that the Year of the Horse will be the one where she and partner Woon Khe Wei achieve new milestones in their three-year partnership.

    Winning a SEA Games gold medal last year was an awesome feat for Vivian but she is not one to rest on her laurels.Vivian Hoo (centre) with her grandmother, 'coach' Lim Ah How, and the rest of the her family members on the eve of Chinese New Year. They are all wearing football jerseys custom-made by her uncle for the 'Home United' team.

    “Winning the SEA Games gold (in Myanmar in December) will always be special but that is in the past. I want to win something bigger and better than a SEA Games gold medal this year,” said the lanky 23-year-old.

  • Zulfadli and Iskandar power into India Open quarters (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Lucknow is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for Malaysian singles shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    There’s no luck involved though, just pure skill and determination, as the duo turned the formbook upside down to power into the quarter-finals of the India Open Grand Prix Gold tournament in Lucknow on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    World No. 62 Zulfadli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    Iskandar, currently ranked 67th in the world, was also on cloud nine yesterday after knocking out India’s world 33rd ranked Anand Pawar 22-20, 21-11.

  • Khe-Wei-Vivian crash out in first round (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Just one month after winning the SEA Games gold in Myanmar, Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo were brought down to earth when they lost to China’s Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting in the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

    And immediately after the game, Vivian stated the obvious - that there was still a yawning gap between the Malaysians and their Chinese competitors, with the Malaysians only on par with the Chinese state players.Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei during their match against China's Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting in the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Jan 15, 2014.

    The 24-year-old Vivian and her partner Khe Wei lost 16-21, 12-21 to Ma Jin-Yuanting and hardly showed any substance en route to their defeat on Wedensday.

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