• Zhao Jun Peng shocks Chou Tien Chen to win Macau Open

    Macau: China's World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng came into Sunday's Macau Open final full of confidence, unleashing aggressive attacks against the struggling World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to quickly clinch the opening set 21-11.Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

    Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing crash out as Malaysia's campaign ends in Macau Open

    Macau: Malaysia's hope fizzled out after all 3 pairs were defeated in the semifinals of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship held at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Saturday.Lai Pei Jing lies on court after failing to return the match point shot from Tse Ying Suet.

    Lai Pei Jing lies on court after failing to return the match point shot from Tse Ying Suet.

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi win Bitburger Open men's doubles title

    Saarbrucken: Unseeded Malaysian men's doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi capped their run of upsets with the biggest one of all on Sunday, outlasting No. 8 seeds Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-16, 21-18 in 40 minutes to win the 2016 Bitburger Open men's doubles title on Sunday.Ong Yew Sin, Teo Ee Yi, Johannes Schoettler, and Michael Fuchs (from left) are on the podium of the 2016 Bitburger Open.

    Ong Yew Sin, Teo Ee Yi, Johannes Schoettler, and Michael Fuchs (from left) are on the podium of the 2016 Bitburger Open.

  • Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi advance to Bitburger final

    Saarbrucken: World No. 45 men's doubles pair Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in the semi-finals to barrel through World No. 20 men's pair Chen Hung Ling/Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan in 46 minutes to advance to the 2016 Bitburger Open final.Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are one win away from the 2016 Bitburger Open men's doubles title. (photo: AP)

    Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi are one win away from the 2016 Bitburger Open men's doubles title. (photo: AP)

  • China still badminton powerhouse in absence of Chen Long & Lin Dan

    Kuala Lumpur: As Chen Long is taking a long break after winning gold at the Rio Olympics, and the 2008, 2012 Olympic champion Lin Dan preferred to only compete in tournaments held within China in order to stay closer with his wife during her pregnancy, China is showing no signs of slowing down in conquering the world of badminton.Chen Qingchen/Zheng Siwei, He Bingjiao, Shi Yuqi, Qiao Bin are set to make an impact in the world of badminton.

    Chen Qingchen/Zheng Siwei, He Bingjiao, Shi Yuqi, Qiao Bin are set to make an impact in the world of badminton.

  • Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen stage remarkable career comeback to win French Open

    Paris: Who would have thought Carsten Mogensen whom was on the edge between life and death at the end of February could ever play competitive badminton again, let alone winning another Superseries title.Congratulations to Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen for winning the 2016 French Open.

    Congratulations to Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen for winning the 2016 French Open.

  • Lee Hyun-Il beats Angus Ng Ka Long to reach French Open final

    Paris: The 36-year-old former World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Hyun-Il of Korea who has not win a Superseries for a while, stormed into the French Open final after stunning No. 8 seed Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-15 in 39 minutes at the famous Coubertin Court in Paris.Lee Hyun-Il is a highly disciplined badminton player. (photo: AP)

    Lee Hyun-Il is a highly disciplined badminton player. (photo: AP)

  • Akane Yamaguchi & Tai Tzu Ying bow out of French Open

    Paris: Both women's singles finalists of last week's Denmark Open, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan were knocked out of the French Open on Friday.Perhaps Akane Yamaguchi is getting tired after her Denmark Open victory last week. (photo: AP)

    Perhaps Akane Yamaguchi is getting tired after her Denmark Open victory last week. (photo: AP)

  • Malaysian challenge ends after Zulkiffli & Tan/Lai exit French Open

    Paris: Malaysia’s campaign at the 2016 French Open came to a disappointing end with Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing all exiting from the tournament held in Paris on Thursday.Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing need more exposure at higher-level BWF tournament. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing need more exposure at higher-level BWF tournament. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan leads Beijing to win China’s National Team Championships

    Beijing: World No. 3 and two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan was the hero for team Beijing on Wednesday when he won the third and decisive point of the 2016 China national badminton team championships final against Lin Yuanrui from team Hunan.Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

    Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

  • How old are Chen Qingchen, Chen Long?

    Kuala Lumpur: Just a few days after last week Korea Open champion Qiao Bin was found to be potentially engaged in age fabrication, BadmintonPlanet.com continued to discover more age discrepancies from Chinese badminton players.How old is Chen Long? (photo: BWF)

    How old is Chen Long? (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Yong Dae ends career on high note

    Seoul: The 28-year-old Lee Yong-dae of Korea, one of the most decorated doubles player in the last decade, has officially retired from international badminton following his Korea Open victory on Sunday.We will miss Lee Yong Dae (right) as well as Yoo Yeon-Seong very much. Good luck and best wishes! (photo: Newsis)

    We will miss Lee Yong Dae (right) as well as Yoo Yeon-Seong very much. Good luck and best wishes! (photo: Newsis)

  • Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to win Australian Open

    Sydney: India's badminton star Saina Nehwal shrugged off dropping the first set against World No. 12 Sun Yu of China on Sunday before hitting back to win 11-21, 21-14, 21-19 to claim her second Australian Open title in Sydney.Saina Nehwal kisses the trophy after winning the Australian Open women's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal kisses the trophy after winning the Australian Open women's singles final. (photo: AFP)

  • China beat Korea 3-1 to win 14th Uber Cup crown

    Kunshan: China's women's team was on a mission to retain the Uber Cup at home after their men's team suffered worst loss in China's Thomas Cup history when they were beaten by Korea in the men's quarter-finals.Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

    Congratulations to China's women's team for winning the 2016 Uber Cup title. (photo:AFP)

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying emerge Runner-up of Thailand GPG

    Bangkok: Men's doubles top seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia were pushed to the limit by No. 2 seeds from South Koreans Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang in the 2016 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters finals on Saturday they were crowned the champions.

    The Indonesian pair was forced to dig deep to beat the Koreans 12-21, 21-15, 21-12 in a 43 minutes encounter. The win was Ahsan/Setiawan's sixth victory against both Kims in their eight career meetings.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Ratchanok Intanon in Thailand Masters Final

    Bangkok: World No. 13 mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia was in awesome form as they have reached the final of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok on Friday.

    Chan/Goh outclassed Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai of Thailand 21-18, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the semi-finals and will face dark horses Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen of China next.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan wins Brasil Open as China sweep all 5 titles

    Rio de Janeiro: Although it was just a Grand Prix tournament, China continued to its show dominance in badminton with another set of exemplary performances as the Chinese produced a clean sweep to win all five titles on offer at the Brasil Open on Sunday.Lin Dan signs autograph for a badminton fan at Rio.

    Lin Dan signs autograph for a badminton fan at Rio.

  • Malaysia's Goh Jin Wei is world’s No. 1 junior badminton player

    Lima: Goh Jin Wei made Malaysian badminton history on Sunday when she defeated compatriot Lee Ying Ying in the final to claim the BWF World Junior badminton girls' singles title on an exciting day of action.Goh Jin Wei, Lee Ying Ying, Moe Araki, and Natsuki Nidaira (from left). (photo: BWF)

    Goh Jin Wei, Lee Ying Ying, Moe Araki, and Natsuki Nidaira (from left). (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Ying Ying to face Goh Jin Wei in World Junior Championships final

    Lima: Unseeded Malaysian girls' singles shuttler Lee Ying Ying turned in a stellar all-round performance to knock off No. 11 Natsuki Nidaira of Japan in the semi-finals of World Junior Championships on Saturday, winning 21-15, 16-21, 21-14 in 74 minutes in Lima, Peru.Both Lee Ying Ying (left) and Goh Jin Wei are the future of Malaysian badminton. (photo: BWF)

    Both Lee Ying Ying (left) and Goh Jin Wei are the future of Malaysian badminton. (photo: BWF)

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