• Ratchanok Intanon, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir win Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Thailand shuttler Ratchanok Intanon who became the youngest women’s singles World Champion ever after she won the Championships in 2013 at the age of 18, has had a strong season so far. She clinched the Thailand Masters 2016 title in February, won last week's India Open and she was in fantastic form to outlast Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in straight-sets to lift the Malaysia Open crown on Sunday.Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after winning the Malaysia Open title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after winning the Malaysia Open title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up mouthwatering clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: There will be five great final matchups at the Malaysia Open on Sunday, but perhaps none has badminton fans excited more than Lee Chong Wei versus Chen Long in the men's singles event.

    Lee Chong Wei who is eyeing his 11th Malaysia Open title, had a relatively easy passage to the final as he blew World No.5 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark away in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14 to reach the final.Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei! (photo: AFP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying stuns Li Xuerui in Malaysia 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2012 Olympic champion and second seed Li Xuerui was expected to saunter into the Malaysia Open quarter-finals on Thursday when she faced unseeded Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, a player she had beaten in their previous 10 encounters.Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tai Tzu Ying celebrates after defeated Li Xuerui in the second round of Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to All England Semis

    Birmingham: The most decorated player in the history of badminton, Lin Dan from China extended his dominance in the quarter-finals of All England on Friday when he foiled a stirring fightback from third-seeded Denmark shuttler Jan O Jorgensen, beating the Dane 10-21, 21-9, 21-15 in 67 minutes.Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan roars to victory over Jan O Jorgensen in the All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long in exhibition at China Badminton Super League

    Fuzhou Jing'an: The 2015-2016 season of China Badminton Super League officially kicked off on Tuesday with a fun mixed doubles match where Lee Chong Wei partnered Li Xuerui to defeat the combination of Chen Long and Tai Tzu-ying 21-16, 21-17 in a spirited exhibition.Lee Chong Wei partners Li Xuerui in the China Badminton Super League mixed doubles exhibition match.(photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei partners Li Xuerui in the China Badminton Super League mixed doubles exhibition match.(photo: Xinhua)

  • Tai Tzu Ying runs her heart out 4k

    Taipei: First and foremost this article is not nearly as scary as it sounds, but for a good cause. Tai Tzu Ying who could be considered as the most successful women’s singles player in Taiwan’s badminton history, has been appointed spokesperson for the "2015 Yung-ching Race" 4K run.Tai Tzu Ying and "Apple" the mascot pose for pictures. (photo: cna)

    Tai Tzu Ying and "Apple" the mascot pose for pictures. (photo: cna)

  • Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

    Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mixed doubles titles Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan have piled up. In addition to their consistently top results in mixed doubles, the pair reached another milestone as they've earned 102,935 ranking points in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday, 20,223 points more than Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia who were ranked world No. 2. Xu Chen/Ma Jin, Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin, and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen occupied the No.3, No. 4 and No. 5 place in mixed doubles respectively.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

  • Viktor Axelsen ready to clash against Lin Dan in Japan Open final

    Tokyo: Viktor Axelsen advanced to the final of Japan Open Superseries on Saturday after he defeated No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan 21-19, 21-13 in 42 minutes.

    The Japan Open final is also Axelsen’s fourth career Superseries final.Perhaps the time is right for Viktor Axelsen to win a Superseries title. (photo: Reuters)

    Perhaps the time is right for Viktor Axelsen to win a Superseries title. (photo: Reuters)

  • Indonesia to face China in Sudirman Cup semifinals

    Dongguan: The Indonesian badminton team secured a semifinals slot in the 2015 Sudirman Cup after beating Taiwan 3-1 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China, on Friday.

    With the win, Indonesia will face host China, which defeated Germany 3-0 in Saturday's semifinals.Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii clinch the victory for Indonesia on Friday.

    Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii clinch the victory for Indonesia on Friday.

  • Kento Momota, Sun Yu win Singapore Open

    Singapore: Kento Momota became the first Japanese man to win a Superseries badminton singles title when he beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun in a thrilling Singapore Open final on Sunday.Japanese Kento Momota (left) defeats Hu Yun of Hong Kong to win Singapore Open. (photo: AFP)

    Japanese Kento Momota (left) defeats Hu Yun of Hong Kong to win Singapore Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Jan O Jorgensen, Kenichi Tago join Malaysia's Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After a three week break, the second half of Malaysia's first professional badminton league - Kopiko Purple League will kick into full gear on January 2, 2015.

    Second half of the season will see the addition of world number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and world number 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan. Jorgensen and Tago will play for Petaling BC. In addition, the number two team in Purple League, Muar City BC have also picked up a big name in women's singles, the BWF Superseries Finals women's singles champion Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan.Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

    Jan O Jorgensen (right) will be the main attraction as second half of Purple League begins on Jan 2, 2015

  • Tai Tzu Ying receives warm welcome home

    Taiwan: It was warm welcome home on Monday for Taiwanese badminton player Tai Tzu-ying who won women's singles title in the prestigious Badminton World Federation's World Superseries Finals last Sunday.

    Upon her return at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, she said she didn't think too much when playing her matches and felt fortunate to even be in the tournament because she did not qualify for it until late in the year.Tai Tzu-ying and her grandmother pose for a photo at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. (Photo/Chen Chi-chuan)

    Tai Tzu-ying and her grandmother pose for a photo at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. (Photo/Chen Chi-chuan)

  • Tai Tzu Ying outlasts Sung Ji Hyun to win Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying claimed the women's singles title with a 21-17, 21-12 win over South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals on Sunday.

    Making up for her failed attempt last year, Tai showed an early resolve as she led 11-3 at the first change-over. Sung tried to use her superior reach and out-fox her shorter opponent. But Tai showed versatility often catching Sung off-guard to take the first set 21-17.Tai Tzu Ying with her Superseries Finals trophy

    Tai Tzu Ying with her Superseries Finals trophy

  • Tai Tzu Ying defeats Saina Nehwal in semis of Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal lost 21-11, 13-21, 9-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final of the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here Saturday.

    World No.4 Saina had a very good start in the first game but the 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist Tai produced an array of deceptive drop shots and combated Saina's smashes with sharp net play to win the match in 55 minutes.Tai Tzu Ying will clash with Sung Ji Hyun in women's final

    Tai Tzu Ying will clash with Sung Ji Hyun in women's final

  • Saina Nehwal to play Tai Tzu Ying in semis of Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai: India's badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals at the BWF World Super Series Finals on Friday.

    The World No.4 Saina, a 2011 finalist at the prestigious event, fought back from a set down to better South Korea’s world number eight Bae Yeon-ju 15-21, 21-7, 21-17 to top Group A with a perfect record.Saina Nehwal will play Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the Superseries semi-final

    Saina Nehwal will play Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the Superseries semi-final

  • Son Wan-ho overtakes no. 1 Chen Long with Hong Kong triumph

    Hong Kong: After Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia handed him the first round exit at last week's China Open, a rejuvenated Son Wan-ho of Korea came roaring out of the gates in the men's singles final to beat world champion Chen Long of China 21-19, 21-16 for the Hong Kong Open title on Sunday.Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

    Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

  • Nozomi Okuhara upsets Carolina Marin in Hong Kong semis

    Hong Kong: Nozomi Okuhara stunned Carolina Marin to book a clash with Tai Tzu-ying in the women's final of the BWF Hong Kong Open.

    Japan's Okuhara overcame the world and European champion 21-13 21-9 in a dominant display, and she will now meet sixth seed Tai in Sunday's showdown.At the age of 16, Nozomi Okuhara, became the youngest women's singles champion ever at the All Japan Badminton Championships in 2011

    At the age of 16, Nozomi Okuhara, became the youngest women's singles champion ever at the All Japan Badminton Championships in 2011

  • Badminton rankings: Saina Nehwal rises to No.7, PV Sindhu re-enters top-10 (pic)

    India Grand Prix Gold champion Saina Nehwal overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to take the No.7 position. Meanwhile, PV Sindhu entered the top-10 for the second time in her career.

    Bolstered by the India Grand Prix Gold triumph Sunday, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal jumped two places to No.7 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday.Saina climbs up to 7th place, Sindhu at 10th in world badminton ranking

    Saina overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to rise up the ladder.

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