• Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • P.V Sindhu pulls out of Macau Open to focus on Superseries finals

    Hyderabad: World No. 9 women's singles player P.V Sindhu who had won her maiden Superseries title at China Open and reached the Hong Kong Open final in last two weeks, has decided to pull out of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold which began on Tuesday in preparation for the Dubai Superseries finals.P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

    P.V Sindhu has a bright future ahead of her. (photo: AP)

  • Tai Tzu-Ying wins Hong Kong Open and rises to World No. 1

    Hong Kong: Taiwan's World No. 3 women's singles player Tai Tzu-Ying won her second Superseries title of the season on Sunday by beating Olympic silver medalist P.V Sindhu of India 21-15, 21-17 in 41 minutes to lift the Hong Kong Open title.Tai Tzu-Ying and P.V. Sindhu pose on the podium. (photo: AP)

    Tai Tzu-Ying and P.V. Sindhu pose on the podium. (photo: AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying beats Carolina Marin to play P.V Sindhu in Hong Kong final

    Hong Kong: Taiwan’s World No. 3 women's singles player Tai Tzu-Ying showed off her remarkable overheads and slicing drop shots along with precise servings to overpower World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-17, 14-21, 21-16 in 68 minutes on Saturday to make the Hong Kong Open final.Tai Tzu Ying tries to defend her Hong Kong Open title against P.V Sindhu. (photo: AP)

    Tai Tzu Ying tries to defend her Hong Kong Open title against P.V Sindhu. (photo: AP)

  • P.V. Sindhu, Carolina Marin on course for fiery Hong Kong Open final meeting

    Hong Kong: World No. 9 P.V Sindhu of India and World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain are on course for a rematch of the Olympic final at the ongoing Hong Kong Open after both advanced to the semi-finals respectively on Friday.Carolina Marin is on track to end the year on a high note. (photo: AP)

    Carolina Marin is on track to end the year on a high note. (photo: AP)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi, Akane Yamaguchi win Denmark Open

    Odense: Olympic women's doubles champions and No. 1 seeds Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi faced the biggest challenge of their tourney at Denmark Open on Sunday when they needed 68 minutes to battle back from a set down to beat No. 2 seeds Jung Kyung Eun and Shin Seung Chan of South Korea 19-21, 21-11, 21-16 to win the Denmark Open women's doubles title.Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi would continue to be the dominant women's doubles pair in the world in the next few years.

    Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi would continue to be the dominant women's doubles pair in the world in the next few years.

  • Carolina Marin bows out of Denmark Open

    Odense: Women's singles No. 1 seed and Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain fought through grueling 82 minutes three-set thriller before going down to No. 8 Akane Yamaguchi in the Denmark Open semi-finals on Saturday.Carolina Marin probably need more time to get back to peak form after the Rio Olympics.

    Carolina Marin probably need more time to get back to peak form after the Rio Olympics.

  • Carolina Marin pulls off great escape to reach Denmark Open semis

    Odense: Women's singles World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain had to dig deep to progress to the semi-finals of the Denmark Open on Friday eventually beating Sun Yu of China 21-19, 16-21, 27-25 in their quarter-final clash.Carolina Marin plays a great match against Sun Yu in the quarter-finals of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)

    Carolina Marin plays a great match against Sun Yu in the quarter-finals of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: AP)

  • Wang Tzu-Wei's parents work at night market to help pay off his fine

    Taiwan: Despite an earlier promise not do fine Taiwanese players who failed to use the attire and equipment provided by Chinese Taipei Badminton Association’s official sponsor - Yonex, a newly surfaced audio recording revealed that some the Chinese Taipei Badminton Association officials still planned to impose punishment on some shuttlers.It's a shame that Chinese Taipei Badminton Association has caused unnecessary burden on Wang Tzu-Wei. (photo: Purple League)

    It's a shame that Chinese Taipei Badminton Association has caused unnecessary burden on Wang Tzu-Wei. (photo: Purple League)

  • Carolina Marin & Li Xuerui fall in same half of the 2016 Olympic draw

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 women's singles player Carolina Marin and the Olympic defending champion Li Xuerui have fallen into the same half of the 2016 Rio Olympic draw.Women's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Women's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • Tai Tzu Ying beats Wang Shixian to win Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: World No. 9 Taiwanese badminton player Tai Tzu-Ying received a huge boost ahead of the Rio Olympics as she defeated World No. 8 Wang Shixian of China in the Chinese Taipei women's singles final that was held in Taipei Arena on Sunday.Tai Tzu-Ying with her Chinese Taipei Open gold medal. (photo: ltsports)

    Tai Tzu-Ying with her Chinese Taipei Open gold medal. (photo: ltsports)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing reach Chinese Taipei Open Final

    Taipei: Malaysia's young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing was in awesome form as they foiled a stirring fight back from Indonesia's scratch pair Riky Widianto/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja by defeating the Indonesia pair 21-17, 22-20 on Saturday to reach the Chinese Taipei Open final.Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing & Iskandar Z. Zainuddin in Chinese Taipei Open Semis

    Taipei: There will be 3 Malaysian players in the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Open after a day of mixed results in Taipei.

    The young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing pulled off an upset Friday afternoon as they defeated the second ranked Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong in 58 minutes.07 02 2016 badminton news tan kian meng lai pei Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have bright future in the mixed doubles category. (photo: BWF)

    07 02 2016 badminton news tan kian meng lai pei Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have bright future in the mixed doubles category. (photo: BWF)

  • Saina Nehwal is the top 3 earning female badminton player in 2016 ... so far

    Hyderabad: Even though Saina Nehwal only won the Australian Open so far this year, she became the third highest paid female badminton player in the first half of 2016.Saina Nehwal returns a shot at the 2016 Australian Badminton Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Saina Nehwal returns a shot at the 2016 Australian Badminton Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tai Tzu Ying shocks Wang Yihan to win Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Chinese Taipei's women's singles shuttler Tai Tzu Ying stunned former World Champion Wang Yihan of China to lift her first ever Indonesia Open title on Sunday.

    The unseeded Tai, who has been in sizzling form since defeated 2012 Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the second round, dashed past No. 4 seed Wang Yihan 21-17, 21-8 in 34 minutes for the title.The 2016 Indonesian Open women's singles champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan stands on the podium next to runner-up Wang Yihan of China. (photo: AFP)

    The 2016 Indonesian Open women's singles champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan stands on the podium next to runner-up Wang Yihan of China. (photo: AFP)

  • Wang Yihan: Not easy to beat Carolina Marin

    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)

    Wang Yihan celebrates after a huge win against Carolina Marin in the semi-final of 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

  • Carolina Marin beats Saina Nehwal to reach Indonesian Open semis

    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)

    Carolina Marin through to semis at the 2016 Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Jonatan Christie beats Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: With the backing of home crowd, Indonesia's unseeded Jonatan Christie pulled off a huge upset against China's two time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the second round of the BCA Indonesia Open badminton championship at Bung Karno Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

    Christie was ecstatic after clinching his second round match against his own idol 21-12, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

    Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

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