• Korea Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sun Yu suffer 1st-round defeats

    Seoul: No. 8 seeds in both men's and women's singles event of the Korea Open Super Series have fell in their respective opening matches held at Seong-nam Indoor Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday.Kidambi Srikanth is having really poor form recently. (photo: AFP)

    Kidambi Srikanth is having really poor form recently. (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)

  • Saina Nehwal to play Li Xuerui in India Open semis

    New Delhi: World No. 6 and defending champion Saina Nehwal survived an 83 minutes battle to advance to the semi-finals of India Open on Friday.

    The battle between Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun was never a letup in the tension. Starting when Nehwal was forced repeatedly to coming from behind before fighting tooth and nail to outlast No. 5 seed South Korean Sung Ji Hyun 19-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a match that witnessed long rallies and a lot of unforced errors.It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

    It was a combination of joy and relief for Saina Nehwal after she beat Sung Ji Hyun at the 2016 India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi. (photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win New Zealand Open title

    Auckland: Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying overcame resilient Zheng Siwei and Li Yinhui of China to clinch the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open mixed doubles titles on Sunday.Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

    Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying on their New Zealand Open win. (photo: New Zealand Open)

  • Lin Dan, Jan O Jorgensen reach German Open semifinals

    Mulheim: Two time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China and Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen stayed on course for the men's singles final clash after they both advanced to the men's singles semi-finals at German Open on Friday."Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

    "Super Dan" and his "Super Big" badminton rackets. (photo: Yonex)

  • Indonesia confident of doing well in Thomas Cup qualifiers (BATC)

    Jakarta: Indonesia remained optimistic it will emerge as the group champion in the Badminton Asian Team Championship (BATC) to be held in Hyderabad, India, from February 15-21.Tommy Sugiarto's (behind, third right) inclusion is a big boost to the 2016 Indonesian men's team in Hyderabad.

    Tommy Sugiarto's (behind, third right) inclusion is a big boost to the 2016 Indonesian men's team in Hyderabad.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stage comeback to win Syed Modi Grand Prix title

    Lucknow: Malaysia's men's doubles pair of Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem was involved in a close men's doubles final contest in Syed Modi Grand Prix finals as the Malaysian and Indian pair of Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar were engaged in energy-sapping rallies.

    Goh/Tan were caught off guard by the speed and aggressiveness of the Indian pair in the first set by losing 21-14.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and well done to Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar for putting up a good fight. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and well done to Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar for putting up a good fight. (photo: AFP)

  • Carolina Marin pulls out but Saina Nehwal begins new season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain who was the runner-up at last year's Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, have decided to pull out of the Grand Prix Gold tournament.Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin make a great rivalry in women's singles.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

    Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia was in sizzling form in the first and second round of Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, dashed past Korean Shin Kyung Deok 21-4, 21-5 in his first round match, and glided into the third round after he ushered Japanese Riichi Takeshita out of the tournament 21-15, 21-10 in the men's second round that was held later Wednesday.Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

    Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

  • Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng knocked out in Korea Masters 1st round

    Jeonju City: Lai Pei Jing who started her bid for the mixed doubles title with new partner Tan Kian Meng at Korea Masters, has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Korean mixed doubles pair Kim Duk Young/Go Ah Ra on Tuesday.Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

    Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong fall short of Thailand Open crown

    Bangkok: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong will have to wait another tournament to win their third title of the year, as the former World No. 1 took the match all the way to its limit only to fall short on Sunday against No. 5 seeds Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf of Indonesia in three-sets.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong on the podium with Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf during the medal ceremony. (photo: Granular)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong on the podium with Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf during the medal ceremony. (photo: Granular)

  • Chen Long, Sung Ji Hyun win Korea Open titles

    Seoul: No. 1 seed Chen Long remained perfect in Korea Open finals, winning the men's singles title on Sunday without dropping a set in his formidable Korea Open run.Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

    Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

  • PV Sindhu eyeing a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Kolkata: Double World Championships bronze medallist PV Sindhu registered one of the biggest wins of her career when she ousted London Olympics champion Li Xuerui of China to enter the quarterfinal in this year's edition at Jakarta.

    The 20-year-old Indian's dream run, however, ended in the quarterfinals after going down to Korea's Sung Ji Hyun.PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

    PV Sindhu is the young and rising star of Indian badminton.

  • Saina Nehwal, Carolina Marin to renew rivalry in World Championships final

    Jakarta: Defending champion Carolina Marin of Spain will take on India’s World No 2 Saina Nehwal in the women’s singles final at the World Championships in Jakarta. Carolina, the top seed, edged Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 21-17, 15-21, 21-16 while Saina defeated Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17.Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to enter World Badminton Championships final.(photo: Reuters)

    Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to enter World Badminton Championships final.(photo: Reuters)

  • Saina Nehwal, Li Xuerui bow out of Australian Open

    Sydney: World number one women's singles and defending champion Saina Nehwal crashed out of Australian Open Super Series on Friday, after losing to Wang Shixian of China in the quarterfinals.Li Xuerui has performed poorly so far in 2015.

    Li Xuerui has performed poorly so far in 2015.

  • Jan Jorgensen and Sung Ji Hyun lift German Open titles

    Mulheim: Denmark's top-seeded European champion Jan Jorgensen needed only 31 minutes to defeat Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-12, 21-13 in the men's singles final on Sunday to become the first Denmark player to have ever won the German Open title.Jan Jorgensen and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Photo: German Open Badminton)

    Jan Jorgensen and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Photo: German Open Badminton)

  • 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

  • (Video) China, Korea each win 2 titles at Asian Badminton Championships

    Lin Dan won his third and a hard-fought title in men's singles at the Asian Badminton Championships against Sho Sasaki of Japan 14-21, 21-9, 21-15 in the seesawLin Dan shows off his 2014 Asian Badminton Championship gold medal

    Lin Dan shows off his 2014 Asian Badminton Championship gold medal
    final that took 66 minutes in Gimcheon. This was his back to back win after last week's China Masters title. Lin got off to a sluggish start in the first set, Sho Sasaki took advantage of Lin Dan's sloppy mistakes, and reeled off the first set with a 21-14 win.

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