• Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Yang Li Lian are in the Singapore Open main draw

    Singapore: Malaysia's independent shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last July made it to the main draw of the Singapore Open by defeating Siswanto of Indonesia 21-16, 21-11 in his first game, and then scoring a comprehensive win over Singaporean Ashton Chen with 21-18, 21-19 on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

    The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

    Arif once ranked No. 30 in the world has plummeted to No. 89 despite winning the Malaysian International Challenge last November. He is going to play India’s B. Sai Praneeth in the first round of the main draw.

  • Four Singapore doubles pairs made it to the first round

    Four Singapore's doubles pairs made it to the main draw of the OUE Singapore Open on Tuesday.

    Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champion - Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart cruised to first round of OUE Singapore Open after winning against Indonesian duo - Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki with 21-15, 21-15; Ashton Chen and Robin Gonansa also qualified to the first round after knocking off Guru Prasad and Venkatesh Prasad from India 21-13, 21-17.Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champion - Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (left) and Chayut Triyachart in their match against  Indonesia's Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki at the OUE Singapore Open on April 8, 2014.

    Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champion - Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (left) and Chayut Triyachart in their match against Indonesia's Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki at the OUE Singapore Open on April 8, 2014.

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