• Hong Kong Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long advance to semis

    Hong Kong: The fifth seed Carolina Marin of Spain, outclassed Tee Jing Yi in the women's singles quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open, winning 21-8, 21-17 and move a step closer to the semi-final on Saturday.

    Marin won the first set easily, but Tee was giving Marin a run for the money in the second set before conceded to a more aggressive Marin in 27 minutes.Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

    Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

  • Hong Kong Open: Wang Yihan upset by Tee Jing Yi

    Hong Kong: Tee Jing Yi of Malaysia made it to the women's singles quarter-finals at Hong Kong Open with a huge upset over No. 2 seed Wang Yihan of China on Thursday.Tee Jing Yi plays her first ever Superseries quarter-final on Friday

    Tee Jing Yi plays her first ever Superseries quarter-final on Friday


    Tee who was trailing 17-19 in the first set, raised her energy to reel off four straight points to win the game 21-19; however, Wang responded with very aggressive play to overwhelm her and Tee lost 14-21 in the second set. In the third set, Tee managed to keep a cool head and eventually started to take advantage of Wang's unforced errors to close out the decider with 21-15.

    Unseeded Liu Xin of China also pulled off another major upset by outlasting her teammate top seed Wang Shixian 21-16,9-21,21-15.

  • Daren Liew ousted in day 1 of Korea Grand Prix

    Jeonju: The world number 66 Daren Liew who are anxious to redeem himself at Korea Grand Prix after a recent career slump, suffered an early exit in Jeonju City on Wednesday.Daren Liew continues to struggle

    Daren Liew continues to struggle


  • Glasgow 2014: Peng Soon-Pei Jing, Jing Yi falter in semis

    Glasgow: On Saturday, Malaysia’s Tee Jing Yi was defeated by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 13-21, 19-21 in the semi-finals at the Emirates Arena. Jing Yi inexplicably squandered a big 19-11 lead in the second game allowing Gilmour to come back to win game two.

    "Kirsty came well prepared, I made some unnecessary mistakes in second set and just couldn't finish the game," said the disappointed Jing Yi. In last week's mixed team event, Jing Yi was able to down Gilmour in straight sets.Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

    Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

  • Glasgow 2014: Chong Wei Feng & Daren Liew crash out

    Glasgow: Malaysia's hope to defend the Commonwealth Games men's singles title took a hit on Friday when Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew both lost to their Indian opponents respectively.

    The 2012 French Open champion Daren Liew suffered his round of 8 loss to world number 22 Parupalli Kashyap of India 13-21, 14-21 in a match that lasted 38 minutes; while Chong Wei Feng managed to stay afloat to force a deciding game, he struggled against the 24 year-old R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India the entire third set and eventually lost to the Indian 15-21, 21-8, 17-21.Lai Pei Jing-Lim Yin Loo ecstatic after 2-1 win over No 1 seed Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei of Singapore

    Lai Pei Jing-Lim Yin Loo ecstatic after 2-1 win over No 1 seed Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei of Singapore

  • Glasgow 2014: 6 of 8 Malaysian shuttlers progress to the quarters

    Glasgow: National singles Chong Wei Feng who was given the task to step into the shoes of injured Datuk Lee Chong Wei stayed on track to win the men's single gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He has put on a clinic in the round of 16 to brush aside Tony Stephenson from Northern Ireland 21-15, 21-10. He will play R.M.V Gurusaidutt from India in the quarterfinals on Friday.Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

    Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia beat England to defend mixed teams gold

    Glasgow: On Monday's badminton mixed team event final, Malaysia won their third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the mixed team’s badminton event with a 3-1 win over England in Glasgow.England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

    England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

  • Tee Jing Yi ready for Glasgow test

    Kuala Lumpur: Whether you believe respect is given or earned, the fact remains that Malaysia's women badminton have always been viewed as the weakest division of the national team.Tee Jing Yi was undefeated in the 2014 Uber Cup Finals

    Tee Jing Yi was undefeated in the 2014 Uber Cup Finals

    In order to prove that her success at the Uber Cup finals was no fluke, Tee Jing Yi will have to fight hard at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as she continue to establish herself in the world of badminton.

  • Malaysia plays down Commonwealth Games expectations

    National Sports Council (NSC) of Malaysia only expects Malaysia to win two gold medals in badminton events at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    However, Rashid Sidek, the national singles coach holds a different opinion that he thinks Malaysia shuttlers could win more.Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

    Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

    “I think we can win more than two gold medals, we are hoping to win at least four golds like we did over each of the past two Commonwealth games.”

  • Thomas Cup: Malaysia takes 4-1 win over Germany

    New Delhi: Malaysia sailed through its second Thomas Cup match by defeating Germany 4-1. That win also exposed Malaysia's deficiencies on its roster besides World No. one Lee Chong Wei. They'll have to step up efforts at resolving the inconsistencies ahead of the Korea game on Wednesday.

    In the Germany game, Lee Chong Wei had a hot start to overcome Marc Zwiebler 21-14, 21-8 in 37 minutes to pocket the first point. Malaysia played the first men’s doubles with scratch pair Tan Boon Heong/Tan Wee Kiong against Johannes Schoettler/Michael Fuchs. The Malaysian duo were stretched to three sets before notching the second point for Malaysia team with 13-21 21-17 21-18 victory. Good job girls! Daren Liew should learn from you guys running end to end and fighting for every shots

    Good job girls! Daren Liew should learn from you guys running end to end and fighting for every shots
    Chong Wei Feng was the better in second singles by winning a breathtaking game of 19-21 22-20 23-21 against Dieter Domke. Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah took care of Peter Kaesbauer/Josche Zurwonne 21-12 21-18 in 30 minutes for the fourth point; but, Daren Liew was once again the Achilles' heel for Malaysia when he lost to Lukas Schmidt 20-22 10-21 in 35 minutes.

  • As easy as "ABC" for Malaysian girls

    Korea: While their male counterparts were struggling, Malaysian women's team got off to a good start at day one of Asian Badminton Championship (ABC).

    Malaysia's first women's singles, world No. 49 Tee Jing Yi, defeated world No. 20 Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in the first round of the ABC in Gimcheon, South Korea on Wednesday.Lim Yin Fun will take on South Korean youngster Kim Hyo-min in the second round of Asian Badminton Championship (ABC)

    Lim Yin Fun will take on South Korean youngster Kim Hyo-min in the second round of Asian Badminton Championship (ABC)
  • Soon Huat Took the Final Spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat - the back-up shuttler from Malaysia will be part of the Malaysia Thomas cup team after beating

    Tan Chun Seang (former BAM player) 21-14, 21-13 in the three-day selections trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Friday. Goh Soon Huat finished top in Thomas Cup Trial

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun and former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli pulled out of the trials due to personal health reasons.

    During the trial, Soon Huat showed his fighting spirit and steely determination, and he is likely to be join the Thomas Cup team as the fourth men’s singles player.

  • Doubles world champs withdraw from Malaysian Open (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: It was confirmed after the team manager’s meeting on Monday that women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi has been withdrawn from competing in women’s doubles alongside Sannatasah Saniru.Top seed Wang Xiaoli (left) and Yu Yang of China have withdrawn from the Malaysian Open badminton championships which begins on Wednesday.

    Top seed Wang Xiaoli (left) and Yu Yang of China have withdrawn from the Malaysian Open badminton championships which begins on Wednesday.

    Jing Yi who left the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) stable in November last year only to rejoin them after a few weeks, had to withdraw because Sannatasah is not a BAM player.

  • Clean slate for Jing Yi at home tourney (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttler Tee Jing Yi is ready to put her career back in order after going through a rough patch last year.

    For starters, she hopes to get through the qualifying tournament of the Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukti Jalil tomorrow.

    The 23-year-old Jing Yi will be joined by five others – Yang Li Lian, Lim Chiew Sien, Lim Yin Fun and former internationals Sannatasah Saniru and Lydia Cheah – in the qualifying tournament. National singles player Tee Jing Yi, who'll be playing in the Malaysian Open qualifying rounds on Tuesday, hopes to put a bad year behind her and help Malaysia qualify for the Uber Cup Finals in May.

    Malaysia will be hoping for at least one of them to make it through to the tournament proper which starts on Wednesday.

    Olympian Jing Yi failed to get past the early round of any international tournament last year, with her biggest disappointment being a first-round knockout at the World Championships in Guangzhou in August.

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