• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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