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Nozomi Okuhara, Kanta Tsuneyama win Thailand Open

Nozomi Okuhara celebrates her Thailand Open victory. (photo: AFP)
Bangkok: The No. 4 seed Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara went on the attack throughout the whole match against the No. 2 seed PV Sindhu of India in Sunday's women's singles final, beating the Indian player 21-15, 21-18 in 50 minutes. Sindhu was clearly uncomfortable with Okuhara's aggressive tactics in the final, making too many unforced errors and handed the first...

Nozomi Okuhara faces PV Sindhu in Thailand Open, rematch of World Championships final

Nozomi Okuhara books rematch with PV Sindhu in the 2018 Thailand Open final. (photo: AFP)
Bangkok: Women's singles No. 4 seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan will face No. 2 seed PV Sindhu of India, the opponent she defeated in a hard-fought three-set battle in the 2017 World Championships final, to decide who takes home the 2018 Thailand Open title on Sunday. Sunday's final between Okuhara and Sindhu will be an intriguing showdown, after the Japanese...

P.V. Sindhu beats Soniia Cheah to enter Thailand Open semis

P.V. Sindhu progresses to Thailand Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)
Bangkok: India's No. 2 seed women's singles player P.V Sindhu has advanced into the Thailand Open semi-finals by securing a 21-17, 21-13 victory over Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in 26 minutes on Friday. Despite the loss, 25-year-old Cheah who advanced to her first ever quarter-finals of a BWF Super 500 World Tour event, told reporter it was a good experience...

Kamilla Rytter Juhl is pregnant, badminton career temporarily on hold

Congratulations to Kamilla Rytter Juhl on her pregnancy. May this special time be filled with health and lots of love! (photo: AFP)
Copenhagen: The reigning All England women's doubles champions, Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen who revealed on October 2017 that they were lovers and have been in relationship for eight years, announced that Juhl is pregnant, and the pair is expecting their first child soon. The 34-year-old Kamilla Rytter Juhl who won the 2009 mixed double World Championships title with...

Tee Jing Yi, Chooi Kah Ming call it quits for BAM

Tee Jing Yi (left), Chooi Kah Ming leave BAM in prime of careers.
Kuala Lumpur: One of the most respected Malaysian women's badminton player - Tee Jing Yi has called it quits after 12 years of service at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Tee who played in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic reportedly tendered her resignation letter to BAM last week. "I think it's time for me to take a break from...

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying hoping to find winning formula after Indonesia Open defeat

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying earn a positive experience despite their loss in Indonesia Open final. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying insisted they’ll need to find a new winning formula to keep their World Championships and Asian Games hopes alive, especially when facing Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia. After losing to Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in the Rio 2016 Olympic final, Chan/Goh failed to get their revenge on Sunday, falling...

Tai Tzu Ying stretches winning streak to 29 matches with Indonesia Open victory

Tai Tzu Ying has been virtually unbeatable so far this year. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan battled past No. 5 seed Chen Yufei of China in a tight three-setter on Sunday to not only claim her 5th title of the year, but also to extend her winning streak to 29 successive matches with a hard-fought victory that lasted 54 minutes. The first set was...

Kento Momota wins Indonesia Open with victory over Viktor Axelsen

Kento Momota beats Viktor Axelsen 2-0 at 2018 Indonesia Open final. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: The unseeded Kento Momota of Japan who will be chasing his first World Championships title in Nanjing end of July, displayed his unrivalled superiority on the court with a 21-14, 21-9 victory over No. 1 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the Indonesia Open final on Sunday. Momota began his quest for a second Indonesia Open title with a...

Tai Tzu Ying meets Chen Yufei in the final of Indonesia Open

Tai Tzu Ying has an 8-0 career meeting records against Chen Yufei ahead of Sunday's Indonesia Open final. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying wrapped up the semi-final contest in style as she overcame the challenge from World No. 8 He Bingjiao of China 21-13, 21-18 in 31 minutes to advance to the Indonesia Open final on Saturday. Tai will play World No. 5 Chen Yufei of China in the final after she extended...

Indonesia Open: Lee Chong Wei exits as Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying enter final

Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying seek revenge against Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir in the Indonesia Open final. (photo: AFP)
Jakarta: Last week's Malaysia Open runner-up Kento Momota of Japan stormed back from 5-12, 7-13 in the first set to book his place in the Indonesia Open final as he dispatched Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in straight-sets at the Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Saturday. The Malaysian maestro who beat Momota in the Malaysia Open final last Sunday, lost to the...

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