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Zhang Beiwen of USA defeats Indian shuttler PV Sindhu to win India Open

Congratulations to Zhang Beiwen for winning the 2018 India Open. (photo: AP)
New Delhi: The No. 5 seed Zhang Beiwen of USA came recovered from a disappointing second set to beat No. 1 seed PV Sindhu of India 21-18, 11-21, 22-20 to win her first ever Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 500 title which was also equivalent to the Superseries level title. Zhang, 27, looked on course for her first...

Shi Yuqi, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon win India Open

Shi Yuqi is spearheading the China men's team challenge at the Asia Badminton Championships to be held in Malaysia next week. (photo: AP)
New Delhi: Men's singles No. 4 seed Shi Yuqi defeated No. 3 seed Chou Tien-Chen of Taiwan 21-18, 21-14 to win the India Open on Sunday. Shi was trailing most of the first set before reeling off 5 consecutive points from 15-17 to claim a 20-17 advantage and went on to take the first set 21-18. The Chinese player was in...

Iskandar Zulkarnain fights hard, goes down late against Shi Yuqi in India Open semis

Iskandar Zulkarnain and Shi Yuqi put on a good show in the 2018 India Open semi-finals.
New Delhi: For few moments in the third set, there were good chances for Malaysia's unseeded Iskandar Zulkarnain to beat No. 4 seed Shi Yuqi of China in the India Open semi-finals when Zulkarnain was leading 10-5, 16-12 in the third set. However, late surge from Shi helped him edged past Zulkarnain 21-18, 10-21, 21-19 in a 69 minutes...

Iskandar Zulkarnain enters India Open semi-finals

Iskandar Zulkarnain shows strong play at the India Open quarter-finals. (photo:AP)
New Delhi: Malaysia's unseeded Iskandar Zulkarnain continued his excellent run of form by casting aside defending champion Sameer Verma of India 21-17, 21-14 in the quarter-finals of India Open on Friday. Zulkarnain, who defeated World No. 5 Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday, used terrific court coverage and pinpoint accuracy to nullify the Indian shuttler in 49 minutes. The World No. 86...

China Badminton Super League: Xiamen beat Zhejiang to win the 2017-2018 title

Zheng Siwei (right) and Liu Cheng in the 2017-2018 China Badminton Super League final.
Cixi: Although Rio Olympic Chen Long was not in the team this season, there was still strong depth in the Xiamen team to keep the success rolling against Zhejiang in the 2017-2018 China Badminton Super League final. In the final that was held on Friday, Xiamen's doubles specialist Zheng Siwei became the hero when he and Liu Cheng produced a...

Iskandar Zulkarnain beats Kidambi Srikanth to enter India Open quarters

Iskandar Zulkarnain is slowly taking his game to the next level. (photo: AP)
New Delhi: Malaysia's unseeded Iskandar Zulkarnain pulled off a huge upset at India Open on Thursday by overpowering No. 2 seed and home favorite Kidambi Srikanth of India 21-19, 21-17 in 43 minutes. Zulkarnain who has been plagued by injury since last year, was using his strong defenses to ward off Srikanth's powerful smashes in both sets. Zulkarnain relied on...

PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin enter India Open second round

PV Sindhu has strong start in 1st round of India Open. (photo: AP)
New Delhi: Women's singles No. 1 seed PV Sindhu of India got off to a strong start on Wednesday when she eased past Natalia Koch Rohde of Denmark to advance to the India Open second round. Sindhu who was bidding to defend her title, told Indian media that she will play her best prior to the start of the tournament. "Although...

Iskandar Zulkarnain, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing advance to India Open second round

Iskandar Zulkarnain makes winning start at Indian Open. (photo: AP)
New Delhi: After struggling to find his grove and suffered a first round loss at Malaysia Masters two weeks ago, Malaysia's Iskandar Zulkarnain returned to dominance by making a strong start in the first round of India Open, overcoming World No. 39 Emil Holst of Denmark 21-15, 21-17 in 39 minutes on Wednesday. However, awaiting the World No. 85 Zulkarnain...

BWF to review the 2018 season’s exhausting schedule in May

BWF officials need to do some reality check before making any decision that could affect the sport. (photo: BWF)
Kuala Lumpur: After receiving constructive criticism from world's top badminton players such as Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Viktor Axelsen, Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal and many more about the crazily congested 2018 schedule that required world's top 15 players in the singles events and top 10 pairs in the doubles to play a minimum of 12 tournaments, the Badminton...

Chooi Kah Ming hopes to join the Malaysian Thomas Cup team

Chooi Kah Ming (left) /Low Juan Shen need to work harder to make the Malaysia Thomas Cup team. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 36 men's doubles player Chooi Kah Ming and his partner Low Juan Shen are determined to return to their best and hopefully be selected for the Malaysian Thomas Cup roster. For the 26-year-old Chooi, if he would like his name to be considered as part of the Thomas Cup squad, he and his partner would...

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