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    HONG KONG OPEN Finals – 2nd double-doubles final weekend for Zhao

    China’s Zhao Yunlei will be making her second consecutive double-finals appearance in two weeks, once again making it to Sunday in both women’s and mixed doubles in Hong Kong, after doing so in China last...

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    SCOTTISH OPEN SF – Sato-sfying progress

    Sayaka Sato continued her return from injury as she beat Commonwealth medallist Kirsty Gilmour on home turf to progress to her second Grand Prix final in 3 weeks. Wang Tzu Wei, the only other non-European...

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    HONG KONG OPEN QF – Superseries Finals qualifiers known

    Akane Yamaguchi lost her battle but a loss by Minatsu Mitani means that the 17-year-old can finish her season in Dubai at the Superseries Finals. By Emzi Regala.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (live) Although 2012 World Junior...

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    HONG KONG OPEN R16 – Upsets and Destination Dubai spot chasers

    Day 3 at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Superseries saw inspired performances by the likes of Tee Jing Yi and Fuchs/Schoettler produce big upsets leading to elimination of highly seeded players, in some cases even...

  • Bao Chunlai struck with permanent hearing loss

    Bao Chunlai struck with permanent hearing loss

    According to the well-known Chinese media outlet Sina.com, the former Chinese top men’s singles player,  Bao Chunlai was reported to have lost the use of his left ear due to an untreated disease.  The former...

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    CHINA OPEN Finals – Indian Singles Triumph

    With the conclusion of the Thaihot China Open Superseries Premier, India has every reason to celebrate. Kidambi Srikanth reached another milestone in his badminton career by beating Lin Dan and clinching the men’s singles title, while...

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    CHINA OPEN 2014 SF – No women’s singles title for China

    The finals line-up has now been decided.  After two forfeits and many gritty battles, the semi-finals of Thaihot China Open concluded with a new record: for the first time ever, going back to the first...

  • 2017 Worlds headed for the ends of the Earth

    2017 Worlds headed for the ends of the Earth

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the hosts of the 2017 Sudirman Cup and BWF World Championships as Gold Coast and Glasgow, respectively.  The announcements came after a BWF Council meeting this week in...

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