Grand Prix Archive

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    THAILAND OPEN SF – Big Upset in Bangkok

    Favoured to retain her title at her home event, the Thailand Open, Ratchanok Intanon was instead sent packing by Singapore’s 19-year-old Liang Xiaoyu who played the match of her life to advance to Sunday’s final....

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    Thailand Open loses two defending champions

    The 2015 Thailand Open will start with only two defending champions, following the late withdrawal of the top seeds in both men’s and women’s doubles. Asian Games gold medallists Greysia Polii / Nitya Krishinda Maheswari...

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    VIETNAM OPEN – Teen Kawakami wins 3rd title of the year

    17-year-old Saena Kawakami of Japan made the Vietnam Open her third title of 2015 in a finals day that mixed familiarity with surprises. By Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent.  Photos: Badmintonphoto and Adrianna Yiu (archives) Japan’s...

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    RUSSIAN OPEN – 3 take first Grand Prix in 3 years

    Kristina Gavnholt, Chan Peng Soon, and Goh Liu Ying made the Russian Open their first Grand Prix title in nearly three years. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (archives) Nearly 3 years ago, Chan Peng Soon...

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    CHINESE TAIPEI OPEN Finals – 5 take 1st titles of 2015

    Asian Games Champions Polii/Maheswari, along withand 2 former World Champions took their first titles of the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (archives) Finals day at the 2015 Chinese Taipei...

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    CHINESE TAIPEI OPEN SF – Home hero beats Lin Dan

    Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen beat legend Lin Dan to set up a showdown with World Champion Chen Long for his first ever home Grand Prix Gold title. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (archives) It...

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    CANADA OPEN Finals – 2 Lees, 2 Lis & a Liu all victorious!

    Michelle Li is a Grand Prix winner at home for the second consecutive year, winning the 2015 Yonex Canada Open women’s singles title in an exciting photo finish. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Yves Lacroix for...

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    CANADA OPEN SF – 3 top seeds down

    Andrei Adistia both upset a top seed and was an upset top seed in the semi-finals of the 2015 Yonex Canada Open as both he and Selena Piek reached one of two finals. By Don...

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