Monthly Archives: May 2011

China, Denmark in Sudirman final

Qingdao (China): Denmark will challenge China as the best all-round team in badminton after both progressed into the Sudirman Cup final on Saturday by recording identical 3-1 semifinal wins. While China held off Korea after running into brief spells of trouble, Denmark had no problems in disposing off an under-strength Indonesia. Continue reading

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Sudirman: China breeze past India into semis

India were handed a drubbing by top seeds China in the quarterfinals of the Sudirman Cup – the result was expected, but the one positive was that Saina Nehwal recorded her first win over world No.3 Wang Xin. The Chinese won 3-1 and progressed into the semifinals. Meanwhile, in another quarterfinal, Korea clinched a nerve-wracking win over Malaysia; the tie going into the final rubber, where Eun Ha Jung/ Kim Min Jung overcame a first set loss to beat Wong Pei Ty/ Chin Ei Hui 19-21 21-16 21-10. Continue reading

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Aditi inspires Skylarks’ win over Flamingos

Pune: National champion Aditi Mutatkar clinched a pivotal victory over Arundhati Pantwane to inspire KPIT Cummins Sensational Skylarks to a 3-2 win over Flamboyant Flamingos in the Amanora Maharashtra Badminton League on Sunday. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina fails to put it past Wang Xin

Alor Setar: Saina Nehwal lost her first final in a major international tournament when she ran into world No.2 Wang Xin of China in the summit clash of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday. Saina, who had lost both her previous matches to Xin, failed to find a way out this time too, as Xin beat her 13-21 21-8 21-14. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina in contention for year’s 2nd title

Alor Setar: Top seed Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the final of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold after scoring a convincing straight-game win over seventh seed Korean Sung Ji Hyun here on Saturday. Saina, who had made a shock first round exit at the Indian Open Super Series last week, recorded a comfortable 21-14, 21-13 win over her rival in just 35 minutes. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina powers past world champ

Alor Setar: World No.4 Saina Nehwal continued to blitz through the Malaysia Open GP Gold, scoring a morale-boosting win over close rival and world champion Wang Lin of China in the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Indian beat Wang in a tight three setter, 14-21 21-19 21-19. Continue reading

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Malaysia Open: Saina powers into quarters

Alor Setar: Brushing aside the disappointment of a first round loss at the India Open last week, Saina Nehwal entered the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open GP Gold at Alor Setar on Thursday. The quarterfinal match-up will be interesting, for she runs into her close rival Wang Lin of China, who is coming back from injury. Continue reading

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