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    Default Taiwanese badminton duo shines in Singapore Open

    2014/04/13 21:16:29

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    By Lee Chin-wei and Elizabeth Hsu


    Taipei, April 13 (CNA) Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin from Taiwan fell to Chinese rivals in the men's doubles final of the 2014 OUE Singapore Open on Sunday after an impressive run in the US$300,000 event.

    Seeded sixth in the 32-team draw, Lee and Tsai lost to the unseeded Chinese team of Cai Yun and Lu Kai in straight sets, 21-19, 21-14, in 42 minutes.

    The match was tighter than the score would indicate. The first set was tied at 19-19 before the Taiwanese pair lost the final two points, and they took an 8-3 lead in the second set, only to see the Chinese team rally past them.

    Lee and Tsai were the only Taiwanese players to finish in the top three of any of the events at the tournament, touted as Singapore's most prestigious badminton tournament.

    The Taiwanese duo reached the final after defeating the fourth-seeded Malaysian team of Tan Wee Kiong and Hoon Thien How 21-16, 21-14 in the quarterfinals and the unseeded South Korean team of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Choel 22-20, 18-21, 21-14 in the semifinals.

    The tournament saw a major upset when unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso, who had to qualify for the main draw and is ranked only 52nd in the world, shocked top-seeded Lee Chong-wei of Malaysia 21-15, 21-10 in the men's singles final.

    Lee, who was playing in the event for the first time in four years, praised Santoso as being the more confident player on the day

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    Default Badminton: Singapore Open 2014 Ė Day 4 Watch live online streaming


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    Details Category: Live Sports Published on Friday, 11 April 2014 03:01 Written by Afsheen Shafiq On Day 3 of the Singapore Open 2014, world No. 1 Li Xuerui advanced into the quarter-finals on Thursday at the expense of Japanís Minatsu Mitani with an inspiring 17-21 21-19 21-12 win.The other players progressing to the quarter-finals were Liís team mate Wang Yihan; Koreaís Sung Ji Hyun and Bae Yeon Ju; Thailandís Ratchanok Intanon; Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and Indiaís PV Sindhu. The latter worsened Japanís misery, beating Shizuka Uchida with a close 21-17 17-21 21-16, while Uchidaís team-mate, Eriko Hirose had lost with 21-16 21-14 against Han Li of China, having disposed of Indiaís Saina Nehwal in the first round.

    In the womenís doubles, the Korean pair Kim Ha Na and Jung Kyung was dismissed by Chinese twins, Luo Ying and Luo Yu with 21-12 21-14, at Singapore Indoor Stadium in mere 47 minutes. The high-flying Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua will join them in quarter-finals Ė who are in search of their ninth title in ten events and advanced with 25-23 21-19 victory over Chinese Taipeiís Cheng Wen Hsing/Hsieh Pei Chen. Top seeds Danish players Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl; Geysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (Indonesia) and the two Japanese pairings of Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and Reika Kakiiwa/Miyuki Maeda are also in with title shots.

    Indiaís Kidambi Srikanth derailed Nguyen Tien Minh in Menís Singles, ousting Vietnamís top competitor with 18-21 21-15 21-8. His compatriot, Sai Praneeth, also enjoyed a successful outing versus local campaigner, Derek Wong with 24-22 21-19.

    Top seeds and Menís Doubles world No. 1 pair from Indonesia, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan win comfortably with 21-17 24-22. While No. 2 seeds from Japan Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa were unfortunate to lose with 21-14 10-21 21-19 against Chinaís Chai Baio/Hong Wei.

    In mixed Doubles the Malaysian Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon were beaten with 21-17 12-21 21-12 to Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin of China.

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    Default Trick-shot Lee romps into Singapore semis





    SINGAPORE: World number one Lee Chong Wei turned on the style and even had time to attempt a trick shot as he sped into the Singapore Open semi-finals on Friday.

    The Malaysian took just 29 minutes to demolish Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-8, 21-14 in breathtaking fashion, at one point even trying a shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.

    It was exhibition stuff from Lee, who is the tournament's red-hot favourite after three of the top four seeds were late withdrawals, drastically weakening the men's singles field.

    Tanongsak beat Japanese eighth seed Kento Momota in the first round but the gulf in class was clear during Friday's quarter-final against the confident and ruthless Lee.

    On Saturday, Lee will meet India's K. Srikanth, who beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun 17-21, 21-14, 21-19 -- after upsetting seventh seed Nguyen Tien Minh a round earlier -- for a place in the semi-finals.

    In the other men's semi, Indonesian qualifier Simon Santoso will face Chinese fifth seed Du Pengyu for a place in the final.

    Women's top seed and Olympic champion Li Xuerui went past Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying in straight games, in a far more convincing display than her three-game struggle against Japan's Minatsu Mitani in round two.

    Li won 21-10, 21-13 in 27 minutes to stay on course for a repeat of last year's final with defending champion and fellow Chinese Wang Yihan, who downed India's eighth seed P.V. Sindhu 21-19, 21-15.

    Reigning women's world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand crashed out after losing 21-14, 21-12 to China's Li Han.

    Defending mixed doubles champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia took just over half an hour to brush off Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann 21-8, 21-17 on their way to Saturday's semi-finals.

    Singapore's mixed doubles pairing of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo lost their quarter-final match 12-21, 20-22 against China's Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin.

    In the women's doubles, top seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda 21-15, 21-5 to set up a clash with Japan's Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi.



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    Default PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth reach Singapore Open quarterfinals

    Press Trust of India | Last updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:48

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    Singapore: PV Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals with a win in women's singles but it was young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a flutter at the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series, with a stunning victory over world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam on Thursday.

    The 18-year-old Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year besides the prestigious World Championship bronze, prevailed over Japan's Shizuka Uchida 21-17, 17-21, 21-16 in a women's singles match. The Indian will next take on World No. 3 Yihan Wang on Friday.

    After three first round exits in the All England tournament, Swiss Open and India Open Super Series, Srikanth finally got his form back as he notched up an upset 18-21 21-15 21-8 win over the world championship bronze medallist.

    Thailand Open champion, Srikanth, who was the finalist at the India Grand Prix Gold earlier this year, will next take on Hong Kong's Yun Hu in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Indian has a 1-0 record against Hu, having beaten him at the Maybank Malaysia Open early in the season.

    In the men's doubles competition, Alwin Franchis and Arun Vishnu were humbled by the top seeded Indonesian combo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-17 24-22.

    Another Indian pair of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan, too, failed to cross the second round hurdle, as they went down fighting 21-23 17-21 to Gideon Markus Fernaldi and Rizki Amelia Pradipta of Indonesia in the mixed doubles event.

    Parupalli Kashyap, who rose to the 19th place today in Badminton World Federation rankings, suffered a close 16-21 21-15 22-20 defeat to World No. 35 Dong Keun Lee of Korea in the men's singles competition on Wednesday.

    In the women's singles competition, Sindhu was 11-10 ahead at the first interval and the Indian kept the pressure on the world number 113 Japanese Shizuka even after the break as she moved from 14-10 to 19-14 before pocketing the game.

    In the second game, Uchida turned the tables after an early fight to lead 11-8, but Sindhu clawed back at 13-13. The Japanese, however, was not yet done as she again drew parity at 16-16 and then reeled off four points to take the match to the decider.

    In the deciding game, Sindhu led 15-11 midway but the Japanese brought down the lead to 16-18 before Sindhu decided to march away with the remaining three points to seal the issue.

    Earlier, Srikanth was little rusty to start with but he fought back from 6-14 to draw level at 16-16 and then moved neck-and-neck till 18-18. However, the Vietnamese soon reeled off three points to earn the bragging rights.

    In the second game, Srikanth started troubling Tien and opened up a 8-5 lead after an initial battle. Tien soon clawed back with three points but the Indian managed to keep his rival at bay and slowly carved his way back into the contest.

    Getting back his confidence, Srikanth was his dominating self in the decider as he didn't give Tien much opportunity and moved into the interval with a massive 11-3 lead.

    After the break, Srikanth kept the pressure on his higher-ranked rival and reeled off four points to move to 16-6 before closing the door on Tien with a five-point burst from 17-8 to cruise into the quarterfinals.

    HS Prannoy, too, had his chances in the three-game thriller that lasted for one hour and 16 minutes.

    In the first game, Pengyu opened up a slender 5-2 lead early, but Prannoy brilliantly fought back to grab a three-point advantage at 10-7 and 15-12. However, Pengyu clawed back at 16-16 and then broke off to eventually stay ahead of the Indian.

    Pengyu gained early advantage in the second game too but the lanky Indian shuttler didn't allow the Chinese to walk away this time as he turned the tables with a four-point burst from 9-11 and then kept pressing for points to finally roar back into contest.

    In the deciding game, Prannoy led 3-0 initially, but Pengyu bounced back to lead 11-10 at the interval. After the breather, the Chinese dug deep into his reservoir to extend the gap and held his fort to eventually edge out the Indian.

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