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  1. HK seek loftier reward at the China Open

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong shuttlers will be hoping to rebound at the six-star PICC China Open, which kicks off at the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou today. The SAR, who failed to win a title at last week's Hong Kong Open, will field a team of 24 shuttlers, including leading men's player Ng Wei, who was ousted by China's unseeded Li Yu in the second round of the Hong ...

  2. Injury knocks out Taufik

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Guangzhou World and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat yesterday pulled out of the US$250,000 PICC China Open Championships, once again denying fans the chance to watch him ... the third round of the Hong Kong Open last week against Malaysia's Wong Choong Hann. Wong defeated Taufik to ruin his hopes of taking on China's Lin. 'The skin on his foot was torn ...

  3. Super Lin leads China to clean sweep

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin and Paggie Leung Super Lin Dan led China to a clean sweep of five titles at the US$250,000 Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open as the mainlanders gave themselves a huge psychological boost before this week's China Open in Guangzhou, where they are expected to clean up again. China's opposition would have needed more than mere kryptonite to stop the Chinese charge ...

  4. 2 Minutes with...

    Posted Nov 06th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung With three more years before the Beijing Games, the world number four badminton player is grabbing every chance to equip himself to become the Olympic champion. The 22-year-old national ace from China last month came second in the men's singles in the National Games, before competing in the Hong Kong Open. He will next play in Guangzhou at the China Open ...

  5. Gallant effort by Chan

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Guangzhou Up-and-coming Chan Yan-kit yesterday delivered a scintillating performance against world number six Chen Hong at the US$250,000 PICC China Open in Guangzhou, ... will be next week's Taiwan Open. After the third day of play, world number three Wang Chen is Hong Kong's remaining hope for the title in the women's singles. Wang got the better ...

  6. Wang to face her nemesis again

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... at the US$250,000 PICC China Open. 'She's a strong and speedy player and it's going to be a huge test for me,' the 29-year-old Wang said after making light work of China's Chen Li ... additional pressure. I am going into the match with confidence,' said the world number three. The 30-year-old Zhang, who won the Hong Kong Open title last week, looked out of sorts in her ...

  7. Zhang's fightback puts end to Wang's title shot

    Posted Nov 13th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Guangzhou Wang Chen let the chance of winning the US$250,000 PICC China Open slip through her fingers last night after going down to China's Zhang Ning ... and was not patient enough.' In today's final, the Liaoning-born Zhang will meet compatriot and defending champion Xie Xingfang, who lost the Hong Kong Open title to Zhang last week. Yesterday, Xie ...

  8. Hong Kong trio advance to last 16

    Posted Nov 10th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Guangzhou Hong Kong enjoyed a successful day at the US$250,000 China Open in Guangzhou yesterday, with all three men's singles players advancing to the last 16. ... when trailing, because Chan had previously defeated him in the New Zealand Open. 'There was some breeze in the stadium, which made things more unpredictable,' Chan said. 'But ...

  9. Sun knows being an Olympic champion is not enough to ensure a repeat- especially when the talent pool is growing

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... of the China Open in Beijing, beating the celebrated American in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). But Sun failed to progress any further, losing to Russia's Maria Kirilenko in the quarter-finals. ... Paggie Leung Take it to a new level. That's the mission for Athens tennis doubles gold medallist Sun Tiantian. With a welter of talented players appearing on the scene in China, Sun ...

  10. It's veterans day as Chen and Zhang emerge victorious

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Guangzhou China once again dominated the six-star US$250,000 PICC China Open, taking three golds including the men's and women's singles which went to veteran players Chen Hong and Zhang Ning. But unlike in the Hong Kong Open last month, the badminton powerhouse this time failed to make a clean sweep of all the five titles, after their men's ...




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