Bwf Super Series

Fit-again Wang Yihan sets sights on London Olympics

A fit-again Wang Yihan has set her sights firmly on next summer's Olympic Games after regaining her place as one of the world's top players.

Monday, 14 November, 2011, 12:00am

Lin defends frequent walkovers

Reigning world and Olympic champion Lin Dan has defended his frequent withdrawals from tournaments that have raised the eyebrows of fellow professionals and fans alike.

In the nine Super Series tournaments the Chinese ace has entered so far this year, he has conceded three walkovers - including a no-show at the Singapore Open final - and had one early retirement.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Super Dan back with a bang

Lin Dan capped his return to the court following a post-Olympic sojourn with a win at the China Open Super Series in Shanghai yesterday. Lin (pictured) thumped Malaysian top seed Lee Chong Wei 21-18, 21-9 in just 39 minutes.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Zhou primed for action in Super Series finale

Hong Kong coach Chan Chi-choi has hailed the establishment of the inaugural BWF Super Series Masters finals, with current world number one Zhou Mi certain to qualify for the richest tournament in the history of the sport.

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

China Masters victory for Zhou

Hong Kong's Zhou Mi captured her second Super Series title by winning the China Masters in Jiangsu yesterday. The former world number one edged 2006 champion Wang Lin of China 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 21-16) in the final. Zhou also reached the Super Series final in Tokyo last week, but lost to mainlander Wang Yihan.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Wang to play for final spot

Hong Kong's Wang Chen will play up-and-coming mainlander Lu Lan for a place in the Thailand Open women's singles final after beating Kaori Imabeppu of Japan 21-19, 21-7 in the quarter-finals yesterday. Lu ousted Maria Elfira Christina, of Indonesia, 21-9, 21-11. In the other semi-final, Xie Xingfang of China plays Xing Aiying of Singapore.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Zhou wins Super Series title in Seoul

Zhou Mi won her first Super Series title for Hong Kong yesterday, taking the Korean Open singles title, but it's too soon for her to start counting on Olympic qualification.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's hopes go up in smoke

Hopes of glory at the Japan Open collapsed yesterday as all three of Hong Kong's remaining singles players suffered losses in the quarter-finals.

Number four seed Wang Chen squandered an 11-4 led in the third rubber before losing to Lu Lan of China in three games, while youngster Yip Pui-yin was defeated by Jun Jae-youn of South Korea, also in three games.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

HK off to shaky start

Hong Kong's campaign to stay in the elite division of world team badminton suffered a setback after they were defeated by Denmark 3-2 in their opening group B match at the Sudirman Cup in Glasgow, Scotland.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Super Dan once again too strong for Lee

Hong Kong is always a lucky place for Lin Dan, and the Chinese number one once again clinched the men's singles' title at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open yesterday, leading China to almost a clean sweep of five titles in the US$250,000 tournament.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

HK pair face battle against Indonesia

Wayne Wong Wing-luen and Yu Hiu-tung will need to step up to the plate and shoulder the responsibility if Hong Kong are to make any headway against Indonesia when the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania zone group two semi-final tie gets under way in Surabaya tomorrow.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

HK star Wang reaches semis

Hong Kong's Wang Chen made it into the semi-finals of US$250,000 Aviva-Cofco China Masters after a hard-fought, three-set victory over Xu Huaiwen of Germany at the People's Gymnasium yesterday.

Wang, the joint third seed, will now meet China's Wang Lin, who she has beaten in their two previous meetings, for a place in tomorrow's final.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

HK medal dreams blown away at World Championships

Hong Kong's dream of a first ever medal at the World Championships was gone with the wind yesterday as women's singles hope Wang Chen suffered a bitterly disappointing quarter-final defeat.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Chan prays for another miracle

Hong Kong are just one victory away from a bronze medal in the women's team badminton competition, but coach Chan Chi-choi believes it will take a 'miracle' to get even that far after the SAR were drawn to meet Japan in their opening encounter.

22 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Gold rush for Hong Kong

HONG KONG brought their gold medal tally at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships to six after picking up another four titles in Singapore yesterday.

Women's world number three Chai Po-wa was the toast of the Hong Kong team when she added the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles to the team gold won earlier in the week.

29 Apr 1995 - 12:00am