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'Slow' China off to a shaky start in Sudirman Cup

China's Wang Yihan celebrates winning her match. Photo: Xinhua

Defending champions China experienced a shaky start to their defence of the Sudirman Cup despite whipping India 5-0 in their opening group A match yesterday.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 3:25am

Former badminton world champion Wang Lin on her way back to her best

World number one Wang Yihan of China stoops down to reach the shuttlecock. Photo: Xinhua

Wang Lin has had a roller-coaster ride in recent years, winning the world championships in 2010 before injuries saw her drop out of the top 60 in the global rankings. But Wang, 23, has picked herself up and believes that starting from scratch has made her mentally tougher.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:11am

Wembley Arena feels like home, says Li

Wembley Arena might seem a world away from Beijing, but China badminton head coach Li Yongbo feels right at 'home' as his charges prepare for their London Games campaign this week.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Malaysian ace plays down 'Super Dan' clash in semis

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Super Dan hardly makes bright start

The bright lights of the Hong Kong Coliseum caught reigning Olympic and world champion Lin Dan by surprise yesterday as he struggled through his first match at the US$250,000 Sunrise-Yonex Hong Kong Open.

Lin, the third seed, took more than an hour to overcome his unseeded Indian opponent, Parupalli Kashyap, 16-21, 21-17, 21-14.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Yip raring to play at Coliseum, the new HK Open venue

Hong Kong No 1 Yip Pui-yin is thrilled to start in a new environment when the US$250,000 Sunrise-Yonex Hong Kong Open kicks off at Hong Kong Coliseum today.

It is the first time the premier event, which began in 1982, is being staged at the Hung Hom venue, which can accommodate four courts and seat 5,300 spectators.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Yip's Super Series run ends with loss to Wang

Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin was eliminated in the US$500,000 Super Series finals after losing to Wang Shixian of China in straight sets in the women's singles semi-final in Taipei yesterday. The world number 10 found it too difficult against up-and-coming Wang, losing 21-15, 21-14. Wang will now meet Bae Youn-joo of South Korea in today's final.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Yip reaches Super Series semi-finals

Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin reached the Super Series grand finals with two wins in the women's singles group stage. The world No 10 beat Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria 2-0 (26-24, 21-14) yesterday in Taipei. She defeated Tine Baun of Denmark on the opening day, but lost in straight sets to Wang Yihan of China, who finished top of group B.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

HK's Zhou reaches Singapore semis

13 Jun 2009 - 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 into Tokyo quarter-finals

Hong Kong's Wang Chen rolled into the quarter-finals of the US$200,000 Japan Super Series in Tokyo after her opponent pulled out because of injury. China's Jiang Yanjiao was expected to give Wang a tough match. Wang, who is seeded sixth, next meets Denmark's Tine Rasmussen, the reigning All-England champion.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Zhu stands in way of Wang and second Indonesia title

Hong Kong's Wang Chen is just one step away from winning her second Indonesian Open singles title after defeating Petya Nedeltcheva of Bulgaria 2-1 in the semi-finals yesterday.

The 23-21, 14-21, 21-19 win put Wang, the 2005 champion, through to another showdown against number three seed Zhu Lin of China.

13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's Wang makes fast start

Wang Chen got off to a winning start in the US$250,000 Aviva-Cofco China Masters Championships with a straight-sets victory yesterday.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am