Intriguing match-ups await at the 2017 Australian Open

With the World Championships now just one tournament away, there is hardly a better time to be playing yourself into form. And for our YONEX All…

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BCA Indonesia Open – the six biggest talking points

After a week of thrills, spills and upsets, Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir brought the curtain down on an entertaining BCA Indonesia Open with victory…

Sayaka Sato

Home favourites bidding for more glory at Indonesia Open

World number one pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo will search for their fourth title win of the year when their BCA Indonesia Open…

Singapore Open 2017

Intanon triumphs on home soil with first trophy of year

Ratchanok Intanon celebrated her first trophy of the year in the perfect arena as victory over Busanan Ongbamrungphan was enough for her to take the SCG…

Sudirman Cup 2017

Korea upset China to win fourth Sudirman Cup title

A Sung Ji Hyun-inspired South Korea pulled off a shock win over China to lift their first BWF Sudirman Cup title in 14 years – ending…

Sudirman Cup 2017

Nehwal tipped to return to her best and intensify rivalry with Sindhu

As two of the very best badminton players on the planet, the on-court rivalry between Indian stars P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal has hit new heights…

India Open 2017

Li era comes to an end as China opt for new coaching set-up

The curtains fell on a spellbinding era for Chinese badminton last month when head coach Li Yongbo stepped down after 24 years – but a new…

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Unstoppable Ying makes it six titles in a row

Badminton Asia Championships the latest crown for Chinese Taipei shuttler

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Retiring Zwiebler enjoys European Championship swansong

Three-time medallist Marc Zwiebler has made his final appearance at a European Championships after announcing his decision to hang up his racket – but not before…

European Championships 2017

Praneeth and Srikanth helping to maintain India’s rise among badminton elite

With its origins in India, where it was taught to British army officers in 1870, badminton could soon be coming home in style. It’s 37 years…

Singapore Open 2017

Asia Superseries by numbers – top five stats

Last weekend the Asia Superseries spotlight fell on the OUE Singapore Open as some of the world’s best badminton players went to head to head on…

Singapore Open 2017

Lu and Huang maintain form as Gideon and Sukamuljo lose in Singapore

Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong continued their fine start to 2017 with a comeback victory at the OUE Singapore Open, while Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin…

Singapore Open 2017

Lin Dan ends Lee Chong Wei’s reign at Malaysia Open

Lee Chong Wei was finally beaten in Malaysia as Lin Dan claimed the title and all the other action from the final day of the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open .

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The story behind the YONEX All England

Badminton Unlimited look into what makes the YONEX All England the most prestigious badminton tournament in the world.

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Lee Chong Wei returns to action at Malaysia Open

Lee Chong Wei opens his CELCOM Axiata Malaysia Open campaign against Rajiv Ouseph, on Wednesday, having pulled out of the YONEX Sunrise India Open, last week. The Malaysian…

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Gideon and Sukamuljo take men’s doubles title at YONEX Sunrise India Open

YONEX All England Open champions Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong made it two Super Series wins in 2017 with a battling victory over compatriots Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen at the YONEX Sunrise India Open.

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Ones to Watch: YONEX Sunrise India Open Preview

The YONEX Sunrise India Open gets underway on Tuesday with a number of interesting match ups across the different competitions.

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Lin bounces back from All England defeat to take YONEX Swiss Open title

Six-time YONEX All England Open Badminton champion Lin Dan bounced back from a shock defeat to Shi Yuqi in this year’s semi-finals to gain revenge over his vanquisher at the YONEX Swiss Open.

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World’s best players hail YONEX All England success as a dream come true

As the world’s most prestigious badminton tournament, the YONEX All England attracts players from all corners of the planet, all itching to see their names inscribed…

All England 2017

A video review of YONEX All England 2017

Another YONEX All England Open is done and dusted, with bigger crowds flocking to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena than ever before. Celebrating its 107th anniversary, this year’s…

All England 2017

History made as curtains fall on the 2017 YONEX All England

So that’s it, another remarkable YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships draw to a close, and for the first time since 1999, names from five different…

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Live Blog – 2017 YONEX All England

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Shi Yuqi topples Lin Dan to eliminate reigning champion in YONEX All England last four

He was the last reigning champion still standing but Lin Dan’s title defence came to a remarkable end as he was defeated in straight games in…

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Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan move one step closer to YONEX All England final

A Lin Dan versus Lee Chong Wei final looks increasingly likely after both took a giant stride towards the men’s singles trophy with last eight successes.…

All England 2017

Lin Dan last reigning champion standing on another day of upsets at YONEX All England

Men’s singles title holder Lin Dan enters Friday’s quarter-final stage as the only reigning YONEX All England champion left standing following another day of shock defeats…

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Nehwal and Sindhu ensure Indian success in YONEX All England second round

India’s golden girls Saina Nehwal and P.V Sindhu made light work of their second round clashes as both progressed through to the YONEX All England quarter-finals…

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BWF welcome Chen Long and Hendra Setiawan Integrity Ambassadors

BWF) welcomed Chen Long and Hendra Setiawan as its newest Integrity Ambassadors to promote clean, fair and honourable sport at a ceremony staged at the YONEX All England Open.

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Video | 2017 YONEX All England – Daily Review (Day 2)

Catch up on the key talking points and player reaction as the world’s best badminton players start their title challenges in Round 1 of the main…

All England 2017

Trio of reigning champions toppled in Birmingham

The weight of defending YONEX All England titles proved too heavy today after a trio of reigning champions fell to defeats in the main draw’s opening round.

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Leverdez ready for Lee Chong Wei challenge as YONEX All England gets underway

Brice Leverdez may have eased through the qualifying rounds as the YONEX All England got underway on Tuesday, but a bigger challenge lies in wait for…

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Lookers to get the world’s best badminton stars motoring

Leading UK car retailer and leasing company, Lookers will get the world’s best badminton players motoring after being named as the Official Car Supplier to the 2017 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships.

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BBC to broadcast the YONEX All England live in the UK

World class badminton makes a welcome return to the BBC next week with live coverage of the prestigious YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships.

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Sindhu working ‘day and night’ for All England glory

Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu insists she is ‘not bothered’ about being at a career high fifth in the world but really wants to get her hands on the YONEX All England trophy.

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Rising Stars: How will they fare at All England 2017?

The two-week countdown to the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships is well and truly underway, and for the sport’s rising stars, it poses the perfect opportunity to continue their climb up the world ranking ladder.

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All England 2017: A look at women’s singles

Less than two weeks remain until the 107th YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships get underway, and excitement has reached fever pitch after the draw was announced on Valentine’s Day.

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Draw published for 2017 YONEX All England

The draw for next month’s YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships has been revealed and it throws up some intriguing opening round fixtures for some of the sport’s biggest names

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Intanon in YONEX All England fitness race

Thai badminton superstar Ratchanok Intanon faces a fitness race to be ready for another shot at becoming YONEX All England champion in Birmingham this March.

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2017 promises a new era of women’s singles as YONEX All England approaches

Turn the clock back five years, and the top of the women’s singles standings told a very different story to that of today. With no fewer…

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New era of winners at Dubai World Superseries Finals

The Dubai World Superseries Finals saw the emergence of a new crop of talent ready to compete for titles in 2017.

Viktor Axelsen of Denmark won his Maiden BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai on Sunday. The Dane beat Tian Houwei of China 21-14, 6-21-, 21-17 in 63 minutes.

YONEX All England champions scoop top BWF awards in Dubai

The world’s top players received awards at the season finale in dubai

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Five things we learnt from the Hong Kong Open

It was another topsy-turvy week for badminton fans in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as they enjoyed the thrills and spills of another fascinating Superseries tournament full of…

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Ng creates Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open history to win first Superseries title

Ng Ka Long Angus became the first home player to win the men’s singles title at the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open.

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Jorgensen one step closer to second successive title as Hong Kong Open reaches semi-final stage

Jan O Jorgensen is one step closer to clinching his second title in succession after qualifying for the semi-finals of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open.

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Hong Kong Open presents chance to shine for Iskandar Zulkarnain

Preview of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open

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Five things we learnt from the China Open

Badminton fans in Fuzhou enjoyed a world class week of BWF Superseries matchplay as Rio 2016 stars, including Olympic gold medallist Chen Long, entered an intriguing…

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Pusarla V Sindhu and Jan O Jorgensen celebrate China Open success

India’s PV Sindhu and Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen win China Open singles titles

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Chen’s fine form continues with Thaihot China Open semi-final berth

World number two Chen has qualified for the semi-finals in Fuzhou, his first competition since the Olympic Games.

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Sindhu wants to make YONEX All England history

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu says she has her sights firmly set on becoming the first Indian woman to win the YONEX All England…

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Nehwal makes long-awaited return at Thaihot China Open

Saina Nehwal and Chen Long will make their first appearances on the badminton court since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Thaihot China Open.

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We reflect on an impressive October for several rising stars of Chinese badminton

There was plenty of enthralling action for badminton fans to enjoy in the last month and for Chen Qingchen her incredible form reached even greater heights.

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Mogensen and Boe clinch emotional YONEX French Open title

It proved to be a special moment for Denmark’s Carsten Mogensen at the YONEX French Open as he teamed up with Mathias Boe to win the…

Lee Chong Wei and Viktor Axelsen looking for improved performances at YONEX French Open

Lee Chong Wei and Viktor Axelsen will look to bounce back from their YONEX Denmark Open disappointment at the YONEX French Open this week.

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YONEX All England stars shine at Denmark Open

YONEX All England Open champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi continued their fine run of form to win the women’s doubles title at the YONEX Denmark Open.

Nehwal appointed to IOC Athletes Commission

Indian badminton superstar  Saina Nehwal has been appointed to the IOC Athletes’ Commission following a personal invite from IOC President, Thomas Bach.  Nehwal’s appointment was confirmed…

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Rio 2016 stars descend on Europe for the YONEX Denmark Open

Lee Chong Wei and Viktor Axelsen are among a host of the world’s top players who will lock horns in Europe this week for the YONEX…

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Five things we learnt from the Korean Open

As the badminton world waves a fond goodbye to a legend, we take a look at five things we learnt from Korea this week. After all the…

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Lee Yong Dae ends international career with Korea Open win

Lee Yong Dae signed off his international career with his eighth VICTOR Korea Open title while unseeded Qiao Bin shocked sixth-seed Son Wan Ho in the men’s singles final

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Nehwal targeting a November return to action

Indian badminton superstar Saina Nehwal is targeting a return to action in November as she recovers from surgery on her right knee following an injury sustained…

All England 2016

Preview: World’s best go Seoul searching at the Korean Open

19 year old Chinese badminton sensation He Bingjiao will look to build on her YONEX Japan Open title as she tackles a Korea Open draw without…

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Five things we learnt from the YONEX Japan Open

From the party-spoiling performance of Pedersen and Rytter-Juhl to China’s new era, we take a look at five things we learnt from Japan this week. As the…

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Lee Chong Wei grabs sixth Yonex Open Japan victory

Lee Chong Wei claimed his sixth YONEX Open Japan title with victory over third seed Jan O Jorgensen.

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Olympic champions among high-profile Chinese players to retire

Reigning world champions and London 2012 gold medallists Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei are among five high-profile Chinese players to officially retire from international badminton today.…

All England 2016

Wang Yihan retires after 12 years at the top

2009 YONEX All England champion 王仪涵 Wang Yihan has called time on her title-studded career after 12 years at the top of the badminton world. Wang, who…

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Olympic champions among world’s best set to star at the YONEX Open Japan

The world’s best badminton stars will be back on the court at the YONEX Open Japan this week.

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P.V Sindhu’s journey from Olympic hopeful to silver stardom

In just two weeks, P.V. Sindhu has gone from Olympic hopeful to global badminton superstar after her stunning silver medal in the women’s singles in Rio.…

Olympic Games 2016

China will be back stronger says Li Yongbo

Li Yongbo, head coach of the Chinese badminton team, insists the nation’s next generation of badminton stars will be back stronger in the wake of their…

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Carolina Marin dedicates gold as P.V. Sindhu achieves India’s best ever Olympic result

Carolina Marin believes her first Olympic gold medal could be crucial to Spanish badminton after securing victory over P.V.Sindhu.

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Sindhu and Marin set up Rio 2016 showdown

India’s Pusarla Sindhu and Carolina Marin of Spain will meet in the women’s singles final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning their semi-finals.

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Mixed doubles bronze for Zhang and Zhao in Rio

Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei defeated teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-7 21-11 to take mixed doubles bronze at Rio 2016

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Brits enjoy day to savour in Rio but China’s Zhang and Zhao dethroned

China’s bid for a second consecutive clean sweep of the Olympic medals is over after defeats for both Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei and Xu Chen and Ma Jin

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Lee Chong Wei stays in the hunt for maiden Olympic title

Lee Chong Wei progressed into the last 16 of the men’s singles competition after beating Derek Wong 21-18 21-8 in his final pool match.

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Rio 2016 quarter-finals start to take shape

Ireland’s Scott Evans upsets home favourite Ygor Coelho De Oliveira as the quarter-final line ups take shape

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Shocks aplenty on day two of badminton at Rio 2016

Form book goes out of the window as a number of top seeds suffer defeats on day two of the badminton action in Rio

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Chong Wei in impressive form as Olympic badminton competition begins at Rio 2016

Some of the world’s biggest names were in action on Thursday as the badminton competition got underway at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Find out when the likes of Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei will make their Rio 2016 bow

Tomorrow the Rio 2016 badminton competition gets under way and fans don’t have to wait long to see the superstar that is Lin Dan – or the world’s other leading players for that matter.

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Nehwal determined to win Olympic medal for India

Saina Nehwal heads to Rio 2016 full of pride at representing India at a third Olympic Games and is determined to return home with another medal.

Australia Open 2016

Lin Dan set for Olympic title defence as Rio 2016 draw announced

Olympic champion Lin Dan now knows who he will initially face at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as he looks to kickstart his bid for a third successive title in Rio.

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Singapore’s unseeded 17-year-old Yeo Jia Min wins Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open title

Yeo Jia Min was one of seven first-time Grand Prix winners at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open.

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Lee Chong Wei and Carolina Marin top seedings for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Lee Chong Wei and Carolina Marin have been given the number one seeds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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London 2012 champions out of Rio women’s doubles

London 2012 gold medallists, Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei, denied chance to defend title after Chinese National Olympic Committee withdraw their entry.

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Tickets on general sale for YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships

Tickets go on general sale to watch the world’s best at the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships.

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Carsten Mogensen’s incredible return from brain surgery continues after claiming Yonex US Open title

Carsten Mogensen’s remarkable recovery from a brain aneurysm continued this weekend after the Dane won the Yonex US Open just four months after leaving hospital following the life-threatening illness.

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Flashback to London 2012 as Rio draws ever closer

With a month to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we look back at the stars who took centre stage on court four years ago in London

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Chou Tien Chen brought to tears after dream Yonex Chinese Taipei Open win

Emotional Chou Tien Chen discusses his dream first Yonex Chinese Taipei Open title.

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Great Danes backed to cause a stir as Lin Dan goes in search of more gold

Viktor Axelsen and Jan O Jorgensen backed to cause likes of Lin Dan, Chen Long and Lee Chong Wei problems at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Next stop Rio – who will win the coveted Olympic gold?

With just 43 days to go until the Rio Olympic Games and the final MetLife BWF World Superseries event having now taken place, we look at the form of some of those going for gold in Brazil later this summer.

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Elite players chase Rio points at Indonesia Open

The world’s best players will be chasing vital points for the Rio Olympics at the 2016 Indonesia Open.

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China aim for double delight at 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup

China women will look to maintain their dominance when the Uber Cup starts this weekend in Kunshan, China.

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What we have learned in April on the global badminton circuit

With Olympic qualifying almost complete, we look back at a key month in the sport ahead of the Continental Individual Championships.

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Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to become world number one after Singapore success

After the Singapore Open, which concluded on Sunday, the world singles’ path is far from clear ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Lee Chong Wei lifts 11th Malaysian Open title as Asians dominate

Lee Chong Wei cast aside the disappointment of last month’s YONEX All England early exit by sweeping to the Malaysia Open title on Sunday. Chong Wei…

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Live Stream – Malaysia Open – R16

Watch the official BWF live stream of the Malaysian Open last 16, a Superseries Premier event.

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Japan’s Kento Momota sounds out Rio 2016 Olympic form with India Open win

The form book ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics continues to be a lengthy one in Superseries singles events following the conclusion of the India Open…

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Can Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei make amends at India Open Superseries?

The first major Superseries event following the YONEX All England Championships begins this week, with the India Open marking the start of a three-week leg of…

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India’s HS Prannoy lifts Swiss Open title after Saina Nehwal exit

Knocked out in the first round of the YONEX All England by one of the Championships giantkillers, India’s HS Prannoy atoned for his disappointment, as he…

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VIDEOS: 2016 YONEX All England – Championship winning points

Enjoy all these ‘winning points’ and celebrations as 2016 YONEX All England champions are crowned on Finals Day.

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YONEX All England Badminton 2016: the week in review

We take a look back at another successful staging of the sport’s oldest event at the Barclaycard Arena. It was a tournament full of surprises and…

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“The best birthday of my life” – Okuhara

Nozomi Okuhara celebrated her 21st birthday in world class style today as she won her first YONEX All England title.

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YONEX All England 2016: Lin Dan wins sixth title as Russia create history

Lin Dan of China became only the fourth player to win the men’s singles title six times when he beat compatriot Tian Houwei at the YONEX…

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LIVE REPORTING – FINALS DAY (SUN 13 MAR)

Join us for updates, images and reaction LIVE from the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Follow @YonexAllEngland       Tweet…

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