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All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big
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All England Open 2021: Lee Zii Jia could prove worthy successor to Lee Chong Wei; Japanese armada scores big

Lee Zii Jia won the All England title at the expense of the two top-notchers - Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota - who have been at the forefront of the sport for the past three years

All England Open 2021: Poor recovery protocols to be blamed for PV Sindhu's semi-final loss, say experts
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All England Open 2021: Poor recovery protocols to be blamed for PV Sindhu's semi-final loss, say experts

Short-interval recovery training and quick sessions in a cryogenic chamber are some of the remedies experts suggest for PV Sindhu to maintain her intensity and cope up with the unforgiving schedule.

All England Open 2021: Malaysia bank on 'national hero' Lee Zii Jia for Tokyo Olympics success
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia bank on 'national hero' Lee Zii Jia for Tokyo Olympics success

Malaysian star defeated Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 30-29, 20-22, 21-9 Sunday to win the All England, one of the sport's most prestigious tournaments, for the first time.

All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia beats Viktor Axelsen to clinch maiden title; Nozomi Okuhara wins women's final
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia beats Viktor Axelsen to clinch maiden title; Nozomi Okuhara wins women's final

Japan's Nozomi Okuhara was a dominant winner in the women's final, beating Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12, 21-16.

All England Open 2021: Viktor Axelsen sets up final with Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia after beating Anders Antonsen in semis
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All England Open 2021: Viktor Axelsen sets up final with Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia after beating Anders Antonsen in semis

Axelsen got the better of an all-Danish semi-final, coming from behind to beat Anders Antonsen 16-21, 21-7, 21-17.

All England Open 2021: Pornpawee Chochuwong eases past PV Sindhu in straight games semi-final win
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All England Open 2021: Pornpawee Chochuwong eases past PV Sindhu in straight games semi-final win

Sindhu, the Olympic silver medallist, couldn't match the pace, power and precision of her younger world number 11 rival Chochowong and lost 17-21, 9-21 in a match that lasted 43 minutes.

All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu’s never-say-die spirit lands her quarter-final win over Akane Yamaguchi
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All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu’s never-say-die spirit lands her quarter-final win over Akane Yamaguchi

Sindhu rallied from a one-game deficit to pip Yamaguchi by a 16-21, 21-16, 21-19 scoreline, barging into the semi-finals of the All England Open.

All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia shocks World No 1 Kento Momota to reach semi-final
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All England Open 2021: Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia shocks World No 1 Kento Momota to reach semi-final

The draw has opened up for Lee, who will face Mark Clajouw of the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

Highlights, All England Open semi-finals, PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong: Chochuwong eases past Sindhu 21-17, 21-9
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Highlights, All England Open semi-finals, PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong: Chochuwong eases past Sindhu 21-17, 21-9

Follow all the latest updates and the LIVE score from PV Sindhu's match against Pornpawee Chochuwong in the All England Open semi-finals.

All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out
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All England Open 2021: Mark Caljouw beats Lakshya Sen in quarter-finals; Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy bow out

Sen's defeat to Caljouw, with the match lasting a total of 55 minutes, saw the end of Indian challenge in men's singles.

All England Open 2021: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy pair enters quarters; Sameer Verma, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty eliminated
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All England Open 2021: Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy pair enters quarters; Sameer Verma, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty eliminated

The world number 30 pair of Ashwini and Sikki took just 33 minutes to see off the 13th ranked duo of Gabriela and Stefani 21-17 21-10 in the second-round match on Thursday night.

All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose
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All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose

Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark's Line Christophersen in a completely lop-sided second-round match.

All England Open 2021: Indonesia 'struck by lightning' as team's withdrawal leads to diplomatic appeal
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All England Open 2021: Indonesia 'struck by lightning' as team's withdrawal leads to diplomatic appeal

Indonesia's government told their ambassador to Britain to petition for a reversal and "make sure there's no discrimination and unfair treatment".

All England Open 2021: Saina Nehwal retires due to injury; four Indians in Round 2 of men's singles
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All England Open 2021: Saina Nehwal retires due to injury; four Indians in Round 2 of men's singles

Saina, who finished second best here in 2015, looked in discomfort with her right thigh and decided to retire after lagging 8-21, 4-10 behind in her opening round match against seventh seed Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark on Wednesday night.

All England Open 2021: Indonesia withdraw after COVID-19 case on flight; Kento Momota makes winning return
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All England Open 2021: Indonesia withdraw after COVID-19 case on flight; Kento Momota makes winning return

Indonesia's badminton team were forced into isolation by UK coronavirus contact-tracing rules, forcing the team out of the All England Open.

All England Open 2021: Indian contingent cleared to participate after three shuttlers who had tested COVID-19 positive return negative
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All England Open 2021: Indian contingent cleared to participate after three shuttlers who had tested COVID-19 positive return negative

Three Indian shuttlers and a support staff had tested positive on Tuesday while a few were awaiting confirmation on their inconclusive samples, leaving the players without much practice ahead of the tournament.

All England Open 2021: Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 day ahead of event
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All England Open 2021: Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 day ahead of event

India's foreign coach Mathais Boe said, "I find it completely absurd how this can happen, since we have been isolated in Zurich since the Swiss Open started two weeks ago. We have been tested five times in 14 days and all tests have been negative."

All England Open 2021: 'No gym, no practice for two days,' tweets Saina Nehwal day ahead of opener
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All England Open 2021: 'No gym, no practice for two days,' tweets Saina Nehwal day ahead of opener

With just a day remaining for the start of the main round of the All England Championships, Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal took to social media to express her dismay at being kept quarantined in her hotel room in Birmingham for over two days

All England Open 2021: Returning Japanese, Axelsen's dominance in focus as action returns to Birmingham
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All England Open 2021: Returning Japanese, Axelsen's dominance in focus as action returns to Birmingham

The projected return of the Japanese armada, combined with the withdrawal of the South Korean and Chinese Taipei squads, and the continued absence of the Chinese contingent due to the grim COVID-19 situation at home, form the major points of discussion as the All England Badminton Championships kick-off at the Arena Birmingham from Wednesday, 17 March.

All England Open 2021: Sindhu and Co chase elusive title in depleted field
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All England Open 2021: Sindhu and Co chase elusive title in depleted field

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will again be one of the top contenders but Saina is nowhere near her best with just two quarter-final finishes to show in the last two years.