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Hong Kong Open: BWF Super 500 event to continue as per schedule despite fresh pro-democracy protests
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Hong Kong Open: BWF Super 500 event to continue as per schedule despite fresh pro-democracy protests

Badminton's Hong Kong Open began Tuesday despite fresh pro-democracy protests across the financial hub with a number of the city's players qualifying for the main draw to delight their home fans.

Hong Kong Open: Sourabh Verma secures spot in main draw after consecutive straight-game victories in qualifying matches
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Hong Kong Open: Sourabh Verma secures spot in main draw after consecutive straight-game victories in qualifying matches

Sourabh, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, first defeated Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19 21-19 in the final qualifying round.

China Open 2019: Kento Momota defeats Chou Tien-chen to defend Fuzhou crown, win 10th title this year
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China Open 2019: Kento Momota defeats Chou Tien-chen to defend Fuzhou crown, win 10th title this year

Kento Momota won his 10th title of a remarkable year as Japan's world number one defeated Chou Tien-chen to retain his Fuzhou China Open crown on Sunday.

China Open 2019: Kento Momota beats Ramus Gemke in semi-final to inch closer to 10th title this year
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China Open 2019: Kento Momota beats Ramus Gemke in semi-final to inch closer to 10th title this year

Kento Momota brushed aside Denmark's unseeded Ramus Gemke 21-19, 21-8 and faces Taiwan's world number two Chou Tien-chen in Sunday's championship decider.

BWF China Open 2019: Lin Dan vows to fight for Olympic qualification till the end despite suffering eighth first-round loss of season
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BWF China Open 2019: Lin Dan vows to fight for Olympic qualification till the end despite suffering eighth first-round loss of season

Lin, who earned the nickname 'Super Dan' during his pomp, has always said that he wanted to end his career with another tilt at Games gold

Fuzhou China Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of tournament; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal aim title win
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Fuzhou China Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of tournament; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal aim title win

Sindhu and Saina will once again be India's best bet as they look to put up a good show this week.

BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters
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BWF French Open 2019: Tough draw for Kidambi Srikanth; PV Sindhu could run into Tai Tzu Ying in quarters

After the miserable showing of India’s badminton players at the Denmark Open, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be in the spotlight at the French Open.

BWF Korea Open 2019: Kento Momota clinches singles title with straight games win over Chou Tien-chen
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BWF Korea Open 2019: Kento Momota clinches singles title with straight games win over Chou Tien-chen

Momota, with over 300 wins under his belt, saw his career descend into controversy in 2016 when he was suspended for more than a year for visiting an illegal casino and was denied a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap crashes out with semi-final defeat to World No 1 Kento Momota
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BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap crashes out with semi-final defeat to World No 1 Kento Momota

A former World No 6, Parupalli Kashyap, who was the lone Indian left in fray, went down 13-21, 15-21 to the two-time reigning world champion Kento Momota in 40 minutes.

BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap beats World No 2 Jan O Jorgensen in straight games to reach semi-finals
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BWF Korea Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap beats World No 2 Jan O Jorgensen in straight games to reach semi-finals

Kashyap outsmarted Jorgensen 24-22, 21-8 in 37 minutes to make it to his second semifinal of the season. He had reached the last four at the India Open Super 500 tournament.

BWF World Championships 2019: Despite tame loss to Kento Momota, B Sai Praneeth's bronze medal highlights his maturity
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BWF World Championships 2019: Despite tame loss to Kento Momota, B Sai Praneeth's bronze medal highlights his maturity

No one expected Praneeth to reach this far in the tournament. However, his controlled gameplan and the perfect use of trick shots have earned him a medal.

World Badminton Championships 2019: PV Sindhu storms into third final; B Sai Praneeth's promising run ends in bronze
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World Badminton Championships 2019: PV Sindhu storms into third final; B Sai Praneeth's promising run ends in bronze

Sindhu, who had claimed successive silver in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament beside two bronze, was a picture of perfection as she outclassed World No 3 Chen of China 21-7, 21-14 in a 40-minute semi-final.

BWF World Championships 2019: B Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu advance to quarterfinals; HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal crash out
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BWF World Championships 2019: B Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu advance to quarterfinals; HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal crash out

World No 19 Praneeth, who had reached the finals at Swiss Open this year, took just 42 minutes to dispatch sixth seeded Anthony of Indonesia 21-19 21-13 to set up a likely clash with another Indonesian Jonatan Christie, seeded fourth and the reigning Asian Games champion.

World Badminton Championships 2019: Former champion Viktor Axelsen pulls out of event due to injury
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World Badminton Championships 2019: Former champion Viktor Axelsen pulls out of event due to injury

Following an injury-ridden 2018 season, Axelsen had started the 2019 season with the Barcelona Masters and India Open titles, and in between those two also won silver at the prestigious All England when he went down fighting against Kento Momota in the final.

Thailand Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa stun Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in mixed doubles
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Thailand Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Ashwini Ponnappa stun Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in mixed doubles

The world number 23 Rankireddy and Ponnappa recorded one of the biggest wins of their career by beating the Olympic silver medallists ranked fifth

Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics
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Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi complete home singles sweep, upbeat before Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Kento Momota and Akane Yamaguchi completed an all Japan sweep of the men's and women's singles titles at the same venue which will host the Olympics

Japan Open 2019: Defending champion Kento Momota brushes aside Jonatan Christie; Akane Yamaguchi eases past Nozomi Okuhara
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Japan Open 2019: Defending champion Kento Momota brushes aside Jonatan Christie; Akane Yamaguchi eases past Nozomi Okuhara

Fourth-seeded Akane Yamaguchi, however, was her usual phlegmatic self, not allowing even a flicker of satisfaction to touch her poker-faced visage after completing a 21-13, 21-15 hatchet job

Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota proves too strong for Sai Praneeth; Akane Yamaguchi lays Chen Yufei low
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Japan Open 2019: Kento Momota proves too strong for Sai Praneeth; Akane Yamaguchi lays Chen Yufei low

The 24-year-old Momota, who has already won four titles in 2019, proved too strong and agile for Praneeth, and ticked quite a few boxes in his preparations for defending in Basel next month the world crown he had won last year in Nanjing.

Japan Open 2019: Akane Yamaguchi's resolute defence keeps ill-at-ease PV Sindhu at bay; artful B Sai Praneeth lone Indian in fray
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Japan Open 2019: Akane Yamaguchi's resolute defence keeps ill-at-ease PV Sindhu at bay; artful B Sai Praneeth lone Indian in fray

Galling as it is to admit it, Sindhu was outplayed by a smarter antagonist who had added several strings to her bow, compared to the Indian’s essentially one-dimensional play.

Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu suffers defeat in straight games against Akane Yamaguchi; B Sai Praneeth enters semi-finals
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Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu suffers defeat in straight games against Akane Yamaguchi; B Sai Praneeth enters semi-finals

Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semi-finals on Friday.