MALAYSIA OPEN Finals – Four #1s title in KL

MALAYSIA OPEN Finals – Four #1s title in KL at the 2023 Malaysia Open. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) It was a day dominated by the top seeds in Axiata Arena on Sunday.  In the first four matches of the day, the world … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN Finals – Four #1s title in KL

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MALAYSIA OPEN SF – First Super 1000 final for reunited pair

Baek Ha Na and Lee Yu Lim were the first at this year’s Malaysia Open to book spots in a first ever Super 1000 event, but they were not the last… Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) Korea’s Baek Ha Na and Lee Yu … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN SF – First Super 1000 final for reunited pair

MALAYSIA OPEN SF – Familiar faces book spots in Malaysian finals

Three semi-finals in a row at the 2023 Malaysia Open were won by the champions from last year’s Malaysia Masters. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) The last time the best of the badminton world gathered at Kuala Lumpur’s Axiata Arena was at last … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN SF – Familiar faces book spots in Malaysian finals

MALAYSIA OPEN QF – Back-to-back upsets for Kang and Seo

Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae followed up their win over the Olympic champions by eliminating 3-time World Champions to reach the Malaysia Open semi-finals. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae had their ups and downs last season.  They … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN QF – Back-to-back upsets for Kang and Seo

MALAYSIA OPEN R16 – Jeong and Kim oust Olympic champions

Kim Won Ho and Jeong Na Eun paired up to take the Olympic mixed doubles gold medallists out of the running at the 2023 Malaysia Open. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) Korean shuttlers found themselves with and against the crowd in the opening … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN R16 – Jeong and Kim oust Olympic champions

MALAYSIA OPEN Day 2 – India’s doubles aces start strong

French Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had an auspicious start to their season, knocking out Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho in the first round of the 2023 Malaysia Open. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) It was a fast and … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN Day 2 – India’s doubles aces start strong

MALAYSIA OPEN Day 2 – Canada’s Brian Yang still looking for first win of the year

World #22 Brian Yang of Canada came up just short in his first outing of the year, at the 2023 Malaysia Open, losing in three to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) Brian Yang looked to be in control early in … Continue reading MALAYSIA OPEN Day 2 – Canada’s Brian Yang still looking for first win of the year

Malaysia Open Day 1 – Gregoria starts off strong showing for Indonesia

Gregoria Mariska recorded her first ever win over world #5 He Bingjiao as Indonesia posted wins in their first seven matches of the 2023 badminton season. Story: Don Hearn, Badzine Correspondent live in Kuala LumpurPhotos: Yves Lacroix and Erika Sawauchi for Badmintonphoto (live) It was China’s start to the new year that dominated the opening … Continue reading Malaysia Open Day 1 – Gregoria starts off strong showing for Indonesia

THAILAND OPEN QF – Teen stars ready for the weekend

Leo Rolly Carnando / Daniel Marthin reaching their first World Tour semi-final this week at the Thailand Open is the only thing that could rival An Se Young upsetting home favourite Ratchanok Intanon on a super quarter-finals day in Bangkok. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Badmintonphoto (live) Indonesian youngsters Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin have … Continue reading THAILAND OPEN QF – Teen stars ready for the weekend