OCEANIA CHAMPS – Guo takes one for New…

18-year-old Oscar Guo took the Oceania men’s singles title, while Gronya Somerville took the doubles double as Australia again walked away with all but one continental title. By Don Hearn.  Photos and quotes courtesy of…

The 20th title…and a 20-year wait

It’s been two decades since a Danish player last won the men’s singles title at the All England Open.  In Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen, Denmark finally has a couple of players capable of ending…

‘Butet’ bids badminton a formal farewell

Indonesian ace, Liliyana Natsir, officially declared her retirement from badminton at her farewell event at Istora Senayan in Jakarta on Sunday, January 27th. By Naomi Indartiningrum, Badzine Correspondent live in Jakarta.  Photos: Raphael Sachetat /…

INDONESIA MASTERS SF – Rio gold medallists struggle…

3 gold medallists from the Rio Olympics won in the Indonesia Masters semi-finals but Japan’s Matsutomo/Takahashi had to do it with a partisan crowd against them. By Sulistianing Ambarwati, Badzine Correspondent live in Jakarta.  Photos:…

INDONESIA MASTERS Finals – Natsir and her last…

Highly motivated to win, Ahmad/Natsir instead had to settle for being runners-up in their last match together, while Saina Nehwal won, but without the happiness that usually goes with a big title. By Naomi Indartiningrum,…