‘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,…

THAILAND MASTERS – Loh ends a long wait…

Loh Kean Yew won the biggest title of his career in Bangkok today, becoming the first Singaporean since 2004 to become men’s singles champion in a tournament with six-figure prize money. By Don Hearn.  Photos:…