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Nozomi Okuhara becomes Japan’s first singles’ winner since 1977

On her 21st birthday, Nozomi Okuhara became Japan’s first singles’ winner since 1977 after an extraordinary women’s singles final against Wang Shixian of China. Okuhara prevailed 21-11, 16-21, 21-19 in a 99-minute marathon, the second longest match of the tournament, aided by a conduct point against Wang late in the decider for time-wasting. Okuhara said:

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Adcocks in sight of YONEX All England final

England’s world number seven pair Chris and Gabby Adcock ousted Indonesia’s three-time champions to keep their mixed doubles bid firmly on track after a brilliant display at the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships on Friday night. The Adcocks beat Indonesia’s Lilyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad 21-18, 21-16, as they atoned for their last eight

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Double delight for English pairs at YONEX All England

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge set the YONEX All England Championships alight as they became the second English pair to reach the quarter-finals, joining Chris and Gabby Adcock in an eagerly-anticipated session on Friday night. Ellis and Langridge, displaying their famed on-court passion to a jubilant Barclaycard Arena, beat Korea’s seventh seeds, Kim Gi Jung

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Chris and Gabby Adcock through to last 16

Chris and Gabby Adcock, England’s number one pair, went through the gears to advance to the last 16 of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on Wednesday.  The world number seven duo were 14-5 up before being forced to save a game point in their first Superseries outing of the year. But

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Moore & Williams reach main draw of All England Championships

England saw glimpses of bright doubles’ futures in both victory and defeat as qualifying finals completed the main draw at the 106th YONEX All England Championships in Birmingham on Tuesday.  Jenny Moore and Victoria Williams will play Danish fourth seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the women’s doubles main draw. The unseeded English

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