Takahashi, Matsutomo claim second Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 24, 2017

Takahashi, Matsutomo claim second Japan Open title

Japan's world No. 1 pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi claimed their second Japan Open badminton women's doubles title on Sunday, defeating South Korea's Kim Ha-na and Kong Hee-yong in straight games. Takahashi and Matsutomo, gold medalists at last summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, ...

Okuhara, Yamaguchi secure spots in Japan Open quarterfinals

More Sports Sep 21, 2017

Okuhara, Yamaguchi secure spots in Japan Open quarterfinals

World champion Nozomi Okuhara breezed past India's world No. 2 Pusarla Sindhu in straight games at the Japan Open badminton tournament on Thursday, advancing to the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition. Eighth-ranked Okuhara, bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, had claimed ...

Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open

More Sports Sep 20, 2017

Okuhara sets up rematch against Sindhu at Japan Open

Japan's world champion Nozomi Okuhara responded to her fans' expectations on Wednesday by setting up a rematch of her world championships final against India's Pusarla Sindhu in the women's singles at the Japan Open. With her fans cheering her on at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, world ...

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 19, 2017

Okuhara targeting second Japan Open title

Nozomi Okuhara, who won Japan's maiden world championships gold last month, said Tuesday she is ready to claim her second Japan Open badminton tournament title this week. "Of course my goal is to win again," said Okuhara, the winner of the 2015 meet and a ...

Wang eliminates Ishikawa in first round at Japan Open

More Sports Jun 16, 2017

Wang eliminates Ishikawa in first round at Japan Open

Third seed Kasumi Ishikawa went out in the first round of the Japan Open on Friday, losing 4-1 to China's Wang Manyu in the women's singles. Ishikawa, who lost in the quarterfinals at the world championships to top-ranked Ding Ning last month, came up short ...

Harimoto fails to qualify for Japan Open main draw

More Sports Jun 15, 2017

Harimoto fails to qualify for Japan Open main draw

Teenager Tomokazu Harimoto failed to reach the main draw of the Japan Open after losing in the third round of men's singles qualifiers on Thursday. The 13-year-old, who became the youngest player to reach the last eight of the world championships earlier this month, lost ...