Ayaka Takahashi, Misaki Matsutomo grab Tour Final doubles crown

More Sports Dec 16, 2018

Ayaka Takahashi, Misaki Matsutomo grab Tour Final doubles crown

Olympic champions Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo captured their second badminton's World Tour Finals championship in women's doubles on Sunday. Takahashi and Matsutomo, the top seeds, beat Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of South Korea 21-12, 22-20 to win their second tour finals ...

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 advances to world final

More Sports Aug 27, 2017

Okuhara advances to world final

Nozomi Okuhara came from behind to win a women's singles semifinal on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese to reach a world badminton championships final in 40 years. The 22-year-old Okuhara, who is ranked 12th in the world, defeated India's Saina Nehwal 12-21, 21-17, 21-10 in ...

More Sports Dec 18, 2016

Takahashi, Matsutomo finish second at Super Series Finals

Japan's Rio Olympic winning pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo finished runners-up in the women's doubles at the BWF Super Series Finals on Sunday, succumbing 21-15, 13-21, 21-17 to China's Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan. The top-ranked Japanese pair allowed the eighth-ranked Chinese to pull ...