BADMINTON CROWN GROUP Australian Open (June 20th-25th, Sydney, Australia)

In the Yonex-equipment sponsored Superseries tournament, Indian Srikanth Kidambi defeated Chinese player Chen Long in Men's Singles and grabbed top place for a second consecutive week following last week’s Indonesian Open win. The Japanese celebrated with “It’s Japan’s Day” according to the BWF Site, with No. 1 Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo besting No. 2 pair, Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl in Women’s Doubles, and Keigo Sonoda/Takeshi Kamura collecting straight wins for all games. Nozomi Okuhara also fought past fellow countrywoman Akane Yamaguchi in an all Japanese Women’s Singles final. The Total BWF World Championships is coming to Scotland from August 21st; let’s see how these champions fare in the next stage.

Men’s Singles

Srikanth Kidambi (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ) (IND)
22-20, 21-16
Chen Long (CHN)

Men’s Doubles

Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11/ Takeshi Kamura (VOLTRIC FB) (JPN) [3]
21-17, 21-19
Tan Boon Heong (NANORAY Z-SPEED) (MAS) / Hendra Setiawan (INA)

Women’s Doubles

Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7) / Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) [1]
21-10, 21-13
Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7) (DEN) / Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10) (DEN) [2]

Women’s Singles

Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
21-12, 21-23, 21-17
Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune) (JPN) [2]

Mixed Doubles

Zhen Siwei / Chen Qingchen (CHN) [1]
18-21, 21-14, 21-17
Praveen Jordan (NANORAY 900) / Debby Susanto (NANORAY 800) (INA) [7]

You can check the results of the tournament here: