Yonex All England Open 2017: The Stars Assemble

The main draw of the 107th Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships is underway! The first round of the tournament saw many exciting matches unfold with the world’s top players vying for their chance at glory.

Team DUORA Triumphs

2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals champion Viktor Axelsen (DUORA Z-STRIKEPOWER CUSHION 65) made a strong start to his 2017 Superseries campaign, earning a straight win over younger compatriot Anders Antonsen, 21-13 21-9. Taking to the court with the new DUORA Z-STRIKE, Viktor boasted commanding power with every single shot.

World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 03 Z MEN) also impressed in the opening round, defeating French Brice Leverdez 21-15 21-12. The Malaysian national hero dominated the court with the DUORA 10, delivering constant barrages of powerful shots and masterfully navigating the court.

Lee Chong Wei’s New Shoes

Lee Chong Wei is playing at this tournament with the new POWER CUSHION 03 shoes. Aimed at advanced players, the POWER CUSHION 03 lets them achieve quick, multi-directional footwork while providing a snug fit. The new shoes are the perfect complement to Chong Wei’s swift and complex footwork.

Hometown Favorites into Round 2

Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES) made short work of the Singaporean pair Terry Hee Yong Kai and Tan Wei Han. The local heroes seized the first game thanks to Gabrielle’s keen net coverage, forcing their opponents to send the shuttle long. The match was won when Chris made a super-angled return at the net, leaving the opposing pair with no answers. The local favorites won in straight games, 21-9, 21-18.

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Yonex All England Open 2017 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[1] Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 03 Z MEN)(MAS) def. Brice Leverdez (FRA) 21-15 21-12

[2] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tunePOWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(DEN) def. Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) 21-9 21-13

[3] Viktor Axelsen (DUORA Z-STRIKEPOWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Anders Antonsen (DEN) 21-13 21-9

[6] Lin Dan (VOLTRIC LD-FORCE, POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) def. Zulfadli Zulkiffli (MAS) 21-11 21-12

[8] Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(HKG) def.  Rajiv Ouseph (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65α WIDE)(ENG) 19-21 21-18 21-12

Chou Tien Chen (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)(TPE) def. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA) 21-10 21-14

[5] Chen Long (CHN) def. Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)(GER) 21-17 21-7

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[2] Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, Yonex Shoes)(ESP)  def. Line Kjærsfeldt (DEN) 21-12 21-17

[5] Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES)(THA) def. Sayaka Sato (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) 21-14 21-9

[6] Pusarla V. Sindhu (DUORA Z-STRIKE, Yonex Shoes)(IND) def. Mette Poulsen (DEN) 21-10 21-11

[7] Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Xiaoyu Liang (CHN) 21-16 21-12

[8] Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)(IND) def. Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) 21-15 21-14

Minatsu Mitani (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Beatriz Corrales (ESP) 21-7 21-11

Men’s Doubles (Round 1)

[3] Takeshi Kamura (VOLTRIC FB, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) def. Chen Hung Ling/Chi-Lin Wang (TPE) 21-17 21-18

[8] Mads Kolding (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Mads Conrad Petersen (DEN) def. Vladimir Ivanov (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65)(RUS) 21-11 21-15

Kim Astrup (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65) def. Jhe-Huei Lee/Yang Lee (TPE) 21-13 20-22 21-11

Bodin Isara (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (NANORAY Z-SPEEDPOWER CUSHION 65)(THA) def. Jacco Arends/Ruben Jille (NED) 21-14 21-13

Lu Kai/Zheng Siwei (CHN) def. [2] Mathias Boe (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Carsten Mogensen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) 21-15 22-20

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[1] Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (INA) 21-15 21-13

[2] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Emilie Lefel/Anne Tran (FRA) 21-16 21-16

[8] Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN)  def. Cheryl Seinen/Iris Tabeling (NED) 21-18 21-11

Yuki Fukushima (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)/Sayaka Hirota (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) def. Mariya Mitsova/Petya Nedelcheva (BUL) 21-10 21-9

Mixed Doubles (Round 1)

[3] Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)/Joachim Fischer Nielsen (DEN) def. Ronald Ronald/Melati Daeva Oktaviant (INA) 21-14 21-5

[7] Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES (ENG) def. Yong Kai Terry Hee/Wei Han Tan (SGP) 21-9 21-18

Ayane Kurihara (ARCSABER 11)/Kenta Kazuno (JPN) def. Mathias Christiansen/Sara Thygesen (DEN) 21-18 21-18