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The Star Australian Badminton Open 2014 witnessed some exciting matches and surprising results. In this article, we will recap the action and highlight the standout performances from the tournament.

Ratchanok Intanon’s Early Exit

Ratchanok Intanon, the world champion, faced an early exit at the tournament. The Thai player’s inconsistent form this year continued as she suffered a second-round loss to China’s Han Li. Han Li, an emerging prospect, outclassed Intanon in a quick match that lasted just 36 minutes.

Yui Hashimoto’s Upset Victory

In the quarter-finals, Han Li will face off against Japan’s Yui Hashimoto. Hashimoto surprised her higher-ranked teammate, Sayaka Takahashi, in a straight-set victory. Hashimoto’s impressive performance secured her spot in the next round.

Nichaon Jindapon’s Disappointment

Another Thai player, Nichaon Jindapon, also experienced an early exit from the tournament. Jindapon, who reached the semi-finals in Indonesia, couldn’t replicate her success and lost to eighth seed Sindhu PV of India. Sindhu’s dominant display resulted in a comfortable victory over Jindapon.

Thrilling Mixed Doubles Match

The veteran Mixed Doubles pair, Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam, delivered an exciting performance in a thrilling match that lasted 72 minutes. The Thai pair faced match points against Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong from China. However, their experience played a crucial role as they held off their opponents in the tense closing stages and emerged victorious.

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Impressive German Pair

German pair Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels showcased their skills in a commanding victory over Hong Kong’s Chan Yun Lung and Tse Ying Suet. Fuchs and Michels secured a straight-set win and advanced to the next round, where they will face Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Shin Seung Chan.


  • Defending Men’s Singles champion Tian Houwei faced a tough challenge from Japan’s Takuma Ueda but managed to prevail in a thrilling three-game match.
  • Women’s Doubles matches provided intense competition, with Olympic champions Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei holding off a tough challenge from Korea’s Ko A Ra and Yoo Hae Won.
  • Second seeds Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo also faced a three-game battle against their compatriots Kugo Asumi and Yui Miyauchi.


  1. Who was the standout performer in the Women’s Singles category?

    • Han Li, the emerging Chinese prospect, showcased her skills with a convincing victory over Ratchanok Intanon.
  2. Which Mixed Doubles pair delivered an exciting performance?

    • Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam from Thailand entertained the crowd with their thrilling win.
  3. Who will German pair Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels face in the next round?

    • They will face off against Korean pair Lee Yong Dae and Shin Seung Chan.


The Star Australian Badminton Open 2014 provided fans with thrilling matches and surprising results. We witnessed standout performances from players across different categories. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting badminton action.

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