boonsak_ponsanaLast weeks’ runner up Boonsak Ponsana found out the hard way that past success is no guarantee of victory today as he lost out to Korea’s Shon Wan Ho in three games. The 4th seeded from Thailand was not the only seeded player to crash out in round 1 as 5th seeded Jan O Jorgensen retired from his match against Sho Sasaki in the second game after losing the tight first game.

Lee Chong Wei had a routine two game victory in his opening round game and will play Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the second round. Kenichi Tago is also through to the last 32 in the top half of the draw. Last weeks winner and 7th seeded this week Sony Kuncoro progressed in two games over Brice Leverdez, who took Lee Chong Wei to three games last week in Singapore.

Another week and another shock loss for Zhou Mi in a year to forget for the 3rd seed. Sayaka Sato of Japan defeated the 3rd seed in two games to set up a second round match against Kim Hi Moon of Korea. Saina Nehwal came through a tight three game match against another Korean player, Sung Ji Hyun to set up a second round match with Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria. With the elimination of Zhou Mi, only Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong remains from the seeded players in the bottom half of the draw.

It was a great day for Koo and Tan of Malaysia as they progressed to the quarter finals thanks to a two game victory in the opening round and their second round opponents pulling out of the match scheduled for tomorrow. Only one seed fell at the opening stage in the men’s doubles, with Clark and Robertson defeating the 3rd seeded Chen and Lin from Chinese Taipei in two games to set up a second round match with Kawamae and Sato of Japan.

The mixed doubles draw is as planned, with all 8 seeds safely through with only the 6th seeded Wallwork and Robertson being taken to a 3rd game today. The unseeded partnership of Setiwan and Russkikh are also through to round 2 and will be a pair to watch throughout this week.

Wednesday’s Complete Indonesia Super Series Results

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Palyama Upsets Jorgensen

A rain-shortened day in Singapore has delayed some players opening round games until Thursday such as Peter Gade but even down one court for most of the day the organisers almost completed a full days play, with several seeds crashing out throughout the day.

The unknown Chinese players in Singapore are making a name for themselves as Li Xuerui defeated 8th seeded Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong 21-4, 21-14 in just 22 minutes to explode onto the Super Series stage within the opening hour of play. 3rd seed Zhou Mi crashed out in the opening round as her terrible run of form in the 2010 Super Series continues. Saina Nehwal had no trouble in her opening round match, defeating Wong Mew Choo 21-8, 21-5 to book a 2nd round match against the European Circuit Finals champion, Ella Diehl. 4th seeded Lu Lan, who is not taking part in the World Championships in Paris after dropping out of China’s top 4 (currently China’s #6) but is still ranked inside the top 10 in the world has to wait until tomorrow to start her campaign against Ai Goto of Japan.

The biggest casualty in the men’s draw is Jan O Jorgensen, seeded 5 for the event as Dicky Palyama defeated him in three tight games. Peter Gade and Tien Minh Nguyen start their campaigns off tomorrow after the rain delay forced their matches into tomorrow’s order of play. Lee Chong Wei made hard work of his opening match against Brice Leverdez after losing the second game before recovering to take the match in three games. Joachim Persson scored an excellent victory over Marc Zwiebler of Germany in three games to set up a 2nd round match against Sony Kuncoro.

The top two seeds are into Round 2 of the Mixed Doubles, top seeded Widianto and Natsir had to come back from a game down to set up a all-Indonesian 2nd round match with Ahmad and Polii. World Champions Laybourn and Rytter Juhl had no problems in progressing to round 2, where they will face the English pair of Heather Olver and Anthony Clark. There was mixed fortunes for the English contingent in Singapore as 8th seeded Robertson and Wallwork were defeated in three games by local pair Triyachart and Yao in Round 1.

Wednesday’s Full Singapore Super Series 2010 Results

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Lee Leads Malaysia Against Denmark

Europe had four opportunities to make it into the semi final stage today, but failed with every chance against a superior Asian opponent.

Thomas Cup:

China defeated Korea for the second time in two days, this time in the quarterfinals by a scoreline of 3-0. Lin Dan started with a two-game victory over Park Sung Hwan, Cai and Fu doubled the advantage before Chen Jin completed the win with a two-game defeat of Shon Wan Ho to see China progress into Friday’s semi final. Malaysia will play China in the first semi final after coming through against Denmark at the third time of asking, Lee Chong Wei defeated Peter Gade in the opening singles, then Koo and Tan defeated Mogensen and Boe to take a 2-0 lead in the rubber. Jorgensen took the second singles and Paaske and Rasmussen won the second doubles to level the rubber at 2-2 before Joachim Persson was crushed in a one-sided singles by Hashim Mohammed Hafiz 21-12, 21-10 and Malaysia took the rubber 3-2.

Germany took on Japan in the 3rd quarterfinal, with Zwiebler and Tago playing an 74-minute opening singles which Tago took after dropping the opening game, winning 15-21, 21-18, 21-18. Fuchs and Hopp then took the first of the doubles games in a similar fashion, after dropping the first game then winning the next two to take the win. Taking the 61-minute match 16-21, 21-19, 24-22 and also saving two match points in the third game. That would be the end of the German resistance, as Sho Sasaki defeated Dieter Domke in the second singles and Hayakawa and Kazuno won the second doubles, both in two games to clinch the rubber at 3-1. Japan will play Indonesia in the semi final after their 3-0 win over India in their quarterfinal. Taufik Hidayat made hard work of his singles match, being pushed into a 3-game 61 minute match by Kashyap Parupalli, Kido and Setiawan had little problem in their two-game victory to give Indonesia a 2-0 lead in the rubber and Simon Santoso completed the win with a 21-8, 21-10 victory over Arvind Bhatt.

Uber Cup:

Wang Yihan had to battle back from a game down in her match against Saina Nehwal before winning 14-21, 21-11, 21-18 to secure China’s first victory over India. Ma and Wang destroyed their Indian opponents in the doubles before Wang Xin completed the victory over India by 3 wins to 0. They will play an in-form Malaysian team who defeated the host nation Malaysia 3-0 in their quarterfinal match today. The Malaysians have only lost one game out of the 27 they have played over this week.

Japan’s women took on Denmark in the 3rd of the 4 matches today, they started well with Eriko Hirose’s win over Camilla Sorensen 21-17, 21-11 but the Danes levelled the rubber with a two game victory from Rytter Juhl and Pedersen. Ai Goto restored Japan’s lead with a two game victory over Karina Jorgensen before Fujii and Kakiiwa completed the victory over the Danes with a three-game win over Frier Kristiansen and Ropke, winning 21-13, 19-21, 21-19.

The final match was between Korea and Russia, with the Koreans taking the opening two games in three tight games, Bae Seung Hee defeated Ella Diehl in 67 minutes and Lee and Kim beat Sorokina and Vislova in 58 minutes. The Russian’s faught back with Tatjana Bibik’s three-game, 56 minute win over Sung Ji Hyun and the new partnership of Polikarpova and Russkikh fell to the 2nd Korean doubles pairing over Ha and Jung and the Korean’s progressed to the last 4 with a 3-1 victory.

Europe had four opportunities to make it into the semi final stage today, but failed with every chance against a superior Asian opponent.

Thomas Cup:

China defeated Korea for the second time in two days, this time in the quarterfinals by a scoreline of 3-0. Lin Dan started with a two-game victory over Park Sung Hwan, Cai and Fu doubled the advantage before Chen Jin completed the win with a two-game defeat of Shon Wan Ho to see China progress into Friday’s semi final. Malaysia will play China in the first semi final after coming through against Denmark at the third time of asking, Lee Chong Wei defeated Peter Gade in the opening singles, then Koo and Tan defeated Mogensen and Boe to take a 2-0 lead in the rubber. Jorgensen took the second singles and Paaske and Rasmussen won the second doubles to level the rubber at 2-2 before Joachim Persson was crushed in a one-sided singles by Hashim Mohammed Hafiz 21-12, 21-10 and Malaysia took the rubber 3-2.

Germany took on Japan in the 3rd quarterfinal, with Zwiebler and Tago playing an 74-minute opening singles which Tago took after dropping the opening game, winning 15-21, 21-18, 21-18. Fuchs and Hopp then took the first of the doubles games in a similar fashion, after dropping the first game then winning the next two to take the win. Taking the 61-minute match 16-21, 21-19, 24-22 and also saving two match points in the third game. That would be the end of the German resistance, as Sho Sasaki defeated Dieter Domke in the second singles and Hayakawa and Kazuno won the second doubles, both in two games to clinch the rubber at 3-1. Japan will play Indonesia in the semi final after their 3-0 win over India in their quarterfinal. Taufik Hidayat made hard work of his singles match, being pushed into a 3-game 61 minute match by Kashyap Parupalli, Kido and Setiawan had little problem in their two-game victory to give Indonesia a 2-0 lead in the rubber and Simon Santoso completed the win with a 21-8, 21-10 victory over Arvind Bhatt.

Uber Cup:

Wang Yihan had to battle back from a game down in her match against Saina Nehwal before winning 14-21, 21-11, 21-18 to secure China’s first victory over India. Ma and Wang destroyed their Indian opponents in the doubles before Wang Xin completed the victory over India by 3 wins to 0. They will play an in-form Malaysian team who defeated the host nation Malaysia 3-0 in their quarterfinal match today. The Malaysians have only lost one game out of the 27 they have played over this week.

Japan’s women took on Denmark in the 3rd of the 4 matches today, they started well with Eriko Hirose’s win over Camilla Sorensen 21-17, 21-11 but the Danes levelled the rubber with a two game victory from Rytter Juhl and Pedersen. Ai Goto restored Japan’s lead with a two game victory over Karina Jorgensen before Fujii and Kakiiwa completed the victory over the Danes with a three-game win over Frier Kristiansen and Ropke, winning 21-13, 19-21, 21-19.

The final match was between Korea and Russia, with the Koreans taking the opening two games in three tight games, Bae Seung Hee defeated Ella Diehl in 67 minutes and Lee and Kim beat Sorokina and Vislova in 58 minutes. The Russian’s faught back with Tatjana Bibik’s three-game, 56 minute win over Sung Ji Hyun and the new partnership of Polikarpova and Russkikh fell to the 2nd Korean doubles pairing over Ha and Jung and the Korean’s progressed to the last 4 with a 3-1 victory.

Day 4 Results

Jan O Jorgensen Defeats Taufik

Jorgensen's Confidence in Question

China topped Group A after a 4-1 win over Korea, Lin Dan started the rout with a two game victory over Park Sung Hwan and Cai and Fu doubled the lead with a win over Jung and Shin in the opening doubles encounter. The injury to Lee Yong Dae has been a massive blow to the Korean squad, but they had reason to celebrate as Yoo and Ko won the second doubles to ensure they did not suffer a 5-0 defeat.

Malaysia took to the court two days later than expected and looked to be in fine form with Lee Chong Wei’s 21-12, 21-13 win over Kenichi Tago and a win from Koo and Tan in the doubles giving them an early 2-0 lead. The Japanese however, won the second singles to pull the rubber back to 2-1 and then tied it up at 2-2 with Hayakawa and Kazuno’s two game victory. The final match was a winner-take-all for the top spot in Group B and it was Shoji Sato of Japan who defeated Hashim Mohammed Hafiz in a 62 minute encounter to seal a stunning come from behind 3-2 victory for the Japanese and top spot in Group B.

Denmark took top spot in Group C with a 4-1 victory over Germany, with Peter Gade defeating Marc Zwiebler in impressive fashion 21-12, 21-7 to start off the Danish rout. Jan O Jorgensen’s surprise defeat to Dieter Domke has left question marks over Denmark’s credentials to win the Thomas Cup, however the two game defeat has been the only losses in the game stage. India took on Australia for a place in the last 8 and the match was settled in just three matches as India swept the singles to book their place in the knockout stages, Glenn Warfe and Ross Smith took one match for the Australians as they fell 4-1 to India.

The random draw for the last 8 was made after the end of play, with China taking on Korea for the second time in two days. Malaysia’s defeat to Japan means they will play Denmark in the quarter finals, whilst Group B winners Japan take on Germany for a place in the last 4 and India take on Indonesia again in a Group D rematch.

Uber Cup:

China booked their place at the top of Group A with another 5-0 win, this time over hosts Malaysia without the loss of a game. Malaysia takes second place in the group after their 5-0 win over the USA. Indonesia defeated the European champions Denmark with an impressive 5-0 win with the loss of just one game. Pedersen and Rytter Juhl took their doubles to a third game against Polii and Mahweswari.

Japan’s women continued the excellent day for the nation with a 5-0 victory over Russia as the gulf between the Asian and European nations in the women’s game has been on show throughout the group stages. Japan top Group C, only losing one match in the two rubbers. Korea top Group D after losing the opening singles against India, but bounced back to win the next 4 matches to take the rubber 4-1.

India takes on China in the first of the quarter finals tomorrow, with a South East Asian clash in the 2nd quarter final as Indonesia takes on Malaysia. Group D winners Korea take on Russia and Group C winners Japan take on Denmark in the last of tomorrows knockout round.

Day 3 Results

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Team Peru Crushed By Korea

Day two had the remaining teams play their opening matches, as well as the arrival of Nigeria’s men’s team to the competition, albeit a day later than expected.

Thomas Cup:

Korean booked their place in the last 8 with a 5-0 win over Peru, meaning that China also qualify from Group Ar after their 5-0 win yesterday over the South Americans. Tomorrow’s match sets up to be a winner-take-all between Korea and China to see who tops the group. Japan is also through to the last 8 after defeating Nigeria 5-0, who arrived for this group match unlike yesterdays forfeit over Malaysia. The Nigerian’s failed to win a single game in any of the 5 matches against a relentless Japanese side. Hosts Malaysia will play tomorrow against the Japanese to determine the group winner, as well as the anticipated rematch between Kenichi Tago and Lee Chong Wei.

Germany defeated Poland 5-0 to dump the Poles out of the tournament, setting up a Zwiebler – Gade rematch tomorrow in the final Group C match to find out the group winner. Dieter Domke also has to continue his excellent form to stand a chance against Jan O Jorgensen in the second singles match tomorrow. Indonesia easily disposed of India in the Group D encounter, winning the match 4-1 overall but the main news from the match is Sony Dwi Kuncoro’s retirement in his singles against Arvind Bhatt, with the Indonesian player suffering a back injury in the second game of his match. India and Australia will play in the final group match tomorrow, with the winner progressing into the final 8.

Uber Cup:

Malaysia’s women started their campaign with a comfortable 5-0 win over the USA, conceding just two games in their victory. Both China and Malaysia are through from Group A, but will play tomorrow in the final league match to determine the top spot in the group,

Group B seen Denmark take on Australia, with the European powerhouses expected to coast into the last 8 with a comfortable victory. It started well for them with Camilla Sorensen’s two game victory over Erica Pong, but the next hour was a disaster for the Danes, with Karina Jorgensen losing to Renuga Veeran 20-22, 13-21 and then Mette Poulsen’s stunning collapse to Chia Chi Huang 11-21, 5-21 gave Australia an unlikely 2-1 lead. Pedersen and Rytter Juhl were needed to win just to keep Denmark in the rubber, 28 minutes later, the score was level at 2-2 with a 21-12, 21-19 victory for the Danish pair. Kristiansen and Ropke played the final match for Denmark against Tan and Huang of Australia, it resulted in the longest match of the five, but the Danes came through in two games, winning 21-13, 21-16 to book their place in the last 8, eliminating Australia but leaves a big question mark over Denmark’s credentials in the competition.

Juliane Schenk continued her run of good form to give Germany another lead today, this time against Russia as Schenk defeated Ella Diehl 21-16, 21-13 to give Germany a 1-0 lead in the rubber. It was the only lead that the Germans would have, as Bibik and Prokopenko thrust Russia into a 2-1 lead with tight victories over Schnaase and Deprez of Germany. Sorokina and Vislova made it 3-1 with a two game victory over Overzier and Schenk and the new partnership of Diehl and Russkikh completed the rout with a two game victory to book Russia’s place in the last 8.

India’s women had a better day than their male counterparts, defeating South Africa 5-0 to book their place in the last 8. Saina Newhal was on court less than 20 minutes in her victory over Kerry-Lee Harrington, with the remaining four matches taking just 79 minutes to be completed. India take on Korea tomorrow to determine top spot in the group.

Day 2 Results

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Denmark Dominates European Field

The chances of a home triumph lasted until the semi final stages, but the top seeds in the competition proved too much for an unlikely English title.

Mens Singles:

Peter Gade is through to the final, after another hard fought win. This time 3rd seed Marc Zwiebler pushed him all the way in a 78-minute thriller. Gade dropped the first game but dominated play in the next two games, never giving Zwiebler an opportunity to lead and took the next two to book his place in the final, winning 18-21, 21-12, 21-17.

Jan Jorgensen survived an early scare against Petr Koukal in round, since then he has not dropped a game on route to the final. His semi final opponent was 4th seed Rajiv Ouseph, who had the local support behind him, however it wasn’t to be for the current English national champion, losing out to Jorgensen 21-14, 22-20.

Women’s Singles

Pi Hongyan is the only top seed to fall at this years Championships, losing out to 3rd seeded Juliane Schenk of Germany at the semi final stage. The top seed was never really in match that seed Schenk hit 14 smash winners over the two games, winning 21-13, 21-14 to book her place in the final.

The second semi final seen 2nd seed Tine Rasmussen play against 6th seed Ella Diehl, a tight first game ensued as the lower seed took the lead in the middle of the opening game, only to drop 8 points in a row at 13-14 to gift the opening game to Rasmussen. The second game was a much more dominating performance by Rasmussen as she pulled out an early lead and continues to stretch it out before claiming the second game 21-16 to book her place against Juliane Schenk tomorrow.

Doubles:

All three doubles will be contested by the top 2 seeds in the competition, with a second all-Danish final in the men’s doubles between Paaske and Rasmussen (seeded 2) and Boe and Mogensen (seeded 1). Their last match was in the All-England final, which Paaske and Rasmussen won in the third game 26-24.

The women’s final will have three Russians and one Bulgarian on court, as top seeded Nedelcheva and Russkikh take on the 2nd seeded Russian pair Vislova and Sorokina. The top seeds ended the English challenge of Gabby White and Mariana Agathangelou 21-18, 21-13 to book their place in Sunday’s final. The second seeded Russians have failed to drop a game on route to the final.

The mixed doubles final sees the current world champions Laybourn and Rytter Juhl go for European success against Poland’s Mateusiak and Kostiuczyk, the 2nd seeds who ended the run of Jenny Wallwork and Nathan Robertson today with a three game victory. The top seeds have failed to drop a game on their way to the final in a run that has seen them play no seeded pair to reach Sunday’s final.

Friday’s Results

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Zwiebler Leads Germany to Semi-Finals

Men’s Event

With Denmark and Poland enjoying byes to the semi-finals, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and the Netherlands fought to become their opponents.

In the team tie between Germany and Russia the Germans drew first blood, and appeared to be positioned to run away with the tie, but things would not be that easy.  Denmark Super Series finalist Marc Zwiebler quickly disposed of his opponent Vladimir Malkov 21-9, 21-9, which was then followed by Marcel Reuter winning a squeaker over Vladimir Ivanov 22-20, 25-23.  Fabian Hammes was however unable to close out the tie losing badly to Stanislav Pukhov 21-14, 21-7.  The Russian’s first men’s doubles Durkin and Nikolaenko also did their jobs defeating Fuchs and Kindervarter 21-17, 21-15 to set up a fifth and final match.  Unfortunately for the Russians their comeback was for nothing as the German pair of Hopp and Schoettler pulled off the win over Dremin and Pukhov in three close games 16-21, 21-19, 21-15.  Germany will now face Denmark in the semi-finals.

The other quarter-final tie was not nearly as close however, with Ukraine defeating their Dutch opponents with relative comfort.  Dmytro Zavadsky defeated Rune Massing 21-12, 21-13, Valeriy Atrashchenkov defeated Lester Oey 21-12, 21-12, and the only close match was between Vladislav Druzchenko and Saber Afif with Druzchenko winning in three games 21-13, 19-21, 21-13 to seal the win 3-0.  Ukraine will now face Poland in their semi-finals.

Women’s Events

Once again the Danish team had an opportunity for rest as the were through with a bye to the semis alongside the Netherlands.  The Danes would face the winners of Germany and Bulgaria.  The Germans proved too strong for the Bulgarians winning in three straight matches.  Juliane Schenk led the way with her win over Petya Nedelcheva, followed by Karin Schnasse beating Linda Zetchiri, and finally Fabienne Deprez defeating Dimitria Popstoykova. The Germans will now face Denmark.

The next tie was between Russia and Scotland. The first women’s singles was between Ella Diehl and Susan Egelstaff who faced off against each other in the Scottish International in late 2009. In that meeting Egelstaff was the victor, but Diehl had her revenge winning easily 21-12, 21-12. Tatjana Bibik took the next point for Russia beating Linda Sloan 21-14, 21-9. Finally it was the Russian pairing of Vislova and Sorokina who would seal their team’s place in the semi-finals with a win over Bankier and Mason 21-11, 21-15. The Russians will now play the Netherlands.

Click here for full results from the European Team Championships 2010

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Marc Zwiebler

The day started with two Scottish hopefuls in the final, unseeded Emma Mason and Mariana Agathangelou took on the top seeded Russian duo of Nina Vislova and Valeria Sorokina in the first final of the day. The local support rallied behind the British couple when they took a 12-11 lead early in the first set, only for the Russian pair to storm to the opening set 21-16.

The second set went much the same way as the first, with the Russian top seeds leading and refusing to let go of their lead, taking the second game 21-16 to claim the title. Marc Zweibler played Peter Mikkelsen in the Men’s Singles final, with both looking impressive on their way to the final.

Zweibler took a closely fought out first game 21-15, only for Mikkelsen to respond to take the second game by the same score but Zweibler dominated the final game and took it 21-16 to claim the Men’s Singles title.

The Men’s Doubles match turned into a fabulous encounter between the 3rd and 4th seeds, with the English 4th seeds of Middleton and Langridge taking a tight first game 21-19 and then saved 5 game points in the second but couldn’t get their own chance and lost the second game 26-24. The Danish 3rd seeds of Conrad-Petersen and Pieler Kolding dominated the third game and at 8-8 won 13 of the next 16 points to win the third game 21-11.

The mixed doubles was the most one-sided of the finals, with Valeria Sorokina and Alexander Nikolaenko defeating Raj and Renuga Veeran 21-11, 21-16 in just 23 minutes.  The last match of the day pitted the top two seeds in the women’s singles against each other, with Susan Egelstaff in her first Scottish International final.

Ella Diehl dominated the opening part of the first game, only for Egelstaff to respond and from 18-17 down took the next four points to take the first game 21-18. If the first game was a nervy encounter, the second game was a precession from the 2nd seed Scot. Ella Diehl’s level dropped dramatically and Egelstaff was in commanding form as she took the second game 21-10 to win her first Scottish International title.


Sunday’s Results

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Marc Zwiebler

Susan Egelstaff and Emma Mason have kept local interests alive into Sunday’s finals day with two wins on Saturday, Susan Egelstaff defeated 8th seed Tatiana Bibik in 3 games in the quarter final then booked her place in the final with a two game victory over Switzerland’s Jeanine Cicognini.

Egelstaff will play top seed Ella Diehl in the final, after the Russian beat unseeded Turk Li Shuang in two close games in the quarters before beating 3rd seeded Linda Zechiri in three games to set up a first versus second seed final.

Przemyslaw Wacha’s quarter final matchup with Jan Vondra never took place, with the 8th seeded Czech pulling out the night before, 4th seeded Peter Mikkelsen continued his excellent run and took out the second seed at the semi final stage in two close games, winning 21-19, 21-18.

Mikkelsen will play top seeded Marc Zweibler in the final, after the German defeated 6th seeded Vladimir Malkov in two games 21-14, 21-14 followed by 7th seeded Scott Evans in three games to book his place in the final.

Emma Mason and partner Mariana Agathangelou also reached tomorrow’s Women’s Doubles final after two superb wins. The first against the 2nd seeded Danish pair of Neilsen and Ropke and then a comfortable two set win over Cooper and Ward in an all-British semi final. This will be Agathangelou’s third consecutive final in the Women’s doubles at the Scottish International.

They will play the Russian top seeds Nina Vislova and Valeria Sorokina, who had to come through 2 three game encounters to reach the final. The first against unseeded Dutch duo of Jonathans and Van Dooremalen, winning 21-12 in the third and against 3rd seeded Indian pair Balan and Kurian, defeating them 21-14 in the third.

Play begins at 1pm on Sunday.

Scottish International Championships 2009 Draws

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Przemyslaw Wacha

The top 2 seeds in both singles events are through to the last 8 of the Scottish International, Marc Zwiebler has been impressive in his progression to the last eight as has second seeded Przemyslaw Wacha, neither player has dropped a game to date.

Marc Zwiebler plays Vladimir Malkov in the last 8, with Wacha playing Jan Vondra of the Czech Republic in the quarter finals. Unseeded Sourabh Verma plays Peter Scott Evans while Irwansyah plays Peter Mikkelsen in the other quarter finals.

Both Diehl and Egelstaff survived a first game scare in their last 16 to come through to make the last 8. Ella Diehl beat Carola Bott in the 3rd Round while Susan Egelstaff defeated Michelle Chan Ky. Diehl plays unseeded Turk Li Shuang whilst Susan Egelstaff plays Tatiana Bibik in the quarter finals.

Linda Zechiri plays Any Nieminen and Sayali Gokhale will play Jeanine Cicognini, who put out last years winner Elizabeth Cann in Round 2.

Nina Vislova and Vitalij Durkin will start off play again tomorrow, this time they play 5th seed Tony Ng and Grace Gao in the Mixed Doubles quarter finals. With all 5 top seeds still in the competition, it could be another year for Russian domination in the Scottish International.

UPDATE: Przemyslaw Wacha is through to the semi-finals as Jan Vondra has withdrawn.

Play begins tomorrow at 10am local time
Scottish International Championships 2009 Draws

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