Defending champion Ratchanok Intanon toppled the error-prone world No 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan 21-13 21-14 in the rematch of their last yearâs final to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Â Singapore -Â Â Poom Saksansin showed he is the man for the big occasion again when he completed an exhausting day with a second round one-under-par 70 to share the clubhouse lead with Englandâs Paul Casey at the weather-hit SMBC Singapore Open on Friday.
Â Singapore -Â Rich Franklinâs ONE Warrior Series is set to hold its first official athlete tryout in Australia. The tryout will be held at KMA Champion Martial Arts in Sydney on 9 February, with an open invitation to all aspiring martial arts professionals.
Japanese star Naomi Osaka surged into the Australian Open third round Thursday as she targets a second Grand Slam title, but it was a much harder task for countryman Kei Nishikori who fought through a draining five-set epic.
Fresh from helping her Bangkok Thonburi University team to win a silver at the University Games, Thai No 1 Ratchanok Intanon showed no sign of exhaustion as she ousted rising star Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia in the Malaysian Masters first round on Wednesday.