Frenchman Julien Quesne fired a five-under-par 67 to grab the halfway lead at the China Open on Friday after his compatriot and defending champion Alexander Levy faltered over the closing stages of his second round.
European Tour Players Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn, who shunned his own circuit this week to play on the Asian Tour, shook off the jet lag to grab a share of the first round lead at the Indonesia Masters on Thursday.
On a roll since his China Open triumph, ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Monday attributed his success and meteoric rise in world rankings to a "never give up till the end" attitude and said he is ready to work harder to achieve the unprecedented World No. 1 status.
A dream All England title might have slipped through her fingers but Saina Nehwal on Monday insisted on taking positives out of the prestigious tournament, saying her consistency and improvement in overall game will help her to do well in the season ahead.
A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal dished out a dominating performance to post a straight-game win over two-time All England Champion Shixian Wang of China and start her campaign on a positive note at the season-ending BWF's World Super Series badminton final, here on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu defeated South Korea's Kim Hyo Min 21-12, 21-17 to win the Macau Open Grand Prix title on Sunday. The Indian shuttler's performance was a mega affair after just pocketing the game in 45 minutes.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal recently added another trophy to her overcrowded cabinet when she won the China Open. Saina won her third title of the year by defeating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles finals which lasted 42 minutes at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center.