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Malaysia Open Badminton 2018

26 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018

The Malaysia Open is an annual badminton tournament that has been taking place at different locations such as Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Penang, Selangor, and Kuantan since 1937.


It became one of the BWF Super Series tournaments that began in 2007 and now it's also known as the Malaysia Super Series. It is organised by the Badminton Association of Malaysia which was sanctioned from BWF.


The 2018 Malaysia Open is officially called the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open is the 11th tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour.


Venue

The entire tournament will take place at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will be conducted from 26 June to 1 July 2018.


Points distribution

The point distribution for each phase of the tournament is based on the BWF points system for the BWF World Tour Super 750 event.


Prize money

The tournament has a total prize money of $700,000, where every winner of singles event will get $49,000 each while doubles winners will get $51,800.


The runner-ups of respective events will get $23,800 and $24,500 each while the every semi finalist will bag $9,800.


Defending champions


Lin Dan of won the men's singles event in 2017 while Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying bagged the women's singles title. Indonesian pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were the winners of men's doubles event while Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota won women's doubles final. Mixed doubles pair of Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen of China also named the title against their names.


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Malaysian Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth loses tamely, PV Sindhu goes fighting in the semi-finals 
Malaysian Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth loses tamely, PV Sindhu goes fighting in the semi-finals 
Summary of the semi-finals of PV Sindhu and K Srikanth
Malaysia Open 2018: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth lose in semifinals, Indian challenge over
Malaysia Open 2018: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth lose in semifinals, Indian challenge over
Kento Momota overpowered Srikanth whereas World Number 1 Tai Tzu Ying got the better of PV Sindhu.
Malaysia Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu progress into the semi-finals
Malaysia Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu progress into the semi-finals
A round-up of Indian shuttlers' performances in the quarterfinal stage at theMalaysia Open 2018
Malaysia Open 2018: Day 3 Roundup, Saina bows out as she loses to Yamaguchi, Sindhu and Srikanth book quarterfinal berths
Malaysia Open 2018: Day 3 Roundup, Saina bows out as she loses to Yamaguchi, Sindhu and Srikanth book quarterfinal berths
Kidambi defeated Wang Tzu Wei 22-20, 21-12 in a hard-fought battle, PV Sindhu eased her way past Lee Ying Ying and won 21-8, 21-14.
Malaysian Open 2018, Saina Nehwal vs Pui Yin Yip: Telecast, Date, Start Time and Where to Watch Online
Malaysian Open 2018, Saina Nehwal vs Pui Yin Yip: Telecast, Date, Start Time and Where to Watch Online
All you need to know about the upcoming match between Saina Nehwal and Pui Yin Yip
Malaysia Open 2018: Saina Nehwal faces tough challenge; Kidambi Srikanth-HS Prannoy quarterfinal clash on the cards
Malaysia Open 2018: Saina Nehwal faces tough challenge; Kidambi Srikanth-HS Prannoy quarterfinal clash on the cards
Saina could face World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi in the second round.
Malaysia Masters 2018: Indian challenge ends with triple loss
Malaysia Masters 2018: Indian challenge ends with triple loss
Sai Praneeth was the only top-20 Indian singles shuttler playing at this tournament.
Malaysia Masters 2018: Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy win on a day of upsets
Malaysia Masters 2018: Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy win on a day of upsets
Day 2 of the first big tournament of the season proved to be disastrous for some of the biggest stars.
Malaysia Masters 2018: Disastrous start to the season for Indian shuttlers
Malaysia Masters 2018: Disastrous start to the season for Indian shuttlers
Indians were playing this tournament two days after the PBL 2018 got completed.
Video: Saina Nehwal comes up with stunning net shot in Malaysia Masters final
Video: Saina Nehwal comes up with stunning net shot in Malaysia Masters final
The Indian shuttler eventually went on to win the final against Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20.
Saina Nehwal two tournament wins away from achieving unique women's singles record
Saina Nehwal two tournament wins away from achieving unique women's singles record
Saina Nehwal is on the verge of creating a unique record.
Malaysia Masters 2017: Dominant Saina Nehwal advances to the final
Malaysia Masters 2017: Dominant Saina Nehwal advances to the final
The 26-year-old will meet the rising Thai shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in the title showdown.
Malaysia Masters 2017: Saina Nehwal enters semi-finals, Ajay Jayaram bows out
Malaysia Masters 2017: Saina Nehwal enters semi-finals, Ajay Jayaram bows out
Top seed Nehwal overcame a slow start in her quarter-final match to notch up a 21-15, 21-14 victory.
Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram reach quarter-finals
Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram reach quarter-finals
Saina Nehwal is the top seed and has been playing like one at this tournament.
Malaysia Masters: Pratul Joshi advances, Siril Verma suffers narrow defeat
Malaysia Masters: Pratul Joshi advances, Siril Verma suffers narrow defeat
On Wednesday, womens singles top seed Saina Nehwal will begin her challenge.
Lee Chong Wei looks ahead to 2016 Rio Olympics
Lee Chong Wei looks ahead to 2016 Rio Olympics
The Malaysian had a tough time recently, after being eliminated from the All England Open and India Open in the first and second rounds.
Lee Chong Wei wins 11th Malaysia Open title
Lee Chong Wei wins 11th Malaysia Open title
In the women's singles final, former world champion Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand moved past Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Tzu Ying Tai beats Saina Nehwal in the semifinals
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Tzu Ying Tai beats Saina Nehwal in the semifinals
The Indian hasnt beaten this opponent in her last 7 meetings now.
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal earns hard-fought win; Sindhu crashes out
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal earns hard-fought win; Sindhu crashes out
Saina had to fight her way back to win in three games.
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal through to the quarterfinals
2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier: Saina Nehwal through to the quarterfinals
The Indian won in straight games.
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