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.
The entire tournament will take place at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will be conducted from 26 June to 1 July 2018.
The point distribution for each phase of the tournament is based on the BWF points system for the BWF World Tour Super 750 event.
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.
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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