30 Jul 2009

No local singles hopes left at Badminton Open

7:41 am on 30 July 2009

All the locals at the New Zealand Badminton Open are out of the singles after all nine of the New Zealanders in the women's event fell in the first round.

Local interest now goes on the doubles and mixed combinations as they play for quarterfinal places of the US$50,000 Grand Prix event today in Auckland.

Meanwhile all the top seeds in the men's and women's singles have made the quarterfinals with some tough matches expected today.