Sports world : Badminton's S'pore Open last shot for Rio

Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo in action at the OUE Singapore Open on April 9, 2015.
Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo in action at the OUE Singapore Open on April 9, 2015.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Badminton's S'pore Open last shot for Rio

This year's OUE Singapore Open will be the final Superseries tournament where badminton players can chalk up precious ranking points ahead of the Olympic Games in August.

The tournament, to be held from April 12-17 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, will feature a bigger prize purse of US$350,000 (S$503,300), up from US$300,000.

Spectators can purchase cheaper tickets during the early bird period until Feb 12. They are available from Sports HubTix.


Kerber follows a host of other stars out

SYDNEY • German world No. 7 Angelique Kerber withdrew from the Sydney International yesterday, adding to a lengthy list of ailing women tennis stars ahead of next week's Australian Open.

The fourth seed pulled out of the tournament citing a gastrointestinal illness. She follows defending champion Petra Kvitova, who also had gastrointestinal problems, and second seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who dropped out with a leg injury.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Paradorn enters Asian golf q-school

BANGKOK • Former Thai tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan, 36, will make a new attempt to break into professional golf this week when he tries his luck at the Asian Tour qualifying school.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe