Thursday, 17 January 2008


The Proton Malaysia Open Super Series 2008 will be held from the 15th January to 20th January 2008 featuring the top world ranked players (e.g. Lee Chong Wei, Bao Chunlai, Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat). Once again the prestigious event will be held in the Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Open offers a total purse of US$250,000. For the first tine, winners of the men's and women's singles will get an equal prize money of USD15,000 while the men's and women's doubles champions will get US$13,800 each.

The qualifying rounds started on the 15th January 2008 and Championship events started a day later. It would be interesting to see who will feature in the Semifinals (19th January 2008) and Finals(20th January 2008).

It was upsetting for the Chinese that women's singles top seed Xie Xingfang pulled out of the competition due to an elbow injury. Anita Kaur shocked 2005 Sea Games champion Adriyanti Firdasari of Indonesia by defeating her 16-21, 25-23, 21-19. There will be more surprises as the championship progresses.

All the best to the players for this tournament!

Important links:
Seeded Entries
Badminton Association of Malaysia Website: News Updates
Match Schedule and Results
BWF Rankings

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