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Injured doubles pair Wang Xiaoli, Yu Yang, quit Denmark Open

English.news.cn   2012-10-17 19:15:44            

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Women' s doubles badminton players Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China have withdrawn from the 2012 Denmark Open badminton tournament owing to Wang' s injuries, competition officials said Wednesday.

Wang Xiaoli was suffering a minor injury when she arrived for the tournament, and her condition did not improve in time for the pair' s first round doubles match Wednesday, forcing them to pull out, officials said.

The Denmark Open, which runs Tuesday to Sunday in Odense, central Denmark, was the Chinese duo' s first competition since they were disqualified for appearing to intentionally lose to a South Korean pair at the London Olympics, in August.

In related news, Denmark' s highest-ranked female badminton player Tine Baun announced Wednesday that she will end her badminton career after competing in the All-England Open in Birmingham, in March 2013.

"It has not been an easy decision to take. There have been many tears and I have changed my mind several times, but this is the right thing to do," Baun said in a press statement.

"I am happy and look forward to the new life I am about to start," she added.

Baun, who is seeded fifth at the Denmark Open, previously won the All-England women' s singles crown in 2008 and 2010, and also holds an European bronze title.

Editor: Wang Yuanyuan
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