Sporting Digest: Badminton

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Kelly Morgan of Wales fought back from a game and 8-2 down to defeat the defending champion and top seed Ye Zhaoying, 5-11, 11-9, 13-12, at the World Championships in Copenhagen yesterday. "When I trailed 8-2 in the second I just thought I was so far down I might as well relax and enjoy it," Morgan said.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Copenhagen) Men's singles, first round: P G Christensen (Den) bt A J Chang (S Kor) 15-3 15-7; H Arbi (Indon) bt S Llopis (Sp) 15-5 15-6; Y H Kin (Malay) bt W Ng (HK) 15-4 15-3; H Gotschl (Aut) bt S Solvason (Ice) 15-17 15-2 15-9; C Gang (Chi) bt P Gopichand (India) 15-12 5-15 15-10; T Weistra (Neth) bt A Thiraratsakul (Thai) 15-13 15- 9; P Rasmussen (Den) bt K Han (US) 15-8 15-3; D Eriksson (Swe) bt T Ohtsuka (Japan) 15-9 15-4; B Santoso (Indon) bt S Ratti (India) 15-10 15-8; C Hong (Chi) bt T Johansson (Swe) 15-8 15-6; K Jonassen (Den) bt P Uvarov (Rus) 15-6 15-5; C Haughton (Eng) bt F Machida (Japan) 3-15 15-8 15-5; F Permadi (Taiw) bt J van Dijk (Neth) 15-9 12-15 15-3; R Kuijten (Bel) bt A Anaya (Mex) 15-3 15-4; W C Han (Malay) bt J-F Massias (Fr) 15-11 15-8; S S Mo (S Kor) bt I Maywald (Ger) 15-8 15-9; A Wiranata (US) bt J Koch (Aut) 15-3 13-15 15-1; D Jiong (China) bt O Pongratz (Ger) 15-10 15-9; K C Tam (HK) bt T Wapp (Swit) 15-2 15-4; Hendrawan (Indon) bt P Tae-sang (S Kor) 15-12 15-9; J R Andersen (Nor) bt G Bruijstens (Neth) 15-13 15-13; R Sidek (Malay) bt R Magnusson (Swe) 15-2 9-15 15-4; P Knowles (Eng) bt A Pohar (Sloven) 15-6 15-3; P-E Hoyer-Larsen (Den) bt R Suryana (Aut) 17-14 15-5; K Masuda (Japan) bt J Aalto (Fin) 12-15 15-8 15-8; V Druzchenko (Ukr) bt O E Hock (Malay) 15-13 15-3; D Palyama (Neth) bt M Beres (Canada) 10-15 15-3 15-12; T Stuer-Lauridsen (Den) bt C Yu-hsiu (Taiw) 15-9 15-10; B Gallet (Fr) bt R Doling (Eng) 15-6 15-7; T Hidayat (Indon) bt B Polsana (Thai) 15-6 15-10; R Wengberg (Swe) bt P Wacha (Poland) 15-6 15-7; S Jun (China) bt R Fernandes (Por) 15-4 15-5.

Women's singles, first round: K Morgan (Wal) bt Y Zhaoying (Chi) 5-11 11-9 13-12; J Willmott (Eng) bt M Pohar (Sloven) 11-8 11-5; K Yonekura (Japan) bt A Popat (India) 11-7 13-11; E Karachkova (Russia) bt A Weckstrom (Fin) 10-13 11-5 11-9; M Sorensen (Den) bt E Nozdran (Ukr) 11-7 11-8; S Dimbour (Fr) bt B Beenhakker (Neth) 11-3 11-7; K Ericsson (Swe) bt J J Youn (S Kor) 11-0 11-3; Y-L Chan (Taiw) bt D Marco (Sp) 6-11 11-5 11- 6; D Yun (Chi) bt N M Fon (Malay) 11-1 11-4; W C Koon (HK) bt C Reid (Can) 11-4 11-3; L Djaelawidjaya (Indon) bt J Holgersson (Swe) 11-6 11-7; S Wibiwo (Swit) bt L Janssen (Neth) 11-7 13-11; 6-Z Mi (Chi) bt K de Witt (Neth) 11-6 11-2; L K Won (S Kor) bt C Sorensen (Den) 11-0 11-1; Y Mizui (Japan) bt J Szleszynska (Pol) 11-5 13-12; T Hallam (Eng) bt S McGinn (Irl) 11-2 11-7; N Nedjalkova (Bul) bt P V V Lakshmi (India) 7-11 11- 8 11-7; M Tanaka (Japan) bt J Mann (Eng) 11-4 11-5; M Andrievskaya (Swe) bt D Kranjc (Sloven) 11-2 11-2; Z Ning (China) bt Brynja Petursdottir (Iceland) 11-2 11-0; K Michalowsky (Ger) bt M Koudelo (Cz Rep) 11-0 11- 4; K Ji-Hyun (South Korea) bt W T Ling (HK) 11-5 11-3; V Tcherniavskaya (Belarus) bt V Hristova (Bulgaria) 11-9 8-11 11-1; C Martin (Denmark) bt E Angelina (Indonesia) 9-11 11-7 11-9; J Meulendijks (Neth) bt R Pantaney (Eng) 11-0 11-2; S Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thai) bt H K Cindana (Indon) 11- 5 11-5; S Sun-jun (S Kor) bt X B Ugarte (Peru) 11-3 11-1; G Zhichao (Chi) bt K Solmundson (Can)11-2 11-3; M Pedersen (Den) bt W S Mei (Malay) 13- 11 11-8; M Borg (Swe) bt J Baumeyer (Swit) 11-0 11-3; G Ruina (Chi) bt M M Chan (HK) 11-1 11-4; C-C Huang (Taiw) bt H Schoeharting (Ger) 5- 11 11-9 11-7.

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