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All-England: Sidek Rips Muscle; Stuer Gains Quarters

** This NEW SHUTTLENWS report is presented by YANG YANG Badminton Products and their Western USA agents BADMINTON ALLEY. **

March 12, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The veteran men's singles player Rashid Sidek of Malaysia made an unexpected and painful exit out of the one hundreth running of the prestigious All-England Open badminton championships now underway in Birmingham when he tore a calf muscle during a second round match with England's Peter Knowles yesterday. Sidek had taken the first game from the English player 15-12 but ran into problems with his 30-year old body late in the second and lost 13-15. He was not able to continue with the match in the third and deciding game.

Meanwhile, Denmark's Thomas Stuer of Denmark, a top men's singles player who knows full well the agony of injury, continued his comeback from an injury-filled 1998 with two upset victories today.

The Dane started off by disposing of eighth seed Chen Gang of China in the second round 15-4, 10-15 and 15-12, and then completed a very good day by beating the eleventh seeded Hendrawan of Indonesia 15-12 and 15-8.

Stuer next plays teammate Poul-Erik Hoyer, the 1996 Olympic champion, in the quarterfinal. Hoyer defeated China's Xia Xuanze in the second round 15-11 and 15-11. He then beat Roslin Hashim of Malaysia 15-9 and 15-5 later in the day.

Following are the unofficial results of today's singles matches at the All-England:

Men's Singles
Second Round
Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Ruud Kuijten (Belgium) 15-5, 15-6
Shrikant Bakshi (India) beat Joachim Fischer (Denmark) 15-9, 15-13
Fumihiko Machida (Japan) beat Nabil Lasmari (France) 15-5, 7-15, 15-8
Johan Hadi Kusuma (Indonesia) beat Peter Janum (Denmark) 6-15, 15-10, 15-8
Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Chen Wei (China) 15-8, 15-6
Wong Choon Hann (Malaysia) beat Andres Boesen (Denmark) 15-2, 15-7
Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) 15-13, 9-15, 15-13
Dicky Palyama (Netherland) beat Bruce Flockhart (Scotland) 15-7, 13-15, 15-7
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Kasper Fangel (Denmark) 15-10, 15-8
Thomas Stuer (Denmark) beat Chen Gang (China) 15-4, 10-15, 15-12
Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Kasper Oedum (Denmark) 15-5, 15-1
Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) beat Xia Xuanze (China) 15-11, 15-11
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Park Tae Sang (Korea) 15-5, 17-16
Peter Knowles (England) beat Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) 12-15, 15-13, Sidek retired due to injury
Colin Haughton (England) beat Martin Delfs (Denmark) 15-4, 15-6
Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat Rony Agustinus (Indonesia) 15-10, 15-7

Third Round
Gade beat Bakshi 15-6, 15-3
J.H. Kusuma beat Machida 15-6, 15-2
Santoso beat Wong C.H. 15-6, 15-3
I. Wijaya beat Palyama 15-2, 15-11
Stuer beat Hendrawan 15-12, 15-8
Hoyer beat Hashim 15-9, 15-5
Hidayat beat Knowles 15-3, 15-10
Permadi beat Haughton 15-12, 15-2

Women's Singles
Camilla Martin (Denmark) beat Sonya McGinn (Ireland) 11-1, 11-0
Miho Tanaka (Japan) beat Meiluawati (Indonesia) 13-11, 11-7
Gong Ruina (China) beat Justine Wilmott (England) 11-2, 11-4
Judith Meulendijks (Netherland) beat Maja Pohar (Slovenia) 11-4, 11-1
Ye Zhaoying (China) beat Kara Solmundson (Canada) 11-2, 11-5
Lee Kyung Won (Korea) beat Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) 11-2, 5-11, 11-1
Gong Zhichao (China) beat Lidya Djaelawidjaya (Indonesia) 11-5, 11-4
Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat Jill Pittard (England) 11-0, 11-3
Huang Chia-Chi (Taiwan) beat Joanna Szleszynska (Poland) 11-1, 11-0
Ellen Angelina (Indonesia) beat Kelly Morgan (Wales) 11-8, 11-8
Dai Yun (China) beat Katya Michalowsky (Germany) 11-1, 11-3
Mette Sorensen (Denmark) beat Sandra Dimbour (France) 11-4, 11-6
Mia Audina (Indonesia) beat Charmaine Reid (Canada) 11-2, 11-1
Cindana Hartono (Indonesia) beat Sandra Watt (Scotland) 11-2, 11-2
Zhou Mi (China) beat Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) 11-2, 13-10

Third Round
C. Martin beat Tanaka 11-1, 11-6
Gong R. beat Meulendijks 11-7, 11-7
Ye Z. beat Lee K.Y. 11-5, 11-5
Gong Z. beat Yonekura 11-2, 11-5
Huang C.C. beat Y. Mizui 11-5, 11-1
Dai Y. beat Angelina 11-3, 11-1
Audina beat M. Sorensen 11-5, 11-2
Zhou M. beat C. Hartono 11-6, 4-11, 13-10


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