Previously Super 500 on the HSBC BWF World Tour, the 71-edition-old
Singapore Open makes its debut as a Super 750 event in 2023.
We share with you some fascinating things to know about one of badminton’s longest-running tournaments.
Started in 1929 as the
. platform to choose national players
and entered the International Badminton Federation (now BWF) Grand Prix circuit in 1990. Opened to foreigners in 1957
Only data after the tournament went international taken into account
, although None of this year’s top seeds have won their events Huang Ya Qiong took the mixed doubles title with Lu Kai in 2017. Women’s pair
Shinta Mulia Sari/ Lei Yao were the in 2010. most recent Singaporeans to emerge victorious Loh Kean Yew is the highest seeded (4) local shuttler in the draw. Singapore, however, are the
– way back in 1961. This time, no country other than Japan possess seeds in all five categories. sole nation to sweep clean the honours
Ge Fei/ Gu Jun hold the record for – four. They achieved the feat from 1994-1998 (there was no competition in 1996). most consecutive triumphs Success will make
Dechapol Puavaranukroh/ Sapsiree Taerattanachai the since first players to win three seasons in a row Zhang Ning in 2005.
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting can end to see the Indonesia’s 50-year wait . same athlete clinch two straight men’s singles gongs Ilie Sumirat did it in 1973. Men’s singles is also the
. longest category not to witness a holder defend his crown Chen Hong was the last (2002-2003). If he attains glory,
Hendra Setiawan will be the since compatriot first men’s doubles shuttler to complete a quadruple Sigit Budiarto in 2006. Budiarto’s victories were in 1997, 1998, 2005 (with Candra Wijaya) and 2006 ( Flandy Limpele). Women’s singles third seed
Tai Tzu Ying, meanwhile, stands to be the in the SuperSeries/World Tour era (from 2007). maiden women’s singles star to do a hattrick India are
but are able to count on fifth seeds yet to succeed in men’s doubles Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/ Chirag Shetty. Korea’s
via final women’s doubles triumph came 32 years ago Chung Myeong Hee/ Chung So Young. Fifth seeds Kim So Yeong/ Kong Hee Yong and eighth seeds Baek Ha Na/ Lee So Hee are their best bets to break through. It’s also
through three-time winners two decades since they aced mixed doubles Kim Dong Moon/ Ra Kyung Min. Two seeded pairs represent them this time – Seo Seung Jae/ Chae Yu Jung (4) and Sunday’s Thailand Open conquerors Kim Won Ho/ Jeong Na Eun (8). With three seeds –
Chen Yu Fei (4), He Bing Jiao (5) and Wang Zhi Yi (8), China will hope to after celebrate a women’s singles champion Sun Yu in 2015. It was also the
through last time they won women’s doubles Ou Dongni/ Yu Xiao Han. This year, they rely on top seeds Chen Qing Chen/ Jia Yi Fan and fifth seeds Zheng Yu/ Zhang Shu Xian. Malaysia have
. No players triumphed in the categories after waited longer for winners in men’s singles and doubles Lee Chong Wei and Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/ Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari in 2008. Noriko Takagi remains the
. She partnered Dane Svend Andersen to glory 55 years ago. Second seeds only Japanese to win in mixed doubles Yuta Watanabe/ Arisa Higashino retain the chance to net a first for their country. Beginning 2011, the
(men’s and women’s doubles) – China, Indonesia, Denmark and Japan. same four countries have produced winners in two disciplines
than No athlete has more crowns Liliyana Natsir’s six.
Standout Stat: Ra bagged Korea their Doubles specialist (1994). solitary women’s singles title
Ra with her mixed doubles partner Kim, whom she later married.