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Live Reporting

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  1. Today's results - semi-finals

    Afternoon session

    Mixed doubles: Praveen Jordan/ Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Ind) bt Marcus Ellis & Lauren Smith (Eng) 21-15 21-23 21-11

    Men's singles - Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) bts Anders Antonsen (Den) 17-14 - Antonsen withdraws due to injury

    Women's doubles - Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (Jpn) bt Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-12 21-12

    Men's doubles - Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) bt Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (Rus) 21-16 21-15

    Morning session

    Men's singles - Viktor Axelsen (Den) bts Lee Zii Jia (Mal) 17-21 21-13 21-19

    Women's doubles - Du Yue/Li Yin Hui (Chn) bts Lee So Hee/Shin Sueng Chan (Kor) 21-17 21-17

    Mixed doubles - Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) bt Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung (Kor) 21-18 17-21 21-19

    Men's doubles - Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Ind) bt Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (Tpe) 21-18 21-13

    Women's singles - Chen Yu Fei (Chn) bts Nozomi Okuhara (Jpn) 21-14 23-21

  2. Marcus Ellis & Lauren Smith reach semi-finals

    England's Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith reached the semi-finals of the All England Open with a brilliant comeback victory over Hong Kong duo Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet.

    The English pair lost the opening game 26-24 before facing match point in the second, but fought back to take it 22-20 and then won the decider 21-11.

    "It's incredible and something you dream of," Smith told BBC Sport.

    The result should effectively secure them a place at Tokyo 2020.

    Read the full report here

    Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith
  3. What is the All England Open Badminton Championships?

    Taking place from 11-15 March at Arena Birmingham, the All England Championships bring together the world's best badminton players for the longest-running tournament in the sport.

    England's Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith, who have overtaken compatriots Chris and Gabby Adcock in the world rankings, will also be targeting a strong run in the mixed doubles.

    Ellis is also playing in the men's doubles with Chris Langridge, with whom he won Olympic bronze in Rio in 2016.

    Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, the only British entrant in either singles draw, lost her first-round match to a seeded opponent but remains in the running for an Olympic place.

    World number one Chen Yufei of China will be defending her title in the women's event.

    Lauren Smith
  4. BBC TV & online coverage times

    The BBC has live coverage of all five days of the All England Open Badminton Championships.

    Saturday, 14 March


    09:00-14:30, BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    17:30-22:00, BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    Sunday, 15 March

    Finals day

    12:00-18:00, BBC Sport website and app

  5. Get Inspired

    Get Inspired


    Badminton is one of the most-played sports in the United Kingdom, with more than a million of us taking to the court each month - so, whether you want to play some casual rallies with a pal or have a competitive game, badminton is for everyone. It is an easy sport to pick up, most leisure centres have courts and you can hire racquets and shuttlecocks.

    Visit these club locators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or contact your local leisure centre if you want to play casually.

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    Video caption: 'My late dad would be proud of me trying to be one of the best in the world'