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Live Reporting

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  1. Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis beaten in semi-finals

    England's Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis were beaten in the mixed doubles semi-finals at the All England Championships in Birmingham.

    The unseeded pair lost to Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti.

    After losing the first game, Smith and Ellis managed to force a decider, only to go down 21-15 21-23 21-11.

    Smith and Ellis are still likely to have done enough to secure a place at the Olympics.

    Jordan and Oktavianti, the fifth seeds, will meet Thai pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the final.

    Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis
  2. 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
  3. BBC TV & online coverage times

    All times are GMT and subject to change

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

    You can catch-up with all the action via BBC iPlayer for up to 30 days.

    Sunday, 15 March

    Finals day

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

  4. How to get in to badminton

    BBC Sport

    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'