World No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying won her 3rd women’s singles championship title while Anders Antonsen won the men’s singles final in the BWF World Tour on Sunday.
Top seed Tai Tzu-ying claims badminton World Tour Final. (Twitter Photo)
- Tai Tzu-ying won a dramatic cliffhanger women’s finals, defeating Carolina Marin
- Denmark’s Anders Antonsen defeated compatriot Viktor Axelsen
- 4th-ranked Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan won women’s doubles title
World No.1 Tai Tzu-ying defeated reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin to win the women’s singles title while Anders Antonsen beat compatriot Viktor Axelsen to win men’s singles final in the BWF World Tour on Sunday.
Tai Tzu-ying won a dramatic cliffhanger women’s finals, blocking Carolina Marin’s bid for a hat-trick of titles in three weeks. Denmark’s Anders Antonsen defeated compatriot Viktor Axelsen 21-16, 5-21, 21-17 in an hour to win the men’s singles final.
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The women’s doubles was an all-Korean showdown with fourth-ranked Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan pushing sixth-ranked Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-Yong to three games over 92 minutes.
Lee and Shin lost the first game 15-21 before scraping through to claim the second 26-24. They had the momentum early in the third game and were able to hold off a late resurgence from their opponents to win the decider 21-19.
In the men’s doubles, seventh-ranked Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan won their third title in three weeks. They beat Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-17, 23-21 in 37 minutes.
Thailand hosted three consecutive badminton tournaments in a bio-secure coronavirus bubble, without spectators to guard against the coronavirus outbreak.