India's Praneeth and Taiwan's Tzu Ying win singles titles in Singapore Open

India's unseeded B. Sai Praneeth and world No 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan emerged men's and women's singles champions in the OUE Singapore Open badminton which ended at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Sunday.

Praneeth, winner of the Canada Grand Prix last year defeated his much more illustrious compatriot K. Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 to clinch his first superseries title. Ranked 30 in the world Praneeth was also a bronze medallist at the 2010 Junior World Championships.

For top seeded Tzu Ying it was a her second title in as many weeks, having won the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open in Kuching, Sarawak last week - and her third superseries title this year after winning the All-England in March.

Not winning a medal at last year's Rio Olympics was disappointing but Tzu Ying made up for the disappointment by winning the BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai in December after tasting victory at the Hong Kong Open. 

Except for the Olympics gold, Marin's superseries title drought started last year and it has been disappointing start to the Spaniard this year.

The men's doubles went to Denmark's Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen defeating China's Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen 21-13, 21-14 in the final.

Denmark also won the women's doubles title through Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Christinna Pedersen who beat world No 1 and top seeds Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi 21-18, 14-21, 21-15 in 65 minutes.It was a repeat of the Olympics final with the Japanese winning the gold in Rio.

China's Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong defeated Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai 19-21, 21-16, 21-11 for the mixed doubles title. The Thais were looking for their first superseries title. 

 

RESULTS (All Finals)

Men's Singles

B. Sai Praneeth (Ind) beat K. Srikanth (Ind) 17-21, 21-17, 21-12

 

Women's Singles

Tai Tzu Ying (Tpe) beat Carolina Marin (Spn) 21-15, 21-15

 

Men's Doubles

Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen (Den) beat Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (Chn) 21-13, 21-14

 

Women's Doubles

Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Christinna Juhl (Den) beat Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 21-18, 14-21, 21-15

 

Mixed Doubles

Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong (Chn) beat Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) 19-21, 21-16, 21-11

 

 

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