Chen Long, Wang Yihan win singles titles at Japan Open

September 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, Sep 25 (IANS) China’s Chen Long and Wang Yihan won the men’s and women’s singles title at the Japan Open Superseries badminton event here Sunday.

Chen downed World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-8, 10-21, 21-19 in a gruelling men’s final lasting 73 minutes.

Top seed Wang outplayed Germany’s Julian Schenk 21-16, 21-14 to take top honours in the women’s category.

Schenk had beaten India’s Saina Nehwal in the semifinals Saturday.

The complete results from the $200,000 prize money tournament:

Men’s singles final: 4-Chen Long (China) bt 1-Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) 21-8, 10-21, 21-19

Women’s singles final: 1-Wang Yihan (China) bt 8-Juliane Schenk (Germany), 21-16, 21-14

Women’s doubles final: Bao Yixin/Zhong Qianxin (China) bt 5-Cheng Wen-Hsing/Chien Yu-Chin (Chinese Taipei) 13-21, 25-23, 21-12

Men’s doubles final: Yun Cai/Haifeng Fu (China) bt Mohammad Ahsan/Bona Septano (Indonesia) 21-13, 23-21.

Mixed doubles final: Hung Lin Chen/Wen Hsing Cheng (Chinese Taipei) bt Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christina Pedersen (Denmark) 21-19, 16-21, 21-15.

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