Chong Wei and Rasmussen win Singapore Open badminton

June 15th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Singapore, June 15 (IANS) Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei outclassed Simon Santoso of Indonesia 21-13, 21-5 to claim the men’s singles title in the Aviva Open Singapore badminton championships here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Sunday. Denmark’s Tine Rasmussen overcame a stiff resistance from Hong Kong’s Zhou Mi 21-9, 21-17 to take the women’s title, her fourth in the Super Series. She had earlier won the Malaysian Open, Japan Open and the All-England.

Zhou had beaten India’s Saina Nehwal in three hard-fought games Saturday.

Lee swept Simon Santoso off his feet in the final, leaving the 8,200-stong crowd mesmerised with his flawless performance, and taking the winner’s cheque of $15,000 for his 26-minute effort.

Mohammad Zakry Latif and Fairuzizuan Tazary bagged the men’s doubles title, beating Lin Woon Fui and Gan Teik Chai 21-18, 21-17, in an all-Malaysian affair.

Badminton powerhouse China sent a token team here and had only one title to take home, Yu Yang and Du Jing winning the women’s doubles, beating Taipei’s Cheng Wen Hsing and Chien Yu Chin 21-16, 21-19.

The Indonesians also have won one title, Nova Widianto andf Liliyana Natsir beating English pair Anthony Clark-Donna Kellogg 17-21, 21-14, 21-9 in the mixed doubles.

Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia ) bt Simon Santoso (Indonesia) 21-13, 21-5.
Women’s singles: Tine Rasmussen (Denmark) bt Zhou Mi (Hong Kong) 21-19, 21-17.
Men’s doubles: Mohammed Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari (Malaysia) bt Gan Teik Chai-Lin Woon Fui (Malaysia ) 21-18, 21-17.
Women’s doubles: Du Jing-Yu Yang (China) bt Wen Hsin Cheng-Yu Chin Chien (Chinese Taipei) 21-16, 21-19.
Mixed doubles: Nova Widianto-Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia) bt Anthony Clark-Donna Kellogg (England) 17-21, 21-14, 21-9.

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