Lee, Shixian clinch All England titles

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:38

Birmingham: Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men`s and women`s singles titles, respectively, of the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena here Sunday.

Top seed Lee took sweet revenge of his last year`s loss in the final by beating China`s World No.2 and second seed Chen Long 21-13, 21-18 in a little less than an hour.

The two-time Olympic silver medallist won his third title here and with this triumph, Lee also broke Long`s four-match win streak against him to equal their career record to 8-all.

Earlier, World No.3 Shixian, who is seeing a resurgence of her old form in 2014, also broke a four-match victorious run of World No.1 compatriot Li Xuerui over her to clinch her second All England crown.

The fourth seeded Shixian beat reigning Olympic champion Li 21-19, 21-18 in 50 minutes to better her head-to-head to 3-4.

Final results:

Men`s singles: 1-Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) beat 2-Chen Long (China) 21-13, 21-18

Women`s singles: 4-Shixian Wang (China) beat 1-Li Xuerui (China) 21-19, 21-18

Men`s doubles: 1-Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia) beat 2-Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa (Japan) 21-19, 21-19

Women`s doubles: 1-Xiaoli Wang/Yang Yu (China) beat Jin Ma/Yuanting Tang (China) 21-17, 18-21, 23-21

Mixed doubles: 2-Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia) beat 1-Nan Zhang/Yunlei Zhao (China) 21-13, 21-17

IANS

First Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:42

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