Lee, Shixian clinch All England titles
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.
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