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Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying win All England titles

PTI
Published Mar 15, 2020, 10:50 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2020, 11:03 pm IST
It was Tai Tzu Ying's third title at the prestigious tournament
Denmark's Viktor Axelsen (R) celebrates as Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen applauds after the All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles final in Birmingham, central England, on Sunday. AFP Photo
 Denmark's Viktor Axelsen (R) celebrates as Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen applauds after the All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles final in Birmingham, central England, on Sunday. AFP Photo

Birmingham: Viktor Axelsen of Denmark claimed his maiden men's singles title at the All England Championship, while two-time former winner Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei regained the women's singles crown, here on Sunday.

The second-seeded Axelsen, a former world champion, beat Chinese Taipei's top seed Chou Tien-chen 21-13 21-14 in a lop-sided final to add another feather to his hat.

 

Former world no 1 Tai Tzu, playing in her fourth straight All England final, overcame top-seeded Chinese Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-15 to claim her third title at the prestigious tournament.

The season's first Super 1000 World Tour tournament is the last event before the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) suspension of all World Tour and sanctioned tournaments.

Third seeded Japanese Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beat China's Du Yue and Li Yin Hui 21-13 21-15 to claim the women's doubles crown, while Indonesian pair of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti defeated Thailand combination of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai 21-15 17-21 21-8 to win the mixed doubles title.

 

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