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Monday March 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:09:50 AM
PETALING JAYA: World No. 2 Chen Long easily reached the men’s singles final of the German Open GP Gold badminton championships in Mulheim on Saturday.
The 24-year-old proved too strong for compatriot Qiao Bin, strolling to a 21-8, 21-16. He will face Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the final. Tommy defeated Thai Boonsak Ponsana 21-19, 21-12 in the other semi-final.
China are also guaranteed of the men’s doubles title after scratch pair Chai Biao-Hong Wei eliminated third seeds Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang of South Korea 15-21, 21-19, 21-13.
They will face compatriots Qiu Zihan-Liu Xiaolong for the title.
In the women’s singles, Juliane Schenk kept the home interest alive after beating Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi 21-17, 21-19 to set up a final date with second seed Wang Yihan of China.
Men’s singles: Chen Long (Chn) bt Qiao Bin (Chn) 21-8, 21-16;
Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) bt Boonsak Ponsana (Tha) 21-19, 21-12.
Men’s doubles: Chai Biao-Hong Wei (Chn) bt Kim Ki-jung-Kim
Sa-rang (Kor) 15-21, 21-19, 21-13; Qiu Zihan-Liu Xiaolong (Chn)
bt Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin (Tpe) 21-19, 21-19.
Women’s singles: Juliane Schenk (Ger) bt Sayaka Takahashi
(Jpn) 21-17, 21-19; Wang Yihan (Chn) bt Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) 21-
19, 8-21, 21-16.
Women’s doubles: Jung Kyung-eun-Kim Ha-na (Kor) bt Misaki
Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) 22-20, 21-17; Ma Jin-Tang
Jinhua (Chn) bt Eom Hye-won-Jang Ye-na (Kor) 21-8, 21-14.
Mixed doubles: Shin Baek-cheol-Jang Ye-na (Kor) bt Robert
Mateusiak-Nadiezda Zieba (Pol) 21-15, 18-21, 21-18; Anders
Kristiansen-Julie Houmann (Den) bt Chris Adcock-Gabrielle
White (Eng) 21-19, 19-21, 21-19.
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