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Varatchaya first South-East Asian winner in BMW Malaysian Open


China's Yang Zhaoxuan (left) and Thailand's Varatchaya Wongteanchai with their trophy after winning the doubles title in the BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC). - FAIHAN GHANI / The Star

China's Yang Zhaoxuan (left) and Thailand's Varatchaya Wongteanchai with their trophy after winning the doubles title in the BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC). - FAIHAN GHANI / The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The BMW Malaysian Open tennis championship finally crowned its first South-East Asian winner.

Thailand’s Varatchaya Wongteanchai partnered China’s Yang Zhaoxuan to clinch the doubles title by beating top seeds and defending champions Liang Chen-Wang Yafan of China in the final.

Tennis , BMW Malaysian Open

   

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