Marin eases to title, Ginting stuns Momota

CHANGZHOU (CHINA):Spain’s Carolina Marin beat China’s Chen Yufei 21-18 21-13 in 47 minutes to take the China Open women’s singles title, while Japan’s Kento Momota suffered a shock loss as he was bested by Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two games.

Marin eases to title, Ginting stuns Momota

Carolina Marin celebrates her win over Chen Yufei in the final. AFP

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Changzhou (China), Sept 23 

Spain’s Carolina Marin beat China’s Chen Yufei 21-18 21-13 in 47 minutes to take the China Open women’s singles title, while Japan’s Kento Momota suffered a shock loss as he was bested by Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two games. The third seed, who took the Japan Open title on home ground last week, was beaten by world No. 13 Ginting 23-21 21-19. 

Ginting last beat Momota at the Asian Games in Jakarta last month. His spirited takedown of reigning Olympics champion Chen Long also gave the Games some of its most riveting badminton. 

Indonesia’s newest poster boy has already gained a reputation as a giant slayer — en route to the final, he beat top seed Viktor Axelsen, sixth seed Chen Long and fifth seed Chou Tien Chen.

An all-Japanese women’s doubles final saw Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeat newly-crowned world champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara. — AFP

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