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Sung Ji Hyun Makes History at the Victor Korea Open

Sung Ji Hyun, the talented badminton player from South Korea, gave her home fans a reason to cheer as she secured her first Superseries triumph at the prestigious Victor Korea Open. In a captivating Women’s Singles final, Sung upset defending champion Wang Shixian from China with a score of 21-12 22-20.

Meanwhile, in the Men’s Singles showdown, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia exacted revenge against Du Pengyu from China, who had defeated him in their last encounter. Lee displayed his explosive speed, deception, and precision in jump smashes, overwhelming Du with a score of 21-12 21-15.

The Victor Korea Open witnessed a dominant performance by the host country as Korean players claimed victory in both finals featuring their compatriots. Ko Sung Hyun and Lee Yong Dae put up a strong fight in the Men’s Doubles, paving the way for Sung Ji Hyun’s success. The remaining two finals in Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles were all-China affairs.

Sung Ji Hyun’s elegant and fluid style of play allowed her to control the game against Wang Shixian. In the second game, Wang made a remarkable comeback, saving three match points to level the score at 20-all. However, Sung maintained her composure and executed a brilliant backhand net kill under pressure, ultimately securing the victory.

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The Men’s Singles final was anticipated to be a closely contested match. After his previous defeat to Du Pengyu at the BWF World Superseries Finals, Lee Chong Wei showed no signs of pressure. He dominated the game with his explosive speed and precise jump smashes, leaving Du struggling to keep up.

Despite Du’s efforts to regain momentum in the second game, Lee’s relentless pace proved too much to handle. Lee confidently raised the intensity, leaving Du frustrated as the match slipped away from his grasp.

Notable Highlights:

  • Ko Sung Hyun and Lee Yong Dae claimed their second Superseries title in Men’s Doubles, defeating Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen from Denmark with a score of 19-21 21-13 21-10.

  • Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei extended their dominance in the Mixed Doubles final, securing a victory over their compatriots Xu Chen and Ma Jin. Xu and Ma won the first game comfortably, but eventually succumbed to exhaustion in the decider, resulting in a final score of 13-21 21-16 21-13 in favor of Zhang and Zhao.

  • In a thrilling Women’s Doubles final, the world No. 1 pair Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli triumphed over their compatriots Ma Jin and Tang Jinhua with a score of 21-17 21-13. The match featured an epic rally, lasting over 140 strokes, which ended when Wang Xiaoli executed a sharp cross net shot. Yu and Wang’s relentless attacking game proved decisive, securing their victory after 52 minutes of intense play.

This impressive display of badminton talent at the Victor Korea Open sets the stage for an exciting year in the world of badminton. Keep following Carnegiecentre.com for more updates on upcoming tournaments and the latest badminton news.

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