SPORTS China's Zheng/Huang claim Malaysia Open mixed doubles title


China's Zheng/Huang claim Malaysia Open mixed doubles title


21:57, July 03, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China's Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the mixed doubles title at badminton's 2022 Malaysia Open that concluded here on Sunday.

Photo: CFP

Zheng and Huang stormed to a 21-13, 21-18 victory over Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.

Men's singles world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen from Denmark steamrolled over Japan's Kento Momota to claim his first Malaysian Open title. The 28-year-old won a one-sided match 21-4, 21-7 against the world No. 2 shuttler, who struggled to keep up in the 34-minute contest.

Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand outplayed Olympic gold medalist Chen Yufei of China 21-15, 13-21, 21-16 in a fiercely contested match to claim the women's singles title.

In the women's doubles, Apriyani Rahayu and Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti of Indonesia beat China's Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu 21-18, 12-21, 21-19.

The men's doubles crown went to Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan, who outclassed their Indonesian opponents Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto 24-22, 16-21, 21-9.

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