Lee Chong Wei Wins In Korea

Lee Chong Wei Wins In Korea

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Men’s Singles

The top two seeds met in the final, with Peter Gade taking on Lee Chong Wei for the first Super Series title of 2010. This was the dream final for the event, but it didn’t live up to the billing. The defending champion Peter Gade lost his first final ever in Korea as Lee Chong Wei was in dominating form and took the match in two games, 21-12, 21-11 in 34 minutes.  From the very start of the match the Dane looked uneasy and struggled to keep up with Lee’s pace.  Upon entering the final Gade had played 90 minutes more badminton than Lee.

Women’s Singles

Local favourite Sung Ji Hyun faced Chinese 6th seed Wang Shixian in the women’s singles final. Sung defeated the top seed and the 7th seed to reach the final but was unable to beat another seed and win the title. She did however have 3 game points in the second game before losing the game and the match to Wang Shixian 21-10, 25-23.

Men’s Doubles:

The rematch of the 2009 World Championship final turned into another sensational match as Lee and Jung took on Cai and Fu in the final. Arguably the best two partnerships in the world played some fantastically long rallies with incredible defense to share the opening two games, just like in India in August at the World Championships. Lee Yong Dae was without a doubt the star of the match, dominating the front court in a manner reminiscent of Tony Gunawan.  This time it was the Korean’s turn to win a tight third game and the match 21-11, 14-21, 21-18.

Women’s Doubles:

The top two seeds met in the women’s doubles final, with the on-form Cheng and Zhao not losing a single game on route to the final to justify their top seeding. Fujii and Kakiiwa had to come through two 3 game matches to reach the final, but where unable to compete at the high level of the Chinese top seeds as Cheng and Zhao won their fourth match in two games to claim the title 21-16, 21-15.

Mixed Doubles:

Mixed Doubles

Could Tao and Zhang be the shock story of the week and defeat their third seeded pair to claim the Korean title? 3rd seeded He and Yu stood in their way. The two partnerships had only lost one game between them on route to the final (He and Yu) but Tao and Zhang’s run came to an end at the final hurdle, with the 3rd seeds winning 21-15, 21-16 to secure the title.