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Chen Long, Carolina win titles in Malaysia Open

Chen Long, Carolina win titles in Malaysia Open
China’s Chen Long and Spain’s Carolina Marin clinched the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, in the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament at the Putra Stadium here on Sunday.

Reigning World champion Long overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes. The win helped World No.1 Long improved his head-to-head record to 2-7 against the two-time Olympic champion Dan.

In the women’s singles final, current World Champion Carolina got the better of China’s Olympic champion Li Xuerui 19-21, 21-19, 21-17 in an hour and 11 minutes. 

World No.2 also improved her career meetings record to 2-3 against the World No.3 Xuerui, who on Saturday ended India’s Saina Nehwal campaign in the semi-final.In the women’s doubles final, the Chinese pair of Luo Ying and Luo Yu overwhelmed South Koreans Chang Ye Na and Jung Kyung Eun 21-18, 21-9 in 54 minuts.

The mixed doubles final was an all-Chinese affair. Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei outplayed Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-16, 21-14 in 45 minutes. 

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