Badminton: Indonesian Sugiarto defeats Thai Boonsak for Li-Ning Singapore Open title
Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto triumphed in his first Superseries final appearance, beating Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 20-22, 21-5, 21-17 on Sunday at badminton's Li-Ning Singapore Open.
Despite enjoying support from the majority of the home crowd, defending champion Boonsak, ranked fourth in the world, made far too many errors in the 69-minute encounter.
"I enjoy playing in Singapore and the support from the crowd makes me fight harder. I will be back next year to try again," said the Thai, who was making a fifth final appearance since winning the men's singles title in 2007.
In the women's singles final, a repeat of the Olympic final from last year's London Games, Wang Yihan got the better of team-mate Li Xuerui.