Badminton: Marin downs Nehwal to win All England Open women's singles title

BIRMINGHAM (AFP) - Spain's Carolina Marin has won the women's singles title at the All England Open, one of badminton's most prestigious tournaments.

The world champion beat pre-match favourite, Saina Nehwal of India, 16-21, 21-14, 21-7.

In the mixed doubles final, Chinese top seeds Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei were too good for Indonesian fourth seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir, winning 21-10, 21-10.