The Straits Times
Published on Dec 16, 2012

Badminton: Chen Long wins all-Chinese BWF Superseries final


SHENZHEN (AFP) - Chen Long won badminton's BWF Superseries Finals on Sunday by downing Chinese compatriot Du Pengyu, while China also took the women's singles and women's doubles crowns.

Chen, the second seed, bested Du 21-12, 21-13 to take home the championship in the event at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre in the southern city.

In the women's singles, Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui, the top seed, beat countrywoman and third seed Wang Shixian 21-9, 15-4 after Wang retired hurt.

China also took the top spot in the women's doubles, where fourth seeds Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang defeated Denmark's Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl 21-16, 21-14.