Badminton: Lee wins Indonesian event for 5th time

JAKARTA (AFP) - World No.1 Lee Chong Wei easily defeated Germany's Marc Zwiebler on Sunday to win the Indonesia Open badminton title for a fifth time.

The Malaysian ace hardly broke a sweat against the unseeded Zwiebler in the men's singles final in Jakarta, winning the match 21-15, 21-14 in just 40 minutes.

Lee dominated from start to finish, with a string of smashes which proved too difficult for his left-handed opponent to return.

"As I had expected, it was a very hard match against Lee Chong Wei," Zwiebler said.

Lee praised his opponent: "Zwiebler played well today. He showed a lot of progress."

In the women's singles final, world No.1 Li Xuerui of China beat Germany's Juliane Schenk 21-16, 18-21, 21-17 in 63 minutes.

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