Leaving it all on the court

China's Chen Yufei is overcome with emotion and fatigue after beating her Chinese Taipei opponent Tai Tzu-ying in the women's singles final of the All England Open championships played at Arena Birmingham yesterday. The Chinese third seed beat the to
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China's Chen Yufei is overcome with emotion and fatigue after beating her Chinese Taipei opponent Tai Tzu-ying in the women's singles final of the All England Open championships played at Arena Birmingham yesterday. The Chinese third seed beat the top seed and twice defending champion 21-17, 21-17 to win her first title at the world's oldest badminton competition. It was also Chen's first win over Tai after 11 previous defeats by the world No. 1 shuttler.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Leaving it all on the court'. Print Edition | Subscribe