Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung Only Win the Mixed Doubles Title

In Korea Open final in Seoul, Lee Yong-dae played with Jung Jae-sung in the final against Danish Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen. The second seeded lost to Boe and Mogensen 12-22, 22-24 in 45 minutes. The first set was quick, mostly dominated by Boe/Mogensen. They led the first game without giving the Korean pairs a chance to have more points over Boe/Mogensen.

The second game was harder. After leaving Lee/Jung 12-8, Lee/Jung fighted back. However, they finally failed to be the better of the game, losing 22-24.

Lee Hyo-jung and Lee Kyung-won's fate was not better. They were even defeated easier by Chien Yu-chin/Cheng Wen-hsing of Taiwan 19-21, 8-21.

Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung could cheer Korean fans by winning the mixed doubles event. They overpowered Songphon Anugritayawon and Kuchala Worawichitchaikul of Thailand without any difficulty. Lee Yong-dae/Lee Hyo-jung were always ahead in points, winning 21-8 and 21-7 in just 23 minutes.

Denmark grabbed two more titles from Peter Gade who defeated Malaysian Lee Chong Wei 21-18, 10-21, 21-17 in men's singles event, and from Tine Rasmussen, who subdued France's Chinese-born Pi Hongyan 21-19, 21-19.

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