Monday, March 2, 2009

Failing in the Mixed Doubles, Lee Yong-dae Clinches the Men's Doubles Title

South Korean Lee Yong-dae and Shin Baek-cheol grabbed the 2009 German Open men's doubles title by beating Kenichi Hayakawa and Kenta Kazuno of Japan, 21-13 and 21-16. Creating 18 smash winners, it took only 27 minutes for the Korean fifth seed to win. It was Lee Yong-dae's first title with his new partner Shin Baek-cheol in their first tournament.

It was all-Chinese finals in the four other events. In the men's singles, Bao Chunlai defeated junior compatriot Gong Weijie 21-18, 21-14. Wang Yihan captured the women's singles title with a 20-22, 21-13, and 21-11 victory over Zhu Lin.

Zhao Yunlei grabbed two titles from women's doubles and mixed doubles. Cheng Shu and she surpassed teammates Pan Pan/Tian Qing 18-21, 21-13, and 21-16, while with Xu Chen, she overcame Zheng Bo and Ma Jin 21-18, 23-21.

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