Lee victorious at Hong Kong Open

Malaysia’s number one badminton players defeats Kuncoro in final.


Afp November 24, 2013
The victory means the 31-year-old goes into next month’s Badminton World Federation finals on home soil having won six of the Superseries’ 12 rounds. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

HONG KONG: Malaysia’s world number one Lee Chong Wei stormed to victory in the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, whipping Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight games to bag his sixth tournament of the season.

Amid raucous support at the Hong Kong Coliseum, top-seeded Lee needed only 33 minutes to inflict a 21-13, 21-9 bruising on his three-time Asian champion opponent.

The victory means the 31-year-old goes into next month’s Badminton World Federation finals on home soil having won six of the Superseries’ 12 rounds.

Lee’s dominant display against the Indonesian, which included 24 winning smashes, capped a superb tournament in which he did not drop a single game.

“I never thought I would do so well,” Lee told reporters after his match. “It’s a final. Sony has been doing well.”

Meanwhile, in the women’s draw, China’s Wang Yihan was made to toil hard for her 21-13, 16-21, 21-15 victory against compatriot Wang Shixian.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2013.

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