Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang clinch India Open
Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals
New Delhi: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series here yesterday.
Lee Chong Wei with the trophy
In an all-Chinese women's singles final, All England champion Shixian Wang, seeded second, kept her cool in crucial moments to overcome Olympic champion and top seed Li Xuerui 22-20 21-19 in a 47-minute clash.
After this result, the two have four wins each. World number one Lee from Malaysia was more precise with his strokes and made better judgements on court to defeat Chen 21-13 21-17 in a 55-minute battle to clinch his third title of the season, at the Siri Fort Sports complex here.
Wang Shixian poses with the trophy after beating World No 1 Li Xuerui in the India Open final in New Delhi yesterday. Pics/PTI
Lee, who turns 32 in October, said he might come back next year if he stays injury free. "I dedicate this victory to my son, who will be one-year-old next week. Next is Singapore Open. If I'll remain injury free this year, then I might come back for India Open," Lee said.
Shixian said: "I was confident ahead of the match as I had recently defeated her in the All England. Last year my game wasn't stable."