Top seed Soniia Cheah of Malaysia was beaten by second-seeded home favourite Evgeniya Kosetskaya in the women’s singles final as action concluded today at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Russian Open Grand Prix in Vladivostok.
Kosetskaya triumphed 11-9, 5-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-4 to clinch the title at the Sport Hall Olympic.
There was also a surprise in the men’s singles final as Russia’s Vladimir Malkov, the favourite for glory following the withdrawal of top seeded-Indian Sourabh Verma, lost to fifth-seeded compatriot Sergey Sirant.
Malkov came from two sets down to level the match, but ultimately fell to an 13-11, 11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-4 defeat.
The women’s doubles final saw Akane Araki and Aoi Matsuda win an all-Japanese encounter against Yuho Imai and Minami Kawashima 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5.
Top seeds Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov of Russia won the men’s doubles final with an 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 victory over second seeds Kah Ming Chooi and Low Juan Shen of Malaysia.
In the mixed doubles final, Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon and Cheah Yee See overcame Araki and Japanese team-mate Keiichiro Matsui 11-8, 13-11, 11-3.
US Open action concluded today at the Anaheim Convention Center, where second seed Prannoy Kumar of India beat compatriot Kashyap Parupalli 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 in the men's singles final.
In the women's singles final, third seed Aya Ohori of Japan defeated sixth seed Michelle Li of Canada 21-11, 21-19.