China’s world number two Chen Yufei gained her second win in succession on the Badminton World Federation World Tour with victory in the Swiss Open final today.
The 21-year-old, who won the All England Championships in Birmingham last week, continued her fine form by beating Japan’s world number 39 Saena Kawakami comfortably 21-9, 21-16 at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel.
It means the 2017 world bronze medallist has not lost a match since she was beaten by Spain’s Carolina Marin in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters on January 26.
A Chinese world number two also won the men’s singles as Shi Yuqi beat India’s Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati in three games.
Yuqi, the 2018 world silver medallist, is ranked 20 places above Bhamidipati but had to come from behind as the Indian won the first game 21-19.
Not panicking however, 23-year-old Yuqi pulled it back to win the Super 300 final 19-21, 21-18, 21-12.
Over in Yuqi’s home country another tournament came to an end today at the Lingshui Masters.
Another Chinese player Hongyang Weng won the men’s singles there, as the world number 258 eased past his compatriot Liu Haichao in the final 21-7, 21-7.
With Haichao ranked 164th in the world, that result at what was a Super 100 event, was somewhat surprising.
South Korea’s Ga Eun Kim, the second seed, won the women’s singles by beating China’s top seed Yiman Zhang in a much tighter match 22-20, 14-21, 21-17.