Every game had the possibility of being a classic; few expected the one-sidedness of four of the five finals on show. The mixed doubles final was over in a mere 21 minutes, as Widianto and Natsir coasted to a 21-7, 21-7 victory and never gave up the lead at any point in the match.

The all-Chinese encounter between Wang Yihan and Wang Lin was over in just 36 minutes, with Wang Yihan winning eleven points in a row in the middle of the first game, taking the opener 21-9. Wang Lin showed some resistance in the secong but the 3rd seed Wang Yihan took the second game 21-12 to secure Super Series title number 3 this year.

Ma and Wang played Zhao and Cheng in the ladies doubles final, but another one-side encounter was the order of the day. After a closely fought 21-13 opening game, Ma and Wang led throughout the second game and served out from 12-8 in the second game to win 21-8.

So far, the opponents in the three matches had put up just 56 points. Lin Dan against Taufik Hiyadat would surely be a close match? The opening game looked to be a tight match, but at 10-6 in the opening game, the top seed put a string of 11 points together to take the opener 21 points to 6.

Taufik did take a lead in the second game, at 1-0. Lin Dan then turned the screw on the Indonesian and never let him lead again, winning the second match 21-15. That took the total of 77 points in eight sets of Badminton for the defeated players.

The final match of the day pitted the two best men’s doubles partnerships in the world against each other, Second seeded Koo and Tan took the opening game 21 points to 15 but the top seeded pair responded with a dominant second game there they never lost the lead in a reverse of the opening game, 21-15 to Kido and Setiawan.

The final game was a carbon copy of the second game, with Koo and Tan never closing the three-point gap that the top seeds carved out early in the 3rd game. A late four-point charge secured their victory with a 21-14 scoreline in the final game.

Yonex French Super Series 2009 Draws

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