After a strong performance this week, upsetting both Peter Gade and then Chen Jin, Boonsak Ponsana was unable to go the distance. Lin Dan was just too strong for him, winning in two straight games 21-17, 21-17. By winning this match Lin Dan insured China all five titles this week, and who better to have done it.
The performance of the tournament likely came from Chinese youngster Wang Shixian who had to upset Wang Chen from Hong Kong, as well as several of her own teammates including Wang Yihan, Lu Lan, and Wang Lin on her way to winning her first ever Super Series title. Be sure to keep an eye out for her in the future.
Here were the final results for the week:
Men’s Singles: Lin Dan def Boonsak Ponsana 21-17, 21-17
Women’s Singles: Wang Shixian def Wang Lin 21-14, 14-21, 21-14
Men’s Doubles: Guo Zhendong/Xu Chen def Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng no match
Women’s Doubles: Du Jing/Yu Yang def Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei 21-15, 21-15
Mixed Doubles: Tao Jiaming/Wang Xiaoli def Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen 13-21, 21-19, 8-4 retired
Coming up next we have the Japan Open Super Series 2009, stay tuned for updates from that event.
Things were looking gloomy for Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana after Chen Jin equalized in the second game of their semi-final match. The young Chinese shuttler had all the momentum after winning the set 21-4, and few would have thought Ponsana would have the focus to pull things back together, but he managed to continue his amazing run by pulling ahead in the third set winning 21-19 to book himself a place in the finals. He will face Lin Dan who took out Lee Chong Wei in three games 22-20, 21-15, 21-7. Lin Dan will be the obvious favourite for tomorrow’s final, but with a great run so far Ponsana will have some added confidence. Ponsana is the last barrier between China and their clean sweep, so added pressure will be on the three time world champion to bring home the gold.