Tine Baun’s stunning career ends on a high, with a three game victory over Ratchanok Inthanon to claim the women’s singles title in her final match. China claimed three titles on finals day, with Indonesia claiming the fifth title on finals day with Ahmad and Natsir.
Chen Long Defeats Lee Chong Wei
Lee Chong Wei’s perfect run in 2013 was ended by Chen Long in the men’s singles final, with the 2nd seeded Chinese player claiming his first All England title in two games, winning 21-17, 21-18 for the first of the Chinese titles this week.
Liu and Qiu defeated the Japanese pair of Endo and Hayakawa in the men’s doubles in a one-sided final, with the unseeded Chinese pair winning 21-11, 21-9 for their first All England title. Wang and Yu made it three titles for the Chinese squad as they defeated another Chinese pairing, Cheng and Zhao in two games.
Ahmad And Natsir Retain Title
The second seeded Indonesian pairing of Ahmad and Natsir successfully defended their All England title against the Olympic champions Zhang and Zhao. They took the advantage early in the first game with a run of six consecutive points to turn a 4-2 deficit into an 8-4 lead which they didn’t give up, winning the first game 21-13. The second game was a closer encounter but the Indonesian pair won the second game 21-17 to retain their mixed doubles title.
Baun Caps Off Career With Victory
Tine Baun claimed Europe’s only title this week with a three game victory over one of the rising stars of the game, Ratchanok Inthanon. The 53-minute match was Baun’s final match of her career and it was the perfect ending to one of Europe’s most successful player, with Baun winning the match 21-14 16-21 21-10.