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China's Chen upsets world No. 1 Lee to win men's singles in Denmark Open

(Xinhua)

10:48, October 24, 2011

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's Chen Long upset world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-15, 21-18 to win the men's singles at the badminton Denmark Open here on Sunday.

Chen's title was China's third in the event as they had already bagged the women's singles and women's doubles.

Chen, who beat Lee in the Japan Open finals last month, went to break with a score 11-9 in the first set and with counter strokes that seemed to surprise Lee he extended his lead to 17-12, finishing the set 21-15.

In second set the two players continued to fight for every single point with astonishing duels, but it was Chen that kept ahead of his opponent taking the victory at 21-18.

The women's singles and doubles final were both all-Chinese showdown. Wang Xin beat Wang Yihan 21-14, 23-21 while world champions Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang defeated Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei 22-20, 21-16.

China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng lost in the men's doubles after a fierce fight with South Korean duo Jae Sung Jung and Yong Dae Lee 21-16, 21-17.

"This was a good win for us, at it will give us more points because this is a premier tournament," said Wang Xiaoli after the match.

In the mixed doubles final, Danish pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christina Pedersen defeated Chen Xu and Ma Jin 22-20, 21-16.

"This was a good win for us, at it will give us more points because this is a premier tournament," said Wang Xiaoli after the match.

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