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Chen Yu Fei Outscored Nozomi Okuhara, Kento Momota Defended the Tenth Championship

Fuzhou China Open 2019 turned to finals on November 10. Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping were crowned by defeating defending champions Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong in mixed doubles. Japanese pair Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota regained the first place in women’s doubles finals after a fierce competition against defending champions Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan. Chen Yu Fei attained the championship with a final fightback in the women’s singles against Nozomi Okuhara. Kento Momota defeated Chou Tien Chen in men’s singles and became the second celebrity following the well-known Malaysian player Lee Chong Wei who had made the record of ten championships in a single season. Malaysian pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo outscored Japanese pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda at 2-0, defending the championship in the men’s doubles. 


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Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota


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Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping who had a cold and remained active had a brilliant performance since the competition began, while opponents Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong kept making mistakes. Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping overtook Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong by 21-14, 21-13 in mere 31 minutes, ending three successive failures imposed by their opponents in this tour finals this year. It is the second time that they had become champions in Fuzhou since the year 2017. In the 12th encounter, Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping had a second conquest over Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong and ranked top in the Olympic points after gaining 11,000 championship points. Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping are expected to break through 100,000 points in world points ranking next week and become the third pair whose points are over 100,000 in mixed doubles in history. 


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Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping 


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Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong


The formation of women’s singles finals was the same as last year. Defending champions Chen Yu Fei encountered world No.1 Nozomi Okuhara. Chen Yu Fei lost the first game at 9-21 and made a narrow success after the following games at 21-12 and 21-18. They had had seven encounters before this Open, in which Nozomi Okuhara took the lead at 4-3, but she lost to Chen Yu Fei in two competitions this year. Chen Yu Fei seized the fifth Championship in this season (All England Open, Swiss Open, Australian Open, Thailand Open, Fuzhou China Open) while Nozomi Okuhara suffered seven losing streaks. 


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Chen Yu Fei


In men’s singles finals, Japanese king player Kento Momota defeated Chinese Taipei player Chou Tien Chen gained the tenth championship in a single season in men’s singles, running parallel to the record made by the well-known Malaysian player Lee Chong Wei and became the second celebrity in badminton history. The ten championships included high-profile competitions of World Championship, two Super 1000, three Super 750. It was the seventh success for Kento Momota against Chou Tien Chen at 11-2.

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Kento Momota 


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