KEDAH OPEN 2007 FINAL – Lee Chong Wei Reigns supreme

Malaysia top singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei continued his domination in local tournaments when he won the Kedah Badminton Open in the Sultan Abdul Halim Shah Complex, Kedah, Malaysia, today. By […]

ImageMalaysia top singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei continued his domination in local tournaments when he won the Kedah Badminton Open in the Sultan Abdul Halim Shah Complex, Kedah, Malaysia, today.

By Chee Ying Fan, Badzine correspondent. Photos : Badmintonphoto.com (Archives)

Chong Wei beat Mohd Hafiz Hashim easily with a convincing 21-10, 21-6 in 28 minutes. The duo will play against each other again next week as they are drawn to meet in the first round of the Japan Super Series. The expected clash in the semi final between Hafiz and Wong Choong Hann – who is only few seats behind on the world ranking list –  didn’t happen as Wong withdrew due to fever.

Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong also live up to their top billing when they defeated second seeds Choong Tan Fook- Lee Wan Wah with a 21-16, 22-20 win. It was a close fight and the only match which was deuced to 22.

In the women’s singles, despite upsetting second seed Anita Raj Kaur in the semi-finals, Tee Jing Yi was unable to continue her momentum when she lost to top seed Julia Wong. Julia Wong took 28 minutes to beat Jing Yi in straight games , 21-18, 21-7.

Julia Wong was unable to create a double win when she and her partner Anita Raj Kaur lost to Fong Chew Yen-Mooi Hing Yau in the women’s double.The considerably new of Chew Yen-Hing Yau who were paired up for the World Championship 2007 won their first local title with a score of 21-15, 21-18.

The mixed doubles title is the only title which was not won by the top seed. Gan Teik Chai- Fong Chew Yen who earlier defeated the top seeds Tan Wee Keong-Woon Khe Wei in the semi-finals, went on to clinch the mixed doubles title. They took 35 minutes to beat Lim Kim Wah-Ng Hui Lin, 21-17,21-14.

All Results at http://www.bam.org.my:8080/KedahOpen2007/upload/results/session_results.html

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