INDIA OPEN 2015 Finals – 1st for 2 Chinese, first 2 for India

One half of two of China’s pairs in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open finals – Liu Cheng and Hong Wei – recorded their first ever Superseries titles, each beating their Danish […]

One half of two of China’s pairs in the Yonex-Sunrise finals – Liu Cheng and Hong Wei – recorded their first ever titles, each beating their Danish opponents in straight games.  Meanwhile, India’s Srikanth and Nehwal took India’s first home titles since it became a .

By Don Hearn.  Photos: Yves Lacroix for Badmintonphoto (live)

It was only a matter of time before they won Superseries titles.  Liu Cheng and Hong Wei had both won Grand Prix Gold titles, made several appearances in Superseries finals, and spent the last several months ranked in the world’s top 10.

What’s more, both Liu and Hong were playing with partners who had already passed that other particular milestone.  Bao Yixin has won ten women’s doubles Superseries titles while Chai Biao had won two.

In the mixed doubles, the probability seemed even higher