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2018 China Open: Marin adds second title in two weeks, Ginting topples Momota

Date
25 September 2018

CHANGZHOU, CHINA — Team Yonex four of five divisions at the China Open last weekend. Carolina Marin added to her current hot streak, winning her third title in a row since the BWF World Championships and her second title in as many weeks. In men’s singles, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting upset a who’s-who list of star players, including a phenomenal win over World Champion Kento Momota.

Marin, who has now won 15 matches straight, got off to a slow start in the first game of her match with Chen Yufei (CHN). Through her high-energy and fast-paced style, she settled in and did not let up until she sealed the victory, 21-18, 21-13.

On the men’s side, Ginting (INA) stunned the crowd throughout the tournament, as he defeated Lin Dan, Viktor Axelsen, and Chou Tien Chen, to set up a finals showdown with Kento Momota. Though Ginting won their last meeting at the Asian Games, it was the third-seeded Momota who was coming off a gold medal performance at the BWF World Championships. However, despite going down 14-19 in the first game and 10-15 in the second, Ginting fought persistently, eventually edging out the World Champion 23-21, 21-19 in just over an hour.

In men’s doubles, Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DEN) went the distance against young Chinese pair Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong, 21-13, 17-21, 21-14. This is Astrup and Rasmussen’s first Series 1000-level title. On the women's side, Rio gold medalists Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsumoto won their third title of the year. They sailed past compatriots and World Champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara, 21-16, 21-12, in just 34 minutes.  

For full match results, go here.

Carolina MarinDUORA Z-STRIKEAEROBITEAERUS 3
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting: ASTROX 88 DBG66 ULTIMAX, POWER CUSHION 65 Z MEN
Kim Astrup: ASTROX 88 SAEROBITEPOWER CUSHION 65 Z MEN
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen: DUORA 10BG80POWER CUSHION 65 Z MEN
Ayaka Takahashi: DUORA 7BG80 POWERPOWER CUSHION 65 Z LADIES