Thailand Open: Zii Jia, Tzu-ying emerge champions

Tai Tzu-ying
Tai Tzu-ying celebrates after beating Chen Yufei in the final. Photo: AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha

Bangkok: Malaysian shuttler Lee Zii Jia won the Thailand Open after beating China's Li Shi Feng 17-21, 21-11, 23-21 in the men's singles final here on Sunday.


It was the world No 6 Zii Jia's second title on the trot after winning the Asian crown in Manila earlier this month.


Zii Jia pocketed $27,000, while Shi Feng was richer by $13,680.


Top seed Tai Tzu-ying defeated Olympic champion Chen Yufei to win the women's singles title. The world No. 2 won 21-15, 17-21, 21-12.


Their encounter was a rematch of last year's Tokyo Olympics final where Tai came second best.

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.