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Chinese Taipei stops a clean sweep by China in Macau Open GP Gold

Dec 05th, 2016

Newly crowned world junior champion Chen Yufei ( Images Above) led China's near clean sweep of all the five titles at stake in the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday.

Chinese Taipei, however, spoiled the show for the Chinese when their second seeded pair of Lee Jhe-huei-Lee Yang in the last final of the day - the men's doubles.

The Taiwanese came back from a set down to beat China's Lu Kai-Zhang Nan 17-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a closely fought 69-minute thriller. The defeated denied China a clean sweep while it was also denied Zhang Nan from winning a second title after he had partnered Li Yinhui to win the mixed doubles.

Yufei, seeded sixth, defeated compatriot Chen Xiaoxin 21-13, 21-18 for the women's singles title in a 47-minute final.

The men's singles final saw a stunning upset by China's Zhao Jun Peng who beat top seed Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan in straight sets 21-11, 21-19 in 38 minutes. 

The women's doubles was China's as number one seeds Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan, who have been making waves on the international front powered to a 21-15, 21-13 win in 38 minutes over Indonesia's Anggia Shitta Awanda-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut.  

Zhang Nan-Li Yinhui took the mixed doubles title with a 21-19, 21-15 win over Hong Kong's number seven seeds Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet in a final that lasted 47-minutes.

RESULTS (All Finals)

Men's singles
Zhao Jun Peng (Chn) beat Chou Tien-chen (Tpe) 21-11, 21-19

Men's doubles
Lee Khe-huei-Lee-yang (Tpe) beat Lu Kai-Zhang Nan 17-21, 21-18, 21-19

Women's singles
Chen Yufei (Chn) beat Chen Xiaomin (Chn) 21-13, 21-18

Women's doubles
Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan beat Anggia Shita Awanda-Mahadewi Istirani Ni Ketut (Ina) 21-15, 21-13

Mixed doubles
Zhang Nan-Li Yinhui (Chn) beat Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet (Hkg)  21-19, 21-15


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