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Taiwan claims double wins at Yonex French Open 2017

2017/10/30 09:25:06

Tai Tzu-ying, Lee Jhe-huei and Lee Yang

Paris, Oct. 29 (CNA) Taiwan tasted double glory at the Yonex French Open 2017 badminton tournament in Paris Sunday by winning two of the five titles up for grabs, the country's best performance in recent years.

The first win was obtained by Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), who was crowned the women's singles champion after defeating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-4, 21-16 in just 31 minutes.

This was the first French Open title for the 23-year-old Tai, who currently holds the world's No. 1 position in women's singles on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

Meanwhile, Lee Jhe-huei (李哲輝) and Lee Yang (李洋), who entered the BWF Super Series for the first time, seized the men's doubles champion by beating Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark 21-19, 23-21.

Taiwan last won at the French Open in 2014, during which Chou Tien-chen (周天成) claimed the men's singles title.

(By Tzeng Yi-shiuan and Y.F. Low)