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Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins Badminton Asia title (update)

2017/04/30 22:17:01

(CNA file photo)

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), the world's top-ranked women's badminton player, defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Sunday to win the women's singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, China.

Tsai beat Yamaguchi 18-21, 21-11, 21-18 in three sets, becoming the first Taiwanese to win a title at the Asian tournament since it was launched in 1962.

It was Tsai's sixth straight World Super Series title and followed her win at the World BWF Super Series Singapore Open Badminton Championship on April 16.

After the game, Tsai said she will not get carried away by the excitement of the win and will continue to do her best in every tournament.

Meanwhile, she also thanked her fans for their encouragement and support.

She has remained unbeatable in international competitions since she climbed to the world No. 1 spot last December.

(By Oscar Wu and Ko Lin)