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Taiwan's Tai captures title in Denmark Open 2018

2018/10/21 22:55:57

Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) / photo taken from Badminton Denmark website (

Berlin, Oct. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) captured the women's singles title Sunday at the Denmark Open 2018, held Oct. 16-21 in Odense.

Tai, ranked number one in the world for women's singles, defeated the world number 10 Saina Nehwal of India 21-13, 13-21, 21-6 in a match that lasted 52 minutes.

In the first game, Tai warmed up quickly to lead 6-1 and was able to win 21-13, while Nehwal put up a strong fight to the win the second 21-13, pushing the the match into a decider.

It was in the third game that Tai resumed her fierce offensive and won the game 21-6.

The latest win is Tai's 11th successive win against Nehwal.

The Denmark Open, an annual badminton tournament held since 1935, is a World Tour Super 750 tournament with a total purse of US$775,000.

(By Lin Yu-li and William Yen)