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Badminton: Singapore’s Yeo wins women’s title at Hyderabad Open, compatriot Loh finishes runner-up in men’s singles

Badminton: Singapore’s Yeo wins women’s title at Hyderabad Open, compatriot Loh finishes runner-up in men’s singles

Yeo Jia Min beat South Korea’s An Se Young to take the women's singles title at the Hyderabad Open. (Photo: Facebook/I Love Badminton)

SINGAPORE: Local shuttler Yeo Jia Min won her first title of 2019 on Sunday (11 Aug) after triumphing in the women’s singles finals at the Hyderabad Open.

The 20-year-old, the top seed in the women’s draw, beat South Korea’s An Se Young 12-21, 21-17, 21-19 in a marathon match that lasted over 70 minutes. 

Her compatriot, 22-year-old Loh Kean Yew almost made it a double singles triumph for Singapore, only to be edged out by seventh seed Sourabh Verma 13-21, 21-14, 21-16.

This is Loh’s third runners-up finish of the calendar year, his sole title coming in January when he defeated Chinese superstar Lin Dan in the finals of the Thailand Masters.

The Hyderabad Open is a Super 100 tournament, five levels below the top-tiered BWF world tour finals.

Source: CNA/ga

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