Sugiarto bags title

Indonesia’s unseeded shuttler Tommy Sugiarto rallied to beat Thailand’s defending champion Boonsak Ponsana 20-22, 21-5, 21-17 in the men’s singles final of the Singapore Open Super Series to clinch the title here on Sunday. 

Sugiarto, 25, lost the first game 20-22 after saving two gamepoints as Ponsana, 31, was more patient. However, the two-time champion gave up in the second game after falling behind early. He managed to stay close in the third game but a ferocious Sugiarto forced more errors out of him to clinch victory 21-17. 

China’s Wang Yihan won the women’s singles final in straight games against compatriot Li Xuerui 21-18, 21-12. Li, the reigning Olympic gold medallist, trailed behind Wang most of the time in the match.

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