Hong Kong: China’s World No. 3 Chen Yufei survived a three-set tussle to beat Thailand’s former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon 21-18, 13-21, 21-13 to win the 2019 Hong Kong Open women’s singles title on Sunday.
The BWF World Tour Super 500 event was Chen’s 6th title of the year, and also her second consecutive title in two weeks, after winning the Fuzhou China Open last Sunday.
Chen also extended her career winning record over Ratchanok to 11-2 after the Hong Kong Open victory.
“It was a very difficult match, Intanon was quicker in the second set,” said Chen.
When answering question about her prospect in next year’s Tokyo Olympic, Chen remained humble.
“I still need to work hard, I have a lot of things that I need to improve,” added Chen.
In women’s doubles final, China’s No. 3 seed Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan fought three games to beat South Korea’s Chang Ye Na/Kim Hye Rin 21-11, 13-21, 21-15.
Japan’s No. 4 seeds Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino won the mixed doubles title in the only final that finished in straight-game on Sunday, beating He Ji Ting/Du Yue of China 22-20, 21-16.