Ville Lang, Robert Blair & Imogen Bankier win Scottish Grand Prix

Ville Lang won the men's singles final to secure his first-ever Grand Prix title

Glasgow: Finland’s Ville Lang once again stole the limelight at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday, when he stormed back by saving four match points in the second game against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei to take his second Scottish Open title after last lifting the title in 2006 back when the Scottish Open was still an international challenge tournament.Ville Lang won the men's singles final to secure his first-ever Grand Prix title

The Finnish star, backed by a packed Emirates Arena, ran his opponent into the ground in the deciding set to seal his 14 senior international titles in what has been an illustrious career.

“It is a great feeling to win in front of these fantastic supporters. I could feel them behind me throughout the whole match and that is why I love to come to Glasgow year after year” said the happy Finn.

Scotland’s Commonwealth Games mixed doubles bronze medalists and number one seeds Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier lifted back to back titles against emerging Danish pair Nohr & Thygesen after weathering the early storm against the Danes by defeating the Danish pair 21-18, 21-14.Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier successfully defended their Scottish Open Grand Prix title

Blair and Bankier, who were top seeds and had won both their previous meetings with the Danes, won a tight first game before taking control in the second.

It gave Blair his fifth Scottish Open mixed title – he has also won the men’s doubles – and his third with Bankier, who claimed her fourth mixed title.

Meanwhile, English duo Heather Olver and Lauren Smith lost out to Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva in the women’s doubles final at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. The number one seeds from Bulgaria triumphed 21-7, 21-15.


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