Jul 21, 2019 Sports Comments Off on Taiwan’s Chou Tienchen wins men’s singles title at Indonesia Open
Taipei, World No. 3 badminton player Chou Tienchen clinched the men's singles title at the Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Sunday, becoming the first Taiwanese to do so.
In a match that lasted only 91 minutes, Chou demolished Anders Antonsen of Denmark 2118, 2426, 2115 to win the title.
It was Chou's first win of the season, his first title in a super 1000 level event, and the first men's singles championship victory by a Taiwanese in the Indonesia Open.
Prior to Sunday's match, Chou and world No. 11 Antonsen had faced off four times, with Chou winning each time.
The Indonesia Open, held July 1821, carried a total purse of US$1.25 million. The tournament is one of three super 1000 level events of the season, with the other two being the All England Open and the China Open.
Meanwhile, Taiwan's Pai Yupo won the women's singles title at the 2019 Russian Open on Sunday at Sport Hall Olympic in Russia, beating top seed Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 921, 2119, 2119, to claim her first victory of the season.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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