(Reuters) - Seventh seed Shi Yuqi beat compatriot Lin Dan to win an all-Chinese final of the All England Open badminton championships in Birmingham on Sunday.
Shi, last year’s runner-up, won the opening game 21-19 against the six-time champion.
Lin, the sixth seed and twice an Olympic gold medalist, came back to take the second game 21-16 but was outplayed in the third, trailing 11-2 at the mid-game break and losing it 21-9.
In the women’s final top seed and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan beat second seed Akane Yamaguchi from Japan 22-20 21-13.
Reporting by Steve Tongue; Editing by Toby Davis