TAIPEI: World No. 3 Du Pengyu of China finally won his first-ever career title after he stunned compatriot Chen Long in the men’s singles final of the Asian Badminton Championships yesterday.
Pengyu, the second seed, required only 40 minutes to beat All-England champion and top seed Chen Long 21-17, 21-19.
“I’m happy to win my first-ever title, but I still need to work hard and keep on improving,” said the 25-year-old Pengyu, who previously lost all his seven finals.
China were also victorious in the women’s singles through Wang Yihan, who downed Li Xuerui 21-15, 21-13 in an all-Chinese final.