Champions crowned on Sunday at 2019 YONEX U.S. Open

July 14, 2019, 11:31 p.m. (ET)

The 2019 YONEX U.S. Open concluded on Sunday with exciting championship matches in all five disciplines. 

Men’s Singles
Lin Chun-Yi (Taipei) defeated Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Thailand), 21-10, 21-13.

The first game was 4-4 early, but Lin took control from there. He scored 14 of the next 17 points, and won the first game handily. 

Game two followed the same pattern. After trading points to a 4-4 start, Lin scored the next eight points and 13 of the next 14 in all to take control of the game and match. 

Women’s Singles
Wang Zhi Yi (China) defeated Kim Ga Eun (Korea), 21-18, 21-19.

Wang tallied the first four points of the match and never trailed in game one. Kim got within two points a couple times, including as last as 15-13, but Wang rallied with four straight points to take back control and win the opening game.

In the second game, Kim took a commanding lead early, up 12-7, but Wang rattled off nine straight points to go up 16-12, and never gave up the lead.

Men’s Doubles
No. 6 seed Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol (Korea) defeated No. 2 seed Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (Taipei), 21-13, 17-21, 6-3 retired.

Ko/Shin led the majority of the first game and pulled away late in the match.

Game two was a back-and-forth battle. The two teams traded points early in the game before Ko/Shin took a 9-6 lead. Lee/Wang responded with four straight points to take the lead, 10-9, only to have Ko/Shin take the lead back 13-11. Lee/Wang scored the next six points and won the game.

Unfortunately for the Taipei tandem, the comeback fell short when Lee/Wang were forced to retire from the match, trailing 6-3, in game three. 

Women’s Doubles
The lone top-seed remaining, Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida (Japan) defeated the No. 5 seed Bake Ha Na/Jung Kyung Eun (Korea), 21-16, 21-16.

The Japanese team took control early in game one, but the Korean duo battled back to tie the game at 8-8. From there, Matsuyama/Shida scored three straight to take the lead for good and win game one.

The match appeared to be destined for three games at the beginning of the second game as Baek/Jung led 6-1 early. Matsuyama/Shida rallied and tied the match at 6-6. The teams traded points until it was 12-12 and from there the Japanese duo pulled away to win the game and the match.

Mixed Doubles
Jhe-Huei Lee/Ya Ching Hsu (Taipei) defeated No. 4 Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (France), 21-17, 21-17.

Lee/Hsu scored the first four points of the first game and never rescinded the lead to win the opening game.

The Taipei duo took control early in game two as well, leading 11-4, but Gicquel/Delrue chipped away at the deficit and eventually tied the match at 15-15. It wasn’t meant to be for the French tandem as Lee/Hsu scored six of the final eight points to win the match.
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