Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon claim Indonesia Open badminton titles
Jakarta, June 7 (IANS)
Japanese rising star shuttler Kento Momota upstaged Denmark's defending champion and third seed Jan O. Jorgensen in the men's singles final, while Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon clinched the women's singles title at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Sunday.
World No. 9 Momota upset World No. 2 Jorgensen with a 16-21, 21-19, 21-7 victory in an hour and six minutes to pocket $60,000 million at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. This was the 20-year-old's second victory in a Superseries event. Incidentally, the 2012 world junior champion's first win came this year at the Singapore Open.
In the women's singles final, former world champion and World No. 6 Ratchanok beat Japan's World No. 35 Yui Hashimoto 21-12, 21-10 in 42 minutes.
Meanwhile South Korea's Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Choel beat China's Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan 21-16, 16-21, 21-19 in 53 minutes to win the men's double title.
In the women's doubles final, China's Tang Jinhua and Tian Qing defeated Indonesia's Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii 21-11, 21-10 in 45 minutes.
The mixed doubles title went to Xu Chen and Ma Jin, who beat Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei 21-17, 21-16 in 45 minutes in an all-Chinese final.
India's campaign ended on Saturday following Parupalli Kashyap's loss to Momota in the semi-final.