Home favourite Anthony Sinisuka Ginting won the men’s singles final at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Indonesia Masters in Jakarta, defeating Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai 21-13, 21-12.
The 21-year-old had surprisingly beaten Olympic champion Chen Long of China at the quarter-final stage of this HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 event at the the Istora Gelora Bung Karno venue.
In the women’s singles, world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan defeated India’s Saina Nehwal 21-9, 21-13.
Hosts Indonesia had high hopes of success in the doubles competitions, where three of ther pairings had reached the final, but had to be satisfied with one title from these finals.
Their top-seeded men’s doubles pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo had to work hard in their final against the second-seeded Chinese pairing of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, but came through 11-21, 21-10, 21-16.
That was revenge for China’s earlier victory over the hosts in the mixed doubles final, where Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong beat top seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Lillyana Natsir 21-14, 21-11.
In between those two finals, Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi earned the women’s doubles title with a 21-17, 21-12 win over Indonesia’s Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu.