Tai Tzu-Ying defeated Saina Nehwal to clinch Denmark Open 2018

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Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, jubilates winning the final match against Saina Nehwal of India, during the Women's Singles Final match at the Denmark Open badminton championship, in Odense, Denmark, Sunday Oct. 21, 2018. (Claus Fisker / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Berlin, Oct. 21-Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-Ying(戴資穎) won the women’s finals at the Badminton World Federation Denmark Open at the Odense Sports Park.

Tai, ranked number one in the world for women’s singles, playing India’s Saina Nehwal, who was unseeded. This match finished in three sets, in a match that lasted 52 minutes, with Tai emerging as a 21-13, 13-21, 21-6 winner. Tai was in full control of the match towards the end, beating Saina with a huge difference of 15 points.

The win also bettered Tai’s head-to-head record against Saina to 13-5. In fact, this was Saina’s fifth straight defeat against Tzu Ying this year.

Tai Tzu-Ying claimed the Denmark Open title after a gap of two years. She had last won the tournament in 2016.

Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, in action against Saina Nehwal of India, during the Women’s Singles Final match at the Denmark Open badminton championship, in Odense, Denmark, Sunday Oct. 21, 2018. (Claus Fisker / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

The Denmark Open, an annual badminton tournament held since 1935, is a World Tour Super 750 tournament with a total purse of US$775,000.