Zhang Yiman edged out Han Yue in an all-Chinese women’s singles final to claim her first World Tour title at the Thailand Masters Super 300 badminton tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
World no. 18 Zhang fought back after conceding the opener to win the game 15-21, 21-13, 21-18 in 55 minutes.
It was her first title since 2019, when she won the Vietnam Open Super 100.
In the men’s singles final, no. 35 Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chunyi crushed the world number one. 18 Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long in consecutive matches (21-17, 21-14).
Meanwhile, Leo Rolly Carnando-Daniel Marthin of Indonesia captured the men’s doubles title with a 21-16, 21-17 win over Su Chingheng-Ye Hong Wei of Taipei.
In mixed doubles, Olympic champion and no. 3 Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dongping claimed their second consecutive World Tour title in 2023 as the Chinese duo beat world No. 1. 14 Korean Seo Seung Jae-Chae Yu Jung 18-21, 21-15, 21-12. Last week they won the Indonesia Masters Super 500 title in Jakarta.
Later in women’s doubles, local favorites Benyapa-Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard defeated no. 15 Baek Hana-Lee Sohee of Korea 21-6, 21-11 to clinch the title.