2014 BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals | December 17-21 | Dubai, the United Arab Emirates
Final day notes & results
"Victory Number": 3
Tai Tzu Ying
, following her victory in Hong Kong Open Superseries, conjured up a match of her life in a near-perfect display to upset Sung for first Superseries Finals win. This is the 3rd time a Taiwanese player/team takes a prize in the year-end showdown after Cheng
/Chien winning bronze medals in Women’s Doubles in 2009-2010.
(right) was crowned the Superseries Finals champion, winning in straight games over Sung
Player of the week
Lee Yong Dae
, after his last Superseries Finals victory with Jung Jae Sung back in 2009, finished 2015 on a high with the crown with his World No.1 partner Yoo Yeon Seong
. The pair was tested on Sunday in phases by Chinese duo Chai/Hong but ran away in the decider with an impressive 10-0 charge.
Battle of the week
Japanese Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi gave China their first defeat in a major final in Women’s Doubles for over a year with a straight-game win over Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei. The match was highlighted by a 130-stroke rally that saw the Japanese displaying stern defense and patience to shift the momentum.
VICTOR STAR of the week: Tai Tzu Ying
built a 7-1 lead to open the final against Sung
and had not face any trouble as she would expect from the familiar opponent till match point. Tai
, with her signature crafty hands, allowed Sung few attacking options from the first point on and never trailed behind throughout. It was Tai
’s fourth major triumph of career.
Tai Tzu Ying
becomes the first Taiwanese to win in the year-end event.
It is Tai
’s fourth major triumph of career, and second in a row after Hong Kong Open.
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )