China secure mixed doubles title at BWF Fuzhou China Open

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-09 16:41:32|Editor: mingmei
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FUZHOU, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Top-seeded Chinese mixed pair Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong established mixed doubles final appointment with fellow Chinese duo, World No.2 Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dongping at the 2019 Fuzhou China Open here on Saturday.

Zheng and Huang took the initiative 21-16 in the semifinal against Goh Soon Huat/Lai Shevon Jemie of Malaysia, and then dominated the second game before triumphing 21-10 for a final spot in 34 minutes.

"We have better fitness conditions now than when we were in France and Denmark," said Zheng, who was eliminated twice by Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia at French and Denmark Open last month.

The World number one then bounced back strongly on home soil, taking four consecutive wins without losing one game at the Super 750 tournament.

Also on Saturday, second seed Wang/Huang eased past Japanese pair Yuta Watanable/Arisa Higashino 21-12, 21-16 in 40 minutes of play to secure another final berth.

The upcoming Chinese derby is a repeat of mixed doubles final of the tournament last year, when they involved in a three-game tussle match before Zheng/Huang lifted the trophy.

"I hope we can deliver better performance on Sunday, which requires us to adapt into the match as soon as possible," Zheng added.