China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin win Mixed Doubles crown at the 2011 China Masters  
Published on 18/09/2011     Source :

China’s spirited shuttlers, Xu Chen and Ma Jin won the Mixed Doubles’ crown as they brushed aside Korea’s Yeon Seong Yoo and Ye Na Jang in the title-match of the 2011 China Masters Super Series, at Changzhou, China, on Sunday, September 18.

Chen and Jin are ranked at Number Nine in the Mixed Doubles world standings and the duo was also the fifth seed in the China Masters. They played superb badminton throughout the event and left the court today by swelling with pride as they clinched home event by beating the Koreans in fabulous fashion.

In the first game, the Chinese couple wasted no time in dominating the game and dictated the pace of the allies. They were impressive at the net and from the rear-court area, as they missed no chance to bury the bird deep into their opponents’ court. The Koreans failed to cope up with the attacking badminton of their opponents and made many mistakes by playing hasty strokes.

In the opening half, the Chinese shuttlers were moving their Korean opponents in all corners of the court and reached at 11-7. After the interval, they remained on the right track as they showed no mercy to Yeon Seong and Ye Na in the whole opening game and won it with a stunning 21-13 score on the board, in just 16 minutes.

The following game grabbed the attention of the crowd as the Koreans lifted their level of play and remained equal until the interval where the Chinese duo got a two-point advantage by reaching 11-9. Both couples were playing top standard badminton and the cracking sound of strokes could be heard anywhere in the big indoor arena.

After the break, Chen and Jin started to play a different game by playing fast shots at the net, which disturbed the momentum of the Koreans. The planned and perfect game of Chinese shuttlers helped them in ending the set with a 21-16 margin, in 21 minutes. This Mixed Doubles title-match ended in 37 minutes by the score of 21-13 and 21-16.



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