BWF World Championships: Akane Yamaguchi beats Tai Tzu Ying to win title
Akane Yamaguchi, the second seed, clinched women’s singles title at the BWF World Championship here on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Japanese shuttler beat world No.1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, who defeated PV Sindhu in the semi-final, 21-14, 21-11 in 39 minutes at the Carolina Marin Stadium.
Yamaguchi, currently world No.3, becomes the second Japanese women player to win the BWF World Championships title in the history.
Second seeded Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand won the mixed doubles title as they ousted third-seeded Japanese duo Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino 21-13, 21-14.
This title is the second ever one that Thailand players have won at the world meet. The first was won by Ratchanok Intanon who grabbed the gold medal in 2013.