Sung claims Syed Modi title

Ji Hyun Sung defeated Sayaka Sato in the final of the women’s singles at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship on Sunday. 

The South Korean came back from a game down to eventually overcome Sato 12-21, 21-18, 21-18 on the courts of the BBD U.P. Badminton Academy in Lucknow, India.

The second seed was nowhere in the opening game, trailing 13-2 at one stage.

But Sung turned on the class in the second game, running out to a 10-2 lead. While the Japanese star rallied to make it 11-all, Sung pulled away to force a deciding game.

Sato again fought back from a seven-point deficit in the final game and it was anyone’s title at 18-all.

However, Sung won the final three points in a row to clinch the title.