Marin clinches French crown

Carolina Marin defeated Shixian Wang in the women's singles final of the Yonex French Open on Sunday.

The Spaniard held off a spirited early charge from Wang and would eventually win 21-18, 21-10 on the courts of the Federation Francaise de Badminton in Paris, France.

Wang was on the verge of taking the opening game with an 18-16 lead, but the second-seeded Marin rallied to win five points in a row to seal the game.

After the disappointment, a deflated Wang struggled to compete in the second game as Marin ran away with the match on her way to her 17th title.