Ng and Tai win Hong Kong singles titles

Hometown player Ng Ka Long Angus and Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei won the men’s and women’s badminton singles titles at the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open in Kowloon on Sunday.

In the men's singles final, unseeded Ng needed 50 minutes get past India's Sameer Verma 21-14, 10-21, 21-11 after losing concentration in the second game.

In the women's singles final, fourth seed Tai was a comfortable winner, in 41 minutes, over unseeded Pusarla V. Sindhu of India, going through 21-15, 21-17.

Danish third seeds Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen won the women's doubles after they convincingly beat China's Huang Dongping and Li Yinhui 21-19, 21-10.

In the mixed doubles final, there was an upset, when Indonesian seventh seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir defeated second-seeded countrymen Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto 21-19, 21-17 in a match lasting 42 minutes.

There was an upset in the men’s doubles final when unseeded Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda of Japan beat Danish fourth seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21-19, 21-19 in 47 minutes.