Liew wins Polish Open title

Darren Liew recorded his first major victory in three years when he beat Emil Holst in the final of the Polish Open on Saturday.

The 21-15, 21-11 victory over the Danish fifth seed was the Malaysian shuttler's first in a major final since his 2012 French Open triumph.

"Today's match was easier than expected. I gained a lot of confidence after winning the first set," he said after the match that lasted just 34 minutes.

"This win definitely provided a timely boost to me."

In the mixed doubled final, a landmark victory for Malaysia was achieved by the pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying, who beat Indian pair Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre 28-26, 21-18.

Soon-Ying required all their tenacity to win their first title since the 2012 Open, after trailing 18-20 in the first set and 8-14 in the second set.

The remainder of the results from the Polish Open finals:

Women's singles: Karin Schnaase (Germany) beat Marija Ulitina (Ukraine) 21-19, 21-15.

Men's doubles: Kenta Kazuno/Kazushi Yamada (Japan) beat Adam Cwalina/Przemyslaw Wacha (Poland) 21-19, 21-12.

Women's doubles: Pradnya Gadre/N Sikki Reddy (India) beat Alex Bruce-Phyllis Chan (Canada) 21-16, 21-18.

 

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