Spain’s Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark on Sunday claimed their second Thailand Open badminton singles titles in a fortnight.
Axelsen was a commanding force against his compatriot Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in the men’s final in Bangkok.
Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, smashed top seed Tai Tzu-ying 21-19, 21-17 for the second time in a fortnight.
The women’s doubles was an all Korean affair with sixth-ranked Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong too strong for fourth-ranked Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan 21-18, 21-19. In the men’s doubles, seventh-ranked Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan also made it back-to-back titles in 36 minutes against Malaysia’s ninth-ranked Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik 21-13, 21-18.
The result (finals): Men: Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (Den) 21-11, 21-7. Doubles: Lee Yang & Wang Chi-Lin (Tpe) bt Aaron Chia & Soh Wooi Yik (Mas) 21-13, 21-18.
Women: Carolina Marin (Esp) bt Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) 21-19, 21-17. Doubles: Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong (Kor) bt Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (Kor) 21-18, 21-19. Mixed doubles: Sapsiree Taerattanachai & Dechapol Puavaranukroh (Tha) bt Seo Seung-ae & Chae Yujung (Kor) 21-16, 22-20.