2014 Australian Open Superseries | June 24-29 | Sydney, Australia
Team captain Yoo Yeon Seong
wins fourth title of the season for Korea.
Final day notes & results
Former no.1 in men’s doubles Ko Sung Hyun
won a first Superseries title in 2014, with mixed doubles partner Kim Ha Na
. Lin Dan crowned; surprise finalists on the women’s side. Here’s the final results:
"Victory Number": 6
Finals Kim Ha Na
has entered since her comeback from injury in February, in women’s or mixed doubles, before she finally takes it this week! Despite taking a few months off the tour and returning in late February, Kim came back in an even higher gear and made both finals in the first event she’s back with Jung Kyung Eun
and Ko Sung Hyun
at the German Open, however, she finally got the taste of victory after another four attempts.
(left) and Ko
garnered their first Superseries title as a team.
Player of the week
Fourth seeds Lee Yong Dae
and Yoo Yeon Seong
’s formidable form continues. With Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan absent, who tried to dethrone the red-hot Koreans at the Japan Open and the Indonesia Open but in vain, they twirled through to their third Superseries titles in as many weeks, beating Taiwanese Lee Sheng Mu
/ Tsai Chia Hsin
It is the first time a team ever takes three Superseries wins in as many weeks.
Battle of the week
Saina Nehwal’s semifinal win over Wang Shixian was among the most classic battles of the week when the consistency and determination from the Indian no.1 finally threw off an unusually shaky Wang that sent an easy smash wide on match point - final scores 21-19, 16-21, 21-15 - to see Nehwal into her first final in 20 months before claiming it over Spaniard Carolina Marin.
VICTOR STAR of the week
Lee Sheng Mu
and Tsai Chia Hsin
from Taiwan built on their success in 2013 and earned their second Superseries runner-up finishes this season in Sydney, thwarting 2013 All England champions Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan and Korean second seeds Kim Ki Jung
/Kim Sa Rang
. That was also the first win in three meetings from them over the Korean world no.5s.
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )