YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2016: Ratchanok Intanon Wins Second Title of 2016

The YONEX-SUNRISE India Open came a close on April 3rd, with 2013 champion Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) winning her second title of 2016 in women’s singles. Meanwhile, Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo defended their title, defeating fellow Japanese pair of Naoko Fukuman and Kurumi Yonao.

The women’s singles final saw Ratchanok up against Li Xuerui. While both players piled on equal amounts of aggression, it was Ratchanok who prevailed with keen resolve. She remained calm under pressure, in turn pushing it back on her opponent. The ever-increasing stress put on Li was evidenced by her sending the shuttle out on Ratchanok’s first game point, giving the Thai the upper hand. Vicious exchanges of points would continue, but Ratchanok always managed to stay ahead. After an extended rally, the Thai placed the shuttle neatly into the back corner of Li’s court on the final point, earning the title. The final score came to 21-17 21-18.

In women’s doubles, both Ayaka/Misaki and Naoko/Kurumi tore up the court with a similar brand of aggression. However, 2016 YONEX All Open Champions Ayaka and Misaki proved once again that they are the pair with dominance on the global stage. The match ended in straight games for Ayaka and Misaki, 21-18 21-18.

YONEX-SUNRISE India Open Superseries 2016 Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Final)

[2] Kento Momota (JPN) def. [5] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(DEN) 21-15 21-18

Women’s Singles (Final)

[4] Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(THA) def. [3] Li Xuerui (CHN) 21-7 21-18

Men’s Doubles (Final)

Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamujo (INA) def. [7] Angga Pratama (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)(INA) 21-7 21-13

Women’s Doubles (Final)

[3] Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) 21-18 21-18

Mixed Doubles (Final)

[7] Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong (CHN) def. Riky Widianto (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)/Puspita Richi Dili (NANORAY 800, Yonex Shoes)(INA) 21-13 21-16