Baun becomes oldest All England winner, Chong-Wei loses

  • AFP, Birmingham
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  • Updated: Mar 11, 2013 02:09 IST

Tine Baun became the oldest All-England women's singles winner of the open era when she beat the youngest finalist Ratchanok Intanon.

The 33-year-old's 21-14, 16-21, 21-10 win over the 18-year-old brought to an end the career of one of the outstanding players of the past ten years, and the only woman to threaten Chinese dominance. The Dane only decided to compete this year as a "last adventure" but instead, as seventh seed, surprised herself by winning the All-England title back and taking it a third time.

In the men's singles final, top seeded Malaysian Lee Chong Wei went down to second seed Chen Long of China 17-21, 18-21. The women's doubles title was won by top seeds Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China, who just seven months ago had been disqualified from the London Olympics.

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