Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins Singapore Open championship (update)

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Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins Singapore Open championship (update)

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), the world's top-ranked women's badminton player, beat second-ranked Carolina Marin of Spain Sunday to win the 2017 World BWF Super Series Singapore Open Badminton Championship.

Tsai subdued Marin 21-15 and 21-15 in two straight sets in the final, winning five super series games in a row.

"I was able to get into pace early in the game and tried to remain patient in every shot," Tsai told reporters after the win.

"This defensive strategy worked well and Marin made a lot of missteps."

Tsai said she tries to enjoy every moment on the court, and will not get too carried away by the excitement.

With regard to her playing style, the Taiwanese player said she didn't undergo any formal training, but instead picked up the technique from her uncles and relatives.

"It has worked well for me, even to this day," she explained.

"Each player has his or her unique style of play, and that's what makes the games so interesting and fascinating."

The latest victory was Tai's fifth consecutive super series title and her second victory over Marin this year, after having beaten the Spaniard at the Malaysian Open final last Sunday.

Tsai is scheduled to return to Taiwan around 5:45 p.m. Monday, after which she will train for her next tournament before leaving on April 23 for the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan, China.

(By Huang Tz-chiang, Oscar Wu and Ko Lin)

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