Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying beat Chinese world number one Chen Yufei 21-19, 21-15 to win the All England badminton Championship for the third. Tai, seeded second, was on a revenge mission in Birmingham after losing last year’s final against Chen. The 25-year-old’s previous All England titles came in 2017 and 2018 and she clinched a third in impressive style. “I’m very excited to have won the Yonex All England,” Tai said. “I’ve very familiar with playing against Chen as I’ve played against her so many times.
In the men’s event, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won his first All England Championship title, The world No.7 – seeded second in the competition after his brilliant form this year – was at his powerful best as the Taiwanese world No.2 could do nothing to suppress his dominance all over the court. beating Taiwanese top seed Chou Tien-chen 21-13, 21-14.
Axelsen lost to Kento Momota in the final last year, but the world number seven was at his powerful best to make amends.
And 26-year-old Axelsen said it was a day he would never forget.
Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe won a thrilling men’s doubles final, toppling world No.1s and two-time champions Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in three captivating games.
Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota stormed to the women’s doubles title, beating China’s Du Yue and Li Yinhui 21-13, 21-15.
Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti defeated Thai third seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai 21-15, 17-21, 21-8 in the mixed doubles final.