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Spain's Marin claims Japan Open badminton title

IANS  |  Madrid 

Spain's Carolina Marin, Olympic champion and three-time world champion, won women's singles title on Sunday with a victory over Japanese 21-19, 17-21, 21-11.

Marin, 25, played an exciting match lasting one hour and 15 minutes, in which Okuhara pushed back to win the second game only to see Marin regain control in the tie-break, reports news.

The Spaniard returned to the court at one month after being crowned world champion for the third time in her career.

men's title was claimed by Japanese reigning world champion Kento Momota, who defeated Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a one-sided final.



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:56 IST