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Thailand Open 2024: Lee Zii Jia ends 2024 title drought, Satwik-Chirag wins second title in Bangkok

Published at :May 19, 2024 at 7:49 PM
Modified at :May 19, 2024 at 7:49 PM
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Thailand bags women’s singles and women’s doubles title.

India’s premier men’s doubles pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinched the men’s doubles title at the Thailand Open 2024. The duo who reached their fourth final of the season bagged their second title.

The world No. #3 Indian duo defeated the world No. #29 Chinese pair, Chen Bo Yang and Liu Yi, in straight games with a score of 21-15, 21-15 in a 46-minute match.

From the outset, Satwik-Chirag demonstrated their dominance. They started the first game with an early 5-1 lead, but the Chinese pair managed to equalize the score at 10-10. However, the Indian pair, leading 17-15, took four consecutive points to seal the first game.

Satwik and Chirag maintained their momentum in the second game, heading into the interval with an 11-6 lead. Despite a brief challenge from the Chinese pair, who narrowed the gap to 16-15, the number #1 seeds closed out the set and the match by winning five straight points, finishing 21-15, 21-15.

This victory marked the second Thailand Open title for the Indian pair, the first being in 2019. It is also their fourth final of the year and their second tournament win of 2024. The duo had finished as runners-up at the Malaysia Super 1000 and India Super 750 before claiming the French Super 750 title in March.

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Other results from Thailand Open 2024

Malaysia’s star shuttler, Lee Zii Jia, claimed victory over Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus with a comfortable straight-sets win, 21-11, 21-10. Angus, who had an impressive tournament run defeating Anders Antonsen and Kunlavut Vitidsarn, was unable to replicate his earlier performances. It was a welcome title win for Lee Zii Jia after a couple of early exits this season.

In the women’s singles, home favourite Supanida Katethong triumphed over the number #1 seed Han Yue from China in the women’s singles final with a straight games victory, 21-16, 25-23. This win is particularly significant for Katethong, who had previously finished as a runner-up at the Thailand Masters and Spain Masters earlier this year. This is also her first Super-500 tournament victory.

In the women’s doubles, the top-seeded Thai pair, Jongkolphan Kititharakul, and Rawinda Prajongjai defeated the third seeds from Indonesia, Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma and Amallia Cahaya Pratiwi, in straight sets, 21-14, 21-14.

In mixed doubles, China’s Guo Xin Wa and Chen Fang Hui overcame the top-seeded Thai pair, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai, with a scoreline of 12-21, 21-12, 21-18.

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