Chen Long's 25-month wait for a Superseries title comes to an end in front of his home crowd. Long wins his 4th title at China with a 21-16, 14-21, 21-13 victory over World No 1 Viktor Axelsen
18-12! A wonderful net exchange comes to a close with Viktor Axelsen hitting a jump smash to win the point and serve
16-9! One more net play and one more point for Chen Long. The Chinese shuttler has been dominating net proceedings in the decider leaving Axelsen baffled quite a bit
14-8! Chen Long wins three successive points post the interval. Every Axelsen lift is met with a powerful smash and a drop shot from the Dane is met with a cross-court winner by Long.
11-8! Axelsen is focusing on Chen Long's weakness and is hitting towards the back but the former World No 1 holds on to the lead to go into the mid-game break of the decider with a three-point advantage
9-4! Viktor Axelsen wins back the serve with a cross-court winner but Chen Long's defensive strategy seems to working like clockwork as the Dane is tested near the net
21-16! Chen Long finishes the game with an angled smash placed perfectly. Axelsen needs to hit the ground running in the second game to enforce a decider. The Dane should apply pressure from the first shot and not allow Chen Long to have a lead like in the first game where the scores read 7-1 at one point.
20-16! The Dane stays alive in the match with that cross-court winner. Chen Long is one point away from clinching the opening game of the men's singles Final
18-15! A lucky break for Chen Long as an Axelsen backhand meets the net before entering Chen's half
17-14! A 27-shot rally comes to an end with Axelsen unable to retrieve a Chen Long drop shot to give the Chinese shuttler the serve
16-14! Three successive points for the Dane has reduced the deficit to just two points now.
16-12! A brilliant cross-court winner leaves Chen Long stranded and gives Axelsen the point and serve.
13-9! A dipping cross-court jump smash falls just wide off Chen Long to give Axelsen his third successive point
13-7! A good exchange of cross-court shots comes to an end with Chen Long damaging his racquet and conceding the point and serve to Axelsen
On the 3rd game point opportunity, the Korean pair of Kim and Lee clinch the second game 21-18 to push this Finals into the decider
20-16! Chen and Jia have indeed pulled off something extraordinary. They have managed to reduce the deficit considerably but it is game point opportunity for the Korean pair of Kim and Lee
16-8! The Koreans have managed a turnaround in the second game. The match is now in their favour and a decider seems to be definitely on the cards unless the Chinese pair conjure a trick or two to overcome the deficit
Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yifan have clinched the opening game 21-7! in 15 minutes. The World Champions have completely overpowered their Korean opponents
15-5! Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yifan have raced to a 10-point lead in the opening game. The Koreans are unable to make any sort of inroads into this match.
7-2! The World Champions from China have taken an early lead in the women's doubles final
It is time for the women's doubles Final action.
The second seeded Chinese pair of Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan take on the Korean pair of Hye Rin Kim and Lee So Hee
Report: Giant-killer and China's teenage sensation Gao Fangjie added one more name to the list of her conquests as she defeated Olympic Champion Carolina Marin in straight games to advance into the finals of the China Open Superseries Premier.
She beat Marin 21-19, 21-19 and will now face World No 5 Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi who beat Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon to enter her third successive Superseries final this year.
There were not as many surprises in the men’s singles event of the China Open, in which reigning world champion and top seed, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, made the final, where he will take on two-time former World Champion and No 6 seed, Chen Long of China.