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Highlights All England Championships final: Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying emerge winners in summit clashes

Follow the live scores and update as World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei takes on Chinese youngster Shi Yuqi in the All England Championships men's singles final

Shivam Damohe March 12, 2017 23:51:27 IST
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Highlights All England Championships final: Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying emerge winners in summit clashes

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Mar 13, 2017 - 00:16 (IST)

That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the live updates of the prestigious All England Championships which is also the first Super Series of the year. There is no hiding that it was an amazing final with some of the best shuttlers showcasing badminton like never before. We will be back again during the All Indian Open which starts on 28th March in New Delhi. Until then, take care! 

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:59 (IST)

"All-England is my favourite tournament." Hear it from the man himself! 

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:54 (IST)

One from the men's doubles! 

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:42 (IST)

Tai Tzu Ying scripts history; wins women's singles: 21-16, 22-20

Top seed Tai Tzu made a sensational comeback from 17-20 to 22-20 against Intanon to become the first ever Chinese Taipei shuttler to win the All England Championships. Notably, it was her forecourt masterclass that made all the difference just when Intanon thought she had got the second game under her control. The backhand, round-the-head and net shots are all worth talking whereas Intanon relied on her court-coverage and drop shots which clearly was not enough.   

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:31 (IST)

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:26 (IST)

20-20! Tai Tzu successfully scripts a comeback in the second game. 

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:22 (IST)

Confirmed! 

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:21 (IST)

Tai Tzu is slowly clawing back into the second game after back-to-back drop shots. She still trails 18-16

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:17 (IST)

He deserves it all! 

Mar 12, 2017 - 23:12 (IST)

What a drop shot by Intanon to put Tai Tzu under pressure! She looks in complete control and leads 13-8 in the second game.

Birmingham: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will take on Chinese youngster Shi Yuqi in the All England Championships men's singles final on Sunday.

Despite his age, 21-year-old Shi Yuqi will be ready to give three-time winner Chong Wei a tough time. The 2016 French Open champion came as a shock for the six-time All-England winner Lin Dan, prevailing 24-22, 21-11 in the semi-finals at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday.

Chong Wei has met the 10th seed Yuqi twice before: once at the 2015 Canada Open and at the 2016 Japan Open. Notably, he has won on both occasions, but Yuqi won't be an easy opponent.

Highlights All England Championships final Lee Chong Wei Tai Tzu Ying emerge winners in summit clashes

Lee Chong Wei wins his fourth All-England men's singles title. Twitter: @YonexAllEngland

The Malaysian shuttler was, however, delighted to be featuring in his seventh All-England final. "I had expected to play Lin Dan in the final but instead, I'll play his younger teammate. I'll not be overly worried but rather stay focused on my game," said Chong Wei.

"It's great that I can still make it to the final at this age.  I promise to give my fans a good show," added Chong Wei, who won the title in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Elsewhere, in the women's final, top-seeded Taiwanese Tai Tzu Ying will face off against Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon, who is coming from a phenomenal semi-final win 22-20, 21-16 over sixth-seed Akane Yamaguchi.

Just like Chong Wei, Intanon has recovered from pertinent injuries and will eye a bounce-back at the grandest stage of all. Meanwhile, Tai Tzu Ying will be eager to continue her brilliant form after she fought back from a game down to win a three-game thriller 11-21, 21-14, 21-11 in the semi-final against the Korean Sung Ji-Hyun.

Final fixtures:

Mixed doubles - Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia) vs Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong (China).

Men's singles - Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) vs Shi Yuqi (China).

Women's doubles - Chang Ye-Na-Lee So-hee (Korea) vs Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Christinna Pedersen (Denmark).

Men's doubles - Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (China) vs Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia).

Women's singles - Tai Tzu-Ying (Taiwan) vs Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand).

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