Source: AFP | 2012-11-19 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
Chen Long of China reaches for a return against compatriot Wang Zhengming in the men's singles final at the China Open in Shanghai yesterday. Chen won 21-19, 21-18. - AFP
CHINESE players won four of five titles on offer at the China Open in Shanghai yesterday, with Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli taking the women's doubles crown in their first tournament together since being booted out of the Olympics in a playing-to-lose scandal that rocked the London Games.
The second-seeded pair bested No. 6 seeds Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna 21-19, 14-7 after the Japanese duo retired at Yuanshen Gymnasium in Pudong New Area.
In women's singles, Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui beat Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand 21-12, 21-9, while in the all-Chinese men's singles final top-seed Chen Long edged Wang Zhengming 21-19, 21-18.
In mixed doubles, top seeds Xu Chen and Ma Jin of China knocked off No. 5 seeds Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia 21-15, 21-17.
Only the men's doubles title eluded the host as top seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark beat Ko Sung-hyun and Lee Yong-dae of South Korea 21-15, 21-14.
Ko and Lee were newly matched after Lee's former partner retired after the Olympics.
Yu and Wang were among eight players disqualified from the 2012 Olympics for attempting to drop round-robin games in a bid to secure a favorable quarterfinal draw.
Yu said she would retire, but resumed playing for the Super Series Premier event in Shanghai, after being cleared.
All the players involved in the Olympics scandal have been cleared to resume competition except the four from South Korea who remain barred from their national team.