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Thailand Open | Marin, Axelsen win

Carolina Marin.  

Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain defeated top seed Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan 21-9, 21-16 to claim the Thailand Open badminton women’s title on Sunday.

Fourth seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark took the men’s crown beating Hong Kong's Angus Long, ranked eighth, 21-14, 21-14.

Spaniard Marin, 27, a former world number one, was an imposing force with razor-sharp smashes, clever net work and an unmatched level of aggression and agility.

She screamed in delight as she won match point in the second set after steam-rolling her 26-year-old opponent from Taiwan 21-9, 21-16 in 42 minutes.

“I wanted to show her from the beginning that I wanted to win,” Marin said.

Tai admitted she wasn't able to keep pace and her condition wasn’t up to scratch.

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