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Double Triumph for China's Zhang

Zhang Yawen was able to celebrate twice at the Hong Kong Open Super Series tournament after she won the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles.
Zhang combined with Zhao Tingting in the wonen's doubles and the fifth seeds swept to a 21-14, 21-13 victory over compatriots Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei, the eighth seeds, in the final.

Zhang also teamed up with Xie Zhongbo in the mixed doubles, where they were seeded seventh. Despite being underdogs, the pair won the title by beating fifth-seeded Koreans Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung.

Lee Yong-dae was himself going after a double prize after he won the men's doubles with Jung Jae-sung.

In the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles Zhang and Xie eliminated the top seeds from Indonesia, Nova Widianto and Liliyana Natsir, winning 21-16, 21-19.

They then faced fellow Chinese Zheng Bo and Ma Jin, easily accounting for them with a 21-14, 21-17 win.

The two Lees from South Korea also claimed a major scalp earlier in the tournament over the top seeds from China, He Hanbin and Yu Yang, in the quarter-finals.

Their 11-21, 21-16, 21-12 victory set them up for a semi-final clash with Denmark's Thomas Laybourn and Kamila Rytter Juhl, the sixth seeds.

The Koreans won that match 21-16, 21-16.

Zhang and Zhao's victory run in the women's doubles featured only one real test. That was in the second round against another Chinese pair, Pan Pan and Tian Qing.

The fifth seeded dropped the second game but recovered to post a 21-12, 13-21, 21-15 victory.

In the semi-finals, they were up against Malaysian second seeds Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty. However, the Chinese won with surprising ease, encountering little resistance in a 21-13, 21-9 win.

Beaten finalists Cheng and Zhao had to overcome three Hong Kong pairs before setting up a semi-final with the seventh seeds from South Korea, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung.

The China duo hardly broke a sweat as they eased to a 21-14, 21-13 win.

But they were no match for Zhang and Zhao in the final. Despite having to play in two finals and many matches throughout the week, Zhang was fresh and alert in the final as she claimed her second prize of the tournament.

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