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Tedjono Wins Dutch Open

Third-seeded Indonesian Andre K. Tedjono won the Dutch Open men's singles title with a three-game victory over Indina's Chetan Anand in the final.

Tedjono won 21-15, 11-21, 21-19 in a thrilling match to deny Chetan the chance to lift the title.

For Tedjono, it was the fourth Indian he had to beat to win the tournament. After overcoming Dutch player Robert Kwee 21-18, 21-12 in the first round, he had to take on India's Ajay Jayaram.

After losing the second game, Tedjono fought back to win 21-16, 18-21, 21-9. Another Indian was waiting for him in the next round in the form of 16th seed Anand Pawar.

In another draining three-game battle, Tedjono prevailed to win 21-19, 20-22, 21-17. The Indonesian took a break from Indian opposition in the quarter-finals, coming up against Germany's Dieter Domke.

However, he still needed three games, winning 12-21, 21-9, 21-18. It was back to Indians for the rest of the tournament as he took on number 14 seed Kashyap Parupalli, whom he beat 21-14, 21-15.

Tedjono capped his eventful run with victory over Chetan.

Yao Jie, of the Netherlands, won the women's singles final when she beat Bulgaria's Linda Zechiri 21-14, 21-13.

The top seed dominated her event by easily winning all her matches without dropping a game. After seeing off the Czech Republic's Martina Benesova in the first round, she stormed through the tournament defeating Germany's Carola Bott, compatriot Patty Stozenbach and Japan's Uchida Shizuka to reach the final.

Zechiri caused an upset in the quarter-finals when she beat the second seed from Netherlands, Judith Meulendijks 21-17, 22-20.

Indonesia's Fran Kurniawan and Rendra Wijaya won the men's doubles competition. The top seeds beat India's Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas 21-18, 21-18.

The pair had a fairly comfortable path to the final, their only resistance coming in the quarter-finals from the Scotland-Wales combination of Andrew Bowman and Martyn Lewis 21-11, 12-21, 21-12.

The seedings held firm in the women's doubles, where the top-ranked team of Len Frier Kristiansen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl, of Denmark, took the title with a 21-16, 25-23 victory over Indonesia's second seeds, Shendy Puspa Irawati and Meiliana Juahari in the final.

In the mixed doubles, Denmark's Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen scored a 21-17, 21-9 final win over Indonesia's Kurniawan and Irawati.

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