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Denmark Masters 2022: New champions are crowned
Date: 6/12/2022 8:58 PM
Published by : Yash Sharma
The finals day featured only one match that went the full distance. Also, each of the five disciplines was won by a different country. 

Pitchamon Opatniputh from Thailand is the new rising star in women’s singles. The 15-year-old had won the Swedish Open earlier this year, turning many heads. She repeated the feat today by clinching the Denmark Masters title, beating much more experienced players on the way. Facing her third opponent from Chinese Taipei this week, Opatniputh yet again displayed a tactical awareness well beyond her years. 

She emerged victorious against Sung Shuo Yun after a 65 minute-long physical battle, winning 21-16, 15-21, 21-16.

- I feel very proud of myself and thank you everyone for supporting me, the Thai teenager said. 

The wait is over 
Lu Chia Hung won a major title after four years. The Chinese Taipei athlete was humble and grateful.

- I hadn’t reached a final for a long time. Now that I have won, I hope to continue this form, he was optimistic.

He overcame a feisty Kiran George in straight games 21-18, 21-11. 

- My opponent was very fast. I just tried my best to get back every shot, the champion reflected. 

First title for the new pair
The Indonesians Dejan Ferdinansyah/ Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja won their first title as a pair. They held firm to close out the match in two games, winning 21-16, 21-19 against the Hong Kong pair Lee Chun Hei Reginald/ Ng Tsz Yau.

- We are very grateful. It is our first title as a pair. We were very focused, trusted each other, and everything went well, Widjaja was exuberant. 

Third title for Yeung/ Yeung
The Hong Kong duo of Yeung Nga Ting/ Yeung Pui Lam won their third women’s doubles title in 2022. Having won the Portugal International and Polish Open earlier this year, they eased past Yujia Jin/ Wong Jia Ying Crystal 21-12, 21-17 in 35 minutes. 

- The second game against the Singaporeans was very close. We did our best and finally won it. We are just so happy, the Yeungs said.  

- We will go back home, practice more, and do even better next time. We give our best each time, they concluded.

The men’s doubles title went to the Koreans Yong Jin/ Na Sung Seung. They defeated Chiu Hsiang Chieh/ Yang Ming Tse 21-13, 21-16. 
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