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Defending champion Tai Tzu Ying dominates in the final against former world champion Nozomo Okuhara

October 20, 2019 1:38 Published by

 

Tai Tzu Ying is the winner of the women’s singles at DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR. The Taiwanese won the tournament without losing a single game and has looked extremely comfortable all week.

 

In the first final of the day the world number one Tai Tzu Ying dispatched the Japanese star Nozomo Okuhara in a match full of good moments. The Taiwanese proved why she is the world number one and retained the title she won last year. She won the match 21-17, 21-14.

– I’m super happy. Especially because I played against Okuhara who is a really good player.

Okuhara didn’t settle in the beginning of the match and the Taiwanese took full advantage raising in to a 10-5 lead. From there the match got more even, but the quality of Tai Tzu Ying helped secure the first game in a close contest.

Follow the results of today’s matches here:

The match was full of good points and both of players played with a lot of quality. The Taiwanese superstars was just a bit more consistent and extremely efficient in the important moments. Tai Tzu Ying knew the importance of being patient throughout the match and she thinks that helped her win the match

– I think my patience won, because when I was in front she made a couple of errors maybe because she was a bit more nervous than me.

There are four other good finals remaining – read about them here

The Japanese got off to a good start in the second set, but wasn’t able to keep her lead towards the second set. Tai’s offensive proved too much for the Japanese and the win was never really in danger. Tai delighted the Danish crowd with a lot of impressive shots and it is safe to say that the Taiwanese enjoys playing in Denmark.

– I love playing in Denmark. The facilities are good and the crowd always support me.

Read the summary of the semi finals

The always respectful Okuhara has played well all year competing in four finals before today, but hasn’t been able to cross the finish line in any of them. She gave it a good go in today’s final and has been a delight to follow all week. However, in the end there can only be one winner and the quality of Tai was unstoppable today. The 25-year-old Taiwanese can now add the DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR to her Singapore and Malaysia Open titles this year.