Malaysia's Chong Wei wins French Super Series final

PARIS, Nov 4 (Reuters) Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei sounded another warming to China with a 21-11 21-14 victory over Bao Chunlai in the final of the French Super Series today.

It was Chong Wei's third success in the 10 tournaments played so far in the competition's inaugural year and underlined his huge potential with the Olympics less than a year away.

Bao had beaten world champion Lin Dan in the semi-finals but was no match for Chong Wei, who breezed home in 35 minutes. The Malaysian had beaten third seeed Chen Jin of China in Saturday's semis and has a good record against Lin.

In later action today, Pi Hongyan, born in China but a French national since 2004, was playing top seed Xie Xingfang of China in the final of the women's singles.

The Super Series continues in China and Hong Kong later this month and culminates in the finals in December at a venue to be confirmed.


Story first published: Sunday, November 4, 2007, 23:10 [IST]
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