Ratchanok wins New Zealand Open for second title
- 6 Aug 2017 at 17:01
- WRITER: ONLINE REPORTERS
Ratchanok Intanon wais the crowd in this Bangkok Post file photo.
Ratchanok Intanon won the US$120,000 New Zealand Open on Sunday, beating Saena Kawakami in the hard-fought women's singles badminton final.
The 22-year-old top seed took the first game 21-14 before the Japanese fifth seed evened the match after winning the second game 21-16.
Ratchanok made sure of earning her second title of the year by beating her opponent in the decider by 21-15.