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Indonesia and Singapore win singles titles in Vietnam Open

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Indonesian youngster Shesar Hiren Rhustavito surprised India's seasoned campaigner Ajay Jayaram with straight games 21-14, 21-10 win in the final to win the men's singles title in the Vietnam Open which ended in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

There was also a big surprise in the women's singles final with Singapore's unseeded Yeo Jia Min pulling off an upset 21-19, 21-19 win over China's seventh seed Han Yue, a former Asian Junior champion in 35 minutes.

Former world champions Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of Korea walked away with the men's doubles title with a 22-20, 21-18 win over Lee Sheng-mu-Yang Po-hsuan of Chinese Taipei.

The women's doubles final was an all-Japan affair and fourth seeds Misato Aratama-Akane Watanabe coming off champions after clinching a 21-18, 21-19 win over sixth seeds Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida in 35 minutes.

Thailand took the mixed doubles title through Nipitphon Phaungphuapet-Savitree Amitrapai who came back from a game down to prevail 13-21, 21-18, 21-19 victoryin 54 minutes over Indonesians Alfian Eko Presetya-Marsheilla Gischa Islami.

At the end of the day, the five titles at stake were shared by five nations – Indonesia (men's singles); Singapore (women's singles); Korea (men's doubles); Japan (women's doubles); and Thailand (mixed doubles). 


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