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Carolina Marin wins China Open

The Spanish star player had lost to Tai in their last six matches. She even lost the first game in this particular final.

SNS | New Delhi |

Olympic gold medal winner Carolina Marin on Sunday defeated Taiwanese former world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying to win her second straight China Open title. Notably, this was only Marin’s second tournament since she made comeback after she had undergone an injury.

The Spanish star player had lost to Tai in their last six matches. She even lost the first game in this particular final. However, she came stitched a remarkable comeback to clinch the next two games and win the match 14-21, 21-17, 21-18.

Marin later interacted with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website after the match and stated that she managed to keep herself calm and composed after losing the first game.

“There was some frustration with myself in the first game. I tried to keep calm. I had to be patient and find the good length on the shuttle. But the most important thing is I could fight until the end.

“I just waited until she made mistakes. I just wanted to play some long rallies because I knew this match was going to be really tough. She has good strokes, she has so much deception that I had to be careful,” said Marin.

Notably, the 26-year-old shuttler had torn her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in January and the injury had forced her force her to withdraw from the Indonesia Masters final against Saina Nehwal. She only came back to professional sport after surgery and elaborated rehabilitation process.