2011 All-England - Denmark pair win Men's doubles final
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2011 All-England - Denmark pair win Men's doubles final

Birmingham : United Kingdom | Mar 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM PDT
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[1/6] Demi-finale DH : Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen vs Zhendong Guo et Chen Xu (All England 2010)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 13 March 2011

The Denmark pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen won their maiden All-England title when they defeated Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia 15-21, 21-18, 21-18.

The 5th seeded Malaysian pair won the first game 21-15 and led in the second set but the Danes lifted their game to take the game 21-18 to tie the match. The rubber game was another close tie but Boe and Morgensen kept their composure and won 21-18.

In the semi-final, the Danish pair were on top of their game too, overcoming a strong challenge from China’s Chai-Biao-Guo Zhengdong to prevail 26-24, 21-12.

Meanwhile, in the women's singles final, top-seeded Wang Shixian of China regained the All-England Open women's singles title for her country. The title is China's seventh in ten years.

Wang defeated unseeded Eriko Hirose of Japan 24-22, 21-18 in Sunday's final. Her speed and big match experience proved crucial especially in the first game when Hirose held game points at 20-19 and 21-20.

However Hirose, the first Japanese women's singles finalist for 32 years at the All-England, will take consolation in putting on a good show to cheer a nation that is grieving after Fridays' quake and tsunami.

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Kenneth Ang is based in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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