Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping (CHN) bt Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti (INA) 21-15 21-8
The overwhelming favourites from China haven’t dropped a single game this week. The pair continued their fine form and opened with an exhilarating game against the seventh seed Indonesian’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti. The Chinese gradually seized control with two runs of consecutive points which surged them into the lead.
After taking the first game, the Chinese turned it all the way up to 11, leaving the Indonesian pair baffled and itching for the answers. Even when Yilyu and Dongping were both diving across the floor, it seemed that nothing could stop the pair. From 6-5 in the second end, the Chinese pair dominated 15 of the next 18 points and seized their second HSBC BWF World Tour title this year.