Two newly independent Malaysian pairs put up sizzling performances to bag two titles at the Thailand Masters in Bangkok on Sunday.
Men's doubles duo Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong claimed their first title as independent shuttlers by defeating fifth seed Lu Ching Yao-Yang Po Han of Taiwan 21-13, 21-17 in the final at the Huamark Indoor Stadium.
Another Malaysian pair, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, was also victorious by edging second seed Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 21-16, 21-15 in the mixed doubles final.
Meanwhile, Penang-born Singaporean shuttler Loh Kean Yew pulled off a major upset by beating Chinese star Lin Dan 21-19, 21-18 in the men’s singles final.
Thailand won the women’s doubles title after their unseeded pair of Puttita Supajirakul-Sapsiree Taerattanachai stunned fifth seed Li Wenmei-Zheng Yu of China 15-21, 21-15, 21-10.
Young Indonesian shuttler Fitriani Fitriani claimed the women’s singles title after upsetting eighth seed Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand 21-12, 21-14.