Tine Baun has claimed her third Yonex All England Open Championship title

Last Updated: 10/03/13 7:23pm

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Tine Baun: Won a high-quality final.

Tine Baun: Won a high-quality final.

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Danish veteran Tine Baun ended her distinguished badminton career in superb style by claiming her third women's singles crown at the Yonex All England Open Championships.

The 33-year-old seventh seed produced some great play in the final set to beat 18-year-old Intanon Ratchanok of Thailand 21-14 16-21 21-10 in an enthralling 53-minute clash at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.

"The first two titles were good but this one is extra special," said Baun. "I knew that I would play my best and I felt great on court."

There was an upset in the men's singles final as Chinese second seed Chen Long beat Lee Chong Wei 21-17 21-18 to deny the World No. 1 a third title.

China's top women's doubles pair Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang , who were embroiled in a match-fixing scandal at last year's Olympics, earned some redemption on their return to Britain by claiming the title in their event.

Wang and Yu were too strong for unseeded compatriots Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei, taking just 27 minutes to wrap up a 21-18 21-10 victory.

China claimed another title in the men's doubles as Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zhan beat Japanese fourth seeds Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa 21-11 21-9.

Zhao was unable to make it a clean sweep of Chinese doubles wins as she and Zhang Nan lost 21-13 21-17 to Indonesia's second seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in the final of the mixed.

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