• Kyodo


Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo stunned badminton Olympic gold medalists Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei of China in straight games to win the women’s doubles title at the Dubai World Superseries Finals on Sunday.

Matsutomo and Takahashi beat the world No. 1 ranked pair 21-17, 21-14 to become the first ever Japanese winners of the year-ending finals that started in 2008.

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