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World champion and world No. 1 Kento Momota defended his men’s singles title with a straight-sets win, while Akane Yamaguchi beat Nozomi Okuhara in an all-Japanese women’s singles final at the Japan Open on Sunday.

Playing in front of a cheering home crowd, Momota won a tight first game against Jonatan Christie of Indonesia 21-16 before cruising 21-13 in the second.

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