Japanese shuttler Sato wins women's singles of Indonesia Open Super Series

2017-06-19 03:15:11 GMT2017-06-19 11:15:11(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Sato Sayaka of Japan (R) and Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea pose during the awarding ceremony after the women's singles final match at Indonesia Open 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 18, 2017. Sato Sayaka won 2-1 to claim the title. (Xinhua/Du Yu) Sato Sayaka of Japan (R) and Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea pose during the awarding ceremony after the women's singles final match at Indonesia Open 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 18, 2017. Sato Sayaka won 2-1 to claim the title. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

JAKARTA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Japanese shuttler Sayaka Sato won the women's singles title at the Indonesia Open Super Series here on Sunday, outclassing South Korean Sung Ji Hyun 21-13, 17-21, 21-14 in the final.

Sato was emotional to vent her release over the victory in the tournament of which she lost to Indian player Saina Nehwal in the final in 2010.

"I failed 7 years ago here. I was so released that I finished the match with a victory. I have put it in my mind to win the tournament this time so as to improve my confidence in further international tournaments," Sato told a press conference after the final.

Sato became the first Japanese women's singles player to win Indonesia Open Super Series.

Sato earned 75,000 U.S. dollars for the title, while Sung Ji Hyun received 38,000 dollars of rewards.

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