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Beijing Olympic winners take China Masters title

2009-09-20 07:28:31 GMT2009-09-20 15:28:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

China's Du Jing and Yu Yang return the shuttle during the women's doubles final against their teammates Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei at the China Masters badminton super series in Changzhou, Sept. 20, 2009. Du and Yu won 21-15, 21-15. (Xinhua/Chen Qi)

Cheng Shu(right) and Zhao Yunlei of China compete in the final of women's doubles against their compatriots Du Jing and Yu Yang at 2009 China Masters in Changzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, on Sept. 20, 2009. Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei lost 0-2. (Xinhua/Chen Qi)

CHANGZHOU, Jiangsu Province, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Olympics winners Du Jing and Yu Yang overcame teammates Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei 21-15, 21-15 to capture the women's doubles title at the China Masters badminton super series here on Sunday.

Du and Yu led 11-8 to enter the technical timeout and never looked back in the opening set.

The two pairs changed leads in the second but Du/Yu again led 11-8 and quickly to extend their edge to 15-8.

"This victory is such an encouragement for us because my injury stopped us from producing good performance after the Olympics," said Du, 25, who has been bothered by knee injury since their triumph in Beijing.

"I still have a long way to reach as good a form as in the Beijing Olympics last year," she added.

Du and Yu will compete in the Japan Open kicking off two days later.

"Hopefully we can win again in Japan," said Yu.

World champions Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng withdrew from the men's doubles final due to Cai's injury, surrendering the title to teammates Guo Zhendong and Xu Chen.

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