Singapore’s Derek Wong, seeded No. 2, in action during the semi-finals against Senatria Agus Setia Putra of Indonesia. Derek won in straight sets 22–20, 21–12. (Photo 1 © Low Sze Sen/Red Sports)

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Singapore Badminton Hall, Saturday, August 24, 2013 – Derek Wong of Singapore beat Yu Hsien Lin of Chinese Taipei 2–0 (21–18, 21–14) to win the men’s singles title at the 2013 Li-Ning Singapore International Series.

Derek, the second seed, took 37 minutes to beat his 13th-seed opponent who had beaten top seed Ashton Chen of Singapore 2–1 (16–21, 21–9, 21–17) in the semi-finals.

Derek only dropped one set on his way to the title. In Round 2, Derek needed 45 minutes to beat unseeded Kok Pong Loke of Malaysia 2–1 (21–16, 13–21, 7–21).

Derek’s longest encounter came in a 50-minute match against 14th seed Wibowo Setyaldi Putra of Indonesia. Derek eventually won 2–0 (21–18, 21–18).

There was an all-Singapore final in the women’s doubles event. The top seeded pair of Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao beat compatriots Fu Mingtian and Vanessa Yeo 2–1 (19–21, 21–15, 21–13).

That was after Shinta and Lei Yao had to take one hour, their longest match of the tournament, to fight off the challenge of the third-seed pair of Melati Daeva Oktaviani and Rosyita Eka Putri Sari of Indonesia in the semi-finals. They eventually won the semi-final 2–1 (21–14, 22–24, 21–17).