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Home shuttlers win two titles in Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 23 2008   /  10:36 am

SWEET VICTORY: Indonesian badminton sce Sony Dwi Kuncoro(right) shows off his gold medal after winning the men's singles title at the Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series in Jakarta on sunday. He beat fellow Indonesian Simon Santoso(left) 19-21, 21-14, 21-9 in the final. With athletes in five finals at the badminton Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series, host Indonesia saw men's singles Sony Dwi Kuncoro and women's doubles Vita Marissa and Lilyana Natsir secure titles Sunday at the Bung Karno Sports Hall in Senayan, Central Jakarta. World No. 6 Sony beat fellow Indonesian Simon Santoso, 19-21, 21-14, 21-9 to win the first Super Series title of his career. Sony said he won the match through consistent play, waiting for the opportunity to score with his smash. "Simon performed very well but he seemed frustrated in the last game as I managed to return most of h...