2016 Day 6 - Finals - First time Superseries champions in men's singles and women's doubles

A week of amazing badminton games has finally come to an end!.

Women's Doubles

Bao Yixin / Chen Qingchen (CHN) beat Nitya Krishinda Maheswari / Greysia Polii (INA)[2]. 23-21, 21-17.

Both sides opened with patient rallies by both camps and the difference was the Chinese were willing to spend Chen’s energy to make inroads. On the other hand, the Indonesian plan appeared to be the same one from the semi-final victory which was showing their opponents they can read all the play.

The Chinese pair displayed their favourite formation of Bao front and Chen commanding the rear. Rarely did they alter this but when they did Chen was more effective than Bao at the net.

Bao Yixin's two unforced errors late in the first game helped the Indonesians gain game point and also survive once in the deuce but it wasn't enough to lose it.

The umpire's caution to all four ladies after the second game interval, probably for taking too much time between points, distracted the Indonesians' rhythm the moment they launched a last bid offensive.

Two Indonesian unforced errors and a Chinese fluke made it too far a gap to pull back and China won their first title of the day.

Men's Doubles

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA)[7] beat Angga Pratama / Ricky Karanda Suwardi (INA)[6]. 21-14, 21-15.

Indonesia were assured of one title but it still entertained the full stadium. Both pairs entered this final with one Superseries win each under their belt.

Kevin Sanjaya’s flashy counter-offences and Marcus Gideon's dives and planking to save net shots drew loud "oohhs". Boisterous applause went to Ricky Suwardi who used height advantage and conviction at smashing as many consecutive shots as it takes to hit the ground.

Pratama/Suwardi had a sound plan for tackling the fast exchanges from their opponent but the execution by the front player lacked the right timing. Without sharp enough tools, the taller pair yielded to the recent India Superseries winners.

Men's Singles

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN) beat Jeon Hyeok Jin (KOR). 21-16, 19-21, 21-11

Two Grand Prix tournament winners were seeking a first Superseries title and the man who'd already had the experience of one SS final became the victor.

The match winners were being mirrored on each side. Vittinghus' off-cross court smashes were met with similar by Jeon's so the first game was decided by the person with accurate down the line smashes.

The Dane with the upper hand of a game pressed the Korean harder in the second. Jeon was mature enough to respond by keeping the rallies from being short ones until he had a chance to attack and capture game two.

Sensing it was still the right game plan, Vittinghus continued pressing the fitness and defensive response demands to achieve the biggest individual tournament win of his career very soon after the biggest team win where he won the decisive third singles in the Thomas Cup final for Danish glory.

Mixed Doubles

Huang Yaqiong / Lu Kai (CHN)[8] beat Chen Qingchen / Zheng Siwei (CHN) 21-18, 21-14.

Chen Qingchen showed will to win a second Superseries in a matter of hours, this time ably aided by Zheng Siwei. But once the first game was gone and finding themselves behind at the second game interval, the ideas about how to do it were absent.

The more seasoned mixed pair of Huang Yaqiong / Lu Kai have the advantage that none of their opponents defeated foes had, lots of practice against them, and it was distinctly obvious today. Huang had the guts and touch to win off Zheng at the net, and Lu found the right moments to smash to draw weak replies

Women's singles

Saina Nehwal (IND)[7] beat Sun Yu (CHN). 11-21, 21-14, 21-19.

“I came into this tournament not expecting to win it and today I wasn't feeling as great as I was against Ratchanok or Yihan this week”, said Saina Nehwal of her tough victory and second Australian Open title.

The Chinese player picked on her opponent's backhand smash defence which continually sat up high enough for a put away in order to win the first game.

Things turned around when the Indian responded in the second game with a net strategy. Not only was she getting there early, there was also the guts to repeatedly produce tight shots.

Sun’s quality waned early in the third game while Saina’s daring net play refusing to work after the change of ends so their chances remained relatively even. The experience of the 2014 Australian Open champion kicked in at the final interval and she upped the urgency on court coverage, smashes and risk taking. Nehwal was willing to get behind the shuttle for smashes while Sun wasn't in the home stretch.