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Nina Vislova does it twice
Date: 10/21/2013 10:26 AM
Published by : Manuel Røsler

Nina Vislova (27), the Russian Olympic Bronze Medal winner from the London Olympic Games, confirmed with her wins in the women's doubles and mixed doubles that she still belongs to the best players in the world – although she changed her partner. In the women's doubles her new partner is Anastasia Chervaykova (21 years young).

After winning against the number two seeds Andrey Fontaine/Emilie Lefel of France, they also stayed on the winning track against number one seeded pair from Sweden Emelie Lennartson/Emma Wengberg in the Sunday's finals.

It was her second victory of then day after she had already captured the mixed doubles title with her partner Vitalij Durkin after a very close match against the French pair of Ronan Labar/Emilie Lefel.

Click here for full results in the women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Brice Leverdez takes the men's singles crown

In the men's singles it was the French number one Brice Leverdez who won the title. He beat the number one seeded European Vice Champion Henri Hurskainen of Sweden in the semis and in the final the Russian Vladimir Malkov. Brice was very popular among the spectators and had a lot of fans on the girls side. On court, it looked like Brice had a never ending level of fitness. Long rallies in each match, three times he had to go over three games - and he also played in men's doubles category.

Click here for the full men's singles results.

There he reached the final with his team mate Lucas Corvee. But during the last match of Sunday's finals, you could see, that the French boys got tired and had no answer to the speed of the German-Malaysian pair of Daniel Benz and Kwong Beng Chan and lost in two straight games.

Click here for full results in the men's doubles.

The title in women's singles went to Las Vegas in USA! Beiwen Zhang, a former international player from Singapore, had moved to USA in 2012. After one year break, where she did not play any tournaments at all, she is back on her way to reach a top level again. The former number 21 in the world rankings has one big problem: no sparring partner for badminton in Las Vegas. That is the reason, she travels a lot to Europe to practise in clubs and national training centres and plays for the german Bundesliga club 1. BC Düren.

In the final against Tanvi Lad from India she had not any problems to take the victory in two games. After the match she promised not to spend the money in the casinos of Las Vegas, where she will go back tomorrow.

Click here for full results in the women's singles.

The tournament was held for the second time in the city of Yverdon-les-Bains and thanks to the support of the Sport-Service of the city, a big number of helpers from the local club and thanks to the sponsoring of YONEX, it was again a successful event. See you again in 2014.

Here you can watch plenty of the matches from the Swiss International.

Article and photos by Michael Dickhäuser.

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