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33 beats 18 - Baun over Ratchanok

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Tine Baun became the oldest All-England women's badminton singles winner of the open era when she beat the youngest finalist Ratchanok Intanon in an uniquely emotional final. 

The 33-year-old's 21-14, 16-21, 21-10 win over the 18-year-old Thai woman brought to an end the career of one of the outstanding players of the past ten years, and the only woman to threaten Chinese dominance.

The Dane only decided to compete this year as a "last adventure" but instead, as seventh seed, surprised herself by winning the All-England title back and taking it a third time.

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