Thuy Linh beats Malaysian player, wins Vietnam Open 2022

VOV.VN - Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Thuy Linh made history after winning the championship title at the Vietnam Open 2022 badminton tournament for the first time.

In the women’s singles played on October 2, she successfully defeated Malaysian rival Goh Jin Wei 2-0 in the final to win the tournament, though her rival was placed 20 spots higher than Linh in the global rankings.

Linh defeated Wei 21-15 in the first set before easily trouncing the Malaysia player 21-13 in the second set.

The Phu Tho native received a cash prize of US$5,625, 5.500 points in bonuses, and now has a strong possibility of making Top 50 in the global rankings.

The 2022 Vietnam Open was the third Super 100 tournament of the 2022 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour and was also part of the Vietnam Open championships, which has been held since 1996.  

Thuy Linh on September 17 won the trophy of the Yonex Belgian International 2022 badminton tournament, grabbing her first title after two years of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.