HONG KONG - Malaysian world number one Lee Chong Wei stormed to victory at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, outclassing Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight games to win his sixth Superseries tournament of the season.
Amid raucous support at the Hong Kong Coliseum, the 31-year-old top seed needed just 34 minutes to see off the unseeded three-time Asian champion 21-13, 21-9.
Lee's dominant display, which included 24 winning smashes, capped a superb tournament in which he did not drop a single game.
"I never thought I would do so well. It's a final. Sony has been doing well," said Lee.
"Six is my lucky number. I like number six," the two-time Olympic silver medallist joked, referring to his remarkable haul of Superseries wins in 2013, in which he has won half of the 12 events.
In the women's singles, China's Wang Yihan was forced to toil hard for her 21-13, 16-21, 21-15 win against compatriot Wang Shixian in a gruelling match lasting one hour and 16 minutes.
The third seed took the first game easily before Wang, seeded fourth, mounted a comeback to level the match.
In the decider, the lead changed hands before it reached 11-11, when the former world champion pulled ahead, going on to seal the match with a smash.
Wang Yihan admitted, however, that victory had not come easy.
"I am not in my best shape. I had been satisfied getting into the final," she said, adding that she had been recovering well from a knee injury.
In the mixed doubles, British newlyweds Chris Adcock and Gabrielle White, who tied the knot in September, beat China's Bao Yixin and Liu Cheng 21-14, 24-22, overcoming nerves in their prolonged second game.
Adcock said they would allow themselves only a short break before resuming training for next month's BWF Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur.
"It's definitely our first championship since marriage so we're really, really happy about it," said Adcock.
"A long flight home, a few days off and then I am going to have to get training for the finals in Malaysia," he added.
In the all-Korean men's doubles final, unseeded pair Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong fought back from a game down to beat fourth seeds Kim Ki-Jung and Kim Sa-Rang 12-21, 21-15, 21-18.
In the women's doubles, fifth-seeded Chinese pair Bao Yixin and Tang Jinhua came from behind to beat their compatriots Ou Dongni and Tang Yuanting 18-21, 21-16, 21-15.