Back-to-back titles for Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen

Spain's Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen yesterday claimed their second Thailand Open badminton singles titles in a fortnight.

Axelsen was in commanding form against compatriot Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in the men's final, winning 21-11, 21-7 .

Marin, the reigning Olympic champion, beat top seed Tai Tzu-ying 21-19, 21-17 for the second time in a fortnight.

After back-to-back Thailand Opens, Bangkok will host the finale - the Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals - from Wednesday, which will be contested by the top eight of each discipline. - AFP