Tien Minh wins big in Australia

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Vietnam's top badminton player, Nguyen Tien Minh, won the Yonex Australia Open Grand Prix 2010 after beating Malaysian rival, Yogendran Krishnan, in the final in Melbourne Sunday.

It took the Vietnamese world number six 37 minutes to defeat the Malaysian competitor, ranked 128th in the world.

Minh was down in the first minutes of the match with Yogendran Krishnan leading 4-2, 6-5 and 9-6. Minh soon improved, however, and won five consecutive points to lead by 11-9, before taking the set 21-14.

The second set, at first, was fought on more even terms. The score came to 10-10 before Minh, the only Vietnamese player to enter the world top 100, won seven consecutive points to lead 17-10 before finishing the job with a score of 21-11.

Minh was awarded 5,000 points in the Badminton World Federation rankings for winning the championship.

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