Sport in Short: Badminton

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JOKO SUPRIANTO, of Indonesia, took the Korean Open on his third match point in Seoul yesterday. Suprianto, ranked joint fifth in the world, overcame Denmark's Thomas Stuer Lauridsen 15-3, 18-13. Susi Susanti, of Indonesia, faces South Korea's Bang Soo Hyun in the women's singles final today.

KOREAN OPEN (Seoul) Men's singles: Final: J Suprianto (Indon) bt T Stuer Lauridsen (Den) 15-3 18-13. Women's singles: Semi-finals: S Susanti (Indon) bt M Timur (Indon) 11-6 11-7; B Soo Hyun (S Kor) bt T Jiuhong (Ch) 12-10 11-4.