Chris and Gabby Adcock win World Superseries mixed doubles title
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 13/12/15 9:46pm
Chris and Gabby Adcock made history by becoming the first British players to win a title at badminton's World Superseries Finals in Dubai.
The husband and wife pair claimed the mixed doubles title at the season-ending tournament with a 21-14 21-17 victory over South Korea's third seeds Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na.
The Commonwealth champions cruised through the first set after opening up a 12-6 lead but the second was tighter.
They went 12-8 ahead but the South Korean pair, who had beaten them in all of three of their previous three meetings, rallied to draw level at 15-15.
However, Chris took control and clinched victory and a cheque for US $84,000 with a winner into the open court.
Gabby said on badmintonengland.co.uk: "I am in shock and I can't believe we won. I am overwhelmed with emotion. This is a very big win as the Korean pair have been good all year."
Chris said: "We have fought hard to put things right all week as there have been some really tough matches."
It was the second Superseries title of the Adcocks' career after they also won in Hong Kong in 2013.