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Ratchanok is the women's world badminton champion

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Thai teenager Ratchanok Intanon took the world women's title in Guangzhou Sunday in a massive upset, beating Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui 22-20, 18-21, 21-14. 

Ratchanok Intanon, right, raises her trophy on the podium after defeating China's Li Xuerui during their women's singles final match at the 2013 Badminton World Championships in Guangzhou on Sunday. (Reuters photo)

Ratchanok, 18, becomes the first ever Thai player to win gold at the world championships after defeating 22-year-old top seed Li, who was gunning for her first world title.

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