One to Watch – Tai Tzu Ying


Tai Tzu Ying

2012 Japan Open & Chinese Taipei Open
WS winner :Tai Tzu Ying


One title does not portend success for a player but Tai Tzu Ying’s recent victory in Japan strongly hinted she may be nearing the upper echelons of the women’s game.

The Chinese Taipei teenager – who wrested the Yonex Japan Open Superseries Women’s Singles championship – is among a clutch of young girls, including Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon and India’s PV Sindhu, whose impressive performances increasingly suggest the future of women’s badminton is in collectively capable hands.


The manner in which Tai Tzu Ying dismissed players of the calibre of Intanon, Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea and Eriko Hirose of Japan belied her youthfulness. Her range of strokes and variations, plus her composure under pressure, bore the signs of an exciting new prospect who can challenge the top singles players..... <FULL ARTICLE>