Taiwan’s Tai to Break Into Top 5 with Singapore Plate


In a few days, when the new BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Rankings release, we will have a Top 5 debutant in the Women’s Singles discipline.
Team VICTOR young star Tai Tzu Ying, with a runner-up showing in the OUE Singapore Open, is projected to surpass Korean Sung Ji Hyun and rise to a career high of No.5, breaking her own record of No.6 as the best ranked female shuttler in singles in Taiwanese history.
OUE Singapore Open, Sun Yu badminton
Media made both Sun (L) and Tai on the same level on the podium to fit the camera. © Badmintonphoto
(Read: Exclusive courtside talk with Tai Tzu Ying)
However, as good as Tai finally setting her foot inside the Top 5, she could have narrowed the gap of points between No.4 Wang Shixian and her had she taken one of the three championship points she had in Sunday’s final against Sun Yu, where Tai lost 21-13 19-21 22-20 in 72 minutes.
This is Tai’s second Singapore finals after 2010 when she was just 16.
Aiming for a “three-peat” at the Superseries event, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir ended their journey in the semifinals, downed by top seeds Zhang and Zhao. Natsir was also chasing her seventh career Singapore title.
OUE Singapore, Ahmad/Natsir
2011, 2013-2014 winner Liliyana Natsir (L)/ Tontowi Ahmad
Final Results of Singapore Open 2015:
OUE Singapore Open, Tai Tzu Ying
Tai Tzu Ying badminton
Tai Tzu Ying to rise to World No.5 in new rankings.
Tai Tzu Ying badminton
Tai Tzu Ying with her 2015 new weapon HYPERNANO X 800
( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )