Badminton star Tai wins Malaysia Open title

The China Post
Date: April 10, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu

Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), the world’s topped ranked women’s singles badminton

Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), photographed here on Sunday, Apr. 9, played in the 2017 Malaysia Open final against Spanish player Carolina Marin. Tai took home the title for Women’s Singles and a prize of US$600,000. (CNA)

player, added the Malaysia Open to back-to-back Super Series wins Sunday.

The 22-year old beat out Spain’s Carolina Marin during Sunday’s final, rallying to victory after losing the first game of the match.

Tai was the only Taiwanese player who made it into the tournament’s last eight. After successfully winning matches against China’s Chen Yufei (陳雨菲) in the quarterfinals and South Korea’s Sung Ji-hyun (成池鉉) in the semifinals, Tai faced off against Marin for the Women’s Singles title and a prize of US$600,000 (NT$18.3276 million).

Tai’s opponent Marin currently ranks third on the Badminton World Federation in the women’s Women’s Singles rankings. She previously held the No. 1 spot from 2014 to 2015.    [FULL  STORY]

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