Date: Feb 15, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taiwan’s top female badminton player, Tai Tzu-ying, is ready to put an up-
and-down year behind her and focus her attention on this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Though Tai rose to No. 3 in the Badminton World Federation’s women’s singles rankings in August last year, the highest-ranking of any Taiwanese woman, she said it could have been better, pointing to the wide gap in ranking points between her and those ranked above her.
She was also hampered by an injury to a heel suffered at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open in November last year that led to poor results there and at the Dubai World Superseries Finals in December, tournaments she had won in 2014. The loss of ranking points at those two events sent her ranking tumbling to ninth in the world.
Tai said her injury limited her in Dubai and she subsequently decided to turn down invitations to other events on the advice of her father and concentrate on getting healthy. [FULL STORY]