By: Lung Po-an and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) earned her third consecutive women’s singles title in Malaysia, after winning the 2019 Malaysia Open final Sunday.
Tai beat world No. 4 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-16, 21-19 in two straight games, winning her first title of the season to further consolidate her world No. 1 women’s singles ranking.
Tai and Yamaguchi had previously played 14 times, with Tai winning eight of those games.
The 24-year-old Taiwanese got off to a good start in the final, taking a 6-1 lead over her Japanese opponent before winning the first game 21-16. [FULL STORY]