Tai Tzu-ying retains women’s singles title at Malaysia Open

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/07
By: Lung Po-an and Evelyn Kao

Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎, back) and Akane Yamaguchi (front) / Still image taken from BA Malaysia YouTube

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]

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