The China Post
Date: November 28, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
Twenty-two-year-old Taiwanese player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) won the women’s singles title at the Hong
Kong Open Badminton Championships on Sunday, catapulting her to the world No. 1 spot.
Tai defeated Indian player Pusarla V. Sindhu, ranked world No. 9, 21:15, 21:17, on Sunday evening, bringing home her second Hong Kong Open title since 2014.
The victory also solidified her spot as the world No. 1 female badminton player in next week’s rankings.
Tai ranked No. 3 in the world ranking last week, with 74,491 points. Spain’s Carolina Marin stood at No. 1 with 80.530 points.
Marin was the champion at the Hong Kong Open last year, but Tai didn’t make it into the top eight. [FULL STORY]