In the world of women's singles badminton, Tai Tzu-ying reigns supreme at the top of the rankings. Later in April, she won her another title against Akane Yamaguchi in the Asian Championships held in Wuhan, China, marking a sixth consecutive title. Her net worth is estimated to be between $1-$5M. At the All England Open finals years, she won the coveted title for the third time. But in her next tournament, the Asian Championships, she won the title after defeating Chen Yufei in the final in Wuhan and regained her world no 1 ranking. 1 . Tai qualified to compete at the World Tour Finals and placed as the top seeds. This time, she led the world rankings until 29 July 2019, for a total of 137 weeks in her two spells as women's singles number one, surpassing the previous record of 124 weeks set by Li, the Chinese player who defeated her at London 2012. [6] In June, she experienced the most memorable thing during her career as a badminton player, where she reached her first Superseries finals at her birthday in Singapore Open. Tai herself said that she does not follow a certain play or style, and focuses on herself rather than her opponent or any strategies. Tai started her career when she used to be in her school life. [19] She won the Special Contribution Award in 2017 Sports Elite Awards. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Again, it seemed to bring an instant response, as the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist opened up an 8-3 lead in the second game – only for Tai Tzu to storm away with the next eight points to lead 11-8 at the break. 1 Tai Tzu Ying. [10], In the early half of 2012 season, her best achievements was the semi-finalists in All England Open, and was ranked as world number 16. [21] However, she retired with an injury in her third group stage match against Yamaguchi after losing the first game 17–21 and trailing 12–11 in the second game. In her first match, she defeated Zhang 21–15, 21–17; lost to Sindhu 21–14, 16–21, 18–21. She competed at the World Tour Finals. She also won the title in the second division where she earned the right to participate in the first division games. She made it into the semifinals and successfully avenged her loss, beating Wang Shixian. In December, Tai competed at the East Asian Games for Chinese Taipei and won a bronze medal in the women's singles and helped the team reaching the final, settled for a silver. At the 2014 Asian Games, she represented her country and won Chinese Taipei’s first badminton bronze medal. In the 2018 BWF World Championships, she defeated Zhang Beiwen from the United State of America by 21-19, 21-14 and broke the record of the longest winning streak with 31 consecutive matches won such as “BWF World Championships”, “Uber Cup”, “Malaysia Open”, “All England Open”, “Asian Championships”, “Indonesia Master” and “Indonesia Open”. She had started her career at a very young age. Her titles in Malaysia and Singapore were her fourth and fifth consecutive ones. At the Asian Junior Championships, she won her first silver medal where she lost the final match to Chen Xiaojia in the straight games in 2009. She defeated Zhu Lin in the first round of Australian Open, Wang Xin in the first round of Indonesia Open, and in July, she beat former World Champion Lu Lan in the quarter-finals of U.S. Open a Grand Prix Gold tournament, and beat World Junior silver medalists Sayaka Sato in the final, which became the first international title she won at the age of 17. 1 in the women's singles on December 2016, and holds the record for most weeks ranked at the top in BWF history with 148 weeks (as of 17 March 2020). It was also the first gold medal for Taiwan in this competition. She is not married and doesn’t have any children and husband. In the 2018 BWF World Championship's third round, she defeated Zhang Beiwen from the United States in straight games (21–19, 21–14) and broke the record of the longest winning streak with 31 consecutive matches won (Indonesia Masters, All England Open, Asian Championships,[2] Uber Cup, Malaysia Open, Indonesia Open, BWF World Championships), while the former record of 30 wins was held by Li Xuerui from China. The 18 years old, currently ranked 13th in the world and seeded 10th won all matches in the group stage defeating Anu Nieminen of Finland and Victoria Montero of Mexico. [39], During the period of 2016 Summer Olympics, Yonex provided unfit shoes to non-contract Tai. She started in the qualifying draw and went on to reach the final, which she lost to Saina Nehwal in straight games. 1 in the women's singles on December 2016, and holds the record for most weeks ranked at the top in BWF history with 148 weeks (as of 17 March 2020). Tai decided to attend the 2017 Summer Universiade not only out of a desire to earn a title[17] for her home country but also for the bigger picture. Tai started playing badminton at the fourth or fifth grader in elementary school, and at the sixth grade, she played at the National ranking tournament, won the title in the second division, earning the right to participate in the first division games. A week later, at the Indonesian Master, she won the title after defeating Saina Nehwal of India. Although she lost the final game of 2018 French Open, she still won 9,350 points, by deleted the 2017 French Open 9,200 points, her points comes to 101,667 eventually, becomes the highest points holder in the women's singles category history. Tzu-Ying’s arsenal of strokes was in full display as she rushed to a 11-3 lead. Tai did not reveal the nature of the injury or how it occurred.[22]. She won back-to-back Asian Championships titles,[2] the year end tournament Superseries Finals,[3] and the oldest tournament All England Open. [24] She came back and claimed back to back titles at Malaysia Open and Singapore Open; beating Japanese Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara respectively in finals in two straight games. Career summary Tai's father is a firefighter and the director of Kaohsiung city's badminton committee. [1] At the age of 22, she became world No. [3][note 2] She also made history by becoming the first women's singles player to reach the finals in the Superseries Finals three times. She has almost about 398K followers on Instagram and 421 followers on Twitter. The 2014 CWG champion was quite the hard taskmaster during Saina’s quarter-final defeat to world No. She became the only third female player after Xie Xingfang and Tine Baun to hold three titles by contesting 4 finals at the tournament. She became the world’s No 2 women’s singles player after winning the Superseries Finals in Dubai for the second time. In the 2013 BWF Super Series Masters Finals, she defeated Sung Ji-hyun and Porntip Buranaprasertsuk but lost to Wang Shixian. Gymnasts from the United States, China and Russia will join counterparts from Japan in a 30-person meet this weekend in Tokyo. She has also defeated the former World Champion named “Lu Lan ” in the quarter-finals of U. S. Open a Grand Prix tournament. before closing out the win to seal a spot in the semis. But she quickly rebounded from disappointment in the British capital, winning the Japan Open Super Series title that September to become the youngest-ever winner of a Super Series tournament (a record since surpassed twice). Women's Singles, Group stage, Group K, Tai T Y v Nieminen, Women's Singles, Group stage, Group K, Tai T Y v Vi. In April, she participated at the World Junior Championships in Mexico, but had to retired in the quarter-finals of 9–16 places due to injury. [12] In September, she claimed her first Superseries title in the Japan Open and made history as the youngest player to win the Superseries title (currently the third youngest player, after Ratchanok Intanon won the India Open in 2013, and Akane Yamaguchi won the Japan Open 2013). [18] Since the Summer Universiade was by far the biggest sporting event held in her home country, only second to the Olympic Games, Tai wanted to welcome the world to see Taiwan. Tai Tzu- Ying is active on social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. She was coached by the famous badminton player named “Lai Jian- cheng”. In 2018, Tai starting the season participated in the Malaysian Master in which she defeated Chen Yufei in the quarter final and Carolina Marín in a thrilling semi final, coming from a game down, but lost to Ratchanok Intanon in final. 1 for the first time in her career in 2016. Influenced by her father, Tai picked up badminton in primary school, becoming a top-group player nationally by the age of 12. The 25-year-old Tai was born in Kaohsiung, a city in the southern region of the island of Taiwan, where she still resides. To know about her daily life, follow her on social networking sites.