Ratchanok Intanon

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Ratchanok Intanon
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Personal information
Nickname(s) May
Birth name Ratchanok Intanon
Country Thailand
Born 5 February 1995 (1995-02-05) (age 23)
Yasothon, Thailand
Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's singles
Career title(s) 18
Highest ranking 1 (21 April 2016)
Current ranking 4 (24 May 2018)
BWF profile

Ratchanok Intanon (Thai: รัชนก อินทนนท์, RTGSRatchanok Inthanon, pronounced [rát.t͡ɕʰā.nók ʔīn.tʰā.nōn]; born 5 February 1995) is a Thai badminton player who became the first Thai to become No.1 in women's singles. She is known for her relaxed hitting motion and light footwork which has been described as 'balletic' by commentators such as Gillian Clark. She became world champion in women's singles in 2013.

Career summary[edit]

2009–2012[edit]

Ratchanok won her first individual International title in 2009, while she was only 14, by winning the Vietnam International Challenge. She made history by becoming the youngest-ever champion[2] at the BWF World Junior Championships at 14 when she triumphed in Malaysia. She also reached SEA Games 2009 Badminton WS final but lost to her compatriot Salakjit Ponsana.

In 2010, at the age of 15, she successfully defended her title at the World Junior Championships in Mexico. She won two back-to-back Grand Prix tournaments by winning YONEX-SUNRISE Vietnam Open Grand Prix and Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold. In 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, she won a silver medal as a member of the women's team. In the final, she lost to Wang Xin, at that time world number 1, 22-20 17-21 14-21.

In 2011, she became the most successful player ever in individual events at the BWF World Junior Championships, winning the women's singles title for the third straight time in Taiwan. She won YONEX-SUNRISE Syed Modi Memorial India Open and was also a member of the women's team that defeated Indonesia in the final at the 2011 SEA Games. At the BWF World Championships, she was the only player to take a game off of the eventual champion, Wang Yihan.

In 2012 Ratchanok, at 16 years of age, was awarded the Best Female Athlete Award in Thailand after winning the world junior title for three successive years. Ratchanok's biggest goal is to win the Olympic gold medal. However, at 2012 London Olympics quarter-final match with Wang Xin, despite leading 21–17 and 16-9 in the second game, she failed to close the match and eventually lost 21–17, 18–21, 14–21. She reached the finals of the SCG Thailand Open 2012 but lost to Saina Nehwal 19–21 21–15 21–10 in the finals.[3] She entered the finals of a Super Series tournament for the first time in 2012 China Open Super Series Premier but lost to Li Xuerui 12-21, 9-21. She qualified for the Super Series Finals and lost in the semi-finals. She finished the year as world number 9.

2013[edit]

2013 was one of Ratchanok's golden years. She reached the finals of the 2013 All England Open Badminton Championships, losing to Tine Rasmussen 14–21, 21–16, 10–21.[4] Despite her loss, she is still the youngest singles finalist ever at the All England tournament. She finally won her first Superseries tournament by beating Juliane Schenk 22-20, 21-14 in Yonex Sunrise India Open 2013 to become the youngest ever Superseries winner, with the age of 18 years 2 months 22 days[5] (She hold this record for 6 months until Akane Yamaguchi won Japan Open 2013 with the age of 16). She again reached the finals of the SCG Thailand Open 2013. This time she won the title, beating Busanan Ongbumrungpan 20-22, 21-19, 21-13[6] to become the first Thai ever to win the women's singles title at the Thailand Open since first held in 1984.

After the Thailand Open, she decided to withdraw from both Indonesia Open SSP and Singapore Open SS to recover from her foot injury and prepare for the BWF World Championships.[7] In August, Ratchanok won the BWF World Championships, beating world number 1 and Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui 22-20 18-21 21-14[8] in the final. She is the first ever Thai player to be the World Champion. At the age of 18, she is also the youngest singles World Champion ever.[9] She is the World Champion who is still eligible to play in 2013 BWF Junior World Championships in Bangkok.[10] After World Championships, she injured her back that forced her to withdraw from another two super series events, Japan Open and China Master. Ratchanok didn't qualify for Super Series Final in Malaysia and finished 2013 as the World number 3. She was awarded "2013 Best Females Athletes Award" from Thailand Sport Authority.[11] She finished 2013 with a world ranking of 3.

2014[edit]

Ratchanok reached the final of the Korea Open for the first time but lost to Wang Yihan 13-21, 19-21. Her head-to-head statistics with Wang Yihan has been increased to 0-8.[12] She was awarded "Best Asian Sporting Icon" by Fox Sports Asia, based on voting from internet fans from its website. She reached the semi-finals of the All England 2014 to meet with Li Xuerui for the first time after beating her in World Championships of 2013. However, this time she lost to Li Xuerui in 2 sets. After the All England tournament, Ratchanok failed to pass the first round in both 2014 Asian Championship and Japan Open. She reached the finals of the Indonesia Open but again lost to Li Xuerui 13-21, 13-21. After the Indonesia Open, Ratchanok did not reach any finals for the rest of the year. She failed to defend her World Champion title by losing in second round. She qualified for Super Series Final in Dubai but failed to pass the round robin. She finished the 2014 year as World number 6.

2015[edit]

At the age of 20, Ratchanok made a comeback by reaching the final of the India Open for the second time, but lost to her opponent, Saina Nehwal, 16-21, 14-21.[13] However, in the quarter finals of the All England Championships while playing Sun Yu, while 13-19 down in the decider, Ratchanok was forced to retire from cramp. Many people were skeptical about her fitness levels. A month later, she created history as the first Thai singles player to be crowned Asia Championship champion by defeating Li Xuerui in the final match 20-22, 23-21, 21-12 in China.[14] It was the first time that Ratchanok had beaten Li Xuerui since the final of the 2013 World Championships. In June, she won her first Super Series Premier title by beating Yui Hashimoto of Japan in straight games, 21-11, 21-10, at the Indonesia Open. However, at the Bwf World Championships, she had to retire from court 8-5 up in the decider against Lindaweni Fanetri in the last 16 stage from cramp yet again. She won a gold medal with Thailand Women's team at the Southeast Asian Games 2015 in Singapore. After the Indonesia Open, she didn't reach the final of any tournaments but earned enough points to qualify for the Dubai Super Series Final tournament. She lost to Wang Yihan in the semi-final, which brought their head-to-head statistics to 0-12. She finished the 2015 season at world number 7.

2016[edit]

Ratchanok won Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2016, a second Grand Prix Gold tournament in Thailand, by beating Sun Yu of China in the Final 21-19, 18-21, 21-17. She again won Indian Open Super Series for the second time by beating Li Xue Rui in the Final 21-17, 21-18. In Malaysia Super Series Premier the week after, Ratchanok finally won the maiden match over Wang Yihan by beating her in Semi Final 21-11, 21-19. Their head-to-head statistics improved from 0-12 to be 1-12. In the final, she beat Tai Tzu-ying 21-14, 21-15 to earn the Malaysia Open title for the first time. It was Ratchanok's first time to win two consecutive Super series tournaments. Ratchanok then became the first singles player to win 3 Superseries in 3 consecutive weeks[15] by winning the Singapore Super Series, defeating Sun Yu in the final. By winning 3 Superseries in a row, Ratchanok also rose to the No.1 spot in the world rankings, becoming the first Thai to achieve this feat. Intanon qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and is the Thai flag bearer.[16] At the Olympics she failed to pass the Round of 16, losing out to the Japanese rising star, Akane Yamaguchi, in a close two game match 19-21, 16-21. Ratchanok then withdrew from the Thailand Open, and she lost in the quarter-finals and the second round of the Japan Open and Korea Open respectively. Following that, she withdrew from the Denmark Open as well as the French Open due to a knee injury that she picked up at the Rio Olympics. After that, she played a couple of shots in China before retiring, and then she withdrew from the Hong Kong Open due to the same injury, knowing that she would have secured enough points to qualify for the Super Series Finals. Ratchanok had the goal of making it into the semi-finals of the Superseries Finals, but lost 21-19 21-12 to Sung Ji Hyun, 21-13 21-14 to Tai Tzu Ying, and 21-19 11-10, retiring injured against He Bingjiao. She finished 2016 at a world ranking of 5.

2017[edit]

Ratchanok withdrew from her home event, the Thailand Masters, due to a knee injury.[17] Following that, she played in her first tournament of 2017 in March, the Yonex All England Open. She made her way to the quarter-finals, where she had to face off against world no. 2, Carolina Marin. Intanon won 22-20, 13-21, 21-18. She was 11-18 down in the rubber set, but won 10 straight points to close out the match. In the semis, she faced Akane Yamaguchi, who lead the head to heads 6-5. Intanon won 22-20, 21-16 in 48 minutes of play to secure herself a spot in the Final against Tai Tzu Ying. Tai beat Intanon 16-21, 20-22 to win.[18] Ratchanok later in the year took the SCG Thailand Open beating compatriot Busanan Ongbumrungphan in the final, 21-18, 12-21, 21-16. She also won the Skycity New Zealand Open beating Saena Kawakami in the final 21-14, 16-21, 21-15.[19] She participated in the Denmark Open Premier Series where she beat Sung Ji Hyun and Tai Tzu Ying. Ratchanok met Akane Yamaguchi in the final, and beat her in a thrilling 3 game match with 21-19 in the rubber set, to win the title.[20] She said that she dedicated the title to Thailand's king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away the year before.[21]

Current Record Holder[edit]

  • Youngest ever singles champion of BWF World Championships (2013, age of 18 years 6 months and 6 days)[9]
  • Youngest ever champion of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, age of 14)[22]
  • First ever 3-time champion in a single discipline of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, 2010, 2011)[23]
  • Youngest ever singles finalist of the All England Open Badminton Championships (2013, age of 18)[24]
  • First ever singles player to win 3 Superseries titles in 3 consecutive weeks[15]
  • First ever Thai badminton player ranked World #1 [25]

Honors and awards[edit]

Ratchanok Intanon won many awards and honors in recognition of her achievements, below are some of the international prestigious awards she had won so far.

Organization Award Year
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) IOC Sport-Inspiring Young People Trophy 2010
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) BWF Most Promising Player of The Year 2009 – Eddie Choong Trophy[26] 2009

Achievements[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China China Li Xuerui 22–20, 18–21, 21–14 Gold Gold

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Li Xuerui 20–22, 23–21, 21–12 Gold Gold

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Singapore Fu Mingtian 17–21, 21–19, 20–22 Bronze Bronze
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos Thailand Salakjit Ponsana 14–21, 21–18, 10–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Taoyuan Arena, Taipei, Taiwan Indonesia Elyzabeth Purwaningtyas 21–6, 18–21, 21–13 Gold Gold
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico Japan Misaki Matsutomo 21–13, 16–21, 21–10 Gold Gold
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar, Malaysia Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 21–15, 21–23, 21–10 Gold Gold

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Pijitjan Wangpaiboonkij China Ou Dongni
China Bao Yixin
7–21, 17–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[27] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[28]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 21–16, 14–21, 24–22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Denmark Open Japan Akane Yamaguchi 14–21, 21–15, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 All England Open Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 16–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Singapore Open China Sun Yu 18–21, 21–11, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Malaysia Open Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 21–14, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 India Open China Li Xuerui 21–17, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Indonesia Open Japan Yui Hashimoto 21–11, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 India Open India Saina Nehwal 16–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Indonesia Open China Li Xuerui 13–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Korea Open China Wang Yihan 13–21, 19––21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 India Open Germany Juliane Schenk 22–20, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 All England Open Denmark Tine Baun 15–21, 21–16, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 China Open China Li Xuerui 12–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 New Zealand Open Japan Saena Kawakami 21–14, 16–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Thailand Open Thailand Busanan Ongbumrungpan 21–18, 12–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Thailand Masters China Sun Yu 21–19, 18–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Thailand Open Thailand Busanan Ongbumrungpan 20–22, 21–19, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Swiss Open China Wang Shixian 16–14, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open India Saina Nehwal 21–19, 15–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Syed Modi International Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 20–22, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Indonesian Masters Chinese Taipei Cheng Shao-chieh 21–12, 19–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Vietnam Open China Zhou Hui 21–17, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Smiling Fish International Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai 21–10, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Malaysia International Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai 11–21, 21–19, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Vietnam International Indonesia Maria Elfira Christina 21–18, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Laos International Vietnam Lê Ngọc Nguyên Nhung 22–20, 14–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Smiling Fish International Thailand Pijitjan Wangpaiboonkij Thailand Rodjana Chuthabunditkul
Thailand Wiranpatch Hongchookeat
20–22, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Laos International Thailand Pisit Poodchalat Vietnam Dương Bảo Đức
Vietnam Thái Thị Hồng Gấm
16–21, 21–18, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Personal life[edit]

Ratchanok is the daughter of Winutchai Intanon and Kumpan Suvarsara. She also has a brother. Ratchanok was born in Yasothorn province in the Northeast of Thailand, but moved at the age of 3 months with her parents, who worked at the Banthongyord sweets factory in Bangkhae district of Bangkok. She is of Chinese descent. As a child, Ratchanok would run around near the cooking furnaces. Kamala Thongkorn, the owner of the factory, worried that she would be burned by boiling water and hot sugar, so she supported Ratchanok in playing badminton at the factory's badminton courts. She started playing when she was six years old, and won her first championship at the age of seven.[29][30]

Ratchanok used her prize money and endorsement fees to support her parents and brother. Her father opened a food shop with her help. "I wanted to be a national player like my older friends and play for the country, because that was the only way I could help my parents to improve our status and leave poverty" she said.[31]

Ratchanok currently graduate degree and trains at the Banthongyord Badminton School. Her coach is Patapol Ngernsrisuk, former Olympian and son of Kamala Thongkorn but China's Xie Zhuhua who used to be Li Yongbo sparring partner who was sent to the Banthongyord Badminton School in a partnership with the Thai Badminton Federation and China in 1992[32] is Ratchanok's coach if she plays tournaments in China. Ratchanok's roommate at the Bant

Career overview[edit]

Singles
Played Wins Losses Balance
Total 370 255 115 +140
Current year 45 37 8 +29
Doubles
Played Wins Losses Balance
Total 12 6 6 0
Current year 0 0 0 0
Prize money
Single Double
Total 438480.00 132.50
Current year 72750.00 0

Performance Timeline[edit]

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A SF-B S G NH N/A
Event 2012
United Kingdom
2016
Brazil
Summer Olympics QF 2R
Event 2011
England
2013
China
2014
Denmark
2015
Indonesia
2017
Scotland
BWF World Championships 3R W 3R 3R QF
Event 2011
China
2012
China
2013
Chinese Taipei
2014
South Korea
2015
China
2016
China
2017
China
Asia Championships 1R 2R QF 2R W 2R QF
Event 2009
Laos
2011
Indonesia
SEA Games  Silver  Bronze
BWF Super Series
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
England All England Super Series Premier N/A N/A 1R 2R F SF QF QF F F(2013,2017)
Australia Australian Super Series Grand Prix Gold 2R 1R QF 2R QF(2016)
China China Open Super Series Premier N/A QF QF F QF QF 1R A SF F(2012)
Denmark Denmark Open Super Series Premier N/A N/A SF 1R SF 2R A A W W(2017)
France French Super Series N/A N/A 1R QF QF SF SF A QF SF(2014,2015)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Super Series N/A QF A 1R 2R 2R SF A SF SF(2015,2017)
India India Super Series N/A N/A QF 1R W A F W QF W(2013,2016)
Indonesia Indonesia Super Series Premier N/A N/A 2R 1R A F W 1R 1R W(2015)
Japan Japan Open Super Series N/A 1R 1R QF A 1R 2R QF 2R QF(2012,2016)
South Korea Korea Open Super Series N/A N/A 1R 2R 1R F 1R 2R QF F(2014)
Malaysia Malaysia Open Super Series Premier N/A N/A 1R 1R A 1R 2R W QF W(2016)
Singapore Singapore Super Series N/A N/A 2R A A QF QF W 1R W(2016)
BWF Super Series Masters Finals N/A N/A N/A SF N/A RR SF RR SF SF(2012,2015,2017)
BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
Australia Australian Open Grand Prix Gold N/A N/A SF 2R A Super Series SF(2011)
China China Masters N/A N/A N/A QF A A A A A QF(2012)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold N/A QF F A A A SF A A F(2011)
Germany German Open Grand Prix Gold N/A N/A 2R QF A A A A A QF(2012)
India India Open Grand Prix Gold N/A N/A W A NH A A A A W(2011)
Indonesia Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold NH W 2R A A A A A A W(2010)
South Korea Korea Open Grand Prix Gold NH QF A A A A A A A QF(2010)
Macau Macau Open Grand Prix Gold 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A 1R(2009,2010,2011)
Malaysia Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2R 1R 2R A A A A A A 2R(2009,2011)
New Zealand New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold N/A W W(2017)
Switzerland Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold N/A N/A 1R SF F A A 2R A F(2013)
Thailand Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold NH NH NH NH NH NH NH W A W(2016)
Thailand Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2R NH 1R F W NH SF A W W(2013,2017)
United States U.S. Open Grand Prix Gold N/A N/A SF A A A A A A SF(2011)
Vietnam Vietnam Open Grand Prix N/A W A A A A A A A W(2010)

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Record against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists and Olympic quarterfinalists (as of 30 October 2017):[33]

Summer Olympics[edit]

2012

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round Sri Lanka Thilini Jayasinghe Won 2–0 21–13, 21–5
Second Round Portugal Telma Santos Won 2–0 21–12, 21–6
Third Round Germany Juliane Schenk Won 2–0 21–16, 21–15
Quarter-finals China Xin Wang Lost 1–2 21–17, 18–21, 14–21

2016

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round Hong Kong Yip Pui Yin Won 2–0 21-18, 21-12
Second Round Estonia Kati Tolmoff Won 2–0 21-14, 21-13
Third Round Japan Akane Yamaguchi Lost 0–2 19-21, 16-21

BWF World Championships[edit]

2011[34]

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round Netherlands Judith Meulendijks Won 2–1 21-18, 11-21, 21-14
Third Round China Yihan Wang Lost 1–2 21–13, 12–21, 9-21

2013[35]

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round Singapore Juan Gu Won 2–1 16-21, 21-17, 21-9
Third Round Hong Kong Pui Yin Yip Won 2–0 21–14, 21–12
Quarter-finals Spain Carolina Marín Won 2–1 21-18, 20-22, 21-15
Semi Finals India Sindhu P.V. Won 2–0 21-10, 21-13
Finals China Xuerui Li Won 2–1 22-20, 18-21, 21-14

2014[36]

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round Spain Beatriz Corrales Won 2–0 21-18, 21-10
Third Round Japan Minatsu Mitani Lost 1–2 21–8, 12–21, 18-21

2015

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round TurkeyOgze Bayrak Won 2–0 21-14, 21-9
Third Round IndonesiaLindaweni Fanetri Lost 1–2 26-24, 10-21, 8-5(ret.)

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

2008

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round France Audrey Fontaine Won 2–0 21-6, 21-8
Second Round Estonia Laura Vana Won 2–0 21-11, 21-14
Third Round Canada Michelle Li Won 2–1 21-14, 18-21, 21-13
Fourth Round China Xiao Jia Chen Won 2–1 20-22, 21-14, 21-18
Quarter-finals China Shixian Wang Lost 0–2 16-21, 10-21

2009[37]

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round India Sindhu P.V. Won 2–0 21-15, 21-10
Third Round Singapore Tan Wei Han Won 2–0 21-13, 21-10
Fourth Round Singapore Jiayuan Chen Won 2–1 21-12, 20-22, 21-13
Quarter-finals Indonesia Ana Rovita Won 2–0 21-9, 21-11
Semi Finals China Di Suo Won 2–0 21-14, 21-18
Finals Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk Won 2–1 21-15, 21-23, 21-10

2010

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round Mexico Andrea Guerrero Won 2–0 21-4, 21-1
Third Round South Korea Ran Sun Yang Won 2–0 21-19, 21-17
Fourth Round China Liang Wang Won 2–0 21-11, 21-10
Quarter-finals Germany Fabienne Deprez Won 2–0 21-19, 21-7
Semi Finals Japan Naoko Fukuman Won 2–0 21-9, 21-16
Finals Japan Misaki Matsutomo Won 2–1 21-13, 16-21, 21-10

2011[38]

Stage Opponent Result Games Points
First Round BYE
Second Round Japan Aya Ohori Won 2–0 21-19, 24-22
Third Round Russia Evgeniya Kosetskaya Won 2–0 21-9, 21-2
Fourth Round India Tanvi Lad Won 2–0 21-8, 21-5
Quarter-finals Canada Christin Tsai Won 2–0 21-10, 21-15
Semi Finals Japan Nozomi Okuhara Won 2–0 21-16, 21-16
Finals Indonesia Elisabeth Purwaningtyas Won 2–1 21-6, 18-21, 21-13

Sudirman Cup[edit]

2011[39]

Opponent Result Games Points
India Saina Nehwal Won 2–0 21–14, 22–20
Chinese Taipei Shao Chieh Cheng Won 2–0 21–9, 21–17

2013[40]

Opponent Result Games Points
Hong Kong Pui Yin Yip Won 2–0 21–19, 21–16
Japan Sayaka Takahashi Won 2–1 21–19, 9-21, 21–19
South Korea Ji Hyun Sung Lost 0–2 17–21, 14-21

Axiata Cup[edit]

2013[41]

Opponent Result Games Points
Malaysia Jing Yi Tee Won 2–0 21–17, 22–20
Singapore Xiaoyu Liang Won 2–0 21–12, 21–16
Indonesia Lindaweni Fanetri Won 2–0 21–17, 21–19
Denmark Tine Baun Won 2–1 9–21, 21–13, 21–12
Indonesia Lindaweni Fanetri Won 2–0 21–18, 21–16
Malaysia Sonia Su Ya Cheah Won 2–0 21–16, 21–17

2014[42]

Opponent Result Games Points
Singapore Xiaoyu Liang Won 2–0 21–19, 21–18
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour Won 2–1 13–21,21–13, 21–9
Malaysia Jing Yi Tee Won 2–0 21–6, 21–19
Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Lost 0–2 16–21, 18–21
Indonesia Hana Ramadhini Won 2–0 21–9, 24–22
Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying Won 2–1 24–22, 20–22, 21–18
Indonesia Hana Ramadhini Won 2–0 21–9, 21–12

Royal decorations[edit]

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