Tai Tzu-ying at the 2013 French Super Series.
20 June 1994 |
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Highest ranking||4 (April 30, 2015)|
|Current ranking||5 (June 18, 2015)|
Tai Tzu-ying (traditional Chinese: 戴資穎; simplified Chinese: 戴资颖; pinyin: Dài Zīyǐng; Wade–Giles: Tai Tzu-ying; born 20 June 1994) is a female badminton player from Taiwan. In 2011, she won the title of Taiwanese ranking competition when she was only 16 years and 6 months old, being the youngest No.1 in Taiwan badminton history.
Tai’s father is a firefighter and the director of Kaohsiung city’s badminton committee. His favorite activity in spare time is playing badminton. Tai started playing badminton as third grader in elementary school. She won the title in the nationwide second division game, and got the access to participate the first division games. Furthermore, she was the youngest player to compete in the first division.
In 2009, Tai, aged 15, began to compete in international games. She was the runner-up in her first game, Vietnam Open. On July, she represented Kaohsiung City to play in the National Games and went into the quarter final. In the same month, she signed up for Asian Youth Badminton Tournament in Malaysia and became the runner-up. On December, Tai competed at the East Asian Games for Chinese Taipei and won one silver and one bronze medal.
In 2012, she won her first ever Super Series title in Japan Open and made a history as the youngest player who won Super Series title (Currently the third youngest player, after Ratchanok Intanon won the India Open in 2013, and Akane Yamaguchi won the Japan Open 2013).
In the 2013 BWF Super Series Masters Finals, she defeated Sung Ji-hyun and Porntip Buranaprasertsuk but lost to Wang Shixian. She made it into the semifinals and successfully avenged her loss, beating Wang Shixian. She ended second after losing the final to Li Xuerui. Tai represented her country at the 2014 Asian Games and won Chinese Taipei's first badminton medal by placing third. She won the Hong Kong Open in 2014 after winning Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight sets, 21-19, 21-11. She kept her winning streak to the Super Series Finals in Dubai and won the first gold medal for Chinese Taipei in the Super Series finals by beating Sung Ji-hyun in straight sets.
Individual Titles (7)
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2014||BWF Superseries Finals||Sung Ji-hyun||21–17, 21–12|
|2014||Hong Kong Open||Nozomi Okuhara||21–19, 21–11|
|2013||Malaysia Open||Yao Xue||21–17, 21–14|
|2012||World University Badminton Championship||Pai Hsiao-Ma||21–13 Retired|
|2012||Chinese Taipei Open||Lindaweni Fanetri||21–19, 20–22, 22–20|
|2012||Japan Open||Eriko Hirose||9–21, 21–9, 21–14|
|2011||U.S. Open||Sayaka Sato||21–16, 19–21, 21–6|
|BWF World Championships|
|BWF Asia Championships|
|Sudirman Cup Single||A||NH||QF||NH||QF||NH|
|BWF Superseries Premier|
|All England Open||SS||2R||SF||1R||1R||SF|
|All England Open||A||A||SSP|
|Hong Kong Open||A||2R||A||1R||2R||W|
|BWF Superseries Finals|
|World Superseries Finals||NH||A||A||A||F||W|
1R* For the first time, the preliminary stage will consist of 16 groups of either two or three players. Each player will play every other member of the group with the top most player advancing to the knock-out stage, ultimately leading to the winner, Tai Tzu Ying advanced to the first round of knock-out stage but lost to Li Xuerui of China in 21-16, 23-21.
Record Against Selected Opponents
Record against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.
- Michelle Li 1–1
- Han Li 3–1
- Jiang Yanjiao 0–3
- Li Xuerui 0–9
- Liu Xin 2–2
- Sun Yu 0–4
- Wang Shixian 2–6
- Wang Xin 2–1
- Wang Yihan 3–2
- Yao Xue 1–1
- Tine Baun 2–2
- Pi Hongyan 0–2
- Juliane Schenk 1–3
- Yip Pui Yin 7–0
- Lindaweni Fanetri 1–2
- Maria Kristin Yulianti 1–0
- P.V. Sindhu 2–1
- Saina Nehwal 5–5
- Akane Yamaguchi 1–2
- Eriko Hirose 3–3
- Minatsu Mitani 1–2
- Nozomi Okuhara 2–0
- Sayaka Sato 1–0
- Bae Youn-joo 1–1
- Sung Ji-hyun 6–5
- Kirsty Gilmour 2–0
- Carolina Marín 1–2
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 3–4
- Ratchanok Inthanon 5–5
- Cheng Shao-chieh 0–1
- Pai Hsiao-ma 1–0
- Zhang Beiwen 1–2
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tai Tzu-ying.|
- "Tai Tsu Ying". victorsport.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- "Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying triumphs at badminton event". Taipei Times. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- Lee, Chin-wei; Kao, Evelyn. "Tai Tzu-ying wins bronze for Taiwan in women's singles badminton". Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 September 2014.