Tai Tzu-ying

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Tai Tzu-ying
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Kirsty Gilmour vs Tai Tzu-ying 01.jpg
Tai Tzu-ying at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  Taiwan
Born (1994-06-20) 20 June 1994 (age 21)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Years active 2009
Handedness Right
Women's Singles
Highest ranking 4 (April 30, 2015)
Current ranking 5 (June 18, 2015)
BWF profile
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tai.

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.[1] 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 was the finalist at the 2010 Singapore Super Series, she won her first international title at the 2011 US Open Grand Prix Gold at the age of 17.[2]


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).

She won the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2012 against Lindaweni Fanetri, but lost to defend her title in 2013, losing to Sung Ji-hyun 21-16, 21-9

In August 2013, she was recruited by the team Banga Beats to play for them in the Indian Badminton League.

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.[3] 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.

In 2015, She was beaten by Sun Yu in Singapore Open despite leading 20-17 in the third set.


Individual Titles (7)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2014 BWF Superseries Finals South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 21–17, 21–12
2014 Hong Kong Open Japan Nozomi Okuhara 21–19, 21–11
2013 Malaysia Open China Yao Xue 21–17, 21–14
2012 World University Badminton Championship Chinese Taipei Pai Hsiao-Ma 21–13 Retired
2012 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Lindaweni Fanetri 21–19, 20–22, 22–20
2012 Japan Open Japan Eriko Hirose 9–21, 21–9, 21–14
2011 U.S. Open Japan Sayaka Sato 21–16, 19–21, 21–6
     Superseries tournament
     Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 1R* NH
Asian Games
Asian Games NH A NH SF-B NH
BWF World Championships
World Championships A A A NH QF QF QF
BWF Asia Championships
Asia Championships A A 2R 2R QF QF SF
Uber Cup
Sudirman Cup
Sudirman Cup Single A NH QF NH QF NH
BWF Superseries Premier
South Korea Korea Open SS 1R 2R QF SS
Malaysia Malaysia Open SS 2R 1R
United Kingdom All England Open SS 2R SF 1R 1R SF
Indonesia Indonesia Open SS 2R 1R QF 2R
Denmark Denmark Open SS QF A 1R 1R
China China Open SS A A 1R 2R
BWF Superseries
South Korea Korea Open A 2R SSP QF
Malaysia Malaysia Open A Q2 2R 1R W SSP
United Kingdom All England Open A A SSP
Switzerland Swiss Open A A GPG
India India Open GPG A 1R A 1R A
Indonesia Indonesia Open A 1R SSP
Singapore Singapore Open A F 2R 2R QF QF F
China China Masters A A 1R A A GPG
Japan Japan Open A 2R QF W SF F
Australia Australian Open GPG QF
Denmark Denmark Open A 2R SSP
France French Open A 1R SF A QF 1R
China China Open A 1R SSP
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open A 2R A 1R 2R W
BWF Superseries Finals
World Superseries Finals NH A A A F W
Year-end Rankings 158 20 16 10 7 7

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[edit]

Record against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[4]


  1. ^ "Tai Tsu Ying". victorsport.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying triumphs at badminton event". Taipei Times. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Lee, Chin-wei; Kao, Evelyn. "Tai Tzu-ying wins bronze for Taiwan in women's singles badminton". Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=E7478462-B482-44AA-8170-A719B6AE45C9