Women’s Singles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Women’s Singles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Eight contenders from seven countries will feature in the Women’s Singles competition at the Dubai World Superseries Finals. Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, who won two Superseries – the BCA Indonesia Open and the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open – leads the pack and will be aiming to regain the title she won in 2014. Here are brief profiles of the eight contenders:

TAI Tzu Ying (featured image) – CHINESE TAIPEIdubai-world-superseries-finals-logo

Destination Dubai Ranking: 1

Date of Birth: 20 June 1994

Recent Achievements:

2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals champion

2016: BCA Indonesia Open – winner; Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open – winner; Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open – runner-up; Yonex Denmark Open – runner-up

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Akane YAMAGUCHI – JAPAN

Destination Dubai Ranking: 2

Date of Birth: 6 June 1997

Recent Achievements:

2016: Victor Korea Open – winner; Yonex Denmark Open – winner

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SUN Yu – CHINA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 3

Date of Birth: 28 February 1994

Recent Achievements:

2016: OUE Singapore Open – runner-up, Xiamenair Australian Open – runner-up, Yonex Open Japan – runner-up; Thaihot China Open – runner-up

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SUNG Ji Hyun – KOREA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 4

Date of Birth: 29 July 1991

Recent Achievements: 2015 World Championships – bronze medal

2016: Victor Korea Open – runner-up

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Ratchanok INTANON – THAILAND
Destination Dubai Ranking: 5

Date of Birth: 5 February 1995

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Sunrise India Open – winner, Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open – winner, OUE Singapore Open – winner

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HE Bingjiao – CHINA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 6

Date of Birth: 21 March 1997

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Open Japan – winner; Yonex French Open – winner

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Carolina MARIN – SPAIN

Destination Dubai Ranking: 7

Date of Birth: 15 June 1993

Recent Achievements:

2014 and 2015 World Champion

2016 European champion

2016 Olympic Games – gold medal

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PUSARLA V Sindhu – INDIA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 8

Date of Birth: 5 July 1995

Recent Achievements:

2013 and 2014 World Championships bronze medal

2016 Olympic Games -silver medal

2016: Thaihot China Open – winner; Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open –runner-up