Tai captures back-to-back all England title


The Queen of Women’s Singles Tai Tzu Ying claimed the titles in two consecutive years at all England Open. The tournament is one of the most prestigious badminton events around the world. The Queen has become the first Women’s Singles shuttler who won the champion two years in a row at all England Open since 2008.

Tai Tzu Ying, the champion of all England Open


Tai Tzu Ying and current World No.2 Akane Yamaguchi had a 5-5 head-to-head record in history. The opening game was a neck-and-neck competition as everyone expected. Yamaguchi firstly got the game point at 20-19; however, the Queen refused to be beaten. Tai Tzu Ying reversely took three points from her opponent, and claimed the opening game in finals.

World No.1 Women’s Singles Tai Tzu Ying


After Game 1, the Queen was in her rhythm. She left no chance for her rival Akane Yamaguchi, and finally beat Yamaguchi at 22-20, 21-13 to take the crown. Tai Tzu Ying said, “The fans around the world make me feel like playing at home as always.”

The Queen Tai Tzu Ying


After 4 years waiting, Korean Men’s Singles Son Wan Ho reached semifinals at all England Open once again. Malaysian Men’s Doubles Goh V Shem / Tan Wee Kiong and Korean Women’s Doubles Lee So Hee / Shin Seung Chan both reached quarterfinals in Birmingham.

Korean No.1 Men’s Singles Son Wan Ho


Malaysian Men’s Doubles Tan Wee Kiong / Goh V Shem


Korean Women’s Doubles Lee So Hee / Shin Seung Chan