(Blibli Indonesia Open) Dangerous New Star

Pornpawee Chochuwong (Thailand) ready to return shots.
Pornpawee Chochuwong (Thailand) ready to return shots.
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Jakarta | After the Rachanok Intanon era ended, Thailand finally has a new ‘weapon’ that is ready to increase the competition intensity in the World’s Women’s Singles event. The new ‘weapon’ is Pornpawee Chochuwong, the new star from Thailand is dangerous and her performance is worth to be anticipated during Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000, which will be held from 16

to 21 July 2019.

Chochuwong’s rise is slow but sure and she is ready to spread threats to the competitors in the world’s Women’s Singles event. Furthermore, the senior player from India, Saina Nehwal has already felt Chochuwong’s terror. During that occasion, Chochuwong beat Nehwal by 20-22, 21-15 and 21-10 on the first round of Malaysia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 750.

In addition to that, the badminton player that was born in Rayong, on the 22 nd of January 1998 also has beaten the World’s No. 4 Women’s Singles player from Japan, Akane Yamaguchi twice. On the first occasion, Chochuwong won the match through a two-set game of 21-18 and 21-12 in the Round of 16 of Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2019 BWF World Tour Super 500. Thereafter, during the qualifying stage of Group 1A of Sudirman Cup 2019, Chochuwong managed to beat Yamaguchi yet again by 9-21, 21-14 and 22-20.

These sorts of experience and positive record have increased Chochuwong’s motivation to compete in Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000. Moreover, Chochuwong will immediately face the Indonesian Women’s Singles team key player, Gregoria Marisko Tunjung on the first round of the tournament.

Gregoria claimed that she sees Chochuwong as one of the players who have a high fighting spirit and tenacity. “I bet that she will be ready to play against me. Her type of play is not too offensive, but rather defensive. That’s why there will be a battle of patience between us. I shall not rush to score points. It’s not easy to steal points from her. During the recent tournaments, such during Sudirman cup, her performance is also improving. The most important thing for me is to make it past her first,” Said Gregoria as quoted from Suara.com

The rank gap between these players is not far apart. Chochuwong is on the World’s No. 17 rank, while Gregoria sits on the World’s No. 14 rank. Hence, the public shall anticipate the match between Chochuwong and Gregoria.

Additional information:

List of Women’s Singles Event winner of the last 10 Indonesia Open

  • 2009 - Saina Nehwal (India)                        
  • 2010 - Saina Nehwal (India)        
  • 2011 - Wang Yihan (China)    
  • 2012 - Saina Nehwal (India)        
  • 2013 - Li Xuerui (China)          
  • 2014 - Li Xuerui (China)          
  • 2015 - Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)      
  • 2016 - Tai Tzu Ying (Taiwan)
  • 2017 - Sayaka Sato (Japan)
  • 2018 - Tai Tzu Ying (Taiwan)