(Blibli Indonesia Open) Threats Tai Tzu Ying

Tai Tzu Ying (Taiwan) celebration.
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Jakarta | The competition in the Women’s Singles event of Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 is not to be missed by the public, because, the title status that is currently owned by the Taiwanese player, Tai Tzu Ying, is predicted to be threatened by two Japanese players, Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi that have been showing consistent performance recently.

Although this Year Okuhara is yet to grab any titles, her recent performance has been consistent and she currently sits on the World’s No. 2 rank. Furthermore, the player who was born in 13 th of March 1995 is only 309 points adrift of the top of the rank, Tai Tzu Ying who has collected 90.645 points.

Okuhara ended up as the runner-up in two of the last 8 tournaments that she has played recently. On the final match of Singapore Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 500, Okuhara was beaten 19-21 and 1521 by Tai Tzu Ying. On the other hand, during the final match of Australian Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 300, last June, Okuhara had to admit the strength of the Chinese Women’s Singles player, Chen Yufei by 15-21 and 3-21. Nevertheless, Okuhara is still predicted to be one of threats to stop Tai Tzu Ying in Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000.

Another threat to Tzu Ying comes from Akane Yamaguchi. Although her height is no more than 156 cm, Yamaguchi remains as one of the Japanese players who have a high fighting spirit and excellent court coverage. As a proof, Yamaguchi managed to be the champion during Badminton Asia Championship 2019.

However, during the last three matches between Tai Tzu Ying and Akane Yamaguchi throughout 2019, Yamaguchi is yet to find the key to stop the queen of the Badminton world. Hence, a revenge mission that is set by Yamaguchi shall be a threat to Tai Tzu Ying.

On the other hand, threats to the world’s No. 1 Women’s Singles player also come from the host’s representative, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung. It is possible that Gregoria may surprise the public when she plays in Isotra. Furthemore, under the care of Coach Rionny Mainaky, Gregoria has undergone a few preparations before Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 starts.