World No. 1 Tzu-ying will skip world meet for Universiade at home

KUCHING: World No. 1 women’s singles shuttler Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan will skip this year’s World Championships in Glasgow, Scot­land to compete in the World University Games (Universiade) in Taipei City.

The world meet is from Aug 21-27 while the Universiade is from Aug 19-30.

“The Universiade is being held in my country for the first time. If I miss this, I’ll not get a chance to play in it anymore,” said the third-year student of the National University of Taipei.

“I won’t regret skipping the world meet as it’s held every year.”

This will be good news to all her rivals as Tzu-ying has been enjoying an amazing run in women’s singles.

Tzu-ying, who last month became the first Taiwanese to win the All-England title in Birmingham, ended last season strongly by winning the Hong Kong Open and World Superseries Finals in Dubai.

And yesterday she showed her superiority by defeating world junior champion Chen Yufei of China 21-17, 20-22, 24-22 in a 69-minute quarter-final match in the Malaysian Open at the Stadium Perpaduan in Petra Jaya.

Tzu-ying will meet South Korea’s Sung Ji-hyun in the last four.

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