Superwoman Tzu-ying to test her limit

INDONESIAN Open winner Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan is bracing herself for a run of five tournaments in six weeks as she cruised to the second round with a 21-13, 21-9 win over Lianne Tan of Belgium in the women’s singles.

The world No. 2’s hectic schedule began two weeks ago at the Indonesian Open and she will play in the Malaysian Masters (July 5-10) after the Malaysian Open concludes on July 3.

The World Tour will then shift to the Singapore from July 12-17 and Tzu-ying’s home event, the Taiwan Open from July 19-24.

“This is the first time in my career that I will be playing in four back-to-back tournaments. I have played three in a row before but this is going to be very challenging,” said Tzu-ying.

“This is already my second tournament and the next is going to be the Malaysian Masters. After that, I have to see how it goes and if it is physically too taxing, I may have to consider skipping one of them. But I want to give it a try first.”

Should Tzu-ying decide to skip an event, it will most likely be the Singapore Open as she has always given priority to the Taiwan Open.

Being the pride of her nation, Tzu-ying has always given preference to compete in international events at home to boost the popularity of the sport.

Tzu-ying can take it easy in the second round as she will play Kristin Kuuba of Estonia, coached by former Danish international Peter Gade today.

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