This tai-gress, women's world No. 1 shuttler Tai Tzu-ying, has lots of bite

World No. 1 makes up for lack of height with strong work ethic and deceptive shot-making

Singapore will always be a special place for women's world No. 1 shuttler Tai Tzu-ying, and it's not just because she loves the delicious Hainanese chicken rice here.

"I would consider Singapore the place where my career took off," the 24-year-old Taiwanese told The Straits Times ahead of this week's Singapore Badminton Open.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'This tai-gress has lots of bite'. Print Edition | Subscribe