KUALA LUMPUR: Missing the flight home from France in October proved to be a learning experience for Tai Tzu-ying.
The Taiwanese woman singles shuttler failed to catch her flight home after the French Open and was stranded for three days.
Now, the spunky teenager is determined not to miss a spot in the semi-finals of the Super Series Finals, being held at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium.
The 19-year-old Tzu-ying is certainly on the right track after scoring an impressive 21-19, 21-17 win over Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in Group A.
It was her first win over Porntip in five meetings and it certainly gives her a realistic shot at making the cut, despite losing to China’s Wang Shixian on Wednesday.
“When I was in Paris for the French Open, I stayed at my friend’s place,” said Tzu-ying.