Kuala Lumpur: Whether you believe respect is given or earned, the fact remains that Malaysia’s women badminton have always been viewed as the weakest division of the national team.
In order to prove that her success at the Uber Cup finals was no fluke, Tee Jing Yi will have to fight hard at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as she continue to establish herself in the world of badminton.
“Jing Yi is the only women’s singles in the Malaysia team. She has improved a lot recently, and she is aiming for the bronze medal at Glasgow,” said women’s singles coach Wong Tat Meng.
According to BWF’s latest world ranking, Jing Yi is ranked a career-high at 32nd.
“It’s not going to be easy for Jing Yi to win at the Commonwealth Games, she’ll have to battle her way past challenges from Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu of India,” added Wong.
“We are now in the process of strengthening her cardiovascular fitness and agility, which is crucial for her games in women’s singles and in team event.” said Wong.