Taipei: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has canceled all international tournaments since All England Championship in March.
The World No. 1 women’s singles player, Tai Tzu Ying has been training hard during this period to maintain her motivation and to keep herself in sparkling form. She uploaded a video to her social media page last Friday showing an exciting sparring match between her and Hsueh Hsuan-Yi, 6 times Taiwan national men’s singles champion and the winner of the 2011 Dutch Open.
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In the video, Tai was seen to unleash strong smashes against Hsueh, and her outrageous deceptive strokes often left her male opponent wrong-footed.
Hsueh didn’t hold back his praise to Tai by saying: “Yes, not bad, awesome, impressive!”
Tai also responded to Hsueh by posting a message on her social media page by saying: “I was praised by my senior again!”
The 26-year-old will play against two other men’s singles player, including Chou Tien Chen’s former sparring partner Lin Chia Hsuan and another men’s singles player from the National Taiwan University of Sport in an internal competition that will be held at the Taiwan National Training Center from August 1st to 3rd.