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Tai Tzu Ying: All England title is my career best

She has been at the very top of the world rankings for 55 consecutive weeks, has 13 international circuit titles to her name and went on a 27 match unbeaten run...

But world number one and reigning champion Tai Tzu Ying insists winning the YONEX All England is the biggest achievement of her career.

The 23 year old is the latest big name badminton star to reiterate that the 108 year old Championships - now badged as a Super 1000 tier event on the all new HSBC BWF World Tour - is the one tournament all the players harbor ambitions to win in their career.

Her 21-16 22-20 Championship-sealing victory over Ratchanok Intanon in front of sell out international crowd at the Arena Birmingham last March was history making with Chinese Taipei joining the All England winners list for the very first time.

But it also sparked a haul of 5 international titles in 2017 - one that matched the five she also collected in 2016.

Asked about how achievements whilst out playing in India’s Premier Badminton league, Tai Tzu Ying told reporters: “Winning the All England Open [is my biggest achievement].  I was achieving another milestone for Taiwanese badminton.

“It is a very prestigious event and is known as the mini World Championships.

“Every Superseries title is important for me, not only the World Championships or Olympics. I do not know what others think, but I’m happy ranked on top.”