On the bright side, I've been able to catch up on some of the matches that I've not had the time to watch. I'm really looking forward to the rising stars of badminton, especially in the Women's Singles discipline.
Check out her grip on the racket, it's amazing. But when it comes to crunch time, her shots tend to go a little wayward and the grip will tighten. With more experience she'll be used to her opponents requiring a lot more shots to take down.
Young Intanon seems to have found a nemesis with World Number One Wang Yihan. The couple have met with Intanon's defeat several times already. But I have high hopes for this young champion. She will best the Chinese yet.
I recently had the chance to watch the 2012 Li-Ning China Masters, and there was this very raw Indian lady by the name of Pusarla Venkata Sindhu. She beat current Olympic Champion Li Xuerui in the quarterfinals.
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Being tall, she's also able to get very good angles on the cross courts, and she's got a habit of performing the drop shots from her left using the overhead. I guess it's an acceptable shot since she's able to scamper with no worries to the far side if her opponent should ever return it.
This young lady's also got an incredible smash, if she's ever given a chance to use it. She's still distant from Intanon's level, but it's promising to see these two give the Chinese a run for their money.
Man I miss being on the court...