Top 5 women’s badminton players in 2017
The 2017 season witnessed some sizzling smashes, exciting rallies and mind-boggling matches as the women shuttlers displayed some magic on the BWF Tour. India played an important role in producing some epics as PV Sindhu achieved her career-best year.
As the year ends, it is time to look back at five of the best performers of the season. Who made the cut in Sportskeeda’s top 5 list?
Find out here:
#5 Chen Yufei
If China is looking for their next women’s singles star, they have definitely got the answer. The kind of maturity and poise that the former world junior champion, Chen Yufei displayed at the age of 19, certainly bodes well for the future.
Most importantly, Yufei never looked overawed by the occasion when she took on some of the biggest names at the elite BWF tournaments. A look at her 2017 exploits will corroborate that. She had wins over the likes of PV Sindhu, Akane Yamaguchi, Ratchanok Intanon, Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji Hyun.
She did not win any title in 2017 but a prized bronze medal at the World Championships and a semi-final finish at the World Superseries Finals speak volumes of the immense talent that she has.