China’s Wang Xin is currently ranked second in the world in women’s singles and is virtually assured of a ticket to the London Olympics.
However the pint sized Chinese shuttler is far from satisfied with her current position and has vowed to do even better, risking the chance of fatigue and burnout in order to achieve her goal.
“It has been a tiring last year and I really need a break in order to catch up with some training and to recharge,” said Wang Xin.
“With just a few more months before the Olympics, I am actually considering skipping tournaments and only selecting a few to compete in order to peak.”
“But I still need more points because although China has been dominating women’s singles, I am not yet assured of a spot in London.”
“If I don’t play well and others pick up the pace, I may get left behind instead,” she added.
The former world No.1 has a chance to do just that when she takes on compatriot Wang Shixian in the semi-finals later today.
The other semi-final will be between top seed Wang Yihan and the only non-Chinese player left in the fray, Saina Nehwal of India.