Tai Soars Ahead in Earnings

In just three months, Chinese Taipei’s Women’s Singles superstar Tai Tzu Ying’s earnings have shot past the US$100,000 mark, thanks to lucrative title victories at the Yonex All England and the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters.

Tai (featured image) is currently the highest earner among all players this year, with US$109,550 from three tournaments of the HSBC BWF World Tour. Tai is way ahead of the second-highest earner in Women’s Singles – Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi – who has earned US$50,325.

China’s Shi Yuqi, who won the All England Men’s Singles crown, has nearly hit the US $ 100,000 mark – he is currently at US$98,425. The man he beat in the All England final, Lin Dan, is some way behind (US$35,900) at No.2.

The third highest earner overall is Christinna Pedersen with US$77,863. The Dane, as usual, excelled in both her categories – winning the Malaysia Masters and the All England with Kamilla Rytter Juhl in Women’s Doubles and the Yonex-Sunrise Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open in Mixed Doubles with Mathias Christiansen.

Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, unbeaten this season in three tournaments, have amassed US$64,650 each. Gideon and Fernaldi started their season winning the Indonesia Masters, and followed that up with victories at the India Open and the All England.

Denmark’s Pedersen and Rytter Juhl lead the top earners in Women’s Doubles with US$55,725 each, while in Mixed Doubles, it is the Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong that made the most of the season so far. The Chinese won the Indonesia Masters and were runners-up in Malaysia and England, giving them a total of US$37,975. Right behind them are new All England champions Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, who made US$37,282 each thanks largely to their All England triumph.

Top Earners

Men’s Singles: 1.Shi Yuqi (China – US$98,425) 2.Lin Dan (China – US$34,900) 3.Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei – US$30,625) 4.Anthony Ginting (Indonesia – US$30,250) 5.Viktor Axelsen (Denmark – US$27,475) 6.Kenta Nishimoto (Japan – US$20,975) 7.Son Wan Ho (Korea – US$19,075) 8.Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia – US$16,700) 9.Huang Yuxiang (China – US$15,750) 10.Sameer Verma (India – US$13,350)

Women’s Singles: 1.Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei – US$109,550) 2.Akane Yamaguchi (Japan – US$50,325) 3.Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand – US$37,400) 4.Pusarla V Sindhu (India – US$29,400) 5.Beiwen Zhang (USA – US$28,150) 6.Chen Yufei (China – US$21,800) 7.Nitchaon Jindapol (Thailand – US$18,875) 8.Saina Nehwal (India – US$16,400) 9.Carolina Marin (Spain – US$14,775) 10.Sayaka Takahashi (Japan – US$11,250)

Men’s Doubles: 1.Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia – US$64,650 each) 2.Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Denmark – US$24,081) 3.Fajar Alfian & Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia – US$18,375) 4.Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia – US$13,144) 5.Mads Pieler Kolding & Mads Conrad-Petersen (Denmark – US$11,262)

Women’s Doubles: 1.Christinna Pedersen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (Denmark – US$55,725) 2.Yuki Fukushima & Sayaka Hirota (Japan – US$25,875) 3.Greysia Polii & Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia – US$20,975) 4.Misaki Matsutomo & Ayaka Takahashi (Japan – US$18,219) 5.Jongkolphan Kititharakul & Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand – US$17,513)

Mixed Doubles: 1.Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong (China – US$37,975) 2.Yuta Watanabe & Arisa Higashino (Japan – US$37,282) 3.Mathias Christiansen & Christinna Pedersen (Denmark – US$22,138) 4.Tang Chun Man & Tse Ying Suet (Hong Kong – US$15,875) 5.Praveen Jordan (Indonesia – US$ 13,425)