Top 20 World’s Best Women Badminton Players and Their Equipment

1.    Tai Tzu-Ying

Ranking first in the latest women’s badminton ranking, Tai from Taiwan started her career at an early age of 16. She has won titles including her biggest titles at the Super series Finals. She was born on 20th June 1994 in Kaohsiung.

Age: 23 years

Height: 5 feet 4 inches

Net worth: 522,880US$.

Playing style: She is a spontaneous and offensive right-handed player and focuses on every shot.

Her sports gear:

She had been wearing shoes, bag, clothing and other gear like rackets and shirts supplied by Yonex Company. Also, Tai wears shoes of her sponsor brand, Victor and currently using Victor TI99 racket.

2.    Akane Yamaguchi

Akane Yamaguchi is from Japan. She was born on 6th June 1997 in Fukui Prefecture and is a specialist in singles matches. She is one of the youngest badminton players who has proved themselves among the top 20.

Age: 20 years

Height: 5 ft. 1 inch

Net worth: 408,570 US$.

Playing Style: She is a right-handed player. Her cool-minded attitude has made her won many matches in crucial moments.

Her sports gear:

The sports gear to Akane is supplied by Yonex Company, which is among the top sports good companies. This gear includes clothing, bag, shoes and Z-Speed rackets of Yonex and Yonex Astrox 77.

3.    Pusarla V. Sindhu

Born in Hyderabad, India, Pusarla V. Sindhu ranks 3rd among the top 20 women badminton’s player. She is the first woman to win a silver medal in Olympics form India. She was born on 5th July 1995. She made her international debut at just the age of 17.

Age: 22 years

Height: 5 ft. 8 inches

Net Worth: over 332,533 US$

Playing style: she is a right-handed player. She is a dedicated player with an aggressive attitude.

Her sports gear:

She is currently using N90 Li-Ning rackets for her plays. She had also been using Voltric Z-Force II racket from Yonex. Yonex Company supplies her major sports gear which includes clothing, bag, and shoes.

4.    Carolina Marin

Marin is among the top women badminton players. She represents Spain. She is an Olympic champion and has been world champion as well. Born on 15th June 1993, she was the former no.1 badminton player among women.

Age: 24 years

Height: 5ft. 7.5 inches

Net worth: over 359,206 US$

Playing Style: Marin is left-handed and has a fiery attitude when comes to playing, and her timely shot delivery has made her win many titles.

Carolina Marin Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Carolina has been using Yonex gear for plays. This gear includes Yonex Doura Z-Strike, Yonex Nanoray Z Speed Badminton rackets for fast smashes along with the clothing, the bag, and shoes.

5.    Sung Ji Hyun

Born in Seoul, Sung Ji represents South Korea. She has competed in some Asian games. She was a daughter of the parents who both have competed internationally. She was born on 29th July 1991.

Age: 26 years

Height: 5 ft. 9 inches

Net worth: 490,940 US$

Playing style: She is a right-handed player. She is fully determined for her every shot.

Sung Ji Hyun Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Sung uses the sports gear supplied by Victor Company. This sports gear includes the victor badminton rackets Brave Sword 12, clothing (shirts or tops), bag and shoes.

6.    Ratchanok Intanon

Representing Thailand, Ratchnok was born in Yasotorn, Thailand on 5th February 1995. She was the first Thai to be no.1 in women’s singles and also the youngest BWF women’s champion.

Age: 22 years

Height: 5 ft. 7 inches

Net worth: over 568,642 US$.

Playing style: She is also a right-handed player with timely shot delivery quality. She can judge every shot and play sensibly.

Ratchanok Intanon Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Yonex Company is the primary sports gear supplier to Intanon. This sports gear includes not only Yonex Voltric 70 rackets but also Power cushion 02 ladies footwear for her footwork, bag, and clothing which includes shirt.

7.    Nozomi Okuhara

Nozomi is a Japanese badminton player and became world champion in 2017 after defeating PV Sindhu in Glasgow. She was born in Nagano Prefecture, on 13th March 1995. She has won the Bronze medal in 2016 Olympics.

Age: 22 years

Height: 5 ft.1 inch

Net worth: 352,928 US$.

Playing style: Nozomi is a right-handed badminton player with strong agility and endurance. She is a speedy player difficult at time to be defeated.

Nozomi Okuhara Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Her current equipment sponsor and racket model are from Mizuno. It is a Japanese sports company. This sports gear includes Mizuno shoes, bag, clothing and Mizuno rackets for perfect aerodynamic shots.

8.    Chen Yufei

From China, Chen is one of the rising badminton players. She was born on 1st March 1998 in Zhejiang, China. She won the Bronze medal in women’s single 2017 in Glasgow and a gold medal in BWF junior championship and others.

Age: 19 years

Height: 5 ft. 6 inches

Net worth: over 67,707 US$.

Playing style: she is a right-handed player. She has some resemblance to Han Li in her footwork and strokes.

Chen Yufei Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Chen is currently using equipment supplied by Li-Ning. Her model of the racket is Li-Ning N80. Her badminton shoes, bag, and clothing especially warm-up shirt are also from Li-Ning Company.

9.    He Bingjiao

He Bingjiao is a Chinese badminton player born in Lianyungang, Jiangsu on 21st March 1997. She won a gold medal in Youth Olympic Games of 2014. Other achievements like Asia junior and BWF junior championships are also on the list.

Age: 20 years

Height: 5 ft. 8 inches

Net Worth: over 178,982 US$

Playing style: He Binjiao is a left-handed badminton player. She has a responsible attitude towards her playing style.

He Bingjiao Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Currently, Bingjiao is using racket from Li-Ning whose model is Lining X-1. Her other sports gear like foot-wear, bag, and warm-up shirts are also of Li-Ning company of China.

10.    Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal from India has won 20 international titles. She has a successful career as a badminton player winning many games including Olympic, BWF Championships, and Uber cup. She was born on 17th March 1990 in Haryana.

Age: 27 years

Height: 5 ft. 5 inches

Net worth: over 728,747 US$

Playing style: Saina Nehwal is a right-handed badminton player. She has quick game development capability.

Saina Nehwal Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Saina has sporting range provided by Yonex Company. This gear includes Yonex Nanoray 900 series racket, bag and power cushion 03 Z ladies foot-wear along with warm-up shirts.

11.    Sun Yu

She is a badminton player from the country of China. She has played in some junior championships and BWF Superseries and ranks 4th in the world’s top 20. She was born on 28th February 1994.

Age: 23 years

Height: 6 ft.

Net worth: over 213,005 US$

Sun Yu Equipment

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Playing style: She is a right-handed player with an ever-improving performance over the years.

Sun is using Li-Ning Company sports gear. Currently, she plays with then90 model racket from Li-Ning. Other than that, she uses Li-Ning sports gear for her court foot-wears, bag and clothing.

12.    Beiwen Zhang

Representing Singapore, Zhang is a professional badminton player born in China. She was born on 12th July 1990 in Liaoning. She has won many titles in the national and international games. She gained back her ranking after a downfall.

Age: 27 years

Height: 5 ft. 6 inches

Net worth: Over 118,538 US$

Playing style: Beiwen is a right-handed badminton player. She has a focusing quality on every shot she plays.

Beiwen Zhang Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Beiwen has her sports gear by Yonex Company. It includes Yonex Nanoray rackets which provide quick smashes as well as a warm-up shirt, bag and shoes of power cushion series.

13.    Aya Ohori

Ayaohori is a Japanese badminton player. She has won two gold medals in Asian junior championships and silver and bronze medals in other international games. She was born on 2nd October 1996 in Aizuwakamatsu.

Age: 21 years

Height: 5 ft. 7 inches

Net worth: over 67,250 US$.

Playing style: she is a left-handed badminton player. She is a tough player with defensive playing style.

Aya Ohori Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Aya is using Yonex Nanoray Z-Speed rackets for fast smashes and quick delivery. Her others sports gear needs like footwear, bag, and shirts are also of Yonex Company.

14.    Nitchaon Jindapol

A Thai professional badminton player, Nitchaon was born in Phuket, on 31st March 1991. Representing Thailand, she has won many medals in different games like BWF Grand Prix, Southeast Asian games, BWF international challenge. She is one of the rising stars on the badminton field.

Age: 26 years

Height: 5 ft. 4 inches

Net worth:  over 118,930 US$.

Playing style: she is a right-handed player. She is a tricky opponent to face.

Nitchaon Jindapol Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Like many others, Nitchaon is using Yonex Nanoray Z-speed rackets for her plays. Her other sports gear includes Shirt, bag, and foot-wears from Yonex sports goods manufacturing Company.

15.    Sayaka Sato

Sayaka Sato is a badminton player from Japan. She has won a gold medal in Asian mixed championship 2017. Born on 29th March 1991 in Sendai, Japan, she competed in Olympics 2012 for Japan.

Age: 26 years

Height: 5 ft. 7 inches

Net worth: 184,560 US$.

Playing style: She is a left-handed badminton player with an offensive style of play.

Sayaka Sato Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Sayaka Sato also gets her rackets and other sports equipment form Yonex Company. This sports gear includes Nanoray Z Speed rackets, Power cushion Foot-wears, bag, and clothing.

16.    Chen Xiaoxin

One of the youngest badminton players, Chen Xiaoxin, represents China. She made her international debut in 2015 Indonesia master, is professional since 2010. She has won two gold medals in World and Asia Junior championships. She was born on 24th April 1998 in Nanning.

Age: 19 years

Height: 5 ft. 6 inches

Net worth: over 34,317 US$’

Playing style: she is a right-handed badminton player. Her talent and passion can be difficult to her opponents.

Chen Xiaoxin Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Chen’s racket is of Li-Ning of model N80-II. Li-Ning Company also provides other sports equipment like shirt, shoes, and bag for the court plays.

17.    Saena Kawakami

Saena Kawakami from Japan was born on 5th December 1997 in Shimane, Japan. She has appeared in many BWF International games and has won a bronze medal in Asian Junior Championships 2015. She has an ever-improving history in badminton.

Age: 20 years

Height: 5 ft. 3 inches

Net worth: over 51,137 US$.

Playing style: She is a right-handed badminton player. She has a stable style of her game.

Saena Kawakami Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Yonex Company is the provider of sports gear for Saena Kawakami as well, especially for rackets. Yonex provides all equipment like clothing which includes warm-up shirts, shoes, and bags.

18.    Jang Mi Lee

A South Korean badminton player, she has made her name on the top 20 list. She was born on 25th August 1993 in Wonju, Gangwon. Her first international title is 2015 Chinese Taipei Masters Grand Prix. She has other achievements as well.

Age: 23 years

Height: 5 ft. 6 inches

Net worth: over 27,925 US$

Playing style: she is a right-handed badminton player. She is not scared facing any opponent.

Jang Mi Lee Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Jang Lee’s sports gear is of Victor Company which is sports goods manufacturing company of Japan. This gear includes the equipment for the badminton like clothing (shirts), shoes, and bag. She is currently using Victor’s racket.

19.    Busanan Ongbumrungpan

She is a female Thai badminton player representing Thailand since 2010. She was born on the22ndMarch 1996 in Nonthaburi. She has won three gold medals and some bronze and silver medals in different matches including Asian youth, BWF games, Youth Olympic.

Age: 21 years

Height: 5 ft. 6 inches

Net worth: over 112,212 US$

Playing style: A right-handed player. She plays offensively.

Busanan Ongbumrungpan Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Busanan sports gear is by Yonex Company. She is currently using Yonex Nanoray Z speed badminton racket for her court plays, and Yonex gives all sports gear which includes shirts, bag, and footwear.

20.    Cheng Ngan Yi

Only from Hong Kong, Chen Ngan Yi has included herself in the top 20 players. She was born on 27th April 1993 in Hong Kong. She made her first international debut in Hong Kong Open 2007 and is professional since 12 years.

Age: 24 years

Height: 5 ft. 6 inches

Net worth: over 44,060 US$

Playing style: she is a right-handed badminton player. She plays with faith and determination.

Cheng Ngan Yi Equipment

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Her sports gear:

Currently, Cheng Ngan is using Yonex Arcaber 11 racket from Yonex. Her sports gear is provided by Yonex which includes Shirt, shoes of power cushion by Yonex and bag.

Peter S. Harper
 

I am Peter, a 39-year-old friendly being from the United States. I love playing a lot of sports such as tennis, table tennis, volleyball, softball, and badminton... I have created this blog to help you find information on different types of sports equipment and finding the right one to enhance your skills at the game.

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