Malaysian shuttler S.kisona is now the highest-ranked women’s singles player under the BA of Malaysia (BAM) stable. Although World No 62 is only the second-highest ranked Malaysian in the world rankings, she will now take the centre stage following BAM’s decision to drop 32nd-ranked Soniia Cheah recently.
The experience gained in two top-tier events in Bangkok last month has boosted her morale for the future.
The Negri Sembilan-born is now preparing for next month’s All England and Orleans Masters.
“I was lucky to qualify for the two Thailand Opens. I was ready and did my best.
“As a shuttler, you need to be ready as opportunities may just come knocking on your door,” said Kisona, who had initially travelled to Bangkok as a sparring partner.
On whether being a No 1 BAM player adds pressure, Kisona added: “I don’t think it is pressure. It is a responsibility.