Kisona is now No1 women's singles player under the BAM stable

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.

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