Chinese... I hate referring to them by their country rather than by their names but referring them by their names in one sentence is a bit lengthy process. They all are so good, they deserve to be referred to by their names. Ok back to the topic... These Chinese players are hard wired with wide range of strokes, if you wake them up in the middle of the night from sleep and ask them to play a match they will show the same level of play all the time. That's how consistent they are. I don't know how they achieve it. On the other hand, SN and rest of the world are not up to that level of consistency. For example, when we saw SN playing INA SS in June and compare it to OG, we can see that there was some difference in her game. What I noticed was that she was not taking the shuttle early like she did in INA SS. And her footwork was a tad bit slower as well. During the SF she was completely out of ideas against WYH. She was rather more interested in showing her might to WYH than formulating an alternative strategy. If she wants to be number 1 then she has to beat WYH and LXR. For that she needs to add strokes and develop the capability to adapt according to the situation at hand. Fitness wise she is surprisingly superior even to Chinese. I am a big fan of SN. That is why I want to see her to win, be it SS or OG, fair and square on her own strength beating the best of the best in the game.