Wang Zhiyi 王祉怡 Age 20 Born 29/04/2000 from Shashi, Jingzhou, in Hubei province, PRC. Yes, I'm getting ahead of myself by opening a dedicated thread to Wang Zhiyi, but kindly grant me this indulgence , especially after watching how she performed in the just-concluded China National Championships 2020, both the Team and Individual events. Most notably, in my opinion, the way she acquitted herself against none other than Chen Yufei, not once but twice, merits both our recognition and approval. True, she has yet to capture any coveted or prestigious world-class titles, so far only a few low-tier international championships to her name, such as the BWF World Tour events, viz., one Super 300, two Super 100 , and several BWF International Challenge/Series. However, I am fairly confident we will be seeing a lot more of her in the international scene and, quite possibly, mounting the winners-rostrum now and then once the global Covid-19 pandemic is more or less brought under control, possibly early or mid-next year when international competition is expected to resume. As I've said above, in particular, her two remarkably well-fought and relentless struggle against her famous senior compatriot, the current world-ranked number two in the world (previously WR1), Chen Yufei, certainly convinced me of her undoubted talent and substantive potential to rise through the ranks and be counted among the world's very best in women's singles in the foreseeable future, I very much hope so. The said two matches that Wang Zhiyi had with Chen Yufei that bowled me over - the first was in the team event played under the 21-point scoring system was a grueling 94 minutes three-setter, won by Wang Zhiyi, 22-20, 20-22,and 21-19; and the second was the individual women's singles title bout, another protracted struggle lasting 106 minutes based on the 11-point best-of-seven-set scoring system for which Chen Yufei succeeded in avenging her previous defeat by winning 4 sets to 2, the score being, 11-13, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 13-11, and 11-9 - can be found here: https://weibo.com/tv/show/1034:4567586608971812?mid=4567593731759246 , the 21-point team event and https://weibo.com/tv/show/1034:4569798160613389?from=old_pc_videoshow, the 11-point individual event. You might want to watch them and judge for yourself. At the end of the individual event, both the Women's Singles Champion, Chen Yufei, and the Runner-up, Wang Zhiyi, weighed in on their respective worthy opponents during the post-match interviews as reported here https://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2020-11-11/doc-iiznctke0819138.shtml:- Chen Yufei commented on Wang Zhiyi and the final match:" Quite an ordeal, especially draining up to G3, but you get used to it once past the extreme point." Playing against Wang Zhiyi, every match was tough, she added," her defense was very good, it was hard to break through, and she made very few unforced errors. I just have to be patient and rally more." Wang Zhiyi's comments:" Both of us played very well today. I wasn't as good as her in terms of mentality, pace and the handling of crucial points. There is still a gap between her and me as far as overall experience is concerned and match-experience (how you deal with the match situation - Justin's interpretation)." In defeat, Wang Zhiyi admittedly pointed out the disparity between Chen Yufei and herself, but through one confrontation after another, she also felt she has made progress. " I think I have improved in both offensive and defensive aspects. In the past, once she upped the pace, I might not be able to catch up with her; now I'm able to match up, and can resist her attack."