Chinese league too demanding claims Wang Xin

World No. 3 Wang Xin said she is feeling tired after playing too many matches in the Chinese Badminton League.

The 2010 PROTON Malaysia Open Superseries and China Masters Superseries winner said she has been feeling the effects of playing in the Chinese Badminton League and this has contributed to her less than stellar performances this season.

“There were so many matches that I didn’t have enough time to train,” said the second seed of the YONEX SUNRISE Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold tournament which is being held in Alor Star.

“In fact, I think this is one of the reasons why I have not been doing too well in the international scene,” added Wang Xin, who has yet to win an Open title this year.

“I hope to break my duck in Alor Star but I’m still getting used to the environment here. Hopefully it will get better as the tournament progresses.”

Wang Xin got off to a good start when she outplayed Hong Kong’s Poon Lok Yan 21-16, 21-11. She will now play Thailand’s world junior champion Inthanon Ratchanok, who trounced Japan’s Sayaka Sato 21-7, 21-11.

Meanwhile, Japan’s Ai Goto sprung a surprise when she upset eighth seed Yao Jie of Holland 22-20, 19-21, 21-13.

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