Lyddia Cheah Li Ya (simplified Chinese: 谢沂逾; traditional Chinese: 謝沂逾; pinyin: Xiè Yíyú; born 8 September 1989 in Kuala Lumpur, also known as Lyddia Cheah Yi Yu) is a Malaysian badminton player. Her younger sister, Soniia Cheah Su Ya is also a professional badminton player. In 2010, she competed at the Commonwealth Games in India.
|Lyddia Cheah Yi Yu|
|Birth name||Lyddia Cheah Li Ya|
|Born||8 September 1989|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Women's singles & doubles|
|Highest ranking||29 (WS 29 October 2009)|
184 (WD 25 January 2018)
413 (XD 27 August 2015)
In 2008, she became the runner-up at the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament. She was defeated by Saina Nehwal of India in the final. In 2009, she won a bronze medal at the Southeast Asian Games in the women's singles event. She was a part of the Malaysian team squad that won team gold at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in the women's team event and 2010 Commonwealth Games in the mixed team event.
In 2012, she won the Maybank Malaysia International Challenge tournament. She lived up to expectations when she easily overpowered Singaporean seventh seed Liang Xiaoyu. By the end of July 2013 she announced her retirement from the international badminton scene and the National badminton team of Malaysia to pursue her A-level studies. . As an independent player she joined the AirAsia Badminton Academy in 2014 and resumed her international career. In August 2015 she signed with team Derby in the United Kingdom to participate in England's National Badminton League.  In 2016, she was the runner-up at the Bulgarian International tournament in the women's singles and doubles event. In 2017, she won the Iceland International tournament in the women's doubles event, and became the runner-up in the singles event.
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|2009||National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos||Ratchanok Intanon||15–21, 21–23||Bronze|
Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2007||Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Gu Juan||21–16, 14–21, 11–21||Bronze|
|2006||Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Wang Yihan||16–21, 18–21||Silver|
|2007||Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Tee Jing Yi|| Puspita Richi Dili
|12–21, 21–15, 18–21||Silver|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2008||Chinese Taipei Open||Saina Nehwal||8–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2017||Iceland International||Yang Li Lian||8–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Bulgarian International||Panuga Riou||15–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Malaysia International||Liang Xiaoyu||21–17, 21–12||Winner|
|2008||Vietnam International||Hung Shih-han||22–20, 21–15||Winner|
|2005||Malaysia Satellite||Bae Seung-hee||4–11, 2–11||Runner-up|
|2017||Iceland International||Yang Li Lian|| Grace King
|2016||Bulgarian International||Grace King|| Busra Yalçinkaya
Fatma Nur Yavuz
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