Ratchanok Intanon

Ratchanok Intanon (Thai: รัชนก อินทนนท์, RTGSRatchanok Inthanon, pronounced [rát.t͡ɕʰā.nók ʔīn.tʰā.nōn]; born 5 February 1995) is a Thai badminton player who became the first Thai to become No.1 in women's singles. She is known for her relaxed hitting motion and light footwork, which has been described as 'balletic' by commentators such as Gillian Clark. She became world champion in women's singles in 2013 at the age of just 18, making her the youngest person to do so.[2]

Ratchanok Intanon
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Wang Shixian vs Ratchanok Intanon 02.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)May
CountryThailand
Born (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 26)
Yasothon, Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record405 wins, 181 losses
Highest ranking1 (21 April 2016)
Current ranking8 (2 November 2021)
BWF profile

Ratchanok is credited with pioneering the transition of women’s singles from a very predictable one to the most competitive and interesting of all five disciplines. Prior to Ratchanok’s victory at the 2013 World Championships Chinese players won Women’s singles gold in the past 12 years. According to Badminton expert Gillian Clark, the victory of Ratchanok instigated the belief in players from other nationalities that the top Chinese players aren’t invincible. .[3] [4] The 2010’s saw a fiercely competitive pool of players emerging from different nationalities with likes of Carolina Marin from Spain, Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei) , Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu from India, Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi representing Japan, Sung Ji Hyun and An Se-young from South Korea. Li Xuerui lead the chinese charge in the first half of the decade and was followed by Chen Yu Fei and He Bingjiao.

Ratchanok’s racket skills and easy hitting motion enable her to generate quality into her stroke production. She possesses one of the fastest smashes among the women players. At the 2016 Malaysia Open semi-finals, one of her hits clocked 372kph.[5]

CareerEdit

2008–2010Edit

In 2008, Intanon entered the international circuit at the age of 13. The first international tournament she played was the Laos International series, in which she played both singles and doubles. She lost the singles final to Vietnam's Lê Ngọc Nguyên Nhung.[6] Intanon won her first individual international title in 2009 by winning the Vietnam International Challenge when she was 14.[7] She made history by becoming the youngest-ever champion at the 2009 BWF World Junior Championships at 14 in Malaysia by beating her compatriot Porntip Buranaprasertsuk.[8] She reached the final of the Malaysia International Challenge 2009, losing out to Sapsiree Taerattanachai.[9] She also reached the 2009 Southeast Asian Games women's singles final, but lost to her compatriot Salakjit Ponsana.

In 2010, at the age of 15, she successfully defended her title at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships in Mexico by beating Misaki Matsutomo.[10] Her successful run continued after she won Smiling Fish International Event, beating teammate Rawinda Prajongjai.[11] She won back-to-back Grand Prix tournaments by winning the Vietnam Open Grand Prix (beating China's Zhou Hui)[12] and the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Cheng Shao-chieh from Chinese Taipei.[13] In the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, she won a silver medal as a member of the women's team. In the final, she lost to Wang Xin, at that time world number 1.[14]

2011–2012Edit

Intanon participated in BWF World Championships and lost in the third round to eventual winner Wang Yihan. She was a finalist at the Chinese Taipei Open, where she was defeated by Sung Ji-hyun.[15] She became the most successful player ever in individual events at the BWF World Junior Championships, winning the women's singles title for the third straight time by defeating Indonesia's Elyzabeth Purwaningtyas.[16] She won the 2011 Syed Modi Grand Prix where she received a walkover against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in final.[17] She was also a member of the women's team that defeated Indonesia in the final of the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. She herself was a bronze medalist in singles event, where she lost in the semifinals to Singapore's Fu Mingtian.

In 2012, Intanon, at 16 years of age, was awarded the Best Female Athlete Award in Thailand after winning the world junior title for three successive years.[18] She reached the finals of the Thailand Open but lost to Saina Nehwal.[19] After defeating the higher-seeded Juliane Schenk of Germany in round of 16, she reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympic Games where she lost to second seed Wang Xin despite leading 21–17 and 16–9 in the second game.[20] She entered the finals of a Super Series tournament for the first time in the China Open but lost to Li Xuerui 12–21, 9–21.[21] She qualified for the 2012 BWF Super Series Finals and won all of her group matches in straight games against Juliane Schenk, Tine Baun and Saina Nehwal. She lost in the semifinals there to Wang Shixian.[22] She finished the year as world number 9.

2013Edit

 
Ratchanok at a tournament in 2013

Intanon reached the finals of the All England Open, losing to Tine Rasmussen 14–21, 21–16, 10–21.[23] She is the youngest ever singles finalist at the All England Open.[24] She lost in the final of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold after being defeated by Wang Shixian.[25] She won her first Superseries tournament by beating Juliane Schenk 22–20, 21–14 in the India Open[26] to become the youngest-ever Superseries winner at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 22 days (she held this record for 6 months until Akane Yamaguchi won the 2013 Japan Open at the age of 16). She again reached the finals of the Thailand Open, winning the title after beating Busanan Ongbumrungpan[27] to become the first Thai ever to win the women's singles title at the Thailand Open since it was first held in 1984.

Intanon withdrew from both the Indonesia Open SSP and Singapore Open SS to recover from a foot injury and prepare for the BWF World Championships. In World Championships in August, she was seeded fourth. She reached the quarterfinals of this tournament for the first time, where she defeated Carolina Marín in a very hard-fought encounter.[28] Her semifinal path was relatively easy, where she won against P. V. Sindhu in two games.[29] In the final, she won the title, beating world number 1 and Olympic gold medalist Li Xuerui 22–20, 18–21, 21–14.[30] She was the first-ever Thai player to be the World Champion and was also the youngest singles World Champion ever at the age of 18. She became the world champion while still being eligible to play in the World Junior Championships that year. After the World Championships, she injured her back and failed to qualify for the 2013 BWF Super Series Finals, finishing the year as the world number three. She was awarded the "2013 Best Females Athletes Award" from the Thailand Sports Authority.[31]

2014Edit

In 2014, Intanon reached the final of the Korea Open for the first time, meeting Wang Yihan and continuing her losing streak against Wang.[32] She was awarded "Best Asian Sporting Icon" by Fox Sports Asia, based on voting from internet fans on its website.[33] She reached the finals of the Indonesia Open but again lost to Li Xuerui.[34] She failed to defend her World Championships title after losing in the second round to Minatsu Mitani.[35] She was defeated by Bae Yeon-ju in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Asian Games.[36] She qualified for the Super Series Finals in Dubai but failed to pass the round-robin stage after losing group matches against Tai Tzu-ying and Akane Yamaguchi. She finished the 2014 year as world number six.

2015Edit

In 2015, Intanon made a comeback by reaching the final of the India Open for the second time but lost to her opponent Saina Nehwal.[37] A month later, she became the first Thai singles player to win the Asia Championships by defeating Li Xuerui in the final 20–22, 23–21, 21–12 in China.[38] It was the first time that Intanon had beaten Li since the final of the 2013 World Championships. In June, she won her first Super Series Premier title by beating Yui Hashimoto of Japan in straight games at the Indonesia Open.[39] However, at the BWF World Championships, she had to retire from court when 8–5 up in the decider against Lindaweni Fanetri in the round of 16 from cramps.[40]

She won a gold medal with the Thailand women's team at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. After the Indonesia Open, she did not reach the final of any tournaments but earned enough points to qualify for the Dubai Super Series Finals. In the group stage, she lost to Wang Yihan, but won two other matches against Wang Shixian and Sung Ji-hyun, progressing to the semifinals. She lost to Wang Yihan there, which brought their head-to-head record to 0–12.[41] She finished the 2015 season at world number seven.

2016Edit

In 2016, Intanon won the Thailand Masters, a second Grand Prix Gold tournament in Thailand, by beating Sun Yu in the final.[42] She won the Indian Open Super Series for the second time by beating Li Xuerui in the final.[43] In the Malaysia Open the week after, she defeated Wang Yihan for the first time by beating her in the semifinal. In the final, she beat Tai Tzu-ying to earn the Malaysia Open title for the first time.[44] This was the first time she had won two consecutive Superseries tournaments; Intanon then became the first singles player to win three Superseries in three consecutive weeks[45] by winning the Singapore Super Series, defeating Sun Yu in the final. By winning three Superseries in a row, Intanon also rose to the number 1 spot in the world rankings, becoming the first Thai to achieve this feat. Her winning streak ended after she lost to Sayaka Sato in the Asian Championships.[46]

Intanon qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the Thai flag bearer.[47] At the Olympics she failed to pass the round of 16, losing to Akane Yamaguchi, in two games: 19–21, 16–21.[48] After the Olympics, she suffered a knee injury which forced her to retire from subsequent tournaments. In the Super Series Finals, Intanon lost in straight games to Sung Ji-hyun and Tai Tzu-ying, and retired injured against He Bingjiao. She finished 2016 at a world ranking of five.

2017Edit

She played in her first tournament of 2017 in March, the All England Open. She made her way to the quarter-finals, where she faced off against world no. 2 Carolina Marín. Intanon won after being down 11–18 in the rubber set but won 10 straight points to close out the match.[49] After defeating Akane Yamaguchi in the semifinals, Intanon was defeated by Tai Tzu-ying 16–21, 20–22.[50]

Intanon later in the year took the Thailand Open title, beating compatriot Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the final.[51] She also won the New Zealand Open beating Saena Kawakami.[52] She was disappointed in the World Championships when she lost to Chen Yufei in the quarterfinal.[53] After defeating Sung Ji-hyun and Tai Tzu-ying in the Denmark Open Premier Series, Intanon beat Akane Yamaguchi in the final in three games after being 16–19 down in the final game; she won the game 21–19. She said that she dedicated the title to Thailand's king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had died the year before.[54] She qualified for the season-ending Superseries Finals, where she defeated Sung Ji-hyun and Tai Tzu-ying and lost the third group match to Chen Yufei. She was defeated in the knockout stage by Akane Yamaguchi in three games after she was leading in the final game.[55]

2018Edit

At the beginning of the year, Intanon won the Malaysia Masters Super 500, beating Tai Tzu-ying in the finals, winning 24–22 in the third set.[56] In the World Championships, she lost to Saina Nehwal in the second round.[57] At the Asian Games, Intanon made it to the quarter-final stage before losing out to Nehwal.[58] She made the finals of the Hong Kong Open, losing to Nozomi Okuhara.[59] She qualified for the HSBC World Tour Finals, where she ended her losing streak against Chen Yufei. She lost to Nozomi Okuhara but defeated Canada's Michelle Li to secure a semifinal spot. She lost in the semifinals to eventual gold medalist P. V. Sindhu.[60] She finished the year at world no. 8.

2019–20Edit

 
Ratchanok at the 2019 German Open

In 2019, Intanon won the Malaysia Masters Super 500, defending her title by winning in straight games for all her matches, including the final where she beat Carolina Marín.[61] At the final of German Open Super 300, she lost to Akane Yamaguchi in three games, losing 23–25 in the deciding game.[62] She then won her third Indian Open title by beating He Bingjiao. This was Intanon's first victory over her.[63] She lost the final of Thailand Open to Chen Yufei in two games.[64] She won the bronze medal at 2019 Basel World Championship after losing to Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals.[65] Intanon was one point away from winning the Korea Open against He Bingjiao, but she saved four match points and won the next game.[66]

Intanon failed an out-of-competition drug test in April but was not banned by the BWF.[67] The BWF statement reads: "The ethics hearing panel determined Ms. Ratchanok Intanon committed an anti-doping rule violation, but as the athlete was able to demonstrate that her adverse analytical finding was related to the ingestion of meat contaminated with clenbuterol, she was found to bear no fault or negligence for the violation, and thus no period of ineligibility has been imposed on her." She lost again to Chen Yufei in the final of the Hong Kong Open.[68] She participated in the World Tour Finals, where she beat Busanan Ongbamrungphan, lost to Tai Tzu-ying, and lost to Nozomi Okuhara in the last group match. Intanon's first title of 2020 came when she won the Indonesia Masters title by beating Carolina Marín in three game.[69]

Records currently heldEdit

  • Youngest ever singles champion at the BWF World Championships (2013, age of 18 years, 6 months and 6 days).[70]
  • Youngest ever champion of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, age of 14).[71]
  • First ever three-time champion in a single discipline of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, 2010, 2011).[72]
  • Youngest ever singles finalist of the All England Open Badminton Championships (2013, age of 18).[73]
  • First ever singles player to win three Superseries titles in three consecutive weeks.[74]
  • First ever Thai badminton player ranked world number 1.[75]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China   Li Xuerui 22–20, 18–21, 21–14   Gold
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland   Nozomi Okuhara 21–17, 18–21, 15–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Li Xuerui 20–22, 23–21, 21–12   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Salakjit Ponsana 14–21, 21–18, 10–21   Silver
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Fu Mingtian 17–21, 21–19, 20–22   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar, Malaysia   Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 21–15, 21–23, 21–10   Gold
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico   Misaki Matsutomo 21–13, 16–21, 21–10   Gold
2011 Taoyuan Arena, Taoyuan City, Taipei, Taiwan   Elyzabeth Purwaningtyas 21–6, 18–21, 21–13   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Pijitjan Wangpaiboonkj   Ou Dongni
  Bao Yixin
7–21, 17–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[76] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[77]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Tai Tzu-ying 21–16, 14–21, 24–22   Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Nozomi Okuhara 19–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2019 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Carolina Marín 21–9, 22–20   Winner
2019 German Open Super 300   Akane Yamaguchi 21–16, 14–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2019 India Open Super 500   He Bingjiao 21–15, 21–14   Winner
2019 Thailand Open Super 500   Chen Yufei 20–22, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500   He Bingjiao 21–18, 22–24, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Chen Yufei 18–21, 21–13, 13–21   Runner-up
2020 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Carolina Marín 21–19, 11–21, 21–18   Winner
2021 Indonesia Open Super 1000   An Se-young 17–21, 20–22   Runner-up

BWF Superseries (6 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[78] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[79] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 China Open   Li Xuerui 12–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2013 All England Open   Tine Baun 15–21, 21–16, 10–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Juliane Schenk 22–20, 21–14   Winner
2014 Korea Open   Wang Yihan 13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Indonesia Open   Li Xuerui 13–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2015 India Open   Saina Nehwal 16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Indonesia Open   Yui Hashimoto 21–11, 21–10   Winner
2016 India Open   Li Xuerui 21–17, 21–18   Winner
2016 Malaysia Open   Tai Tzu-ying 21–14, 21–15   Winner
2016 Singapore Open   Sun Yu 18–21, 21–11, 21–14   Winner
2017 All England Open   Tai Tzu-ying 16–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2017 Denmark Open   Akane Yamaguchi 14–21, 21–15, 21–19   Winner
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (7 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Vietnam Open   Zhou Hui 21–17, 22–20   Winner
2010 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold   Cheng Shao-chieh 21–12, 19–21, 21–16   Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Sung Ji-hyun 20–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 India Grand Prix Gold   Porntip Buranaprasertsuk Walkover   Winner
2012 Thailand Open   Saina Nehwal 21–19, 15–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2013 Swiss Open   Wang Shixian 16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Thailand Open   Busanan Ongbumrungpan 20–22, 21–19, 21–13   Winner
2016 Thailand Masters   Sun Yu 21–19, 18–21, 21–17   Winner
2017 Thailand Open   Busanan Ongbumrungpan 21–18, 12–21, 21–16   Winner
2017 New Zealand Open   Saena Kawakami 21–14, 16–21, 21–15   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Laos International   Lê Ngọc Nguyên Nhung 22–20, 14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2009 Vietnam International   Maria Elfira Christina 21–18, 21–14   Winner
2009 Malaysia International   Sapsiree Taerattanachai 11–21, 21–19, 20–22   Runner-up
2010 Smiling Fish International   Rawinda Prajongjai 21–10, 21–17   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Smiling Fish International   Pijitjan Wangpaiboonkj   Rodjana Chuthabunditkul
  Wiranpatch Hongchookeat
20–22, 11–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Laos International   Pisit Poodchalat   Dương Bảo Đức
  Thái Thị Hồng Gấm
16–21, 21–18, 17–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

Personal lifeEdit

Intanon is the daughter of Winutchai Intanon and Kumpan Suvarsara. She also has a brother. She is half-blooded from the provinces of Roi Et and Yasothon. Her father is a native of Yasothon and her mother is a native of Roi Et. She was born in Yasothon Province in the northeast of Thailand, but moved at the age of three months with her parents, who worked at the Banthongyord sweets factory in the Bang Khae District of Bangkok. As a child, she would run around the factory floor. Factory owner Kamala Thongkorn, worried that she would be burned by boiling water and hot sugar, allowed Intanon to play at the factory's badminton courts. She started playing when she was six years old, and won her first championship at the age of seven.[80][81][82][83][84]

Intanon used her prize money and endorsement fees to aid her parents and brother. Her father opened a food shop with her help. "I wanted to be a national player like my older friends and play for the country, because that was the only way I could help my parents to improve our status and leave poverty," she has said.[85]

Intanon trains at the Banthongyord Badminton School. Her coach is Patapol Ngernsrisuk, former Olympian and son of Kamala Thongkorn.[86]

Career statisticsEdit

Singles

Played Wins Losses Balance
Total 586 405 181 +224
Current year (2021) 14 9 5 +4

Doubles

Played Wins Losses Balance
Total 12 6 6 0
Current year (2021) 0 0 0 0
Prize money
Singles Doubles
Total $950.462.50 $132.50
Current year $47.900.00 0
  • Statistics were last updated on 24 March 2021.

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


National teamEdit

  • Junior level
Events 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asian Junior Championships QF B B A
World Junior Championships 5th B 8th 4th
  • Senior level
Team events 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Southeast Asian Games B NH G NH G NH A NH G NH
Asia Team Championships NH B NH A NH A NH
Asian Games NH S NH QF NH B NH
Uber Cup NH DNQ NH B NH QF NH QF NH S NH B NH
Sudirman Cup A NH GS NH B NH GS NH B NH B NH A

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Junior level
Events 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asian Junior Championships 3R (XD) QF (GS)
QF (XD)
B (GD) A
World Junior Championships QF (GS)
3R (XD)
G G G
  • Senior level
Event 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Southeast Asian Games S NH B NH A NH A NH A NH A NH
Asian Championships A 1R 2R QF 2R G 2R QF 2R w/d NH
World Championships A 3R NH G 3R 3R NH QF 3R B NH Q
Olympic Games NH QF NH 2R NH QF NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Thailand Masters NH W A QF NH W ('16)
Swiss Open A 1R SF F A 2R A NH A F ('13)
German Open A 2R QF A F NH F ('19)
All England Open A 1R 2R F SF QF QF F 1R 1R QF SF F ('13, '17)
Malaysia Masters 2R 1R 2R A W W 2R W ('18, '19)
New Zealand Open A NH N/A NH A W A NH W ('17)
Australian Open A SF 2R A 2R 1R QF 2R A SF NH SF ('11, '19)
India Open A QF 1R W A F W QF SF W NH W ('13, '16, '19)
Malaysia Open A 1R 1R A 1R 2R W QF SF QF NH W ('16)
Singapore Open A 2R A QF QF W 1R w/d QF NH W ('16)
Korea Masters A QF A w/d A NH QF ('10)
Thailand Open 2R NH 1R F W NH SF A W w/d F QF NH W ('13, '17)
SF
U.S. Open A SF A NH SF ('11)
Korea Open A 1R 2R 1R F 1R 2R QF 2R F NH F ('14, '19)
Chinese Taipei Open A QF F A SF A NH F ('11)
Vietnam Open A W A NH W ('10)
China Open A QF QF F QF QF 1R A SF 1R QF NH F ('12)
Japan Open A 1R 1R QF A 1R 2R QF 2R QF 1R NH QF ('12, '16, '18)
Syed Modi International A W A NH A NH W ('11)
Denmark Open A SF 1R SF 2R A W 2R 2R A 1R W ('17)
French Open A 1R QF QF SF SF A QF QF QF NH QF SF ('14, '15)
Hylo Open A 2R 2R ('21)
Macau Open 1R 1R 1R A NH 1R ('09, '10, '11)
Fuzhou China Open A QF A QF QF NH QF ('12, '18, '19)
Hong Kong Open A QF A 1R 2R 2R SF A SF F F NH F ('18, '19)
Indonesia Masters NH W 2R A NH SF QF W 2R W ('10, '20)
Indonesia Open A 2R 1R A F W 1R 1R QF QF NH F W ('15)
Superseries/World Tour Finals DNQ SF DNQ RR SF RR SF SF RR RR DNQ SF ('12, '15, '17, '18)
Year-end ranking 73 21 13 9 3 6 5 5 5 8 5 5 1
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists. Accurate as of 28 November 2021.

Royal decorationsEdit

Honors and awardsEdit

Intanon has won many awards and honors in recognition of her achievements.

Organization Award Year
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) IOC Sport-Inspiring Young People Trophy 2010
Badminton World Federation (BWF) BWF Most Promising Player of The Year 2009 – Eddie Choong Trophy[90] 2009

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