Ratchanok Intanon

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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.

Ratchanok Intanon
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Wang Shixian vs Ratchanok Intanon 02.jpg
Personal information
Birth nameRatchanok Intanon
Born (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 25)
Yasothon, Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Women's singles
Career record396 wins, 176 losses
Highest ranking1 (21 April 2016)
Current ranking5 (17 March 2020)
BWF profile



In 2008, Intanon entered the international circuit at an unbelievable young age of 13. The first International tournament she played was the Laos International series in which she played both in singles and doubles event. She lost the singles final to Vietnam's Lê Ngọc Nguyên Nhung.[2] Intanon won her first individual International title in 2009, while she was only 14, by winning the Vietnam International Challenge.[3] She made history by becoming the youngest-ever champion at the 2009 BWF World Junior Championships at 14 in Malaysia by beating Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, her compatriot.[4] She reached final of Malaysia International Challenge 2009, losing out to Sapsiree Taerattanachai.[5] 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.[6] Her successful run continued after she won Smiling Fish International Event, beating teammate Rawinda Prajongjai.[7] She won back-to-back Grand Prix tournaments by winning the Vietnam Open Grand Prix beating China's Zhou Hui[8] and Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold after winning from Cheng Shao-chieh, top Chinese Taipei's player.[9] 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, 22–20, 17–21, 14–21.[10]


She participated in Bwf World Championships & lost in 3rd round to eventual winner Wang Yihan. She was a finalist at the Chinese Taipei Open where she was defeated by Sung Ji-hyun.[11] 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. This time by defeating Indonesia's Elyzabeth Purwaningtyas.[12] She won the 2011 Syed Modi Grand Prix where she received a walkover against Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in final.[13] She was also a member of the women's team that defeated Indonesia in the final of the Badminton at 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.[14] She reached the finals of the SCG Thailand Open 2012 but lost to Saina Nehwal 19–21, 21–15, 21–10 in the finals.[15] After defeating higher seeded Germany's Juliane Schenk in round of 16, she reached quarterfinals of 2012 Olympic Games where she set her clash with 2nd seed Wang Xin. Despite leading 21–17 and 16–9 in the second game, she failed to close the match and eventually lost 21–17, 18–21, 14–21.[16] She entered the finals of a Super Series tournament for the first time in the 2012 China Open Super Series Premier but lost to Li Xuerui 12–21, 9–21.[17] She qualified for the 2012 BWF Super Series Finals and won all of her group matches in straight games against formidable opponents Juliane Schenk, Tine Baun & Saina Nehwal. She lost in the semifinals there to Wang Shixian.[18] She finished the year as world number 9.


Intanon at a tournament in 2013

2013 was Intanon's best year of her career. She reached the finals of the 2013 All England Open Badminton Championships, losing to Tine Rasmussen 14–21, 21–16, 10–21.[19] She was the youngest ever singles finalist at the All England tournament. She lost in the final again by getting defeated from Wang Shixian in the 2013 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold.[20] She won her first Superseries tournament by beating Juliane Schenk 22–20, 21–14 in the 2013 Yonex Sunrise India Open to become the youngest-ever Superseries winner at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 22 days[21] (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 SCG Thailand Open 2013. This time she won the title, beating Busanan Ongbumrungpan 20–22, 21–19, 21–13[22] to become the first Thai ever to win the women's singles title at the Thailand Open since it was first held in 1984.

She withdrew from both the Indonesia Open SSP and Singapore Open SS to recover from her foot injury and prepare for the BWF World Championships. In World Championships in August, Intanon was seeded 4th. She reached the quarterfinals of this tournament for the first time, where she defeated Carolina Marín in a very hard-fought encounter.[23] Her semifinal path was relatively easy, where she won against P. V. Sindhu in 2 games.[24] In the final, she won the title, beating out world number 1 and Olympic gold medalist Li Xuerui 22–20, 18–21, 21–14[25] She was the first-ever Thai player to be the World Champion. At the age of 18, she was also the youngest singles World Champion ever. She became the World Champion while still being eligible to play in the 2013 BWF Junior World Championships in Bangkok. After the World Championships, she injured her back, which affected her performance and due to that, she failed to qualify for the 2013 BWF Super Series Finals and finished 2013 as the World number 3. She was awarded the "2013 Best Females Athletes Award" from the Thailand Sports Authority.[26]


Intanon reached the final of the Korea Open for the first time where she met her nemesis Wang Yihan. Her losing streak against Yihan continued further after she lost 13–21, 19–21.[27] She was awarded "Best Asian Sporting Icon" by Fox Sports Asia, based on voting from internet fans on its website.[28] She reached the finals of the Indonesia Open but again lost to Li Xuerui 13–21, 13–21.[29] She failed to defend World Championships title by losing in the second round to Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21–8, 12–21, 18–21.[30] She was defeated by Bae Yeon-ju in the quarterfinals of 2014 Asian Games by 4–21, 21–18, 8–21 scores.[31] She qualified for the Super Series Final in Dubai but failed to pass the round-robin after losing group matches against Tai Tzu-ying (1–2) & Akane Yamaguchi (1–2). She finished the 2014 year as World number 6.


Intanon made a comeback by reaching the final of the India Open for the second time but lost to her opponent, Saina Nehwal, 16–21, 14–21.[32] A month later, she became the first Thai singles player to win the Asia Championship by defeating Li Xuerui in the final match 20–22, 23–21, 21–12 in China.[33] 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, 21–11, 21–10, at the Indonesia Open.[34] 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 cramp yet again.[35]

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 Final tournament. In the group stage, she lost to Wang Yihan (1–2), but won 2 other matches against Wang Shixian (2–0) & Sung Ji-hyun (2–1) henceforth progressed to semifinals. She lost to Wang Yihan there, which brought their head-to-head record to 0–12.[36] She finished the 2015 season at world number 7.


Intanon won the 2016 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters, a second Grand Prix Gold tournament in Thailand, by beating Sun Yu in the final 21–19, 18–21, 21–17.[37] She won the Indian Open Super Series for the second time by beating Li Xuerui in the final 21–17, 21–18.[38] In the 2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier the week after, she finally won a match over Wang Yihan by beating her in the semifinal 21–11, 21–19. In the final, she beat Tai Tzu-ying 21–14, 21–15 to earn the Malaysia Open title for the first time.[39] It was Intanon's first time to win two consecutive Superseries tournaments. Intanon then became the first singles player to win three Superseries in three consecutive weeks[40] by winning the Singapore Super Series, defeating Sun Yu in the final. By winning three Superseries in a row, Intanon also rose to the No.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.[41]

Intanon qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the Thai flag bearer.[42] At the Olympics she failed to pass the Round of 16, losing to the Japanese rising star, Akane Yamaguchi, in a two-gamer 19–21, 16–21.[43] After Olympics, she suffered a knee injury which forced her to retire from various upcoming tournaments. Her performance eventually declined, but she was able to qualify for the Super Series Finals. Intanon lost in straight games to Sung Ji-hyun & Tai Tzu-ying, and retired injured against He Bingjiao. She finished 2016 at a world ranking of 5.


She played in her first tournament of 2017 in March, the Yonex All England Open. She made her way to the quarter-finals, where she faced off against world no. 2, Carolina Marín. Intanon won 22–20, 13–21, 21–18. She was 11–18 down in the rubber set but won 10 straight points to close out the match.[44] In the semifinals, she faced Akane Yamaguchi. Intanon won 22–20, 21–16 in 48 minutes of play to secure a spot in the final against Tai Tzu-ying. Tai beat Intanon 16–21, 20–22.[45]

Intanon later in the year took the SCG Thailand Open title, beating compatriot Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the final, 21–18, 12–21, 21–16.[46] She also won the Skycity New Zealand Open beating Saena Kawakami in the final 21–14, 16–21, 21–15.[47] She was disappointed in the World Championships when she went on losing side against Chen Yufei in quarterfinal.[48] She participated in the Denmark Open Premier Series where she beat Sung Ji-hyun and Tai Tzu-ying. Intanon met Akane Yamaguchi in the final, and beat her in a three game match with 21–19 in the rubber set when she was 16–19 down, to win the title. She said that she dedicated the title to Thailand's king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had died, the year before.[49] She qualified for the season ending Superseries Finals where she defeated Sung Ji-hyun (2–0) & Tai Tzu-ying also in 2 games. Although she lost the 3rd group match to Chen Yufei (1–2), still she reached the knockout phase. She was defeated by Akane Yamaguchi there, in 3 games where Ratchanok spoiled her lead in the 3rd game.[50]


At the beginning of the year, Intanon participated in and won the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament, beating Tai Tzu-ying in the finals, winning 24–22 in the third set.[51] In the World Championships, she lost to Saina Nehwal in the second round.[52] At the Asian Games, Intanon made it to the quarter-final stage before losing out to Saina Nehwal again.[53] She made the finals of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open, losing to Nozomi Okuhara 19–21, 22–24.[54] She qualified for the HSBC World Tour Finals, where she finally ended her Losing streak against Chen Yufei in 3 games. She lost to Nozomi Okuhara (1–2) but defeated Canada's Michelle Li (2–0) to secure semifinal spot. She lost in the semifinals to eventual gold medalist P. V. Sindhu.[55] She finished the year at world no. 8.


Intanon at the 2019 German Open

Intanon participated in the Malaysia Masters Super 500, hoping to defend her title. She won all of her matches in straight sets, to set up a final against Carolina Marín. She beat Marin 21–9, 22–20 to successfully defend her title.[56] At the final of German Open Super 300 She lost to Akane Yamaguchi in three games, losing 23–25 in the deciding game.[57] Intanon then won her third Indian Open title by beating He Bingjiao with 21–15, 21–14. This was Intanon's first victory over her.[58] She lost the final of Thailand Open to her nemesis Chen Yufei in close 2 games.[59] She won the bronze medal at 2019 Basel World Championship after losing to Nozomi Okuhara in three tight games 21–17, 18–21, 21–15 in the semifinals.[60] Intanon was just one points away from Korea Open Title when playing against He Bingjiao in final, but was denied by tenacity of her opponent who saved 4 match points and won the next game to snatch out victory from Intanon.[61]

Intanon failed an out-of-competition drug test in April but the Thai star was not banned by the BWF.[62] 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." Her jinx of losing against Chen Yufei continued when she lost to her in the final of Hongkong Open.[63] She participated in World Tour Finals, where she beat Busanan Ongbamrungphan in straight games in Round 1, she lost to Tai tzu-ying in very hardly contested match, failing in 3 sets. Her hopes of qualifying for knockout round disappear when she lost to Nozomi Okuhara in the last group match.


Intanon won her 1st title of the year, clinching Indonesia Masters title by beating out Carolina Marín in 3 hard fought games 21–19, 11–21, 21–18.[64]

Records currently heldEdit

  • Youngest ever singles champion at the BWF World Championships (2013, age of 18 years, 6 months and 6 days)[65]
  • Youngest ever champion of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, age of 14)[66]
  • First ever three-time champion in a single discipline of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, 2010, 2011)[67]
  • Youngest ever singles finalist of the All England Open Badminton Championships (2013, age of 18)[68]
  • First ever singles player to win three Superseries titles in three consecutive weeks[69]
  • First ever Thai badminton player ranked World #1[70]


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

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

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
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Fu Mingtian 17–21, 21–19, 20–22   Bronze
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Salakjit Ponsana 14–21, 21–18, 10–21   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

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

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[71] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into six levels: World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[72]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2020 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Carolina Marín 21–19, 11–21, 21–18   Winner
2019 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Chen Yufei 18–21, 21–13, 13–21   Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500   He Bingjiao 21–18, 22–24, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Thailand Open Super 500   Chen Yufei 20–22, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 India Open (3) Super 500   He Bingjiao 21–15, 21–14   Winner
2019 German Open Super 300   Akane Yamaguchi 21–16, 14–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2019 Malaysia Masters (2) Super 500   Carolina Marín 21–9, 22–20   Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Nozomi Okuhara 19–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2018 Malaysia Masters (1) Super 500   Tai Tzu-ying 21–16, 14–21, 24–22   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. Since 2011, each Superseries season has featured twelve tournaments around the world, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the end of the year.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Denmark Open   Akane Yamaguchi 14–21, 21–15, 21–19   Winner
2017 All England Open   Tai Tzu-ying 16–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2016 Singapore Open   Sun Yu 18–21, 21–11, 21–14   Winner
2016 Malaysia Open   Tai Tzu-ying 21–14, 21–15   Winner
2016 India Open (2)   Li Xuerui 21–17, 21–18   Winner
2015 Indonesia Open   Yui Hashimoto 21–11, 21–10   Winner
2015 India Open   Saina Nehwal 16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Indonesia Open   Li Xuerui 13–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2014 Korea Open   Wang Yihan 13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Juliane Schenk 22–20, 21–14   Winner
2013 All England Open   Tine Baun 15–21, 21–16, 10–21   Runner-up
2012 China Open   Li Xuerui 12–21, 9–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 New Zealand Open   Saena Kawakami 21–14, 16–21, 21–15   Winner
2017 Thailand Open (2)   Busanan Ongbumrungpan 21–18, 12–21, 21–16   Winner
2016 Thailand Masters   Sun Yu 21–19, 18–21, 21–17   Winner
2013 Thailand Open   Busanan Ongbumrungpan 20–22, 21–19, 21–13   Winner
2013 Swiss Open   Wang Shixian 16–14, 12–21   Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open   Saina Nehwal 21–19, 15–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2011 Syed Modi International   Porntip Buranaprasertsuk Walkover   Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Sung Ji-hyun 20–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2010 Indonesian Masters   Cheng Shao-chieh 21–12, 19–21, 21–16   Winner
2010 Vietnam Open   Zhou Hui 21–17, 22–20   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

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

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, Intanon 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.[73][74][75][76][77]

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.[78]

Intanon trains at the Banthongyord Badminton School. Her coach is Patapol Ngernsrisuk, former Olympian and son of Kamala Thongkorn.[79]

Career statisticsEdit


Played Wins Losses Balance
Total 572 396 176 +220
Current year (2020) 13 10 3 +7


Played Wins Losses Balance
Total 12 6 6 0
Current year (2020) 0 0 0 0
Prize money
Singles Doubles
Total $896.672.50 $132.50
Current year $31.400.00 0
  • Statistics were last updated on 17 March 2020.

Performance timelineEdit

Event 2012 2016
Summer Olympics QF 2R
Event 2011 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019
World Championships 3R   Gold 3R 3R QF 3R   Bronze
Event 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Asian Championships 1R 2R QF 2R   Gold 2R QF 2R w/d
Event 2009 2011
Southeast Asian Games   Silver   Bronze
BWF Super Series BWF World Tour
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Best
  All England A 1R 2R F SF QF QF F 1R 1R QF F (2013,2017)
  India Open A QF 1R W A F W QF SF W Q W (2013, 2016, 2019)
  Malaysia Open A 1R 1R A 1R 2R W QF SF QF Q W (2016)
  Australian Open Grand Prix Gold 2R 1R QF 2R A SF SF (2011, 2019)
  China Open A QF QF F QF QF 1R A SF 1R QF F (2012)
  Denmark Open A SF 1R SF 2R A W 2R 2R W (2017)
  French Open A 1R QF QF SF SF A QF QF QF SF (2014, 2015)
  Hong Kong Open A QF A 1R 2R 2R SF A SF F F F (2018, 2019)
  Indonesia Open A 2R 1R A F W 1R 1R QF QF W (2015)
  Japan Open A 1R 1R QF A 1R 2R QF 2R QF 1R QF (2012, 2016, 2018)
  Korea Open A 1R 2R 1R F 1R 2R QF 2R F F (2014, 2019)
  Singapore Open A 2R A QF QF W 1R w/o QF W (2016)
BWF Super Series Finals A SF A RR SF RR SF SF RR SF (2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Year-end Ranking[80] 73 21 13 9 3 6 5 5 5 8 5
BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix BWF World Tour
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Best
  Malaysia Masters 2R 1R 2R A A A A A A W W R2 W (2018, 2019)
  Indonesia Masters NH W 2R A A A A A N/A SF QF W W (2010, 2020)
  Thailand Masters NH NH NH NH NH NH NH W A A A QF W (2016)
  German Open A 2R QF A F A F (2019)
  Swiss Open N/A N/A 1R SF F A A 2R A A A A F (2013)
  Australian Open A SF 2R A Super Series BWF World Tour SF (2011)
  Fuzhou China Open A QF A QF QF QF (2012, 2018, 2019)
  Chinese Taipei Open A QF F A SF A F (2011)
  Syed Modi International N/A N/A W A NH A A A A A A W (2011)
  Korea Masters NH QF A A A A A A A w/d A QF (2010)
  Macau Open 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A A A 1R (2009, 2010, 2011)
  New Zealand Open N/A W A A W (2017)
  Thailand Open 2R NH 1R F W NH SF A W w/d F W (2013, 2017)
  U.S. Open N/A N/A SF A A A A A A A A SF (2011)
  Vietnam Open N/A W A A A A A A A A A W (2010)

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists. Accurate as of 13 March 2020.

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
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) BWF Most Promising Player of The Year 2009 – Eddie Choong Trophy[84] 2009


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