This article may require copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone, or spelling. (July 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Ratchanok Intanon (Thai: รัชนก อินทนนท์, RTGS: Ratchanok 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.
|Birth name||Ratchanok Intanon|
|Born||5 February 1995 (age 24)|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
|Career record||351 wins, 163 losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (21 April 2016)|
|Current ranking||8 (26 March 2019)|
Ratchanok won her first individual International title in 2009, while she was only 14, by winning the Vietnam International Challenge. She made history by becoming the youngest-ever champion at the BWF World Junior Championships at 14 when she triumphed in Malaysia. She also reached SEA Games 2009 Badminton WS final but lost to her compatriot Salakjit Ponsana.
In 2010, at the age of 15, she successfully defended her title at the World Junior Championships in Mexico. She won two back-to-back Grand Prix tournaments by winning Vietnam Open Grand Prix and Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold. In 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.
In 2011, 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 in Taiwan. She won Syed Modi International and was also a member of the women's team that defeated Indonesia in the final at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. At the BWF World Championships, she was the only player to take a game off of the eventual champion, Wang Yihan.
In 2012 Ratchanok, at 16 years of age, was awarded the Best Female Athlete Award in Thailand after winning the world junior title for three successive years. Ratchanok's biggest goal is to win the Olympic gold medal. However, at 2012 London Olympics quarter-final match with 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. She reached the finals of the SCG Thailand Open 2012 but lost to Saina Nehwal 19–21 21–15 21–10 in the finals. She entered the finals of a Super Series tournament for the first time in 2012 China Open Super Series Premier but lost to Li Xuerui 12-21, 9-21. She qualified for the Super Series Finals and lost in the semi-finals. She finished the year as world number 9.
2013 was one of Ratchanok's golden years. She reached the finals of the 2013 All England Open Badminton Championships, losing to Tine Rasmussen 14–21, 21–16, 10–21. Despite her loss, she is still the youngest singles finalist ever at the All England tournament. She won her first Superseries tournament by beating Juliane Schenk 22-20, 21-14 in the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2013 to become the youngest-ever Superseries winner, with 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 SCG Thailand Open 2013. This time she won the title, beating Busanan Ongbumrungpan 20-22, 21-19, 21-13 to become the first Thai ever to win the women's singles title at the Thailand Open since it was first held in 1984.
After the Thailand Open, she decided to withdraw from both the Indonesia Open SSP and Singapore Open SS to recover from her foot injury and prepare for the BWF World Championships. In August, Ratchanok won the BWF World Championships, beating world number 1 and Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui 22-20 18-21 21-14 in the final. She is the first ever Thai player to be the World Champion. At the age of 18, she is 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 World Championships, she injured her back that forced her to withdraw from another two super series events, Japan Open and China Master. Ratchanok didn't qualify for Super Series Final in Malaysia and finished 2013 as the World number 3. She was awarded "2013 Best Females Athletes Award" from Thailand Sport Authority.
Ratchanok reached the final of the Korea Open for the first time but lost to Wang Yihan 13-21, 19-21. Her head-to-head statistics with Wang Yihan has been increased to 0-8. She was awarded "Best Asian Sporting Icon" by Fox Sports Asia, based on voting from internet fans from its website. She reached the semi-finals of the All England 2014 to meet with Li Xuerui for the first time after beating her in World Championships of 2013. However, this time she lost to Li Xuerui in 2 sets. After the All England tournament, Ratchanok failed to pass the first round in both 2014 Asian Championship and Japan Open. She reached the finals of the Indonesia Open but again lost to Li Xuerui 13-21, 13-21. After the Indonesia Open, Ratchanok did not reach any finals for the rest of the year. She failed to defend her World Champion title by losing in second round. She qualified for Super Series Final in Dubai but failed to pass the round robin. She finished the 2014 year as World number 6.
At the age of 20, Ratchanok 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. However, in the quarter finals of the All England Championships while playing Sun Yu, while 13-19 down in the decider, Ratchanok was forced to retire from cramp. Many people were skeptical about her fitness levels. A month later, she created history as the first Thai singles player to be crowned Asia Championship champion by defeating Li Xuerui in the final match 20-22, 23-21, 21-12 in China. It was the first time that Ratchanok had beaten Li Xuerui 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. However, at the BWF World Championships, she had to retire from court 8-5 up in the decider against Lindaweni Fanetri in the last 16 stage from cramp yet again. She won a gold medal with Thailand Women's team at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. After the Indonesia Open, she didn't reach the final of any tournaments but earned enough points to qualify for the Dubai Super Series Final tournament. She lost to Wang Yihan in the semi-final, which brought their head-to-head statistics to 0-12. She finished the 2015 season at world number 7.
Ratchanok won Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2016, a second Grand Prix Gold tournament in Thailand, by beating Sun Yu of China in the Final 21-19, 18-21, 21-17. She again won Indian Open Super Series for the second time by beating Li Xue Rui in the Final 21-17, 21-18. In Malaysia Super Series Premier the week after, Ratchanok finally won the maiden match over Wang Yihan by beating her in Semi Final 21-11, 21-19. Their head-to-head statistics improved from 0-12 to be 1-12. In the final, she beat Tai Tzu-ying 21-14, 21-15 to earn the Malaysia Open title for the first time. It was Ratchanok's first time to win two consecutive Super series tournaments. Ratchanok then became the first singles player to win 3 Superseries in 3 consecutive weeks by winning the Singapore Super Series, defeating Sun Yu in the final. By winning 3 Superseries in a row, Ratchanok also rose to the No.1 spot in the world rankings, becoming the first Thai to achieve this feat. Intanon qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and is the Thai flag bearer. At the Olympics she failed to pass the Round of 16, losing out to the Japanese rising star, Akane Yamaguchi, in a close two game match 19-21, 16-21. Ratchanok then withdrew from the Thailand Open, and she lost in the quarter-finals and the second round of the Japan Open and Korea Open respectively. Following that, she withdrew from the Denmark Open as well as the French Open due to a knee injury that she picked up at the Rio Olympics. After that, she played a couple of shots in China before retiring, and then she withdrew from the Hong Kong Open due to the same injury, knowing that she would have secured enough points to qualify for the Super Series Finals. Ratchanok had the goal of making it into the semi-finals of the Superseries Finals, but lost 21-19 21-12 to Sung Ji Hyun, 21-13 21-14 to Tai Tzu Ying, and 21-19 11-10, retiring injured against He Bingjiao. She finished 2016 at a world ranking of 5.
Ratchanok withdrew from her home event, the Thailand Masters, due to a knee injury. Following that, 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 had to face off against world no. 2, Carolina Marin. 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. In the semis, she faced Akane Yamaguchi, who lead the head to heads 6-5. Intanon won 22-20, 21-16 in 48 minutes of play to secure herself a spot in the Final against Tai Tzu Ying. Tai beat Intanon 16-21, 20-22 to win. Ratchanok later in the year took the SCG Thailand Open beating compatriot Busanan Ongbumrungphan in the final, 21-18, 12-21, 21-16. She also won the Skycity New Zealand Open beating Saena Kawakami in the final 21-14, 16-21, 21-15. She participated in the Denmark Open Premier Series where she beat Sung Ji Hyun and Tai Tzu Ying. Ratchanok met Akane Yamaguchi in the final, and beat her in a thrilling 3 game match with 21-19 in the rubber set, to win the title. She said that she dedicated the title to Thailand's king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died the year before.
At the beginning of the year, Ratchanok participated in and won the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament, beating Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-finals, and Tai Tzu Ying in the finals, with 24-22 in the third set. She then proceeded to reach the semi-finals of both the Indonesia Masters Super 500 and the India Open Super 500, losing out to Saina Nehwal and Pusarla V. Sindhu respectively. At the Asian Games, Ratchanok made it to the quarter-final stage before losing out to Saina Nehwal. She then proceeded to make it to the finals of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open, losing to Nozomi Okuhara 19-21 22-24. She qualified for the HSBC World Tour Finals, where she lost in the semi-finals to Pusarla V. Sindhu. She finished the year at world no. 8.
Ratchanok participated in the Malaysia Masters Super 500, hoping to defend her title. She won her matches in straight sets, including beating Tai Tzu Ying, to set up a final against Carolina Marin. Ratchanok beat Marin 21-9 22-20 to successfully defend her title. At the German Open Super 300, Ratchanok beat Nozomi Okuhara in the Semi-Finals, but lost to Akane Yamaguchi in 3 games, losing 23-25 in the deciding game. After that in form Ratchanok went to England for All England Open but lost in first round to player she never lost before Chen Xiaoxin of China in 3 rubber games. This was her second consecutive 1st round exit at All England open.
Ratchanok Intanon than won her 3rd Indian Open title in 2019 Indian Open by beating He Bingjiao of China in two straight games 21-15,21-14. This was Ratchanok's first ever victory over the left handed Chinese He Bingjiao in their 5 encounters.
Records currently heldEdit
- Youngest ever singles champion of BWF World Championships (2013, age of 18 years 6 months and 6 days)
- Youngest ever champion of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, age of 14)
- First ever 3-time champion in a single discipline of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, 2010, 2011)
- Youngest ever singles finalist of the All England Open Badminton Championships (2013, age of 18)
- First ever singles player to win 3 Superseries titles in 3 consecutive weeks
- First ever Thai badminton player ranked World #1 
Honors and awardsEdit
Ratchanok Intanon won many awards and honors in recognition of her achievements, below are some of the international prestigious awards she had won so far.
|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||2009|
|2013||Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China||Li Xuerui||22–20, 18–21, 21–14||Gold|
|2015||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China||Li Xuerui||20–22, 23–21, 21–12||Gold|
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|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|
World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Pijitjan Wangpaiboonkij|| Ou Dongni
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2019||India Open||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||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||Super 500||Tai Tzu-ying||21–16, 14–21, 24–22||Winner|
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). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|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||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 Grand PrixEdit
|2017||New Zealand Open||Saena Kawakami||21–14, 16–21, 21–15||Winner|
|2017||Thailand Open||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 International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|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|
|2010||Smiling Fish International||Pijitjan Wangpaiboonkij|| Rodjana Chuthabunditkul
|2008||Laos International||Pisit Poodchalat|| Dương Bảo Đức
Thái Thị Hồng Gấm
|16–21, 21–18, 17–21||Runner-up|
Ratchanok is the daughter of Winutchai Intanon and Kumpan Suvarsara. She also has a brother. Ratchanok was born in Yasothorn province in the Northeast of Thailand, but moved at the age of 3 months with her parents, who worked at the Banthongyord sweets factory in Bangkhae district of Bangkok. She is of Chinese descent. As a child, Ratchanok would run around near the cooking furnaces. Kamala Thongkorn, the owner of the factory, worried that she would be burned by boiling water and hot sugar, so she supported Ratchanok in playing badminton 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.
Ratchanok used her prize money and endorsement fees to support 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 said.
Ratchanok currently graduate degree and trains at the Banthongyord Badminton School. Her coach is Patapol Ngernsrisuk, former Olympian and son of Kamala Thongkorn but China's Xie Zhuhua who used to be Li Yongbo sparring partner who was sent to the Banthongyord Badminton School in a partnership with the Thai Badminton Federation and China in 1992 is Ratchanok's coach if she plays tournaments in China. Ratchanok's roommate at the Bant
- Prize money
|BWF World Championships||3R||W||3R||3R||QF|
Record against selected opponentsEdit
Record against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists and Olympic quarterfinalists (as of 20 December 2018):
- Jiang Yanjiao 0–3
- Li Xuerui 4–7
- Liu Xin 2–4
- Sun Yu 5–2
- Wang Lin 1–1
- Wang Shixian 4–7
- Wang Xin 0–2
- Wang Yihan 1–12
- Tine Baun 3–2
- Carolina Marín 5–3
- Juliane Schenk 6–3
- Yip Pui Yin 12–3
- Zhou Mi 0–1
- Lindaweni Fanetri 4–1
- Maria Kristin Yulianti 1–0
- Sindhu P.V. 4–4
- Saina Nehwal 5–11
- Akane Yamaguchi 9–11
- Eriko Hirose 3–0
- Minatsu Mitani 7–1
- Nozomi Okuhara 4–6
- Sayaka Sato 9–3
- Bae Yeon-joo 4–3
- Sung Ji-hyun 10–10
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 1–0
- Cheng Shao-chieh 4–1
- Tai Tzu-ying 12–10
- Zhang Beiwen 2–1
- Chen Yufei 2–7
- Kirsty Gilmour 4–1
- He Bingjiao 1–4
- Line Kjaersfeldt 1–0
- Mia Blichfeldt 2–0
|First Round||Thilini Jayasinghe||Won||2–0||21–13, 21–5|
|Second Round||Telma Santos||Won||2–0||21–12, 21–6|
|Third Round||Juliane Schenk||Won||2–0||21–16, 21–15|
|Quarter-finals||Xin Wang||Lost||1–2||21–17, 18–21, 14–21|
|First Round||Yip Pui Yin||Won||2–0||21-18, 21-12|
|Second Round||Kati Tolmoff||Won||2–0||21-14, 21-13|
|Third Round||Akane Yamaguchi||Lost||0–2||19-21, 16-21|
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|Second Round||Judith Meulendijks||Won||2–1||21-18, 11-21, 21-14|
|Third Round||Yihan Wang||Lost||1–2||21–13, 12–21, 9-21|
|Second Round||Juan Gu||Won||2–1||16-21, 21-17, 21-9|
|Third Round||Pui Yin Yip||Won||2–0||21–14, 21–12|
|Quarter-finals||Carolina Marín||Won||2–1||21-18, 20-22, 21-15|
|Semi Finals||Sindhu P.V.||Won||2–0||21-10, 21-13|
|Finals||Xuerui Li||Won||2–1||22-20, 18-21, 21-14|
|Second Round||Beatriz Corrales||Won||2–0||21-18, 21-10|
|Third Round||Minatsu Mitani||Lost||1–2||21–8, 12–21, 18-21|
|Second Round||Ogze Bayrak||Won||2–0||21-14, 21-9|
|Third Round||Lindaweni Fanetri||Lost||1–2||26-24, 10-21, 8-5(ret.)|
BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|First Round||Audrey Fontaine||Won||2–0||21-6, 21-8|
|Second Round||Laura Vana||Won||2–0||21-11, 21-14|
|Third Round||Michelle Li||Won||2–1||21-14, 18-21, 21-13|
|Fourth Round||Xiao Jia Chen||Won||2–1||20-22, 21-14, 21-18|
|Quarter-finals||Shixian Wang||Lost||0–2||16-21, 10-21|
|Second Round||Sindhu P.V.||Won||2–0||21-15, 21-10|
|Third Round||Tan Wei Han||Won||2–0||21-13, 21-10|
|Fourth Round||Jiayuan Chen||Won||2–1||21-12, 20-22, 21-13|
|Quarter-finals||Ana Rovita||Won||2–0||21-9, 21-11|
|Semi Finals||Di Suo||Won||2–0||21-14, 21-18|
|Finals||Porntip Buranaprasertsuk||Won||2–1||21-15, 21-23, 21-10|
|Second Round||Andrea Guerrero||Won||2–0||21-4, 21-1|
|Third Round||Ran Sun Yang||Won||2–0||21-19, 21-17|
|Fourth Round||Liang Wang||Won||2–0||21-11, 21-10|
|Quarter-finals||Fabienne Deprez||Won||2–0||21-19, 21-7|
|Semi Finals||Naoko Fukuman||Won||2–0||21-9, 21-16|
|Finals||Misaki Matsutomo||Won||2–1||21-13, 16-21, 21-10|
|Second Round||Aya Ohori||Won||2–0||21-19, 24-22|
|Third Round||Evgeniya Kosetskaya||Won||2–0||21-9, 21-2|
|Fourth Round||Tanvi Lad||Won||2–0||21-8, 21-5|
|Quarter-finals||Christin Tsai||Won||2–0||21-10, 21-15|
|Semi Finals||Nozomi Okuhara||Won||2–0||21-16, 21-16|
|Finals||Elisabeth Purwaningtyas||Won||2–1||21-6, 18-21, 21-13|
|Saina Nehwal||Won||2–0||21–14, 22–20|
|Shao Chieh Cheng||Won||2–0||21–9, 21–17|
|Pui Yin Yip||Won||2–0||21–19, 21–16|
|Sayaka Takahashi||Won||2–1||21–19, 9-21, 21–19|
|Ji Hyun Sung||Lost||0–2||17–21, 14-21|
|Jing Yi Tee||Won||2–0||21–17, 22–20|
|Xiaoyu Liang||Won||2–0||21–12, 21–16|
|Lindaweni Fanetri||Won||2–0||21–17, 21–19|
|Tine Baun||Won||2–1||9–21, 21–13, 21–12|
|Lindaweni Fanetri||Won||2–0||21–18, 21–16|
|Sonia Su Ya Cheah||Won||2–0||21–16, 21–17|
|Xiaoyu Liang||Won||2–0||21–19, 21–18|
|Kirsty Gilmour||Won||2–1||13–21,21–13, 21–9|
|Jing Yi Tee||Won||2–0||21–6, 21–19|
|Tai Tzu-ying||Lost||0–2||16–21, 18–21|
|Hana Ramadhini||Won||2–0||21–9, 24–22|
|Tai Tzu-ying||Won||2–1||24–22, 20–22, 21–18|
|Hana Ramadhini||Won||2–0||21–9, 21–12|
- "Ratchanok Intanon". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Ratchanok retains world championship. Bangkok Post
- "Saina Nehwal rallies to triumph Ratchanok Inthanon". The Hindu. 10 June 2012.
- "Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2013". allenglandbadminton.com.
- "INDIA OPEN Finals – 1st for 2 Chinese, first 2 for India". Badzine.net. 29 March 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015.
- "ASIAN CHAMPS Finals – Ratchanok back on top". Badzine.net. 26 April 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015.
- "'Thrash'-anok's the One! – Singles Finals: OUE Singapore Open 2016 | BWF Fansite". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "All England Championship: Olympic champion Chen Long upset by Thai Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk". The Indian Express. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Highlights All England Championships final: Lee Chong Wei, Tai Tzu Ying emerge winners in summit clashes". Firstpost. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Ratchanok wins New Zealand Open for second title". bangkokpost.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Ratchanok beats Yamaguchi to win Denmark Open title". bangkokpost.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "Ratchanok dedicates Denmark Open win to late king - The Nation". The Nation. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "Saina Nehwal edges out Ratchanok Intanon, in Indonesia Masters badminton final". Hindustan Times. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
- "Malaysia Masters 2019: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon upsets top seed Tai Tzu Ying". FOX Sports Asia. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
- "Ratchanok stuns Okuhara to reach German Open final". The Nation. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
- Banthongyord Badminton School, Ratchanok Inthanon profile page
- Wall Street Journal, Sweet Factory Becomes Assembly Line for Badminton Gold, 16 August 2013
- Bangkok Post, Destiny's child shuttles towards her finest hour, 10 August 2013
- "Ratchanok INTANON: Head To Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
- "BWF World Championships 2011".
- "BWF World Championships 2013".
- "Li Ning BWF World Championships 2014".
- "BWF World Junior Championships 2009".
- "BWF World Junior Championships 2011".
- "2011 Double Star BWF Sudirman Cup".
- "SUDIRMAN CUP 2013".
- "Axiata Cup 2013".
- "Axiata Cup 2014".
- ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์ ประจำปี ๒๕๕๕, ราชกิจจานุเบกษา
- ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์ ประจำปี ๒๕๕๖, ราชกิจจานุเบกษา
- ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์ เป็นกรณีพิเศษ [นางสาวรัชนก อินทนนท์], ราชกิจจานุเบกษา