However, as good as Tai finally setting her foot inside the Top 5, she could have narrowed the gap of points between No.4 Wang Shixian and her had she taken one of the three championship points she had in Sunday’s final against Sun Yu, where Tai lost 21-13 19-21 22-20 in 72 minutes.
This is Tai’s second Singapore finals after 2010 when she was just 16.
Aiming for a “three-peat” at the Superseries event, Tontowi Ahmad
and Liliyana Natsir
ended their journey in the semifinals, downed by top seeds Zhang and Zhao. Natsir was also chasing her seventh career Singapore title.