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Kidambi Srikanth’s Stellar Performance Leads to Top Prize Money Ranking

Kidambi Srikanth, the talented Indian badminton player, has been making waves in the sport with his recent string of successes. Srikanth’s remarkable run, including consecutive victories in Indonesia and Australia, has propelled him to the top of the overall prize money standings, surpassing Tai Tzu Ying.

In the earlier part of the year, Srikanth had only earned US$16,597.50 on the court. However, his recent achievements have boosted his earnings to a staggering US$147,847.50. This places him well ahead of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, who is in second place with US$71,300.

Continuing to Flourish Financially
Despite some setbacks in Indonesia and Australia, Tai Tzu Ying, the world’s number one Women’s Singles player, has been flourishing financially. She has earned an impressive US$133,125.00 in prize money so far this season. Meanwhile, her Japanese counterparts, Sayaka Sato and Nozomi Okuhara, have secured the second and third positions with US$78,957.50 and US$70,400.00 respectively.

China Dominates the Doubles Categories
In Men’s Doubles, Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen from China have each earned US$63,631.25. They are closely followed by the Indonesian pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, who have both earned US$62,687.50. Japanese duo Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda are in third place with earnings of US$41,503.13 each.

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China also leads the Women’s Doubles category, with Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan earning US$57,673.75 each. Chang Ye Na and Lee So Hee from Korea are in second place, having won US$52,068.75 each. Danish players Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen have both banked US$50,015.00, securing the third spot.

Chinese duo Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen dominate the Mixed Doubles category, each earning US$80,465 so far in 2017. Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong, also from China, have won US$65,917.50 each, claiming the second position. Indonesian player Tontowi Ahmad holds the third spot with US$46,940, while his partner Liliyana Natsir has earned US$45,875.

These figures only represent players’ earnings from BWF tournaments up until the YONEX Open Chinese Taipei 2017.


Q: Who is currently leading the Men’s Singles category in terms of prize money?
A: Kidambi Srikanth from India is currently leading the Men’s Singles category in terms of prize money, surpassing other top players such as Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.

Q: Which player holds the top position in Women’s Singles in terms of prize money this season?
A: Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei is currently leading the Women’s Singles category in terms of prize money, with impressive earnings so far this season.

Q: Which country has the highest earnings in Men’s Doubles?
A: China has the highest earnings in Men’s Doubles, with Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen leading the way.

Q: Who are the top-ranked players in Women’s Doubles in terms of prize money?
A: Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan from China are currently leading the Women’s Doubles category in terms of prize money.

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Kidambi Srikanth’s recent success in badminton has not only made him a top player but has also propelled him to the top of the prize money standings. His back-to-back victories in Indonesia and Australia have significantly increased his earnings, surpassing other notable players in the sport.

Tai Tzu Ying continues to dominate the Women’s Singles category, both on the court and financially. China maintains its stronghold in the Doubles categories, with strong performances and impressive earnings. The BWF tournaments have proven to be a platform for players to showcase their skills and earn recognition and financial rewards.

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