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BWF News: Top Prize Money Earners of 2017

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China’s doubles specialist, Chen Qingchen, had an exceptional 2017 season. Not only did she win the BWF Female Player of the Year award, but she also emerged as the top prize money earner, taking home a whopping $254,195. Let’s delve into the details and explore the top earners of 2017 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Chen Qingchen: The Undisputed Champion

Chen Qingchen’s remarkable success in Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles earned her the crown of the highest earner of the year. With $111,305 and $142,890 in prize money respectively, she solidified her position as one of the top players in the world.

Akane Yamaguchi: A Rising Star

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi, another nominee for the Female Player of the Year award, had an impressive year as well. She claimed the Women’s Singles title in Dubai, boosting her earnings to $249,013. Yamaguchi’s achievements surpassed even the most successful Men’s Singles player, Kidambi Srikanth, who earned $236,423 with his four Superseries crowns.

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Tai Tzu Ying: A Dominant Force

Tai Tzu Ying, the Women’s Singles player from Chinese Taipei, also had a fantastic year. With five Superseries titles to her name, she earned over $215,000 in 2017, bringing her career earnings close to the million-dollar mark at $701,305.

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The Successful Singles Players

The top singles players in both Men’s and Women’s categories performed exceptionally well, each earning over $100,000 in prize money. Players like Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Pusarla V Sindhu, and Ratchanok Intanon were among the big earners who made their mark on the court and in their bank accounts.


Q: Who were the most successful doubles pairs in 2017?
A: The Men’s Doubles duo Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo took the lead with a remarkable seven Superseries titles. In Women’s Doubles, Lee So Hee and Chen Qingchen emerged as strong contenders.

Q: Did any doubles pair reach the million-dollar mark in career earnings?
A: Yes, the Mixed Doubles World champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir crossed the million-dollar mark in their collective career earnings, with a total of $1,064,522.

Q: Who were some other notable doubles players in terms of earnings?
A: Zheng Siwei, Huang Yaqiong, Lee So Hee, Zhang Nan, and Christinna Pedersen were among the successful doubles players who earned substantial prize money in 2017.


The 2017 badminton season was filled with thrilling matches, outstanding performances, and significant earnings for the top players. Chen Qingchen and Akane Yamaguchi proved their mettle on the court and emerged as the top earners of the year. With their skill and determination, they continue to inspire aspiring badminton players around the world.

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