PETALING JAYA: Eat effectively and sleep effectively.
That is the reply given by China’s girls’s doubles pair Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan to the key of their constant efficiency.
Final 12 months was a fruitful season for Qingchen-Yifan as they claimed the German Open (March), Asian Championships (Could), Indonesian Masters (June), Malaysian Masters (July), World Championships (August), Denmark Open (October) and World Tour Finals final month.
They maintained their good type to defeat Baek Ha-na-Lee Yu-lim of South Korea, 21-16, 21-10 to grow to be the newly topped Malaysian Open champions on Sunday.
Yifan believes that every part is feasible so long as they’re wholesome.
“I feel why we all the time carry out effectively is as a result of we eat and sleep extra in comparison with different athletes,” Yifan joked.
“Well being is essential, so we have to relaxation and take excellent care of ourselves.
“There’s nothing extra vital than going to the court docket with a wholesome physique.”
Qingchen-Yifan performed towards defending champion Apriyani Rahayu-Siti Fadia of Indonesia within the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open however the Indonesian pair needed to retire from the match as Siti injured her ankle after falling within the second match.
Yifan admitted that they had been saddened to see such a state of affairs.
“We’re actual opponents on the court docket, however as an athlete, we by no means need that to occur.”
Qingchen believed that it was higher for them to win and lose a number of tournaments as a substitute of successful all of them.
“At the very least we will put our heads collectively to consider an answer after we lose and check out our greatest to be collectively.
“It is very scary if we preserve successful as a result of we do not know when somebody will beat us and we will not come again and lose,” he stated.
Qingchen-Yifan will open their Indian Open marketing campaign towards Indonesia’s Supissara Paewsampran-Puttita Supajirakul at the moment.