Ratchanok Intanon is eyeing the title at the World Championships this year which will be held in Huelva, Spain (12-19 December).
Intanon is currently recovering from a minor injury to her right shoulder.
After getting through the second round in the French Open, Intanon said, “It’s still 90 per cent. The shoulder is getting better day by day. I’m not pushing too hard. The target is the World Championships. I’m not sure I can qualify to the (HSBC BWF) World Tour Finals because my ranking points are low.
“I need to keep working on fitness; my skill is dependent on what I think. So if I put pressure on myself, I cannot play, but if I feel relaxed, I can play the shots I want. So the most important thing is my fitness and mental state. I don’t want to force anything. The shoulder is still recovering.”
Intanon will be playing against Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in the quarter-finals later today.