Player Profile: Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA)

Ranked number 10 by the BWF, Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong has a bright future ahead in a tough women’s singles environment and can be depended upon when needed in team play.

Pornpawee Chochuwong’s achievements in the badminton field

She entered the senior circuit on the back of her bridesmaid finish at the 2016 World Juniors tilt in Bilbao behind current Olympic queen Chen Yufei, but can only muster a grand total of four career women’s singles crowns.

2020 was supposed to be her breakout year when she stunned three-time World Champion Carolina Marin to clinch the Spain Masters in Barcelona, but the pandemic put a full stop to her momentum.

She gained it a bit in the next two years with her finals appearances at the 2021 All England and the 2022 Korea Open, with her run in the former getting her into the top 10 for the very first time, where she remained up to this day.

Chochuwong was Thailand’s number two to Ratchanok Intanon when they made a spirited homestand en route to their maiden Uber Cup final in 2018, as she lost her lone rubber in the group stage. However, in Aarhus, the roles were reversed with the Rayong native playing beautiful badminton and compiling a 4-1 record before a rampant Chinese juggernaut sent them packing in the last four.

With those, she will have a bigger responsibility as they will defend their home court once again in Nonthaburi in May.