KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttler Tee Jing Yi is confident that she will improve with time.
The 26-year-old former women's singles – who made the switch to women's doubles earlier this year – wants to break into the world top 50 by December, along with her partner, Soong Fie Cho.
Just last month, the duo, who were partnered in May, made their Super Series debut at the Korea Open, where they reached the second round.
"It was a very good experience, because clearly, the level of badminton is so much higher as compared to most of the lower-tier tournaments we play in," said Jing Yi, who together with Fie Cho have already won two International titles (Viktor and Malaysia International Series) this year.
"I have also come to realise that playing in doubles is not as easy. I have to adapt to playing long rallies.
"As for Fie Cho and me, I think we need a little more time. Previously, we were only playing in lower-tier tournaments. Now we know what is expected of us. Hopefully, we get to break into the world top 50 this year," she said.
Jing Yi and Fie Cho, will compete in their second Super Series later this month at the French Open on Oct 24-29. They open their campaign in the first round against South Korea's Lee So Hee-Shin Seung Chan.
The Malaysian pair are also expected to play in the Bitburger Open in Germany on Oct 31-Nov 5, and the Korea Masters at the end of November.
"I do not think it's impossible to achieve our target. Slowly but surely, Fie Cho and I will get there. We are working on getting better," added Jing Yi.