BEIJING - Rejuvenated badminton veteran Zhou Mi has set her sights on a world title after recapturing the number one ranking three years after being kicked off China's national team following a knee injury.
Twenty-nine year-old Zhou, who retired in 2006 but came back last year after switching allegiance to Hong Kong, took top spot after reaching the final of the Denmark Open last month.
"I want to show the fun of badminton to the Hong Kong fans and repay their support with the championship title," the Athens bronze medallist told China's Titan Sports.
Zhou, who was ineligible to play for Hong Kong at August's Beijing Olympics, said the disappointment of watching from the sidelines had contributed to her recent form, which has seen her clinch two titles from her last three starts.
"I was really upset when I knew I had no chance to play the Beijing Olympics. It powered me up in the tournaments after the Games," Zhou said.