Goh Jin Wei ensured the country would have a women's singles representative at the upcoming Malaysia Open (January 10-15) after she was promoted to the main draw.

Goh’s inclusion following Iris Wang's withdrawal would certainly give fans a reason to roar when she takes to court to face Germany’s Yvonne Li, especially after none of the Malaysian women’s singles qualified on merit.

With the retirement of Soniia Cheah and the decline of S.Kisona, Goh is the highest ranked Malaysian at 33rd.

The professional shuttler vowed to make full use of the opportunity.

“I never thought I could get in because I was only the second choice (reserve list). So I can count myself lucky and will cherish this opportunity even more.

“I don’t have a specific target for this Malaysia Open in terms of results. But it’s my goal to become a better player than I was during the last tournament,” she told New Straits Times.

The 22-year-old was in good form last year with several quarter-finals appearances, also reaching the Italian Open semis and the Vietnam Open final in October, especially considering her stomach ailment.

Goh had previously revealed to Stadium Astro she could only eat once a day due to the high dosage of medication, playing mostly on an empty stomach with the exception of water and some protein fluids.