Ayako Sakuramoto (櫻本 絢子, Sakuramoto Ayako, born 19 August 1995) is a Japanese badminton player from the Yonex team. In the junior event, she won the girls' doubles bronze medal at the 2011 Asian Junior Badminton Championships. She also won 2012 gold and 2013 bronze in the mixed team event. In 2017, she became the women's doubles runner-up at the Osaka International tournament partnered with Yukiko Takahata. She won her first senior international title at the Spanish International tournament with Takahata.
|Born||19 August 1995|
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Highest ranking||9 (5 February 2019)|
|Current ranking||23 (24 September 2019)|
Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2011||Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium,
|Ayano Torii|| Suci Rizki Andini
Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
BWF World Tour (8 titles, 1 runners-up)Edit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2019||Akita Masters||Super 100||Yukiko Takahata|| Nita Violina Marwah
|21–17, 14–21, 21–15||Winner|
|2018||Bangka Belitung Indonesia Masters||Super 100||Yukiko Takahata|| Nami Matsuyama
|11–21, 21–19, 22–20||Winner|
|2018||Spain Masters||Super 300||Yukiko Takahata|| Mayu Matsumoto
|2018||Akita Masters||Super 100||Yukiko Takahata|| Nami Matsuyama
|2018||Singapore Open||Super 500||Yukiko Takahata|| Nami Matsuyama
|16–21, 24–22, 21–13||Winner|
|2018||Canada Open||Super 100||Yukiko Takahata|| Isabel Herttrich
|2018||Australian Open||Super 300||Yukiko Takahata|| Baek Ha-na
|2018||New Zealand Open||Super 300||Yukiko Takahata|| Cao Tongwei
|2018||Swiss Open||Super 300||Yukiko Takahata|| Gabriela Stoeva
|19–21, 21–15, 21–18||Winner|
BWF Grand Prix (1 runners-up)Edit
|2017||New Zealand Open||Yukiko Takahata|| Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Woon Khe Wei
|21–18, 16–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/Series (1 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|2018||Osaka International||Yukiko Takahata|| Naoko Fukuman
|21–17, 19–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Spanish International||Yukiko Takahata|| Misato Aratama
|2017||Osaka International||Yukiko Takahata|| Kim So-yeong
|21–16, 17–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
- "Players: Ayako Sakuramoto". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "ヨネックス バドミントンチーム 選手紹介" (in Japanese). Yonex. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "China bags 5-gold again while Japan defends 1-bronze only" (in Japanese). BadPaL. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "Asian Juniors 2012 Team Final – Japan wins first team title". Badzine.net. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "China regains No.1 in Asia,recovers from last year's loss to Japan" (in Japanese). BadPaL. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "ヨネックス大阪インターナショナルチャレンジ2017" (in Japanese). Yonex. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "バドミントンスペインインターナショナル2017" (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.