Ayako Sakuramoto (櫻本 絢子, Sakuramoto Ayako, born 19 August 1995) is a Japanese badminton player from the Yonex team.[1][2] In the junior event, she won the girls' doubles bronze medal at the 2011 Asian Junior Badminton Championships.[3] She also won 2012 gold and 2013 bronze in the mixed team event.[4][5] In 2017, she became the women's doubles runner-up at the Osaka International tournament partnered with Yukiko Takahata.[6] She won her first senior international title at the Spanish International tournament with Takahata.[7]

Ayako Sakuramoto
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Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1995-08-19) 19 August 1995 (age 24)
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessLeft
Women's doubles
Career title(s)9
Highest ranking9 (5 February 2019)
Current ranking23 (24 September 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium,
Lucknow, India
  Ayano Torii   Suci Rizki Andini
  Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
15–21, 15–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (8 titles, 1 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] 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.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Akita Masters Super 100   Yukiko Takahata   Nita Violina Marwah
  Putri Syaikah
21–17, 14–21, 21–15   Winner
2018 Bangka Belitung Indonesia Masters Super 100   Yukiko Takahata   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
11–21, 21–19, 22–20   Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Yukiko Takahata   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2018 Akita Masters Super 100   Yukiko Takahata   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
23–21, 21–11   Winner
2018 Singapore Open Super 500   Yukiko Takahata   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
16–21, 24–22, 21–13   Winner
2018 Canada Open Super 100   Yukiko Takahata   Isabel Herttrich
  Carla Nelte
21–13, 21–15   Winner
2018 Australian Open Super 300   Yukiko Takahata   Baek Ha-na
  Lee Yu-rim
23–21, 21–18   Winner
2018 New Zealand Open Super 300   Yukiko Takahata   Cao Tongwei
  Zheng Yu
21–9, 21–19   Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300   Yukiko Takahata   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
19–21, 21–15, 21–18   Winner

BWF Grand Prix (1 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 New Zealand Open   Yukiko Takahata   Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
  Woon Khe Wei
21–18, 16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Osaka International   Yukiko Takahata   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–17, 19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2017 Spanish International   Yukiko Takahata   Misato Aratama
  Akane Watanabe
21–10, 21–15   Winner
2017 Osaka International   Yukiko Takahata   Kim So-yeong
  Yoo Hae-won
21–16, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Ayako Sakuramoto". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "China bags 5-gold again while Japan defends 1-bronze only" (in Japanese). BadPaL. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Asian Juniors 2012 Team Final – Japan wins first team title". Badzine.net. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. ^ "China regains No.1 in Asia,recovers from last year's loss to Japan" (in Japanese). BadPaL. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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