Bae Yeon-ju at the 2013 French Super Series
|Born||26 October 1990|
Masan, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Highest ranking||5 (23 October 2016)|
Bae started playing badminton at aged 10, and first gained international attention in 2006 when she reached the semifinals in the women's singles and won the gold medal as a member of the South Korean mixed team at the BWF World Junior Championships. Bae joined the South Korean national team in 2008 and in the same year she won her first international title at the Indonesia International tournament. In 2010, she became the runner-up at the BWF Superseries Finals after being defeated by Wang Shixian of China with the score 21–13, 21–15.
In 2012, she competed at the London Summer Olympics in the women's singles event, and was defeated by Wang Yihan in the round of 16. In 2013, she won the Korea Masters tournament after beating her team-mate Sung Ji-hyun with the score 21–19, 15–21, 21–9.
In 2016, she competed at the Rio Summer Olympics and was defeated in the last 16 by eventual bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara. Bae was one of four Korean players who announced that they would be retiring from the national team at the end of the tournament.
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|2013||Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China||Li Xuerui||5–21, 11–21||Bronze|
|2014||Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea||Wang Yihan||10–21, 21–12, 16–21||Bronze|
BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2006||Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea||Saina Nehwal||23–25, 13–21||Bronze|
|2007||The Trust Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand||Wang Lin||16–21, 15–21||Silver|
Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2008||Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Li Xuerui||21–12, 5–21, 20–22||Bronze|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2010||Malaysia Open||Wang Xin||21–19, 17–21, 6–4 retired||Runner up|
|2010||World Superseries Finals||Wang Shixian||13–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2011||India Open||Porntip Buranaprasertsuk||13–21, 16–21||Runner up|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.
|2012||Australian Open||Han Li||13–21, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Korea Grand Prix Gold||Sung Ji-hyun||21–19, 15–21, 21–9||Winner|
|2015||Mexico City Grand Prix||Sayaka Sato||15–21, 9–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2008||Korea International||Kwon Hee-sook||17–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2008||Indonesia International||Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari||21–18, 23–21||Winner|
|2009||Singapore International||Bae Seung-hee||21–15, 21–14||Winner|
|2009||Korea International||Lee Yun-hwa||21–15, 21–18||Winner|
Record against selected opponentsEdit
Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.
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