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Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja

Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (born 28 December 1993) is an Indonesian badminton player from PB Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java; she joined the club in 2007.[1]

Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
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Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja at the 2015 BWF World Championships
Personal information
Birth nameGloria Emanuelle Widjaja
Country Indonesia
Born (1993-12-28) 28 December 1993 (age 25)
Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking6 (with Hafiz Faizal 7 May 2019)
Current ranking9 (15 October 2019)
BWF profile


Widjaja made a debut in the international tournament at the 2010 Indonesia International Challenge, reaching in to the quarterfinals in the women's and mixed doubles event.[2] She was selected to join national junior team compete at the 2011 Asian and World Junior Championships. Teamed-up with Alfian Eko Prasetya, they emerged as the mixed doubles world junior champion, beating their compatriot Ronald Alexander / Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah in the rubber game 12–21, 21–17, 25–23 in the final.[3] In 2012, she and Prasetya finished as the runner-up at the 2012 India International Challenge after defeated by the first seeded Irfan Fadhilah / Weni Anggraini in the final.[4]

In early 2013, Widjaja started her partnership with the 2012 World junior champion, Edi Subaktiar.[5] The duo competed at the 2013 Asia Championships, but lost to South Korean pair Ko Sung-hyun / Kim Ha-na in the first round.[6] At the 2013 Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold, they failed to advance to the final stage, had upset by the six seeded Praveen Jordan / Vita Marissa in the semifinal.[7]

In 2014, Widjaja became the semifinalists at the Malaysia Masters, Indonesia Masters, Bulgarian International, Dutch Open with Edi Subaktiar,[8] New Zealand Open with Irfan Fadhilah,[9] and at the Indonesia International with Alfian Eko Prasetya.[10] In November 2014, she and Subaktiar clinched their first title at the Grand Prix Gold tournament in Macau Open.[8]

Widjaja started the 2015 season by competing at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold with Edi Subaktiar. They reached in to the semifinals round, but lost to their teammates Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto.[11] The duo then took the title at the Austrian Open.[12] Widjaja and Subaktiar made their first appearance at the semifinals BWF Super Series event in India Open, and at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold, they grabbed the runner-up podium.[13] In August 2015, she qualified to compete at the World Championships in Jakarta as the 12th seeded with Subaktiar. They finished in the third round, after defeated by the 8th seeded from South Korea Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na.[14]

In mid 2016, Widjaja paired with Riky Widianto compete at the Chinese Taipei Open,[15] and the new pair finished in the semifinals round.[16] In 2017, Widjaja teamed-up with the 2016 Olympic gold medalist Tontowi Ahmad, but their partnership did not last long. Their best achievement was the semifinalist at the Malaysia Masters.[17] Widjaja then paired up again with Edi Subaktiar, but due to injury suffered by Subaktiar at the Southeast Asian Games, she's getting a new partner again with Hafiz Faisal.[18] They ended the 2017 BWF Season by achieve the semifinals in Bitburger Open and Korea Masters.[19]

In 2018, Widjaja comes up with Hafiz Faisal, they showed their good performance by beat the seeded players to reach the semifinals round at the Malaysia Masters, but their pace intercepted by the 5th seeded Zheng Siwei / Huang Yaqiong.[20] At the BWF Super 1000 Indonesia Open, they also finished in the semifinals.[21] The partnership finally won their first title at the BWF Super 500 Thailand Open, beat the top seeded Chris and Gabby Adcock of England in the final with the score 21–12, 21–12.[22]


BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Taoyuan Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Alfian Eko Prasetya   Ronald Alexander
  Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
12–21, 21–17, 25–23   Gold

BWF World Tour (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[23] 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.[24]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 German Open Super 300   Hafiz Faisal   Seo Seung-jae
  Chae Yoo-jung
17–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2018 Thailand Open (1) Super 500   Hafiz Faisal   Chris Adcock
  Gabby Adcock
21–12, 21–12   Champion

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 China Masters   Edi Subaktiar   Liu Cheng
  Bao Yixin
21–18, 15–21, 24–26   Runner-up
2014 Macau Open (1)   Edi Subaktiar   Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–15, 29–30, 22–20   Champion
     BWF Grand Prix tournament
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Austrian Open   Edi Subaktiar   Ronald Alexander
  Melati Daeva Oktaviani
15–21, 22–20, 21–18   Champion
2012 India International   Alfian Eko Prasetya   Irfan Fadhilah
  Weni Anggraini
16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Indonesian teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team Events 2011
Asia Junior Championships   Bronze
  • Senior level
Team Events 2017 2019
Southeast Asian Games   Bronze
Asia Mixed Team Championships QF A
Sudirman Cup GS   Bronze

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Junior level
Event 2011
World Junior Championships   Gold
  • Senior level
Event 2013 2016 2019
Asian Badminton Championships R1 R2 QF
Event 2015 2017 2018 2019
World Championships R3 A R3 R3
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
  Malaysia Masters SF R2 SF (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  Indonesian Masters R1 R2 SF (2013, 2014)
  German Open R1 F F (2019)
  All England Open QF R1 QF (2018)
  India Open R1 SF SF (2015, 2019)
  Malaysia Open R2 R2 R2 (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  Singapore Open A SF SF (2019)
  New Zealand Open R2 SF SF (2014, 2019)
  Australian Open R2 QF QF (2019)
  Indonesia Open SF R2 SF (2018)
  Japan Open R2 SF SF (2019)
  Thailand Open W R2 W (2018)
  Chinese Taipei Open A SF SF (2016, 2019)
  China Open R1 R1 R1 (2013, 2018, 2019)
  Korea Open QF R2 QF (2018)
  Denmark Open R2 R2 R2 (2018, 2019)
  French Open R1 Report R1 (2015, 2017, 2018)
  Macau Open A QF W (2014)
  Fuzhou China Open R1 R1 F (2015)
  Hong Kong Open QF SF SF (2019)
  BWF World Tour Finals GS Report GS (2018)
Year-end Ranking[25] 12
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
  All England Open A R1 R2 A R2 (2016)
  India Open A SF A R2 SF (2015)
  Malaysia Open A R2 A R2 R2 (2015, 2017)
  Singapore Open A R2 A R2 (2016)
  Australian Open A R2 A R2 (2015)
  Indonesia Open R1 A R2 R1 R1 R2 (2015)
  Japan Open A R1 A R1 (2015)
  Korea Open A R1 A R1 (2015)
  French Open A R1 A R1 R1 (2015, 2017)
  China Open A R1 A R1 (2013)
  Hong Kong Open A R1 A R2 A R2 R2 (2015, 2017)
Year-end Ranking 50 (XD) 38 (XD) 163 (WD)
35 (XD)
13 56 66
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
  Malaysia Masters A R2 QF SF (XD) SF A SF SF (2014, 2015, 2017)
  Thailand Masters N/A R1 w/o R1 (2016)
  German Open A R1 (WD)
R1 (XD)
R2 A R2 (2015)
  Swiss Open A R2 R2 R2 (2016, 2017)
  China Masters SS A F R1 R2 F (2015)
  New Zealand Open IC N/A A SF (XD) A QF SF (2014)
  Chinese Taipei Masters N/A A SF N/A SF (2016)
  Chinese Taipei Open A R1 (XD) R1 SF A SF (2016)
  Thailand Open A R1 QF N/A R1 R2 A QF (2013)
  Dutch Open A QF (WD)
A SF (2014)
  Chinese Taipei Masters N/A A SF N/A SF (2016)
  Bitburger Open A R1 A SF SF (2017)
  Korea Masters A R2 QF A SF SF (2017)
  Macau Open A R1 A W (XD) QF R1 A W (2014)
  Indonesian Masters R1 (WD) QF SF R1 (WD)
R1 R1 N/A SF (2013, 2014)
Year-end Ranking 232 (WD) 50 (XD) 38 (XD) 163 (WD)
35 (XD)
13 56 66
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Mixed doubles results with Edi Subaktiar against World Superseries finalists, World Superseries Finals semifinalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists:[26]


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  10. ^ "[Indonesia International Challenge 2014] Rijal/Vita Ke Partai Puncak" (in Indonesian). PB Djarum. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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  16. ^ Akhsan, Oka (2 July 2016). "Taiwan Terbuka: Riky / Gloria Juga Kalah, Indonesia Tanpa Gelar" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  17. ^ Mustikasari, Delia (21 January 2017). "Tontowi/Gloria Gagal ke Final Malaysia Masters" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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  19. ^ Ariandono (2 December 2017). "Hafiz / Gloria Kandas, Final Korea Masters 2017 Tanpa Indonesia" (in Indonesian). Tempo. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  20. ^ Prayoga, Ricky; Wibisono, Kunto (20 January 2018). "Langkah apik Hafiz/Gloria terhenti di semifinal Malaysia Masters" (in Indonesian). Antara. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
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  25. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
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