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Greysia Polii (born 11 August 1987 in Jakarta) is an Indonesian female badminton player specializing in women's doubles. Her current partner is Apriyani Rahayu. Polii remains a talented athlete, even after being found guilty of match fixing at the 2012 Olympics.[1]

Greysia Polii
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Ma Jin - Zhong Qianxin — Nitya Krishinda Maheswari - Greysia Polii 01 (cropped).jpg
Greysia Polii at the 2013 French Open Superseries
Personal information
Birth name Greysia Polii
Country  Indonesia
Born (1987-08-11) 11 August 1987 (age 30)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Eng Hian
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking

2 with Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (10 March 2016)

5 with Meiliana Jauhari (2011)

12 with Jo Novita (2007)
Current ranking 10 with Apriyani Rahayu (30 November 2017)
BWF profile



Polii was the women's doubles National Champions, in 2003 partnered with Heni Budiman, 2007 with Jo Novita, and in 2009 with Meiliana Jauhari, also in the mixed doubles event in 2009 with Tontowi Ahmad.[2][3] She and Novita were women's doubles silver medalists at both the 2005 and 2007 Southeast Asian Games. Polii was a member of Indonesian Sudirman Cup teams that finished second to China in 2005 and 2007. At quarterfinals of 2009 Singapore Open Greysia Polii beat the world number one, Wong Pei Tty and Chin Eei Hui from Malaysia and beat also ninth-placed Lena Frier Kristiansen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl from Denmark in semifinals. In French Open 2009, Polii and Nitya Krishinda Maheswari managed to reach the semifinals, after beating Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Lena Frier Kristiansen from Denmark in the quarterfinals, before defeated by the Chinese pair Ma Jin and Wang Xiaoli from China by straight set 21-4, 21-18. In December 2009, Polii and Maheswari was unable to get the gold for Indonesia in SEA Games 2009 in Vientiane, Laos, after defeated by young Thai pair Savitree Amitrapai and Vacharaporn Munkit. Polii then partnered with Meiliana Jauhari, and they reached the quarterfinals of All England 2010. At the quarterfinals they were defeated by Chinese pair Pan Pan and Tian Qing with tight rubber set 23-25, 21-17, 17-21.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Polii and her partner Meiliana Jauhari, along with Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung of South Korea, and Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China were disqualified from the competition for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport" following matches the previous evening during which they threw the match.[4] Greysia Polii and her partner Meiliana Jauhari played against South Korea's Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung.[1] Indonesia filed an appeal to the case, but it was withdrawn.[4]

In 2014, Polii won the women's doubles gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, partnered with Nitya Krishinda Maheswari.[5] She and Maheswari then won their first Superseries title at 2015 Korea Open.[6] In 2016, she and her partner Maheswari were qualified for the BWF Superseries Finals. However, they withdrew from the tournament due to Maheswari's scheduled knee surgery and their position was replaced by Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei.[7] Due to injury suffered by Maheswari, Polii was partnered with Apriani Rahayu, and they compete as a new pair at the 2017 Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Australia.[8] The duo won their first title at the 2017 Thailand Open after defeated the hosts pair Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong in straight sets 21–12, 21–12 in the final.[9] They also won the Superseries title at the French Open, after they were paired together in just five months.[10]


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

2015 BWF World Championships – Women's Doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
1st   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari - - Bye
2nd   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Lim Yin Loo
  Lee Meng Yean
17–21, 21–13, 21–11 Win
3rd   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Shizuka Matsuo [14]
  Mami Naito
21–11, 16–21, 21–13 Win
QF   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Amelia Alicia Anscelly
  Soong Fie Cho
21–11, 21–11 Win
SF   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Tian Qing [5]
  Zhao Yunlei
8–21, 16–21   Bronze

Asia ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–13, 19–21, 22–24   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
  Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Ayaka Takahashi
  Misaki Matsutomo
21–15, 21–9   Gold (1)

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium,
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
  Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Woon Khe Wei
  Vivian Hoo
17–21, 21–18, 17–21   Silver
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
  Jo Novita   Liliyana Natsir
  Vita Marissa
15–21, 14–21   Silver
2005 PhilSports Arena,
Metro Manila, Philippines
  Jo Novita   Wong Pei Tty
  Chin Eei Hui
12–15, 15–9, 13–15   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Richmond, Canada   Heni Budiman   Tian Qing
  Yu Yang
1–15, 2–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Richmond, Canada   Muhammad Rijal   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
12–15, 12–15   Silver

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[11] 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,[12] with successful players invited to the World Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Hong Kong Open   Apriyani Rahayu   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
21–14, 16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 French Open (1)   Apriyani Rahayu   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21–17, 21–15   Champion
2016 Australian Open   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Bao Yixin
  Chen Qingchen
21–23, 17–21[13]   Runner-up
2016 Singapore Open (1)   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Ayaka Takahashi
  Misaki Matsutomo
Walkover[14]   Champion
2015 Korea Open (1)   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Chang Ye-na
  Lee So-hee
21–15, 21–18   Champion
2015 Indonesia Open   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Tang Jinhua
  Tian Qing
11–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2009 Singapore Open   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2007 Malaysia Open   Vita Marissa   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–19, 12–21, 11–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Swiss Open   Muhammad Rijal   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 16–21, 18–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Superseries performance timeline (Women's Doubles)

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016   SR   W–L Win % Best
  Korea Open 2R 1R A A 1R QF 2R SF W
  Malaysia Open F 2R A A A 1R 1R QF QF SF
  All England QF QF 1R QF 1R 2R 2R 1R QF 1R
  Swiss Open SF 2R 2R A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  India Open N/A N/A N/A N/A QF 2R A 1R A SF
  Indonesia Open 2R QF 2R QF QF SF QF 2R F 2R
  Singapore Open QF 2R F SF QF SF QF QF A W
  China Masters 1R 1R A QF A A QF N/A N/A N/A
  Japan Open A QF SF 2R 2R A 2R A QF
  Australian Open N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A QF F
  Denmark Open 1R SF 1R A 1R A 1R A 1R
  French Open SF 2R SF A 1R A SF A SF
  China Open 1R 1R A A 1R A 2R 2R 1R
  Hong Kong Open 2R A A 2R A 2R A SF SF
Superseries Finals N/A SF A A A A A QF SF

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Thailand Open (2)   Apriyani Rahayu   Chayanit Chaladchalam
  Phataimas Muenwong
21–12, 21–12   Champion
2015 Indonesian Masters   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Tang Yuanting
  Yu Yang
18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2015 Chinese Taipei Open (2)   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–17, 21–17   Champion
2014 Chinese Taipei Open (1)   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
21–18, 21–11   Champion
2014 Swiss Open   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Bao Yixin
  Tang Jinhua
21–19, 16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 Thailand Open (1)   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari   Yuriko Miki
  Koharu Yonemoto
21–7, 21–13   Champion
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Meiliana Jauhari   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
21–14, 18–21, 0–2 retired   Runner-up
2010 Indonesian Masters   Meiliana Jauhari   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–11, 18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2010 Macau Open   Meiliana Jauhari   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
21–16, 18–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF Open Tournaments (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Philippines Open (1)   Jo Novita   Endang Nursugianti
  Rani Mundiasti
21–16, 21–13   Champion
2006 Korea Open   Jo Novita   Zhang Jiewen
  Yang Wei
10–21, 11–21   Runner-up

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Women's doubles results against World Superseries finalists, World Superseries Finals semifinalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists paired with:[15]

Nitya Krishinda Maheswari Edit

Meiliana Jauhari Edit

Vita Marissa Edit

Jo Novita Edit


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  11. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 2006-12-15. 
  12. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open 2016: WD draw". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "OUE Singapore Open 2016: WD draw". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "Greysia Polii's Profile – Head To Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 

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