Juliane Schenk

Juliane Schenk (born 26 November 1982 in Krefeld) is a badminton player from Germany. In March 2014 she retired from international play.[1]

Juliane Schenk
Juliane Schenk.jpg
Personal information
Country Germany
Born (1982-11-26) 26 November 1982 (age 37)
Krefeld, West Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Women's singles
Career record389 Win, 177 Loss
Highest ranking2 (20 June 2013)
Current rankingRetired (In 2014)
BWF profile

Badminton CareerEdit

In 2001, she won the European Junior Championships in women's singles. 2003 saw her win the women's doubles with Nicole Grether in two tournaments, the Irish International and the Bitburg Open.

Schenk played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, losing in women's singles to Tracey Hallam of Great Britain in the round of 32. She also won the German championship in the women's doubles with Grether for the first time.

She also competed in women's doubles with partner Grether. They defeated Michelle Edwards and Chantal Botts of South Africa in the first round but were defeated by Ann-Lou Jørgensen and Rikke Olsen of Denmark in the round of 16.

She won the bronze medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships.[2]

In 2008 Schenk competed in the Beijing Olympics. She narrowly lost her first round match against Indonesian Maria Kristin Yulianti who later won the bronze medal.

Schenk nearly reached a bronze medal in the World Championship in Hyderabad in women's singles but lost to French Pi Hongyan in the final set, 19:21. It would have been another medal for German women after the shared bronze medals of Xu Huaiwen and Petra Overzier in 2006.

In 2010 European Badminton Championships, Schenk beat 1st seed Pi Hongyan to proceed to the final. She settled for silver after losing to Tine Baun in three sets. In 2012 European Badminton Championships, she lost to Baun again in the final. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the last 16, being beaten by Ratchanok Intanon.

Schenk became an independent professional player in June, having severed ties with the German Badminton Association (DBV). Despite being left in the lurch, Schenk showed great determination to reach the Indonesian Open final in June. She did that with just one training session. In the first inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League, held from 14 August 2013 to 31 August, Schenk joined Pune Pistons with a reported salary of $90,000.

Schenk also signed a contract with the Xiamen Tefang Badminton Club to compete in the 2013-2014 China Badminton Super League. She was beaten by Sun Yu from Guangzhou Huizhou Weihao 11-8 and 11-5, and later at the end of the year she was beaten by Wang Yihan 12-10, 6-11, 11-6.

In early 2014 in the China Badminton Super League, Schenk was beaten by Wang Shixian representing Jiangsu, 11-5, 11-5. Schenk had announced on her website earlier in the year that she was intent on getting out of the top ten so that she could avoid paying fines for missing Superseries Premier events. She retired the first round in 2014 Malaysia Super Series Premier against Minatsu Mitani and had a walkover to Zhang Beiwen in 2014 All England Super Series Premier. She told the Rheinische Post that she would be working as a personal trainer, that she was studying at the University of Cologne, and that she was writing a book.

At the end of April, she lost to Liu Xin in China Badminton League, 7-11, 5-11


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Cheng Shao-chieh 18–21, 6–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden   Tine Baun 19–21, 21–16, 19–21   Silver
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England   Tine Rasmussen 19–21, 21–14, 18–21   Silver
2008 Messecenter, Herning, Denmark   Tine Rasmussen 6–21, 21–16, 13–21   Bronze
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Mia Audina 14–21, 16–21   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Nicole Grether   Donna Kellogg
  Gail Emms
12–21, 10–21   Silver
2004 Queue d’Arve Sport Center,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Nicole Grether   Ann-Lou Jorgensen
  Rikke Olsen
12–15, 10–15   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2001 Sports Hall, Spała, Poland   Kamila Augustyn 11–2, 11–9   Gold

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Sports Hall, Spała, Poland   Carina Mette   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadiezda Kostiuczyk
2–15, 7–15   Silver

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels, the Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Indonesia Open   Li Xuerui 16–21, 21–18, 17–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Ratchanok Intanon 20–22, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open   Saina Nehwal 17–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2012 Singapore Open   Cheng Shao-chieh 21–11, 26–24   Winner
2012 India Open   Li Xuerui 21–14, 17–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2011 Japan Open   Wang Yihan 16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Superseries Finals   Wong Mew Choo 15–21, 7–21   Runner-up
  Superseries tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament
  Superseries Finals tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 German Open   Wang Yihan 14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 Bitburger Open   Yao Jie 21–10, 15–21, 25–23   Winner
2012 German Open   Li Xuerui 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2010 Dutch Open   Yao Jie 21–13, 14–21, 21–15   Winner
2010 Canada Open   Zhu Lin 19–21, 21–17, 10–21   Runner-up
2010 German Open   Wang Xin 17–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2009 Bitburger Open   Yu Hirayama 21–18, 21–10   Winner
2007 Bitburger Open   Wang Yihan 21–16, 10–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2005 Thessaloniki Grand Prix   Xu Huaiwen 2–11, 5–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Bitburger Open   Nicole Grether   Ikue Tatani
  Aya Wakisaka
Walkover   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Morocco International   Carolina Marín 17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Belgian International   Elizabeth Cann 21–7, 21–5   Winner
2010 Spanish Open   Judith Meulendijks 21–16, 21–12   Winner
2009 Norwegian International   Rachel van Cutsen 21–12, 19–21, 21–11   Winner
2009 Finnish International   Judith Meulendijks 21–13, 21–13   Winner
2009 Dutch International   Petya Nedelcheva 21–12, 21–16   Winner
2009 Austrian International   Petya Nedelcheva 20–22, 21–8, 22–20   Winner
2008 Italian International   Larisa Griga 15–21, 21–13, 21–17   Winner
2008 Belgian International   Susan Hughes 21–12, 21–18   Winner
2008 Polish International   Petya Nedelcheva 21–16, 21–7   Winner
2008 White Nights   Xu Huaiwen 15–21, 21–15, 19–21   Runner-up
2007 Italian International   Sara Persson 21–16, 21–6   Winner
2007 Norwegian International   Larisa Griga 21–12, 21–17   Winner
2007 Turkey International   Petya Nedelcheva 14–21, 21–12 Retired   Winner
2007 Spanish Open   Judith Meulendijks 21–19, 12–21, 21–14   Winner
2006 Finnish International   Li Wenyan 21–19, 14–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2006 Austrian International   Sara Persson 21–19, 21–13   Winner
2006 Dutch International   Petra Overzier 21–18, 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2005 Norwegian International   Petra Overzier 11–6, 13–11   Winner
2005 Belgian International   Xu Huaiwen 4–11, 1–11   Runner-up
2005 Irish International   Ella Karachkova 3–11, 8–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Turkey International   Nicole Grether   Diana Dimova
  Petya Nedelcheva
Walkover   Winner
2007 Spanish Open   Nicole Grether   Natalie Munt
  Joanne Nicholas
21–11, 20–22, 25–23   Winner
2006 Dutch International   Nicole Grether   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Lena Frier Kristiansen
21–8, 21–12   Winner
2005 Norwegian International   Nicole Grether   Lim Pek Siah
  Ang Li Peng
15–8, 15–6   Winner
2005 Belgian International   Nicole Grether   Michaela Peiffer
  Birgit Overzier
15–6, 15–1   Winner
2005 Dutch International   Nicole Grether   Elin Bergblom
  Johanna Persson
15–4, 15–9   Winner
2003 Irish International   Nicole Grether   Liza Parker
  Suzanne Rayappan
15–0, 15–1   Winner
2003 Scottish International   Nicole Grether   Kumiko Ogura
  Reiko Shiota
15–8, 11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2003 Mauritius International   Nicole Grether   Seiko Yamada
  Shizuka Yamamoto
15–9, 15–4   Winner
2003 Bitburger International   Nicole Grether   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
15–9, 10–15, 15–12   Winner
2002 Irish International   Nicole Grether   Ella Tripp
  Joanne Wright
4–11, 11–8, 7–11   Runner-up
2002 Scottish International   Nicole Grether   Yuan Wemyss
  Kirsteen McEwan
Walkover   Runner-up
2002 Dutch International   Carina Mette   Tine Høy
  Karina Sørensen
7–4, 7–8, 2–7, 8–7, 7–5   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[3]


  1. ^ Hearn, Don. "Juliane Schenk 'I've already retired'". badzine.net. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". tournamentsoftware.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  3. ^ "JULIANE SCHENK Head to Head". BWF Head To Head Analysis. Retrieved 10 April 2020.

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