Mayu Matsumoto (松本 麻佑, Matsumoto Mayu, born 7 August 1995) is a Japanese badminton player.[2] Born in Hokkaido, she graduated from Shiritsu Towanomorisanai High School.[3] She was part of the Hokuto Bank team.[4] Matsumoto was awarded as the 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year by the BWF together with her partner Wakana Nagahara. They obtained the honor after their win in the 2018 BWF World Championships title and improving their ranking from 14 to 3 in the world.[5] In 30 April 2019, she reached a career high as a women's doubles world No. 1.

Mayu Matsumoto
松本 麻佑
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 28)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
ResidenceSapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)[1]
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking150 (WS 13 August 2015)
1 (WD with Wakana Nagahara 30 April 2019)
148 (XD with Yuki Kaneko 19 July 2018)
Current ranking8 (WD with Wakana Nagahara 16 January 2024)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Japan
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Nanjing Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Basel Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Huelva Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Tokyo Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2019 Nanning Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Suzhou Mixed team
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 2020 Aarhus Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2019 Wuhan Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Dubai Women's doubles
Asia Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2020 Manila Women's team
Asian Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kota Kinabalu Mixed team
BWF profile

Career edit

2021 edit

In March, Matsumoto and her partner Wakana Nagahara won their first World Tour Super 1000 title in the All England Open defeating their compatriots, the defending champion, and current world number 1, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in the final.[6] She competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics partnering Nagahara as 3rd seeds, and her pace was stopped by Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong of South Korea in the quarter-finals.[7]

Achievements edit

BWF World Championships edit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park, Nanjing, China   Wakana Nagahara   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
19–21, 21–19, 22–20   Gold
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland   Wakana Nagahara   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21–11, 20–22, 23–21   Gold
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain   Wakana Nagahara   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
15–21, 12–21   Bronze
2022 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan   Wakana Nagahara   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
13–21, 14–21   Bronze

Asian Championships edit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Wakana Nagahara   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
21–19, 14–21, 19–21   Silver
2023 Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Indoor Hall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Wakana Nagahara   Baek Ha-na
  Lee So-hee
21–16, 8–21, 13–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (5 titles, 10 runners-up) edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of 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
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Wakana Nagahara   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
14–21, 21–16, 14–21   Runner-up
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Wakana Nagahara   Ayako Sakuramoto
  Yukiko Takahata
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2018 China Open Super 1000   Wakana Nagahara   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2018 French Open Super 750   Wakana Nagahara   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750   Wakana Nagahara   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 All England Open Super 1000   Wakana Nagahara   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
21–18, 20–22, 11–21   Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500   Wakana Nagahara   Kim Hye-jeong
  Kong Hee-yong
21–17, 22–20   Winner
2019 Japan Open Super 750   Wakana Nagahara   Kim So-yeong
  Kong Hee-yong
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2019 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals   Wakana Nagahara   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
14–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2020 Denmark Open Super 750   Wakana Nagahara   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
10–21, 21–16, 18–21   Runner-up
2021 All England Open Super 1000   Wakana Nagahara   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21–18, 21–16   Winner
2022 Thailand Open Super 500   Wakana Nagahara   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
21–17, 15–21, 24–26   Runner-up
2022 French Open Super 750   Wakana Nagahara   Pearly Tan
  Thinaah Muralitharan
19–21, 21–18, 15–21   Runner-up
2023 Canada Open Super 500   Wakana Nagahara   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
20–22, 16–21   Runner-up
2024 India Open Super 750   Wakana Nagahara   Zhang Shuxian
  Zheng Yu
21–12, 21–13   Winner

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 5 runners-up) edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Russian Open   Kristína Gavnholt 10–21, 20–22   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Russian Open   Wakana Nagahara   Yuriko Miki
  Koharu Yonemoto
17–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2016 U.S. Open   Wakana Nagahara   Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
22–20, 15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2016 Thailand Open   Wakana Nagahara   Puttita Supajirakul
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2017 Canada Open   Wakana Nagahara   Chisato Hoshi
  Naru Shinoya
21–16, 16–21, 21–18   Winner
2017 U.S. Open   Wakana Nagahara   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles) edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Indonesia International   Hera Desi 11–10, 10–11, 11–6, 10–11, 11–9   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Smiling Fish International   Wakana Nagahara   Pacharapun Chochuwong
  Chanisa Teachavorasinskun
21–17, 21–11   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline edit

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semi-finalist; (QF) quarter-finalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team edit

  • Junior level
Team events 2013
Asian Junior Championships B
  • Senior level
Team events 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Asia Team Championships NH G NH A NH
Uber Cup NH S NH B NH
Sudirman Cup S NH S NH B NH

Individual competitions edit

Senior level edit

Women's doubles edit
Event 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Asian Championships A S NH A B
World Championships G G NH B B 3R NH
Olympic Games NH QF NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Malaysia Open A QF QF NH SF A 2R SF ('22)
India Open A NH A W W ('24)
Indonesia Masters A NH A SF 2R 2R A w/d w/d SF ('19)
German Open A 2R SF NH w/d QF A SF ('19)
All England Open A SF F QF W w/d QF 1R W ('21)
Spain Masters NH W A NH A W ('18)
Malaysia Masters A 1R A SF w/d NH 2R SF SF ('19, '23)
Thailand Open NH A F A QF QF w/d NH F A F ('16, '22)
w/d
Singapore Open A W NH A QF W ('19)
Indonesia Open A F QF NH QF 1R SF F ('18)
Chinese Taipei Open 2R 1R A SF A NH A SF ('17)
Canada Open A QF A W A NH A F W ('17)
U.S. Open A 1R F F A NH A F ('16, '17)
Korea Open A QF QF 2R NH A SF SF ('23)
Japan Open A 1R 1R 1R QF F NH QF SF F ('19)
Australian Open A QF NH QF QF QF ('19, '22, '23)
China Open A F 2R NH QF F ('18)
Hong Kong Open A QF 1R SF NH QF SF ('19)
Denmark Open A 1R SF F A 1R SF F ('20)
French Open A SF W SF NH A F SF SF W ('18)
Korea Masters A QF A NH A QF ('16)
Japan Masters NH SF SF ('23)
China Masters A 2R 1R F SF NH QF F ('18)
BWF Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ SF F DNQ w/d F ('19)
Macau Open A QF A NH QF ('17)
New Zealand Open A 2R 2R A QF NH QF ('19)
Russian Open F w/d A NH F ('14)
Year-end ranking 101 94 32 14 3 3 3 5 8 9 1
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 Best
Mixed doubles edit
Tournament SS / GP BWF World Tour Best
2016 2017 2018
German Open A 1R 1R ('18)
Malaysia Open A 1R 1R ('18)
Korea Masters 1R A 1R ('16)
Thailand Open A QF QF ('18)
Year-end ranking 521 N/A 160 148
Tournament 2016 2017 2018 Best

References edit

  1. ^ "松本 麻佑 | 選手プロフィール". 日本バドミントン協会 (Nippon Badminton Association). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Players: Mayu Matsumoto". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ "松本 麻佑/ Mayu Matumoto". Smash-net.tv (in Japanese). TMONY Japan Corporation. Archived from the original on 28 January 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Mayu Matsumoto 松本 麻佑 No. 5". Hokuto Badminton Club (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ Hearn, Don (11 December 2018). "Big winners awarded on BWF's 'Night of Nights'". Badzine. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev; Pierre, Dianne (22 March 2021). "All England: Watanabe's Double the Highlight of Japan's Sweep". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Badminton - MATSUMOTO Mayu". Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 11 August 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  8. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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