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Minatsu Mitani (三谷 美菜津, Mitani Minatsu, born 4 September 1991) is a Japanese badminton player who is a singles specialist from NTT East badminton club.[1] She competed at the 2014 Asian Games.[2]

Minatsu Mitani
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Juliane Schenk — Minatsu Mitanii 04.jpg
Minatsu Mitani at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Birth nameMinatsu Mitani
Country Japan
Born (1991-09-04) September 4, 1991 (age 28)
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Women's singles
Highest ranking9 (24 October 2013)
Current ranking22 (20 September 2018)
BWF profile


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Li Xuerui 8–21, 14–21   Bronze

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] 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.[4]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Bangka Belitung Indonesia Masters Super 100   Shiori Saito 21–16, 21–12   Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Mia Blichfeldt 9–21, 23–21, 21–8   Winner

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, which were introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 French Open   Saina Nehwal 21–19, 21–11   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries 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
2015 Macau Open   Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 22–24, 11–21   Runner-up
2010 Australian Open   Seo Yoon-hee 20–22, 21–14, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Osaka International   Megumi Taruno 21–10, 21–10   Winner
2011 Croatian International   Perrine Le Buhanic 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2011 Banuinvest International   Yui Hashimoto 21–14, 21–16   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Austrian International   Naoko Fukuman   Rie Eto
  Yu Wakita
14–21, 10–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, World Championships semifinalists, and Superseries finalists:[5]


  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介 / 三谷 美菜津". (in Japanese). Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ "MITANI Minatsu". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Head to Head Minatsu Mitani". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 May 2017.

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