Sarwendah Kusumawardhani Sukiran (born 22 August 1967) is a retired badminton player from Indonesia. She was the women's singles champions at the 1990 World Cup and 1993 Southeast Asian Games. Kusumawardhani was part of Indonesia winning team at the inaugural Sudirman Cup, also the women's team event of Southeast Asian Games in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993.
|Birth name||Sarwendah Kusumawardhani Sukiran|
|Born||22 August 1967|
Madiun, East Java, Indonesia
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Highest ranking||3 (October 1991)|
Kusumawardhani rated among the world's leading singles players in the late 1980s and early 1990s, though she was somewhat overshadowed by her younger Indonesian teammate, Susi Susanti. Her titles included the Dutch Open (1987, 1991, 1992), the Swiss Open (1990, 1991), the Malaysia Open (1991), the World Cup (1990), and the Southeast Asian Games (1993). Kusumawardhani came close in badminton's three most prestigious tournaments for individual players. She was a bronze medalist at the 1989 IBF World Championships and a silver medalist to China's Tang Jiuhong at the tournament's next edition in 1991. She was also runner-up at the venerable All-England Championships in 1991, this time to Susanti. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics won by Susanti, Kusumawardhani narrowly missed reaching the medal rounds after an extremely tight quarterfinal loss to the eventual silver medalist Bang Soo-hyun.
Kusumawardhani is married to Hermawan Susanto who was one of Indonesia's and the world's leading men's singles players in the 1990s. Her elder sister, Ratih Kumaladewi is also a former national badminton player.
|1989||Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia||Huang Hua||11–8, 7–11, 2–11||Bronze|
|1991||Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||Tang Jiuhong||6–11, 1–11||Silver|
|1990||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Susi Susanti||11–5, 1–11, 12–11||Gold|
|1991||Macau Forum, Macau||Huang Hua||11–12, 5–11||Silver|
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|1989||Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Susi Susanti||7–11, 6–11||Silver|
|1991||Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines||Susi Susanti||11–5, 8–11, 2–11||Silver|
|1993||Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore||Yuliani Santosa||11–6, 9–11, 11–2||Gold|
IBF World Grand PrixEdit
The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.
|1987||Dutch Open||Eline Coene||12–11, 12–11||Winner|
|1987||Poona Open||Astrid van der Knaap||2–11, 0–11||Runner-up|
|1991||All England Open||Susi Susanti||11–0, 2–11, 6–11||Runner-up|
|1991||Malaysia Open||Tang Jiuhong||12–11, 11–1||Winner|
|1991||Dutch Open||Eline Coene||11–3, 11–3||Winner|
|1991||China Open||Huang Hua||12–11, 6–11, 2–11||Runner-up|
|1992||Indonesia Open||Ye Zhaoying||7–11, 6–11||Runner-up|
|1992||Dutch Open||Lim Xiaoqing||11–4, 11–8||Winner|
|1992||German Open||Susi Susanti||7–11, 12–10, 8–11||Runner-up|
|1992||World Grand Prix Finals||Susi Susanti||11–9, 3–11, 4–11||Runner-up|
|1987||Poona Open||Erma Sulistianingsih|| Gillian Clark
- IBF Grand Prix tournament
- IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament
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- "Kita melahirkan Gaya, China ..." Tempo (in Indonesian). 24 November 1990. Archived from the original on 23 June 2020.
- "Ardy Wiranata Masih Memimpin, Sarwendah Terlempar Ke Empat". Kompas (in Indonesian). 4 October 1991.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sarwendah Kusumawardhani". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2010.