Satoko Suetsuna

Satoko Suetsuna (末綱 聡子, Suetsuna Satoko, born 30 January 1981) is a badminton player from Japan. Born in Ōita, Ōita Prefecture, she joined Renesas badminton club and later affiliated with Saishunkan team. She was a bronze medalist at the 2011 BWF World Championships with her partner Miyuki Maeda.[1]

Satoko Suetsuna
Satoko Suetsuna US Open Badminton 2011.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-01-30) 30 January 1981 (age 40)
Ōita, Ōita Prefecture, Japan[1]
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Women's doubles
Highest ranking2 (15 September 2011)
BWF profile


Suetsuna has gained prominence in badminton through her success in women's doubles with her partner Miyuki Maeda, and the partnerships known by the Japanese media as "Suemae". Together they won the 2010 Denmark Open, their first major tournament victory. They went on to win the 2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold and the 2011 India Open. Suetsuna and Maeda also have two bronze medals from major competitions from making the semifinals at the 2011 London World Championships and 2010 Uber Cup in Kuala Lumpur. She competed at the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games as well in 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, with her women's doubles partner Maeda, they finished fourth, the 2nd best performance to date by Japanese badminton players at the Olympics.[2]

Satoko Suetsuna has competed with several men in mixed doubles, but has not achieved the same level of success as she has in her main event.

Suetsuna retired from the Japan team in September 2013.[3]

Suetsuna participated at the 2011 U.S. Open


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Miyuki Maeda   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
8–21, 15–21   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[5] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Indonesia Open   Miyuki Maeda   Vita Marissa
  Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Japan Open   Miyuki Maeda   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2010 Swiss Open   Miyuki Maeda   Tian Qing
  Yu Yang
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Denmark Open   Miyuki Maeda   Shizuka Matsuo
  Mami Naito
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2011 India Open   Miyuki Maeda   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
26–24, 21–15   Winner
2012 China Open   Miyuki Maeda   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
19–21, 7–14 retired   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Miyuki Maeda   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
12–21, 23–21, 21–18   Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 U.S. Open   Miyuki Maeda   Aki Akao
  Tomomi Matsuda
16–21, 21–14, 21–15   Winner
2008 German Open   Miyuki Maeda   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2008 India Open   Miyuki Maeda   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold   Miyuki Maeda   Shizuka Matsuo
  Mami Naito
21–18, 21–13   Winner
2011 India Grand Prix Gold   Miyuki Maeda   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Yao Lei
17–21, 18–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[6]

Miyuki MaedaEdit


  1. ^ a b "選手・スタッフ紹介: 末綱 聡子 スエツナ・サトコ". (in Japanese). Saishunkan Co.Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Players: Satoko Suetsuna". (in Japanese). TMONY Japan Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  3. ^ "「スエマエ」末綱聡子が日本代表引退 ヨネックスOP最後に". (in Japanese). 4 September 2013. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  4. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Satoko Suetsuna head to head". Badminton World Federation.