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Sayaka Hirota (廣田 彩花, Hirota Sayaka, born 1 August 1994) is a Japanese badminton player.[1][2] She and her partner Yuki Fukushima won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year award.[3] Hirota and Fukushima were ranked world No. 1 at the BWF World Ranking in 21 June 2018.[4]

Sayaka Hirota
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 25)
Kumamoto, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 (21 June 2018)
Current ranking3 (20 August 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
  Yuki Fukushima   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
11–21, 22–20, 21–23   Silver
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena,
Nanjing, China
  Yuki Fukushima   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
21–19, 19–21, 20–22   Silver
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Yuki Fukushima   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
18–21, 21–17, 15–21   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Yuki Fukushima   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
17–21, 8–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Yuki Fukushima   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
16–21, 24–26   Bronze
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Yuki Fukushima   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 18–21, 21–15   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] 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.[6]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Yuki Fukushima   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–16, 21–18   Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300   Yuki Fukushima   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
21–10, 21–16   Winner
2019 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Yuki Fukushima   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
18–21, 21–16, 21–16   Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Yuki Fukushima   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21–18, 21–17   Winner
2018 Denmark Open Super 750   Yuki Fukushima   Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
21–19, 21–16   Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500   Yuki Fukushima   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
11–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 Japan Open Super 750   Yuki Fukushima   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
21–15, 21–12   Winner
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Yuki Fukushima   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
21–14, 16–21, 21–13   Winner
2018 All England Open Super 1000   Yuki Fukushima   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Christinna Pedersen
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 German Open Super 300   Yuki Fukushima   Huang Dongping
  Zheng Yu
18–21, 21–14, 21–6   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Yuki Fukushima   Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Malaysia Open   Yuki Fukushima   Huang Yaqiong
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 18–21, 21–12   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Japan Open   Takuro Hoki   Wang Yilv
  Huang Dongping
13–21, 8–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 German Open   Yuki Fukushima   Huang Dongping
  Li Yinhui
15–21, 21–17, 21–15   Winner
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters   Yuki Fukushima   Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
11–10, 11–5, 11–7   Winner
2016 New Zealand Open   Yuki Fukushima   Chang Ye-na
  Lee So-hee
21–13, 21–16   Winner
2015 Scottish Open   Yuki Fukushima   Samantha Barning
  Iris Tabeling
21–14, 14–11 Retired   Winner
2015 New Zealand Open   Yuki Fukushima   Xia Huan
  Zhong Qianxin
21–17, 22–24, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Spanish International   Nao Ono   Yuki Fukushima
  Chiharu Shida
21–14, 13–21, 21–19   Winner
2015 Osaka International   Yuki Fukushima   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2014 Sydney International   Yuki Fukushima   Sylvina Kurniawan
  Susan Wang
11–5, 11–5, 11–2   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Japanese teamEdit

  • Senior level
Team Events 2018 2019
Asia Championships   Gold N/A
Asian Games   Gold N/A
Uber Cup   Gold N/A
Sudirman Cup N/A   Silver

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Event 2016 2017 2018 2019
Asia Championships R2 R1   Gold   Bronze
Asian Games N/A   Bronze N/A
BWF World Championships N/A   Silver   Silver   Silver
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
  Malaysia Masters SF W W (2019)
  Indonesian Masters A R1 R1 (2019)
  German Open W SF W (2017, 2018)
  All England Open F SF F (2018)
  Malaysia Open R2 QF W (2017)
  Singapore Open A SF SF (2019)
  New Zealand Open A SF W (2016)
  Australian Open A W W (2019)
  Indonesia Open W W W (2018, 2019)
  Japan Open W QF W (2018)
  Thailand Open QF R2 QF (2018)
  China Open QF Report QF (2017, 2018)
  Korea Open F Report F (2018)
  Denmark Open W W (2018)
  French Open R2 R2 (2017, 2018)
  Fuzhou China Open R2 QF (2016)
  Hong Kong Open W W (2018)
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
  All England Open A QF QF (2017)
  India Open A R1 SF SF (2017)
  Malaysia Open A W W (2017)
  Singapore Open A R2 R1 R2 (2016)
  Australian Open A SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (2017)
  Indonesia Open A QF QF (2017)
  Korea Open A R2 (WD)
QF (XD)
QF (2017)
  Japan Open R1 R1 R2 SF (WD)
F (XD)
F (2017)
  Denmark Open A R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
R2 (2017)
  French Open A R2 R2 (2017)
  China Open A QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (2017)
  Hong Kong Open R2 A QF (WD)
SF (XD)
SF (2017)
BWF Super Series Finals NQ F F (2017)
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
  Malaysia Masters A R1 R1 QF A QF (2016)
  China Masters A QF A QF (2016)
  German Open A R2 W W (2017)
  New Zealand Open A SF F W A W (2016)
  Chinese Taipei Open A R2 A R2 (2015)
  Vietnam Open A R2 A R2 (2016)
  Chinese Taipei Masters N/A SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
W N/A W (2016)
  Scottish Open A R1 (WS)
W (WD)
A W (2015)
  Korea Masters R1 (WS)
QF (WD)
QF SF R1 A SF (2015)
  Macau Open A SF A SF (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Sayaka Hirota". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 選手・スタッフ紹介" (in Japanese). Saishunkan Co.Ltd. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ "最も成長した選手」は福島・広田組が受賞/バドミントン" (in Japanese). Sanspo. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ "【世界ランキング】福島&廣田が初の世界ランク1位に輝く!" (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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