Tine Baun

Tine Baun (née Rasmussen; born 21 July 1979) is a former badminton player from Denmark. Most notably, she won the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships women's singles title three times in 2008, 2010, and 2013 – the last of these being her final tournament before retirement.

Tine Baun
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Tine Baun in 2013
Personal information
Birth nameTine Rasmussen
CountryDenmark Denmark
Born (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 41)
Hørsholm, Denmark
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Women's singles
Career record331 Win, 166 Loss
Highest ranking1 (6 November 2008)
Current rankingRetired (in 2013[1])
BWF profile

Career summaryEdit

Baun started playing badminton since she was 7 years old. She played at Lynge, a small club in North Zealand, Denmark. She said she really liked traveling around the world and learning other cultures through sports.

Baun made his international debut in 1996 at the Denmark Open, and since finishing his last education in 1999, she started playing full time in badminton.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Baun was eliminated by Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria players in round 32

As for Baun's record in the BWF Super Series, she won the 2007 Japan Open, beating all Chinese-born players from the first match, including the 1st seed, Zhang Ning of China, in the quarterfinal. She also won the 2008 Singapore Super Series, beating Zhou Mi of Hongkong in the final.

She won the silver medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships after losing from Xu Huaiwen of (Germany) in the final with rubber set.[2]

Baun also played at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as the 6th seed. She beat Akvile Stapusaityte from Lithuania in the round of 32, but again had to "go home" early, losing to Maria Kristin Yulianti of Indonesia 21–18, 19–21, 14–21 in the round of 16.

Baun had claimed three titles in 2009, the Malaysia Open by beating the 1st seeded, Zhou Mi of Hongkong in the final, Korea Open by beating Pi Hongyan of France and Denmark Open by beating the 1st seeded, Wang Yihan of China. She played in 2009 All England Super Series as the first seed. She reached the final by beating two youngsters in the quarterfinal and semi-final, but failed to retain her title after losing to another youngster from China, Wang Yihan, in rubber set, 19–21, 23–21, 11–21.

Baun won the gold medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships after beating Juliane Schenk of (Germany) in the final. In the 2012 European Badminton Championships, she defended her title against the same opponent.

in 2010 she won a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships held in Paris, France after in the semi-finals she lost to Wang Lin of China with score 11–21, 8–21.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the quarter finals, losing to Saina Nehwal of India 2–0.[3]

After progressing no further than the quarter finals in any Super Series tournament of 2012 and 2013, she ended her career high by winning the prestigious All England Open against 18-year-old Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand. It was her third All England title and fourth time reaching the final.

After retiring, she joined the Europe All Stars Team to participate in the Axiata Cup 2013. In the preliminary round, she was defeated by Ratchanok Inthanon from Thailand in three sets, 21–9, 13–21, 12–21.

In August 2013, Baun played at the Indian Badminton League for the Mumbai Masters team, earning a reported salary of $30,000.


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Wang Lin 11–21, 8–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden   Juliane Schenk 21–19, 16–21, 21–19   Gold
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England   Juliane Schenk 21–19, 14–21, 21–18   Gold
2008 Messecenter Herning, Herning, Denmark   Xu Huaiwen 21–12, 12–21, 17–21   Silver

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 All England Open   Ratchanok Intanon 21–14, 16–21, 21–10  Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open   Wang Xin 17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Singapore Open   Wang Xin 19–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2010 All England Open   Wang Yihan 21–14, 18–21, 21–19  Winner
2009 Denmark Open   Wang Yihan 21–14, 19–21, 21–14   Winner
2009 Korea Open   Pi Hongyan 21–19, 21–19   Winner
2009 Malaysia Open   Zhou Mi 21–17, 15–21, 21–16   Winner
2009 All England Open   Wang Yihan 19–21, 23–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open   Zhou Mi 21–19, 21–17   Winner
2008 All England Open   Lu Lan 21–11, 18–21, 22–20   Winner
2008 Malaysia Open   Zhu Lin 18–21, 21–19, 21–18   Winner
2007 Japan Open   Xie Xingfang 21–15, 21–17   Winner
  Superseries tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 China Masters   Wang Xin 19–21, 9–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 Swedish International Stockholm   Petra Overzier 21–18, 21–16   Winner
2005 Italian International   Anu Nieminen 11–4, 11–5   Winner
2004 Swedish International Stockholm   Xu Huaiwen 11–7, 4–11, 11–6   Winner
2003 Irish Open   Kelly Morgan 11–9, 11–5   Winner
2003 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Jeanine Cicognini 11–3, 11–3   Winner
2003 Norwegian International   Petya Nedelcheva 11–7, 11–5   Winner
2002 Scottish International   Yuki Shimada 9–11, 11–8, 3–11   Runner-up
2002 Norwegian International   Petya Nedelcheva 3–11, 13–12, 11–8   Winner
2001 French International   Brenda Beenhakker 2–7, 6–8, 7–5, 1–7   Runner-up
1997 BMW Open International   Heike Schönharting 12–9, 11–9   Winner

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[4]

Career overviewEdit


  1. ^ "Badminton: Denmark's Tine Baun retires as a winner". The Scotsman. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  3. ^ "London 2012 – Badminton – Women's Singles". IOC. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. ^ "TINE BAUN HEAD TO HEAD". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 23 March 2020.

External linksEdit