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 in 2013
|Birth name||Tine Rasmussen|
|Born||21 July 1979|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)|
|Career record||331 Win, 166 Loss|
|Highest ranking||1 (6 November 2008)|
|Current ranking||Retired (in 2013)|
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.
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.
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.
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
|2010||Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France||Wang Lin||11–21, 8–21||Bronze|
|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|
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.
|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|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2010||China Masters||Wang Xin||19–21, 9–21||Runner-up|
- BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
|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.
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- "TINE BAUN HEAD TO HEAD". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 23 March 2020.