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Yayuk Basuki (born 30 November 1970) is an Indonesian former professional tennis player who is now a politician. She is the highest-ever ranked tennis player from Indonesia, having reached No. 19 in singles in the WTA rankings in October 1997. She retired from playing singles in 2000, but remained an active doubles player until retiring in 2013.

Yayuk Basuki
Country (sports) Indonesia
Born (1970-11-30) 30 November 1970 (age 49)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,665,152
Singles
Career record238–171
Career titles6 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 19 (6 October 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1998)
French Open3R (1996)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US Open2R (1991, 1997)
Doubles
Career record378–206
Career titles9 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (6 July 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1996, 1999)
French OpenQF (1997)
WimbledonQF (1996)
US OpenSF (1993)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2000)
French OpenQF (1995)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US Open2R (1997)
Team competitions
Fed Cup62–28
Political partyPAN

She sits in the Indonesian House of Representatives since 1 October 2014.

Sporting careerEdit

She began playing tennis at the age of seven and turned professional in 1990. In 1991, she became the first Indonesian player to win a major professional tennis event when she captured the singles titles at Pattaya. She won six WTA Tour singles titles during her career (all of them in Asia). Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon in 1997, where she reached the quarter-finals by defeating Ai Sugiyama, Inés Gorrochategui, Naoko Kijimuta and Patricia Hy-Boulais before losing to Jana Novotná.

During her career, she has recorded wins over Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Mary Joe Fernández, Lindsay Davenport, Gabriela Sabatini, Magdalena Maleeva, Anke Huber, Iva Majoli, Anna Kournikova, Zina Garrison, and Mary Pierce. Probably her greatest triumph was over Iva Majoli when the Croatian was the French Open champion. She also became only the second Indonesian woman to win the Asian Games singles gold medal, after Lita Liem Sugiarto in 1974, when she defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn in Bangkok at the 1998 games. She was the first player to be beaten by Lindsay Davenport in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the US Open in 1992.[1]

She represented Indonesia at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she defeated Mercedes Paz and Mary Pierce to reach the third round of the singles competition, where she was beaten by Jennifer Capriati.

She is also a successful doubles player, often pairing with Nana Miyagi and later Caroline Vis, and reached the top 10 (No. 9 on 6 July 1998). She won nine tour doubles titles, the most significant of which was the Canadian Open in 1997 and qualified for the season-ending Championships as one of the best eight teams of the year three times, 1996–98. Her best result in doubles competition at a Grand Slam event was in the 1993 US Open, where she and partner Nana Miyagi reached the semifinals.

In the mixed doubles, Basuki reached the quarterfinals at the French Open in 1995 with Kenny Thorne as her partner. In 1997, she reached the same stage at Wimbledon, this time paired with Tom Nijssen.

Her career-high world rankings were world No. 19 in singles and No. 9 in doubles.

Basuki is now a coach, tennis commentator for TV and print media and a consultant to the sports minister. She also was a WTA Tour mentor to rising Indonesian star Angelique Widjaja.

Basuki retired from the professional circuit in 2004, but in March 2008 she made a return to the ITF tour playing exclusively in doubles, and has since won six more ITF titles. She won the $10k event at Bangkok in Thailand, in June with Indonesian-born Australian Tiffany Welford. In August, she won the Hechingen, Germany with compatriot Romana Tedjakusuma and yet another $25k title, this time in Augusta, Georgia, USA, in October, again with Tedjakusuma. In the first tournament she played in 2009, the $25k Balikpapan event in Indonesia, she and Tedjakusuma won the doubles competition. In May 2009, she won consecutive $25k events in Goyang and then Gimhae, both in the Korean Republic, and again, both with Tedjakusuma.

Basuki played in the doubles at the 2010 Australian Open, partnering Kimiko Date-Krumm, losing in the first round to Sania Mirza and Virginia Ruano Pascual.

In 2011, Basuki played in three WTA tournaments and five ITF tournaments. She successfully represented Indonesia in the Fed Cup, winning four matches with partner Jessy Rompies to see Indonesia back into the Asia/Oceania Group I. Her most recent appearance in a WTA Tour event was in September 2011 at the Guangzhou International Women's Open, in which she and partner Lu Jingjing reached the quarterfinals.

As of December 2012, her most recent appearance in a professional tournament was in the $25k event in Phuket in March 2012. She and partner Kao Shao-yuan reached the quarterfinals of the doubles competition. In 2013 she retired.

WTA career finalsEdit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tier I (3)
Tier II (4)
Tier III (5)
Tier IV & V (13)

Singles: 8 (6 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 April 1991 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Naoko Sawamatsu 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 26 April 1992 Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard   Andrea Strnadová 6–3, 6–0
Winner 3. 18 April 1993 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Marianne Werdel 6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 2 May 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Ann Grossman 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 February 1994 China Open, Beijing Hard (i)   Kyōko Nagatsuka 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 1 May 1994 Indonesia Open, Jakarta Hard   Florencia Labat 6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 14 April 1996 Indonesia Open, Jakarta Hard   Linda Wild w/o
Runner-up 2. 16 June 1997 Aegon Classic, Birmingham Grass   Nathalie Tauziat 6–2, 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 17 (9 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1991 Brentwood, United States Hard (i)   Caroline Vis   Sandy Collins
  Elna Reinach
7–5, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 27 September 1992 Nichirei International Championships, Japan Hard   Nana Miyagi   Mary Joe Fernández
  Robin White
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 3 October 1993 Sapporo, Japan Carpet (i)   Nana Miyagi   Yone Kamio
 Naoko Kijimuta
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 10 October 1993 Taiwan Open, Taipei Hard   Nana Miyagi   Jo-Anne Faull
  Kristine Kunce
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 10 April 1994 Japan Open, Osaka Hard   Nana Miyagi   Mami Donoshiro
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 17 April 1994 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Nana Miyagi   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
6–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 3. 13 November 1994 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma   Kyōko Nagatsuka
  Ai Sugiyama
w/o
Winner 4. 14 January 1996 Hobart International, Australia Hard   Kyōko Nagatsuka   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Park Sung-hee
7–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 25 May 1996 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay   Nicole Bradtke   Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer
  Tami Whitlinger-Jones
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 10 August 1997 Acura Classic, United States Hard   Caroline Vis   Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Helena Suková
7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 17 August 1997 Canadian Open, Montreal Hard   Caroline Vis   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 28 September 1997 Sparkassen Cup, Leipzig Carpet (i)   Helena Suková   Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 2 November 1997 Kremlin Cup, Russia Carpet (i)   Caroline Vis   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
3–5 def.
Runner-up 7. 24 May 1998 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay   Caroline Vis   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 23 August 1998 Canadian Open, Montreal Hard   Caroline Vis   Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 19 November 2000 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Caroline Vis   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 24 February 2001 Dubai Tennis Championships, U.A.E. Hard   Caroline Vis   Åsa Carlsson
  Karina Habšudová
6–0, 4–6, 6–2

ITF finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (5–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 August 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo 7–6(7–5), 1–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 24 September 1989 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tang Min 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 21 January 1990 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Judith Warringa 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 12 August 1990 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 10 February 1991 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Misumi Miyauchi 6–2, 6–2

Doubles (25–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 July 1986 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Suzanna Wibowo   Li Xinyi
  Zhong Ni
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 27 October 1986 Saga, Japan Grass   Suzanna Wibowo   Marianne van der Torre
  Themis Zambrzycki
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 10 November 1986 Matsuyama, Japan Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Belinda Cordwell
  Wendy Wood
0–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 24 November 1986 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Kazuko Ito
  Junko Kimura
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 12 July 1987 Paliano, Italy Clay   Suzanna Wibowo   Laura Lapi
  Barbara Romanò
6–4, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 6. 19 July 1987 Subiaco, Italy Clay   Suzanna Wibowo   Ilonka Leyten
  Brigette Pardoel
7–5, 7–5
Winner 7. 25 October 1987 Ibaraki, Japan Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Alison Scott
  Stephanie Savides
6–2, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 8. 1 November 1987 Matsuyama, Japan Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Jennifer Fuchs
  Jill Smoller
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Runner–up 1. 12 June 1988 Modena, Italy Clay   Ei Iida   Eugenia Maniokova
  Viktoria Milvidskaia
3–6, 6–4, 0–6
Runner–up 2. 19 June 1988 Salerno, Italy Clay   Anne Aallonen   Eugenia Maniokova
  Viktoria Milvidskaia
6–1, 5–7, 4–6
Runner–up 3. 26 June 1988 Arezzo, Italy Clay   Titia Wilmink   Eugenia Maniokova
  Viktoria Milvidskaia
6–0, 5–7, 1–6
Runner–up 4. 3 July 1988 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Ei Iida   Frederique Martin
  Virginie Paquet
7–5, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 16 October 1988 Chiba, Japan Hard   Ei Iida   Naoko Sato
  Maya Kidowaki
6–2, 7–6
Winner 10. 11 June 1989 Milan, Italy Clay   Suzanna Wibowo   Claudine Toleafoa
  Ruth Seeman
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 6 August 1989 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Patricia Budiono
  Lukky Tedjamukti
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Winner 12. 12 November 1989 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Justine Hodder
  Kelli-Ann Johnston
6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 21 January 1990 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Alexandra Niepel
  Caroline Billingham
w/o
Runner–up 5. 15 April 1990 Bari, Italy Clay   Suzanna Wibowo   Agnese Blumberga
  Barbara Rittner
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner–up 6. 10 June 1990 Mantua, Italy Clay   Suzanna Wibowo   Ivana Jankovská
  Eva Melicharová
3–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 12 August 1990 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Irawati Moerid
  Justi Kuswara
7–5, 6–3
Winner 15. 28 October 1990 Nagasaki, Japan Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Kristine Kunce
6–2, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 16. 4 November 1990 Saga, Japan Grass   Suzanna Wibowo   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Kristine Kunce
6–3, 6–2
Winner 17. 18 November 1990 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Suzanna Wibowo   Ingelise Driehuis
  Louise Pleming
7–6, 6–1
Winner 18. 20 February 2000 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Irawati Iskandar   Choi Young-ja
  Kim Eun-sook
7–5, 7–5
Winner 19. 27 February 2000 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Wynne Prakusya   Irawati Iskandar
  Wukirasih Sawondari
6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. 31 May 2008 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tiffany Welford   Elina Gasanova
  Lavinia Tananta
2–6, 7–6(9–7) [10–4]
Winner 21. 10 August 2008 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Romana Tedjakusuma   Carmen Klaschka
  Darija Jurak
2–6, 6–2 [10–6]
Runner–up 7. 19 October 2008 Lawrenceville, United States Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma   Julie Ditty
  Carly Gullickson
6–3, 4–6 [10–12]
Winner 22. 25 October 2008 Augusta, United States Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma   Mailen Auroux
  Roxane Vaisemberg
6–3, 4–6 [10–5]
Winner 23. 4 May 2009 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma   Zhang Ling
  Emily Webley-Smith
6–3, 6–3
Winner 24. 31 May 2009 Goyang, South Korea Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma   Sun Shengnan
  Lu Jingjing
6–7(5–7), 6–3 [10–8]
Winner 25. 2 June 2009 Gimhae, South Korea Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma   Liang Chen
  Sun Shengnan
7–5, 6–1
Runner–up 8. 28 September 2009 Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Hwang I-hsuan   Carly Gullickson
  Nicole Kriz
6–4, 6–7, 5–10
Runner–up 9. 2 November 2009 Taipei, Taiwan Hard (i)   Riza Zalameda   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
3–6, 6–3, 7–10
Runner–up 10. 2 April 2010 Monzón, Spain Hard   Riza Zalameda   Alexandra Dulgheru
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
2–6, 0–6
Runner–up 11. 5 June 2010 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Jessy Rompies   Tatia Mikadze
  Sofia Shapatava
3–6, 3–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career W/L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 1R A 9–8
French Open A A A A LQ 1R A 2R A 1R 3R 2R 1R A A 4–7
Wimbledon A A A A LQ 3R 4R 4R 4R 4R 1R QF 3R A 3R 23–10
US Open A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 2–8
Grand Slam W/L 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–3 5–3 4–4 4–3 5–4 2–4 7–4 5–4 0–1 2–1 38–33
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held 3R Not Held 1R Not Held A 2–3
Career statistics
Tournaments Won1 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Overall W/L1 2–3 5–6 21–13 17–5 18–12 27–12 18–16 21–16 23–14 20–12 22–18 30–22 11–16 0–1 3–5 243–1842
Win % 40% 45% 62% 77% 60% 69% 53% 57% 62% 62% 55% 58% 41% 0% 37% 57%
Year-end ranking Unknown 488 284 377 266 35 48 43 29 24 26 21 56 Unknown 264 N/A
  • 1 Includes ITF tournaments.
  • 2 The sum of wins/losses by year records from the WTA website does not add up to the career record presented on the same website.

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Career W/L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R QF 2R 3R QF 1R 1R A A A A A A A A 1R A 12–12
French Open A A A A A 2R A 1R A 1R 3R QF 3R A A A A A A A A A A A A A 8–6
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R QF 3R 3R A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A 13–9
US Open A A A A A QF 2R SF 2R 1R 3R QF 2R A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A 15–9
Grand Slam W/L 4–4 3–3 8–4 3–3 0–4 10–4 9–4 7–4 3–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 48–36
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 1–3
Career statistics
Tournaments Won1 4 4 1 3 5 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 34
Overall W/L1 14–0 19–2 17–8 13–4 28–6 19–14 17–16 24–18 20–13 12–11 34–16 38–23 24–26 3–1 15–7 10–8 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 22–11 25–7 14–13 12–8 381–214 2
Win % 100% 90% 68% 76% 82% 58% 52% 57% 61% 52% 68% 62% 48% 75% 68% 56% N/A 0% 50% N/A N/A N/A 67% 78% 52% 60% 64%
Year-end ranking Unknown Unknown Unknown 284 173 46 56 41 38 53 20 15 19 Unknown 139 90 Unknown 287 191 160 352 N/A
  • 1 Includes ITF tournaments.
  • 2 The sum of wins/losses by year records from the WTA website does not add up to the career record presented on the same website.

Mixed doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career W/L
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–4
French Open A QF 2R 2R 2R A A 6–4
Wimbledon 3R 1R 1R QF 1R A A 5–5
US Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 1–5
Win-Loss 2–2 3–3 1–3 5–4 1–4 0–1 1–1 13–18

Career earningsEdit

Year Earnings (US$) Money list rank
1986 $2,950
1987 $3,775
1988 $7,772
1989 $6,600
1990 $12,429
1991 $92,631 55
1992 $111,748[permanent dead link] 50
1993 $168,118[permanent dead link] 38
1994 $141,290 #
1995 $137,235[permanent dead link]
1996 $254,784[permanent dead link] 28
1997 $385,824[permanent dead link] 19
1998 Unknown[permanent dead link] 31
1999 $15,134 #
2000 $43,509 #
2001 $30,710
2003 $437
2004 $50 2293
2008 $3,248 852
Career* $1,648,297 118
* As of 12 April 2009.
# Does not include mixed doubles earnings (which are included in the career total)

AwardsEdit

  • WTA Sportsmanship Award in 1996 and 1998
  • 1991 TENNIS Magazine/Rolex Female Rookie of the Year
  • 1991 Indonesian Athlete of the Year (voted on by media and public)
  • Nominated for 1991 WTA Tour Most Impressive Newcomer Award
  • Special award from President Soeharto of Indonesia in 1991 for outstanding contribution to sports.

Personal lifeEdit

She married Suharyadi, her coach and mixed doubles partner with whom she won gold at the 1990 Asian Games on 31 January 1994. On 23 September 1999, she gave birth to her first child, Yary Nara Sebrio Suharyadi. She returned to playing on the tour the following year.

Political careerEdit

In the 2014 Indonesian parliamentary election, she stood for a seat in the DPR with the National Mandate Party (PAN) from Central Java I electoral district. She was elected and now sit on Commission X, which deals with education, sports, and history matters.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit