Yukiko Takahata (高畑 祐紀子 Takahata Yukiko, born 18 March 1998) is a Japanese badminton player from the Yonex team. In 2017, she became the women's doubles runner-up at the Osaka International tournament partnered with Ayako Sakuramoto. She won her first senior international title at the Spanish International tournament with Sakuramoto.
|Born||18 March 1998|
|Height||1.592 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Highest ranking||9 (5 February 2019)|
|Current ranking||23 (24 September 2019)|
Takahata started to represented national team in 2015 World Junior Championships held in Lima, Peru, and helps the team reached in to the semifinals stage. At the BWF Grand Prix events, her best results was a runner-up at the 2017 New Zealand Open.
Teamed-up with Sakuramoto, Takahata successfully won seven of eight finals of the 2018 BWF World Tour, with a title of Super 500 tournament from Singapore Open, three titles of Super 300 tournament from Swiss, New Zealand, and Australia Open; and three titles of Super 100 tournament. She participated at the 2019 Asia Mixed Team Championships, and won the silver medal after the team lost to Chinese in the final.
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2019||Akita Masters||Super 100||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Nita Violina Marwah
|21–17, 14–21, 21–15||Winner|
|2018||Bangka Belitung Indonesia Masters||Super 100||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Nami Matsuyama
|11–21, 21–19, 22–20||Winner|
|2018||Spain Masters||Super 300||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Mayu Matsumoto
|2018||Akita Masters||Super 100||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Nami Matsuyama
|2018||Singapore Open||Super 500||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Nami Matsuyama
|16–21, 24–22, 21–13||Winner|
|2018||Canada Open||Super 100||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Isabel Herttrich
|2018||Australian Open||Super 300||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Baek Ha-na
|2018||New Zealand Open||Super 300||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Cao Tongwei
|2018||Swiss Open||Super 300||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Gabriela Stoeva
|19–21, 21–15, 21–18||Winner|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2017||New Zealand Open||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Woon Khe Wei
|21–18, 16–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2018||Osaka International||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Naoko Fukuman
|21–17, 19–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Spanish International||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Misato Aratama
|2017||Osaka International||Ayako Sakuramoto|| Kim So-yeong
|21–16, 17–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
- "Players: Yukiko Takahata". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- "ヨネックス バドミントンチーム 選手紹介" (in Japanese). Yonex. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- "ヨネックス大阪インターナショナルチャレンジ2017" (in Japanese). Yonex. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- "バドミントンスペインインターナショナル2017" (in Japanese). Nippon Badminton Association. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.