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Yukiko Takahata (高畑 祐紀子, Takahata Yukiko, born 18 March 1998) is a Japanese badminton player from the Yonex team.[1][2] In 2017, she became the women's doubles runner-up at the Osaka International tournament partnered with Ayako Sakuramoto.[3] She won her first senior international title at the Spanish International tournament with Sakuramoto.[4]

Yukiko Takahata
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Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 21)
Hokkaido, Japan
Height1.592 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking9 (5 February 2019)
Current ranking23 (24 September 2019)
BWF profile

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.

AchievementsEdit

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 Akita Masters Super 100   Ayako Sakuramoto   Nita Violina Marwah
  Putri Syaikah
21–17, 14–21, 21–15   Winner
2018 Bangka Belitung Indonesia Masters Super 100   Ayako Sakuramoto   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
11–21, 21–19, 22–20   Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Ayako Sakuramoto   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2018 Akita Masters Super 100   Ayako Sakuramoto   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
23–21, 21–11   Winner
2018 Singapore Open Super 500   Ayako Sakuramoto   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
16–21, 24–22, 21–13   Winner
2018 Canada Open Super 100   Ayako Sakuramoto   Isabel Herttrich
  Carla Nelte
21–13, 21–15   Winner
2018 Australian Open Super 300   Ayako Sakuramoto   Baek Ha-na
  Lee Yu-rim
23–21, 21–18   Winner
2018 New Zealand Open Super 300   Ayako Sakuramoto   Cao Tongwei
  Zheng Yu
21–9, 21–19   Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300   Ayako Sakuramoto   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
19–21, 21–15, 21–18   Winner

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 New Zealand Open   Ayako Sakuramoto   Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
  Woon Khe Wei
21–18, 16–21, 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
2018 Osaka International   Ayako Sakuramoto   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–17, 19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2017 Spanish International   Ayako Sakuramoto   Misato Aratama
  Akane Watanabe
21–10, 21–15   Winner
2017 Osaka International   Ayako Sakuramoto   Kim So-yeong
  Yoo Hae-won
21–16, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Yukiko Takahata". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  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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