Tine Baun

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Tine Baun
Personal information
Birth name Tine Rasmussen
Country  Denmark
Born (1979-07-21) July 21, 1979 (age 35)
Denmark Hørsholm, Denmark
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Handedness Right
Women's singles
Highest ranking 1 (November 6, 2008)
Current ranking 6 (March 14, 2013[1])
BWF profile

Tine Baun (née Rasmussen; born July 21, 1979 in Hørsholm) is a female 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.

Career[edit]

Baun played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, losing to Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria in the round of 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, 2008 Malaysia Open. 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.

Tine 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 semifinal, 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 winning Juliane Schenk of Germany in the final. In the 2012 European Badminton Championships, she defended her title against the same opponent.

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 of 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 3 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.

Achievements[edit]

Individual titles (11)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2013 All England Open Thailand Ratchanok Inthanon 21–14, 16-21, 21-10
2012 European Championships Germany Juliane Schenk 21–19, 16-21, 21-19
2010 European Championships Germany Juliane Schenk 21–19, 14-21, 21-18
2010 All England Open China Wang Yihan 21–14, 18-21, 21-19
2009 Denmark Open China Wang Yihan 21–18, 19-21, 21-14
2009 Korea Open France Pi Hongyan 21–19, 21-19
2009 Malaysia Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 21–17, 15-21, 21-16
2008 Singapore Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 21–19, 21-17
2008 All England Open China Lu Lan 21–11, 18-21, 22-20
2008 Malaysia Open China Zhu Lin 18-21, 21-19, 21-18
2007 Japan Open China Xie Xingfang 21-15, 21-17

Runner Up (5)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2011 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xin 17-21, 14-21
2011 Singapore Open China Wang Xin 19-21, 17-21
2010 China Masters China Wang Xin 19-21, 9-21
2009 All England Open China Wang Yihan 19-21 23-21 11-21
2008 European Badminton Championships Germany Xu Huaiwen 21-12, 12-21, 17-21

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Results are from all international competitions since Tine Baun made her debut in 2002. The athletes listed are Super Series finalists, Worlds semifinalists, or Olympic quarterfinalists, plus those who she faced at the Olympics Games.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BWF World Ranking
  2. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 - Badminton - Women's Singles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rankings of Tine BAUN". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 

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