An Se-young

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An Se-young
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (2002-02-05) 5 February 2002 (age 18)
Gwangju, South Korea
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Women's singles
Career record116 wins, 29 losses
Highest ranking9 (26 November 2019)
Current ranking9 (17 March 2020)
BWF profile

An Se-young (Korean안세영; Hanja安洗瑩; born 5 February 2002) is a South Korean badminton player from Gwangju, who was awarded as 2019 Most Promising Player of the Year by the BWF.[1] Korea’s News1 agency reported in 2017 that An Se Young is the first middle school student ever to qualify for Korea’s national badminton team. In 2018, she was selected to join the national team, became the first junior high school student in the Korean national team. She was part of the national junior team that clinched the mixed team title at the 2017 Asian Junior Championships.[2] An later represented her country at the 2018 Uber Cup in Bangkok, and Asian Games in Jakarta, helps the team won a Uber Cup bronze.[3][4] In 2019, she clinched the BWF World Tour title at the Super 300 New Zealand Open beat the 2012 Olympic gold medalists Li Xuerui of China in the final.[5]

An Se-young against Sung Ji-hyun in the semi-final of 2019 Chinese Taipei Open


BWF World Tour (5 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] 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.[7]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2020 Thailand Masters Super 300 Japan Akane Yamaguchi 16–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Korea Masters Super 300 South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 French Open (1) Super 750 Spain Carolina Marín 16–21, 21–18, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Akita Masters Super 100 Japan Haruko Suzuki 21–10, 17–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Hyderabad Open Super 100 Singapore Yeo Jia Min 21–12, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Canada Open Super 100 China Wang Zhiyi 21–15, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 China Li Xuerui 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Vietnam International Japan Hirari Mizui 19–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Irish Open South Korea Kim Ga-eun 26–24, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia International Japan Shiori Saito 12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists. Accurate as of 11 March 2020.[8]


  1. ^ "안세영, BWF 세계배드민턴연맹 <올해의 신인상> 수상". (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  2. ^ "'셔틀콕 천재소녀' 등장…여중생이 선발전 사상 첫 태극마크". (in Korean). Yonhap. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ Sukumar, Dev (22 May 2018). "Schoolgirl to the Rescue – Day 3 – Session 2: Total BWF TUC Finals 2018". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ "[아시안게임] 배드민턴 이소희-신승찬 등 16강행… 안세영 탈락" (in Korean). Korea Economic Daily. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  5. ^ "셔틀콕 막내의 반란…안세영, 뉴질랜드오픈서 첫 우승(종합)". (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  8. ^ "An Se Young Head to Head". Retrieved 4 March 2020.

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