Sayaka Hirota

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Sayaka Hirota
Personal information
Country Japan
Born (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 25)
Kumamoto, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 (21 June 2018)
Current ranking3 (20 August 2019)
BWF profile

Sayaka Hirota (廣田 彩花, Hirota Sayaka, born 1 August 1994) is a Japanese badminton player.[1][2] She and her partner Yuki Fukushima won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year award.[3] Hirota and Fukushima were ranked world No. 1 at the BWF World Ranking in 21 June 2018.[4]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
11–21, 22–20, 21–23 Silver Silver
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena,
Nanjing, China
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–19, 19–21, 20–22 Silver Silver
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
18–21, 21–17, 15–21 Silver Silver

Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 8–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
16–21, 24–26 Bronze Bronze
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 18–21, 21–15 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour[edit]

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 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–16, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–10, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Japan Yuki Fukushima Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
18–21, 21–16, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Yuki Fukushima South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–18, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21–19, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
11–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Japan Open Super 750 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–15, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–14, 16–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
19–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 German Open Super 300 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Huang Dongping
China Zheng Yu
18–21, 21–14, 21–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
16–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Malaysia Open Japan Yuki Fukushima China Huang Yaqiong
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 18–21, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Japan Open Japan Takuro Hoki China Wang Yilv
China Huang Dongping
13–21, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

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 German Open Japan Yuki Fukushima China Huang Dongping
China Li Yinhui
15–21, 21–17, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
11–10, 11–5, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 New Zealand Open Japan Yuki Fukushima South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Lee So-hee
21–13, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Scottish Open Japan Yuki Fukushima Netherlands Samantha Barning
Netherlands Iris Tabeling
21–14, 14–11 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 New Zealand Open Japan Yuki Fukushima China Xia Huan
China Zhong Qianxin
21–17, 22–24, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Spanish International Japan Nao Ono Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–14, 13–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Osaka International Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Sydney International Japan Yuki Fukushima Indonesia Sylvina Kurniawan
Australia Susan Wang
11–5, 11–5, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

Japanese team[edit]

  • Senior level
Team Events 2018 2019
Asia Championships Med 1.png Gold N/A
Asian Games Gold Gold N/A
Uber Cup Gold Gold N/A
Sudirman Cup N/A Silver Silver

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Senior level
Event 2016 2017 2018 2019
Asia Championships R2 R1 Med 1.png Gold Med 3.png Bronze
Asian Games N/A Bronze Bronze N/A
BWF World Championships N/A Med 2.png Silver Med 2.png Silver Med 2.png Silver
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
Malaysia Malaysia Masters SF W W (2019)
Indonesia Indonesian Masters A R1 R1 (2019)
Germany German Open W SF W (2017, 2018)
England All England Open F SF F (2018)
Malaysia Malaysia Open R2 QF W (2017)
Singapore Singapore Open A SF SF (2019)
New Zealand New Zealand Open A SF W (2016)
Australia Australian Open A W W (2019)
Indonesia Indonesia Open W W W (2018, 2019)
Japan Japan Open W QF W (2018)
Thailand Thailand Open QF R2 QF (2018)
China China Open QF SF SF (2019)
South Korea Korea Open F R2 F (2018)
Denmark Denmark Open W Report W (2018)
France French Open R2 Report R2 (2017, 2018)
China Fuzhou China Open R2 Report QF (2016)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open W Report W (2018)
Year-end Ranking[7] 1
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
England All England Open A QF (WD) QF (2017)
India India Open A R1 SF (WD) SF (2017)
Malaysia Malaysia Open A W (WD) W (2017)
Singapore Singapore Open A R2 R1 (WD) R2 (2016)
Australia Australian Open A SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
SF (2017)
Indonesia Indonesia Open A QF (WD) QF (2017)
South Korea Korea Open A R2 (WD)
QF (XD)
QF (2017)
Japan Japan Open R1 R1 R2 SF (WD)
F (XD)
F (2017)
Denmark Denmark Open A R2 (WD)
R2 (XD)
R2 (2017)
France French Open A R2 (WD) R2 (2017)
China China Open A QF (WD)
R2 (XD)
QF (2017)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open R2 A QF (WD)
SF (XD)
SF (2017)
BWF Super Series Finals NQ F (WD) F (2017)
Year-end Ranking 61 (WD) 337 (WS)
23 (WD)
734 (XD)
20 (WD) 4 (WD)
38 (XD)
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Malaysia Malaysia Masters A R1 R1 (WD) QF A QF (2016)
Germany German Open A R2 W (WD) W (2017)
New Zealand New Zealand Open A SF F (WD) W A W (2016)
China China Masters A QF A QF (2016)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open A R2 (WD) A R2 (2015)
Vietnam Vietnam Open A R2 A R2 (2016)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Masters N/A SF (WD)
R1 (XD)
W N/A W (2016)
Scotland Scottish Open A R1 (WS)
W (WD)
A W (2015)
South Korea Korea Masters R1 (WS)
QF (WD)
QF SF (WD) R1 A SF (2015)
Macau Macau Open A SF (WD) A SF (2015)
Year-end Ranking 351 (WS)
142 (WD)
61 (WD) 337 (WS)
23 (WD)
734 (XD)
20 (WD) 4 (WD)
38 (XD)
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Sayaka Hirota". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 選手・スタッフ紹介" (in Japanese). Saishunkan Co.Ltd. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ "最も成長した選手」は福島・広田組が受賞/バドミントン" (in Japanese). Sanspo. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ "【世界ランキング】福島&廣田が初の世界ランク1位に輝く!" (in Japanese). Badminton Spirit. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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