Tine Baun in 2013
|Birth name||Tine Rasmussen|
July 21, 1979 |
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)|
|Highest ranking||1 (November 6, 2008)|
|Current ranking||Retired (in 2013)|
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.
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. She also won the 2008 Singapore Super Series, beating Zhou Mi of Hongkong in the final.
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 beating Juliane Schenk of Germany in the final. In the 2012 European Badminton Championships, she defended her title against the same opponent.
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.
Individual titles (12)
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2013||All England Open||Ratchanok Inthanon||21–14, 16-21, 21-10|
|2012||European Championships||Juliane Schenk||21–19, 16-21, 21-19|
|2010||European Championships||Juliane Schenk||21–19, 14-21, 21-18|
|2010||All England Open||Wang Yihan||21–14, 18-21, 21-19|
|2009||Denmark Open||Wang Yihan||21–18, 19-21, 21-14|
|2009||Korea Open||Pi Hongyan||21–19, 21-19|
|2009||Malaysia Open||Zhou Mi||21–17, 15-21, 21-16|
|2008||Singapore Open||Zhou Mi||21–19, 21-17|
|2008||All England Open||Lu Lan||21–11, 18-21, 22-20|
|2008||Malaysia Open||Zhu Lin||18-21, 21-19, 21-18|
|2007||Japan Open||Xie Xingfang||21-15, 21-17|
|2002||Norwegian International||Petya Nedelcheva||3-11 13-12 11-8|
Runner Up (5)
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2011||Hong Kong Open||Wang Xin||17-21, 14-21|
|2011||Singapore Open||Wang Xin||19-21, 17-21|
|2010||China Masters||Wang Xin||19-21, 9-21|
|2009||All England Open||Wang Yihan||19-21 23-21 11-21|
|2008||European Badminton Championships||Xu Huaiwen||21-12, 12-21, 17-21|
Record against selected opponents
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.
- Petya Nedeltcheva 6–3
- Xie Xingfang 1–10
- Zhang Ning 1–4
- Gong Ruina 0–2
- Wang Lin 2–2
- Lu Lan 4–2
- Zhu Lin 2–1
- Jiang Yanjiao 2–0
- Wang Yihan 5–8
- Wang Xin 0–9
- Wang Shixian 2–2
- Li Xuerui 1–2
- Liu Xin 1–0
- Yao Xue 0–1
- Cheng Shao-chieh 3–0
- Tai Tzu-ying 2–2
- Tracey Hallam 3–1
- Pi Hongyan 5–7
- Juliane Schenk 8–3
- Xu Huaiwen 3–8
- Zhou Mi 3–6
- Wang Chen 6–5
- Yip Pui Yin 4–1
- Saina Nehwal 4–5
- Lindaweni Fanetri 1–0
- Maria Kristin Yulianti 1–1
- Eriko Hirose 2–1
- Sayaka Sato 5–0
- Minatsu Mitani 0–2
- Sung Ji-hyun 6–1
- Akvilė Stapušaitytė 1–0
- Wong Mew Choo 4–1
- Mia Audina 0–2
- Kamila Augustyn 2–0
- Anastasia Prokopenko 3–0
- Carolina Marín 2–1
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 2–1
- Ratchanok Inthanon 2–3
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