Bae Seung-hee
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1983-09-20) 20 September 1983 (age 38)
Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Women's singles
Highest ranking14 (24 June 2010)
BWF profile
Bae Seung-hee
Hangul
배승희
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBae Seung-hui
McCune–ReischauerPae Sŭng-hŭi

Bae Seung-hee (Korean배승희; Hanja裵昇熙; born 20 September 1983) is a badminton player from South Korea. She is best remembered for her role in South Korea's first ever Uber Cup victory in 2010.[1]

Bae was on the South Korean national team shortly after graduating from junior eligibility but from age 19 to 25, she played only for her domestic team Korea Ginseng Corporation, and competed overseas only twice between April 2003 and November 2008. She was called back to the national team after winning a national event in 2008 and in August 2009, she reached her first of two consecutive finals at the Chinese Taipei Open.

In 2010, she played first singles at the Uber Cup and in the final, beat then world #1 Wang Yihan to begin South Korea's 3–1 victory.[2]

In 2011, Bae injured her thigh in a domestic tournament and as it caused her to miss the first part of the qualifying period for the London Olympics, she finally decided to leave international badminton at the age of 28.[3]

Achievements

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2001 Taipei Gymnasium,
Taipei, Taiwan
South Korea Seo Yoon-hee
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Taipei Gymnasium,
Taipei, Taiwan
South Korea Hwang Ji-man South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
7–15, 12–15
Silver
Silver

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Chinese Taipei Open Chinese Taipei Cheng Shao-chieh 11–21, 26–24, 17-21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Chinese Taipei Open Chinese Taipei Cheng Shao-chieh 21–17, 12–21, 15-21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Vietnam Open Malaysia Anita Raj Kaur 21–8, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Vietnam Open South Korea Kang Joo-young South Korea Kim Jin-ock
South Korea Lee Jung-mi
20–22, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Indonesia International Indonesia Hera Desi 16–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Singapore International South Korea Bae Yeon-ju 15–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Malaysia International Indonesia Febby Angguni 20–22, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Malaysia Satellite Malaysia Lydia Cheah Li Ya 11–4, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Malaysia International South Korea Park Sun-young South Korea Kim Mi-young
South Korea Jang Ye-na
13–21, 21–15, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Korea International South Korea Lee Seul-gi South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
18–21, 4–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Uber Cup entry list and results". koreabadminton.org. Badminton Korea Association. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ooi, Ee Lyn (15 May 2010). "UBER CUP 2010 Final – Bae-utiful Korea capsize Wang-derful China". Badzine.net. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ Hearn, Don (29 January 2013). "Bae Seung Hee looks back, looks forward". Badzine.net. Retrieved 31 August 2016.