Liliyana Natsir
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tontowi Ahmad - Liliyana Natsir vs Chris Adcock - Gabrielle White 26.jpg
Natsir at the 2013 French Open
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1985-09-09) 9 September 1985 (age 36)
Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Years active2001–2019
HandednessRight
CoachRichard Mainaky
Mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (with Nova Widianto 2 September 2010)[1]
1 (with Tontowi Ahmad 3 May 2018)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Mixed doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Anaheim Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Guangzhou Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Glasgow Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hyderabad Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 London Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Jakarta Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2006 Yiyang Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2005 Yiyang Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Eindhoven Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Guangzhou Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 2008 Jakarta Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Women's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2016 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2018 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Johor Bahru Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 New Delhi Mixed doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Vientiane Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Vietnam Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Vientiane Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Vietnam Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Mixed doubles
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Pretoria Girls' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Pretoria Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Pretoria Mixed team
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Taipei Girls' team
BWF profile

Liliyana Natsir (born 9 September 1985) is an Indonesian former badminton player who specialized in doubles.[2] With one gold and silver from the Olympic Games,[3] and four gold medals at the BWF World Championships.

Natsir was the second Indonesian woman Olympic gold medalist, after Susi Susanti in 1992, and is later succeeded by Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu in 2021.[4][5] Among her achievements is her three back-to-back titles from the 2012–2014 All England Badminton Championships;[6] and in 2016, she and Tontowi Ahmad became the first Indonesian mixed doubles pair to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games after beating Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia.[7] As of 2022, she holds the highest number of BWF World Championship titles for mixed doubles.

Early life

Natsir had dreamed of being a badminton athlete since childhood. She started playing badminton at the age of nine at her local badminton club in Manado. Three years later, she decided to move to Jakarta and entered her youth club, Tangkas Alfamart.[2] She joined the national badminton team of Indonesia in 2002 together with Natalia Poluakan, her longtime friend from Manado. When she and Poluakan won the women's doubles title in Pekan Olahraga Nasional (National Games), Richard Mainaky noticed her game and invited her to play in mixed doubles with Nova Widianto.[8]

Career

In 2006, Natsir and Widianto won the Asian Championships in mixed doubles and four World Grand Prix titles. They won the BWF World Championships in both 2005 and 2007, and came runner up in 2009. While Natsir had previously focused on mixed doubles with partner Nova Widianto, in 2007 she began playing women's doubles with Vita Marissa. In the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Thailand, Natsir and Marissa won the gold medal in women's doubles, defeating their Indonesian teammates Jo Novita and Greysia Polii in straight sets. They also helped the Indonesian women's team win the team gold medal at the games.

2008: Beijing Olympics silver medalist

Natsir competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Nova Widianto and earned a silver medal. They were defeated in the final by the gold medalists Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung of South Korea in straight sets 21–11 and 21–17.[9] She also competed in the women's doubles event with Vita Marissa but lost to Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China in the first round.[10]

2008 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round Indonesia Vita Marissa China Yang Wei [1]
China Zhang Jiewen
19–21, 15–21 Lost
2008 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round Indonesia Nova Widianto [1] South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
23–21, 21–19 Win
Quarterfinal Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–13, 21–19 Win
Semifinal China He Hanbin [4]
China Yu Yang
15–21, 21–11, 23–21 Win
Final South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
11–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

They have also been runner up at the All England Championships twice. In early 2009, Marissa resigned from the national team. When this decision came out, Marissa and Natsir had to split up and each focus on their own careers. A year later, in September 2010, the badminton world was surprised by the sudden split of world number #1 mixed-doubles pair Widianto and Natsir. In total, Widianto and Natsir had clinched two World Championship gold medals and 14 titles all together, and were still at world #1 when the decision was announced.[11]

Since then Natsir has paired with the younger player Tontowi Ahmad in mixed doubles.

2012: London Olympics

Natsir and Ahmad at 2012 Summer Olympics
Natsir and Ahmad at 2012 Summer Olympics

Natsir competed in the mixed doubles at the 2012 Summer Olympics with partner Tontowi Ahmad and finished fourth at the end.[12]

2012 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Group stage Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad [4] India Valiyaveetil Diju
India Jwala Gutta
21–16, 21–12 Win
Group stage South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Ha Jung-eun
21–19, 21–12 Win
Group stage Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
24–22, 21–16 Win
Quarterfinal Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
21–15, 21–9 Win
Semifinal China Xu Chen [2]
China Ma Jin
23–21, 18–21, 13–21 Lost
Bronze-final Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen [3]
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
12–21, 12–21 Lost (4th)

2013: Third World Championships title

Natsir won the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou together with her partner Tontowi Ahmad, after beating then-No.1 world ranked Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the semifinal and the top seed Xu Chen and Ma Jin in the final.

2014: Third All England Open title

Natsir won the All England Open for three consecutive times from 2012 to 2014.[13] Natsir participated at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,[14] and won a silver medal in mixed doubles with Ahmad.[15]

2015: Second Asian Championships title

In 2015, she won a gold medal in the 2015 Asian Championships. In the final, she and Ahmad ousted Lee Chun Hei and Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong with a score of 21–16, 21–15, and lead the head-to-head against those pair to 3–0.[16]

2016: Rio Olympics gold medal

Natsir has made three Olympics appearances. Natsir competed in mixed doubles in 2016 with partner Tontowi Ahmad and won the gold medal in the end.[7]

2016 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Group stage Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad [3] Australia Robin Middleton
Australia Leanne Choo
21–7, 21–8 Win
Group stage Thailand Bodin Issara
Thailand Savitree Amitrapai
21–11, 21–13 Win
Group stage Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–15, 21–11 Win
Quarterfinal Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–16, 21–11 Win
Semifinal China Zhang Nan [1]
China Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 21–15 Win
Final Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–14, 21–12
Gold
Gold

2017: Fourth World Championships title

In 2017 BWF World Championships in Glasgow, Natsir and Ahmad again defeated the current world no.1 from China Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen to win her fourth World Championships title.[17]

2018: World ranking number 1 with Ahmad

Natsir and Ahmad achieved the World No. 1 in May 2018.[18]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Ref.
Badminton World Federation 2022 Badminton Hall of Fame Inducted
BWF Awards 2016 Golden Shuttle Award with Tontowi Ahmad Won [19]
Golden Award SIWO PWI 2017 Best of the Best with Tontowi Ahmad Won [20]
Indonesian Sport Awards 2018 Favorite Mixed Pair with Tontowi Ahmad Won [21]
Favorite Women's Team (2018 Asian Games women's badminton team) Won
iNews Maker Award 2017 Best Athlete with Tontowi Ahmad Won [22]
KONI Award 2013 Best Athlete with Tontowi Ahmad Won [23]
Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards 2014 Favorite Athlete with Tontowi Ahmad Won [24]
2016 Favorite Athlete with Tontowi Ahmad Nominated [25]
Seputar Indonesia Awards 2012 Arena Star with Tontowi Ahmad Nominated [26]
2013 Arena Star with Tontowi Ahmad Nominated [27]
2014 Arena Star with Tontowi Ahmad Won [28]
2016 Arena Star with Tontowi Ahmad Nominated [29]
Sindo People of the Year 2013 People of the Year (Sports) Won [30]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Nova Widianto South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
11–21, 17–21
Silver medal.svg
Silver
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–14, 21–12
Gold medal.svg
Gold

BWF World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States Indonesia Nova Widianto China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
13–15, 15–8, 15–2
Gold
Gold
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
21–16, 21–14
Gold
Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Indonesia Nova Widianto Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
13–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad England Chris Adcock
Scotland Imogen Bankier
16–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–13, 16–21, 22–20
Gold
Gold
2015 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–23, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–16, 21–15
Gold
Gold

World Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Indonesia Nova Widianto China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
19–21, 10–21
Silver
Silver
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Indonesia Nova Widianto China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
21–16, 21–18
Gold
Gold

Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 14–21
Gold
Silver
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
13–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Indonesia Vita Marissa China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
10–21, 10–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Indonesia Nova Widianto Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–16, 21–23, 21–14
Gold
Gold
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Indonesia Nova Widianto Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
17–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India Indonesia Devin Lahardi Fitriawan Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–12, 19–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
21–16, 21–15
Gold
Gold
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 9–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
17–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Tan Binh Sport Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Indonesia Eny Erlangga Indonesia Jo Novita
Indonesia Lita Nurlita
13–15, 15–11, 7–15
Gold
Silver
2007 Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Indonesia Vita Marissa Indonesia Jo Novita
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–15, 21–14
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 PhilSports Arena, Pasig, Philippines Indonesia Nova Widianto Indonesia Anggun Nugroho
Indonesia Yunita Tetty
15–6, 15–2
Gold
Gold
2007 Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Indonesia Nova Widianto Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–13, 22–24, 16–21
Bronze
Bronze
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos Indonesia Nova Widianto Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–10, 20–22, 21–9
Gold
Gold
2011 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–7, 21–14
Gold
Gold

World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa Indonesia Devi Sukma Wijaya China Du Jing
China Rong Lu
4–11, 5–11
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa Indonesia Markis Kido China Cao Chen
China Rong Lu
4–11, 1–11
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Markis Kido China Cao Chen
China Rong Lu
11–4, 11–3
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[31] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[32]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
14–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–17, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Singapore Open Super 500 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
21–19, 19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (23 titles, 19 runners-up)

Lilyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad at the 2013 French Open Superseries
Lilyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad at the 2013 French Open Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[33] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[34] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Natsir has won many Superseries titles with some partners such as Nova Widianto, Vita Marissa, and Tontowi Ahmad.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 China Masters Indonesia Vita Marissa China Yang Wei
China Zhao Tingting
12–21, 21–15, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Indonesia Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–15, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 World Superseries Masters Finals Indonesia Vita Marissa Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
15–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Indonesia Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
16–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Japan Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
19–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 China Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
15–21, 21–18, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
21–23, 21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 All England Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
21–18, 14–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open Indonesia Nova Widianto England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
17–21, 21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Japan Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–14, 15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 China Masters Indonesia Nova Widianto China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
17–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 World Superseries Masters Finals Indonesia Nova Widianto Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 21–18, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Malaysia Open Indonesia Nova Widianto South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 French Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–7, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
20–22, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 All England Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
18–16, 25–23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-Up
2010 Singapore Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
12–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 India Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadet
21–18, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Singapore Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 27–25 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 14–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 All England Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 India Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–16, 12–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
17–21, 21–17, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Japan Open Indonesia Muhammad Rijal Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
12–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–23, 26–24, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 All England Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 India Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Singapore Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–10, 5–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 All England Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Singapore Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Riky Widianto
Indonesia Puspita Richi Dili
21–15, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Denmark Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 French Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad England Chris Adcock
England Gabby Adcock
21–9, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 All England Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
10–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Denmark Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
22–20, 18–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
23–21, 13–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 China Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zhang Nan
China Li Yinhui
21–13, 22–24, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 French Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
22–20, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
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BWF Grand Prix (15 titles, 8 runners-up)

Nova Widianto & Lilyana Natsir
Nova Widianto & Lilyana Natsir

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Vita Marissa Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
15–21, 21–17, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Singapore Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
15–1, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Swiss Open Indonesia Nova Widianto England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
14–17, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Indonesia Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Indonesia Anggun Nugroho
Indonesia Yunita Tetty
15–13, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Singapore Open Indonesia Nova Widianto England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
21–16, 20–22, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Nova Widianto South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
17–21, 23–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Korea Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
23–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Nova Widianto China Zheng Bo
China Zhao Tingting
20–22, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Japan Open Indonesia Nova Widianto Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–11, 18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Philippines Open Indonesia Nova Widianto South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Devin Lahardi Fitriawan Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
13–21, 21–16, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Macau Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–14, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Lita Nurlita
21–11, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
18–21, 21–15, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Eom Hye-won
22–24, 21–16, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Macau Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swiss Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–19, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Macau Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–16, 14–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
20–22, 21–9, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Indonesian Masters Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

Invitational Tournament

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Glory to the King Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–13, 17–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Participation on Indonesian team

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team events 2001 2002
Asian Junior Championships B w/d[35]
World Junior Championships N/A B
Team events 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Southeast Asian Games B NH B NH G NH S NH S NH A NH A NH
Asian Games NH R NH B NH QF NH B
Uber Cup NH DF NH DNQ NH S NH B NH A NH A NH A NH A
Sudirman Cup B NH S NH S NH B NH B NH QF NH B NH A NH

Individual competitions

Events 2001 2002
Asian Junior Championships G
World Junior Championships NH B (GD)
B (XD)
Events 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Southeast Asian Games S (WD) NH G (XD) NH G (WD)
B (XD)
NH G (XD) NH G (XD) NH A NH A NH A NH
Asian Championships 2R A G (XD) A B (WD)
S (XD)
A B (XD) A G S w/d S
Asian Games NH QF NH 2R NH S NH B
World Cup NH S G NH
World Championships 2R (WD) NH G 3R G NH S QF B NH G A B NH G A
Olympic Games NH DNQ NH 1R (WD)
S (XD)
NH 4th NH G NH
Tournament IBF Grand Prix BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Indonesia Masters NH W 2R W F A W A NH F F W ('10, '12, '15)
All England Open A 2R (WD) 2R (WD) SF SF QF 2R (WD)
F (XD)
QF F 2R W W W F QF QF 2R Ret. W ('12, '13, '14)
Malaysia Open 1R (WD) QF (WD) QF A SF 2R (WD)
QF (XD)
QF (WD)
W (XD)
1R 1R SF A SF SF W SF QF W ('09, '16)
Indonesia Open 1R (WD) 1R (WD)
1R (XD)
2R (WD) QF (XD) W F F W (WD)
SF (XD)
QF SF F F SF SF SF 2R W W W ('05, '08, '17, '18)
Singapore Open 1R (WD) W (XD) QF W SF SF (WD)
W (XD)
SF F W w/d W W SF SF 1R F W ('04, '06, '08, '11, '13, '14)
Thailand Open NH 1R (WD) A NH A NH A 1R ('04)
China Open SF (XD) QF QF (WD)
W (XD)
A QF A 2R SF W QF 1R W QF 2R W ('07, '13, '16)
Denmark Open 1R (WD) w/d 2R (WD)
1R (XD)
A QF A 1R F F F F 2R SF SF F ('12, '13, '14, 15)
French Open NH 2R (WD)
QF (XD)
QF (WD)
SF (XD)
W A SF QF QF W 1R A W QF W ('09, '14, '17)
Fuzhou China Open NH W (WD)
SF (XD)
2R (WD)
F (XD)
A SF A QF W ('07)
Malaysia Masters NH A W W A 1R SF A W ('10, '11)
Australian Open N/A A w/d SF 1R 1R A SF ('15)
India Open NH A W W W SF A W ('11, '12, '13)
Swiss Open 1R (WD) F A 2R (WD)
SF (XD)
QF A SF W SF A SF A 2R A W ('12)
German Open 1R (WD) A 1R ('03)
Korea Open 2R (WD) 1R (WD) SF W 2R QF (WD)
1R (XD)
2R A QF QF QF A F A W ('06)
Chinese Taipei Open NH 1R (WD) A W F (WD)
SF (XD)
A QF F F A W ('06)
Japan Open 1R (WD) 2R (WD) QF F 2R (WD)
F (XD)
SF (WD)
F (XD)
SF 2R 2R F A QF A w/d A F ('06, '07, '08, '12)
Macau Open NH N/A NH A w/d (WD) A W W W A W ('10, '11, '12)
Hong Kong Open NH 1R (WD) NH QF F W QF (WD)
QF (XD)
F 2R A 2R w/d W w/d A W ('07, '16)
Philippines Open NH W NH A NH W ('07)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
NH F (WD)
F (XD)
DNQ RR RR RR RR RR w/d SF DNQ Ret. F ('08 (WD, XD))
Year-end ranking 1 (XD) 72 (WD)
2 (XD)
13 4 2 2 3 2 3 3 4 4 (WD)
1 (XD)
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Best

Career statistics

Women's and mixed doubles titles

Legend
Olympics (1 gold, 1 silver)
World Championships (4 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
Asian Games (1 silver, 1 bronze)
World Junior Championships (3 bronzes)
Asian Junior Championships (1 gold)
Badminton World Cup (1 gold, 1 silver)
Uber Cup (1 silver, 1 bronze)
Sudirman Cup (1 silver, 3 bronzes)
Asian Championships (2 golds, 2 silvers, 2 bronzes)
Southeast Asian Games (5 golds, 3 silvers, 3 bronzes)
BWF Super Series (23 titles and 19 runners-up)
BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix (10 titles and 4 runners-up)
IBF World Grand Prix (5 titles and 4 runners-up)

Personal life

Natsir is a daughter of Beno Natsir (father) and Olly Maramis (mother).[2]

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