Mayu Matsumoto
松本 麻佑
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 27)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
ResidenceSapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)[1]
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking150 (WS 13 August 2015)
1 (WD with Wakana Nagahara 30 April 2019)
148 (XD with Yuki Kaneko 19 July 2018)
Current ranking6 (WD with Wakana Nagahara 21 June 2022)
BWF profile

Mayu Matsumoto (松本 麻佑, Matsumoto Mayu, born 7 August 1995) is a Japanese badminton player.[2] Born in Hokkaido, she graduated from Shiritsu Towanomorisanai High School.[3] She was part of the Hokuto Bank team.[4] Matsumoto was awarded as the 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year by the BWF together with her partner Wakana Nagahara. They obtained the honor after their win in the 2018 BWF World Championships title and improving their ranking from 14 to 3 in the world.[5] In 30 April 2019, she reached a career high as a women's doubles world No. 1.

Career

2021

In March, Matsumoto and her partner Wakana Nagahara won their first World Tour Super 1000 title in the All England Open defeating their compatriots, the defending champion, and current world number 1, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in the final.[6] She competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics partnering Nagahara as 3rd seeds, and her pace was stopped by Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong of South Korea in the quarter-finals.[7]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park, Nanjing, China Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
19–21, 21–19, 22–20
Gold
Gold
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–11, 20–22, 23–21
Gold
Gold
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain Japan Wakana Nagahara China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
15–21, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze
2022 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Japan Wakana Nagahara China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
13–21, 14–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China Japan Wakana Nagahara China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–19, 14–21, 19–21
Silver
Silver

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 8 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] 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.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
14–21, 21–16, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Spain Masters Super 300 Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Ayako Sakuramoto
Japan Yukiko Takahata
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 China Open Super 1000 Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
16–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 French Open Super 750 Japan Wakana Nagahara Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Wakana Nagahara South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21-23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Wakana Nagahara China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–18, 20–22, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500 Japan Wakana Nagahara South Korea Kim Hye-jeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
21–17, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Japan Open Super 750 Japan Wakana Nagahara South Korea Kim So-yeong
South Korea Kong Hee-yong
12–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Wakana Nagahara China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
14–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
10–21, 21–16, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Thailand Open Super 500 Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–17, 15–21, 24–26 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 French Open Super 750 Japan Wakana Nagahara Malaysia Pearly Tan
Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan
19–21, 21–18, 0–0

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 5 runners-up)

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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Russian Open Czech Republic Kristína Gavnholt 10–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Russian Open Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Yuriko Miki
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
17–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 U.S. Open Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
22–20, 15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Thailand Open Japan Wakana Nagahara Thailand Puttita Supajirakul
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
12–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Canada Open Japan Wakana Nagahara Japan Chisato Hoshi
Japan Naru Shinoya
21–16, 16–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 U.S. Open Japan Wakana Nagahara South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Indonesia International Indonesia Hera Desi 11–10, 10–11, 11–6, 10–11, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Smiling Fish International Japan Wakana Nagahara Thailand Pacharapun Chochuwong
Thailand Chanisa Teachavorasinskun
21–17, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semi-finalist; (QF) quarter-finalist; (#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 2013
Asian Junior Championships B
Team events 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asia Team Championships NH G NH A
Uber Cup NH S NH B
Sudirman Cup S NH S NH

Individual competitions

Senior level

Women's doubles
Event 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asian Championships A S NH A
World Championships G G NH B B
Olympic Games NH QF NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Spain Masters NH W A NH W ('18)
German Open A 2R SF NH w/d SF ('19)
All England Open A SF F QF W w/d W ('21)
Korea Open A QF QF 2R NH A QF ('17, '18)
Korea Masters A QF A NH A QF ('16)
Thailand Open NH A F A QF QF w/d NH F F ('16, '22)
w/d
Indonesia Masters A NH A SF 2R 2R A SF ('19)
Indonesia Open A F QF NH QF 1R F ('18)
Malaysia Open A QF QF NH SF SF ('22)
Malaysia Masters A 1R A SF w/d NH 2R SF ('19)
Singapore Open A W NH A W ('19)
Chinese Taipei Open 2R 1R A SF A NH A SF ('17)
Japan Open A 1R 1R 1R QF F NH QF F ('19)
Canada Open A QF A W A NH A W ('17)
U.S. Open A 1R F F A NH F ('16, '17)
Denmark Open A 1R SF F A 1R F ('20)
French Open A SF W SF NH A Q W ('18)
Macau Open A QF A NH QF ('17)
Hong Kong Open A QF 1R SF NH SF ('19)
Australian Open A QF NH Q QF ('19)
New Zealand Open A 2R 2R A QF NH QF ('19)
China Open A F 2R NH F ('18)
Fuzhou China Open A 2R 1R F SF NH F ('18)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ SF F DNQ F ('19)
Russian Open F w/d A NH F ('14)
Year-end ranking 101 94 32 14 3 3 3 5 1
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best
Mixed doubles
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2016 2017 2018
German Open A 1R 1R ('18)
Malaysia Open A 1R 1R ('18)
Korea Masters 1R A 1R ('16)
Thailand Open A QF QF ('18)
Year-end ranking 521 NA 160 148
Tournament 2016 2017 2018 Best

References

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