Minatsu Mitani
Minatsu Mitani at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 30)
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Retired20 December 2019
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking9 (24 October 2013)
BWF profile

Minatsu Mitani (三谷 美菜津, Mitani Minatsu, born 4 September 1991) is a retired Japanese badminton player who is a singles specialist from NTT East badminton club.[1] She competed at the 2014 Asian Games.[2]

Mitani expressed her desire to retire after losing in the second round of 73rd All Japan Comprehensive Championships on 28 November 2019, and officially announced her retirement on the first day of 2019 S/J League on 20 December.[3][4]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Li Xuerui 8–21, 14–21
Bronze

BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are 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.[6]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Spain Masters Super 300 Denmark Mia Blichfeldt 9–21, 23–21, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 100 Japan Shiori Saito 21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[8] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 French Open India Saina Nehwal 21–19, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Australian Open South Korea Seo Yoon-hee 20–22, 21–14, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Macau Open India P. V. Sindhu 22–24, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Banuinvest International Japan Yui Hashimoto 21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Croatian International France Perrine Le Buhanic 21–14, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Osaka International Japan Megumi Taruno 21–10, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Austrian International Japan Naoko Fukuman Japan Rie Eto
Japan Yu Wakita
14–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists. Accurate as of 20 August 2019.[9]

References

  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介 / 三谷 美菜津". www.ntt-east.co.jp (in Japanese). Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ "MITANI Minatsu". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ "【全日本総合2019】「おそらく今日が最後の試合」(三谷)". www.badspi.jp (in Japanese). 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  4. ^ "【S/Jリーグ2019高岡大会】順位決定戦 東北マークス、七十七銀行 残留決定!". www.smash-net.tv (in Japanese). 20 December 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  5. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  9. ^ "MINATSU MITANI | HEAD TO HEAD ANALYSIS | Profile". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 10 April 2020.