Sayaka Hirota
廣田 彩花
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Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1994-08-01) 1 August 1994 (age 28)
Kumamoto, Japan
ResidenceGifu, Gifu, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD with Yuki Fukushima 21 June 2018)
Current ranking2 (WD with Yuki Fukushima 21 June 2022)
BWF profile

Sayaka Hirota (廣田 彩花, Hirota Sayaka, born 1 August 1994) is a Japanese badminton player affiliated with Saishunkan team.[1][2] She and her partner Yuki Fukushima won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year award.[3] Hirota and Fukushima were ranked world No. 1 at the BWF World Ranking in 21 June 2018.[4]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
18–21, 21–17, 15–21
Silver
Silver
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park, Nanjing, China Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–19, 19–21, 20–22
Silver
Silver
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
11–21, 22–20, 21–23
Silver
Silver

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 8–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 18–21, 21–15
Gold
Gold
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
16–21, 24–26
Bronze
Bronze
2022 Muntinlupa Sports Complex,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Rin Iwanaga
Japan Kie Nakanishi
21–16, 15–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (11 titles, 4 runners-up)

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 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.[6]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 German Open Super 300 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Huang Dongping
China Zheng Yu
18–21, 21–14, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–14, 16–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Japan Open Super 750 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
11–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Yuki Fukushima South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Japan Yuki Fukushima Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
18–21, 21–16, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–10, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Yuki Fukushima South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
21–13, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–10, 16–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 All England Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–18, 14–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 title, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] 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.[8] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Malaysia Open Japan Yuki Fukushima China Huang Yaqiong
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 18–21, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Japan Open Japan Takuro Hoki China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
13–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 1 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 doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 New Zealand Open Japan Yuki Fukushima China Xia Huan
China Zhong Qianxin
21–17, 22–24, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Scottish Open Japan Yuki Fukushima Netherlands Samantha Barning
Netherlands Iris Tabeling
21–14, 14–11 Retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 New Zealand Open Japan Yuki Fukushima South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Lee So-hee
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Japan Yuki Fukushima Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
11–10, 11–5, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 German Open Japan Yuki Fukushima China Huang Dongping
China Li Yinhui
15–21, 21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Sydney International Japan Yuki Fukushima Indonesia Sylvina Kurniawan
Australia Susan Wang
11–5, 11–5, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Osaka International Japan Yuki Fukushima China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Spanish International Japan Nao Ono Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–14, 13–21, 21–19 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) 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asia Team Championships G NH G NH A
Asian Games G NH
Uber Cup G NH A NH B
Sudirman Cup NH S NH A NH

Individual competitions

Senior level

Women's singles
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix Best
2013 2014 2015
Korea Masters 1R A 1R ('13)
Scottish Open A 1R 1R ('15)
Year-end ranking 351 396 337 239
Women's doubles
Events 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asian Championships 2R 1R G B NH B
Asian Games NH B NH
World Championships NH S S S NH A Q
Olympic Games DNQ NH QF NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
India Open A 1R SF A NH A SF ('17)
German Open A 2R W W SF NH A W ('17, '18)
All England Open A QF F SF W F 1R W ('20)
Korea Open A 2R F 2R NH A F ('18)
Korea Masters QF QF SF 1R A NH A SF ('15)
Thailand Open A NH A QF 2R w/d NH QF QF ('18, '22)
w/d
Indonesia Masters A NH A 1R 2R A 2R ('20)
Indonesia Open A QF W W NH A F W ('18, '19)
Malaysia Open A W 2R QF NH w/d W ('17)
Malaysia Masters A 1R 1R QF A SF W 2R NH 2R W ('19)
Singapore Open A 2R 1R A SF NH A SF ('19)
Chinese Taipei Open A 2R A NH A 2R ('15)
Japan Open A 1R 1R 2R SF W QF NH Q W ('18)
Vietnam Open A 2R A NH 2R ('16)
Denmark Open A 2R W SF W A W ('18, '20)
French Open A 2R 2R SF NH A SF ('19)
Macau Open A SF A NH SF ('15)
Hong Kong Open A 2R A QF W 2R NH W ('18)
Australian Open A SF A W NH W ('19)
New Zealand Open A SF F W A SF NH W ('16)
China Open A QF QF SF NH SF ('19)
Fuzhou China Open A QF A 2R W NH W ('19)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ F DNQ SF DNQ F ('17)
Chinese Taipei Masters NH SF W NH W ('16)
Scottish Open A W A NA NH NA W ('15)
Year-end ranking 142 61 23 20 4 1 2 2 4 1
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best
Mixed doubles
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix Best
2015 2016 2017
Australian Open A 1R 1R ('17)
Korea Open A QF QF ('17)
China Open A 2R 2R ('17)
Japan Open A F F ('17)
Denmark Open A 2R 2R ('17)
Hong Kong Open A SF SF ('17)
Chinese Taipei Masters 1R A NH 1R ('15)
Year-end ranking 734 1.159 38 32
Tournament 2015 2016 2017 Best

References

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  2. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 選手・スタッフ紹介" (in Japanese). Saishunkan Badminton. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ "最も成長した選手」は福島・広田組が受賞/バドミントン". Sanspo (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ "【世界ランキング】福島&廣田が初の世界ランク1位に輝く!". Badminton Spirit (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  5. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". 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!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
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