Sayaka Takahashi
Sayaka Takahashi (left) and Shiho Tanaka (right) at Australia Open Super Series 2017
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1992-07-29) 29 July 1992 (age 29)
Kashihara, Nara, Japan
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)
HandednessLeft
Women's singles
Career record231 wins, 107 losses
Highest ranking10 (12 February 2019)
Current ranking15 (23 March 2021)
BWF profile

Sayaka Takahashi (高橋 沙也加, Takahashi Sayaka, born 29 July 1992) is a Japanese badminton player who is singles specialist.[1] She was the bronze medalist at the 2013 and 2014 Asian Championships. Takahashi reached a career high as world number 10 at BWF World Ranking in February 2019.

Personal life

Takahashi is the younger sister of Ayaka Takahashi, who is a badminton doubles player.

Achievements

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan China Li Xuerui 18–21, 21–18, 12–21
Bronze
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 21–23, 13–21
Bronze

BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[2] 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.[3]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Swiss Open Super 300 Japan Natsuki Nidaira 21–12, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 New Zealand Open Super 300 China Zhang Yiman 21–13, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Canada Open Super 100 China Li Xuerui 20–22, 21–15, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Singapore Open Super 500 China Gao Fangjie 25–23, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Akita Masters Super 100 Japan Mako Urushizaki 21–11, 13–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

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
2012 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Thailand Busanan Ongbumrungpan 17–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Canada Open Japan Nozomi Okuhara 8–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Australian Open Thailand Nitchaon Jindapon 24–22, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open South Korea Sung Ji-hyun 21–17, 8–21, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Masters Japan Nozomi Okuhara 13–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Vietnam Open Vietnam Vũ Thị Trang 21–9, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Austrian International Hong Kong Chan Tsz Ka 21–17, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Osaka International Japan Yui Hashimoto 22–20, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Maldives International Japan Yu Wakita 21–17, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Scottish International South Korea Kim Hyo-min 21–6, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Portugal International Japan Aya Ohori 21–13, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Osaka International Japan Sayaka Sato 21–11, 15–21, 29–27 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Malaysia International Malaysia Ho Yen Mei 21–17, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Portugal International Japan Chisato Hoshi 21–10, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Osaka International South Korea Lee Jang-mi 21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介: 高橋 沙也加 Sayaka Takahashi" (in Japanese). Nihon Unisys. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.