Sun Yu
孙瑜
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1994-02-28) 28 February 1994 (age 28)
Dalian, Liaoning, China[1]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Years active2012-2017
RetiredFebruary 2019
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record148 wins, 59 losses
Highest ranking4 (2 March 2017)
Medal record
BWF profile

Sun Yu (Chinese: 孙瑜; pinyin: Sūn Yú; born 28 February 1994) is a Chinese badminton player. She was part of the Chinese winning team of the 2014 and the 2016 Uber Cup.[2]

After a long struggle from serious injury problems, she officially announced her retirement from the national team on 16 August 2018, and from the international badminton circuit in 2019, at a very young age of 25.[3][4] The last tournament she played was the 2017 World Championships where she ended her campaign as quarter-finalist.[5]

Achievements

World Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena, Chiba, Japan Japan Nozomi Okuhara 10–21, 20–22
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, India China Shen Yaying 21–8, 21–13
Gold
Gold

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[6] 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.[7] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Singapore Open Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 21–13, 19–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Singapore Open Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 21–18, 11–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Australian Open India Saina Nehwal 21–11, 14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Japan Open China He Bingjiao 14–21, 21–7, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 China Open India P. V. Sindhu 11–21, 21–17, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

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
2012 Macau Open Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21–19, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swiss Open China Wang Yihan 23–21, 9–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Bitburger Open China He Bingjiao 16–21, 21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Swiss Open Thailand Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Korea Masters Japan Sayaka Sato 20–22, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Thailand Masters Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 19–21, 21–18, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 China Masters China Li Xuerui 16–21, 21–19, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "孙瑜 Sun Yu" (in Chinese). Badmintoncn. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Li-Ning BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2014: Lin Dan; Lee Yong Dae In; Yu Yang Out". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "SUN YU Calls It Quits". Badzine. 16 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Sun Yu Announces Retirement From Badminton At Just 25". Badminton Planet. 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Sindhu Advances Into Semifinals Of World Championships". The Star. 26 August 2017.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  7. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Sun Yu head to head Analysis | Profile". BWF-Tournament Software. Retrieved 12 April 2020.