Tine Baun
Tine Baun.jpg
Tine Baun in 2013
Personal information
Birth nameTine Rasmussen
CountryDenmark
Born (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 42)
Hørsholm, Denmark
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Retired2013[1]
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record331 wins, 166 losses
Highest ranking1 (6 November 2008)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Paris Women's singles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Manchester Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Karlskrona Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Herning Women's singles
European Women's Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Almere Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Warsaw Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Amsterdam Women's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Nymburk Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Nymburk Girls' singles
BWF profile

Tine Baun (née Rasmussen; born 21 July 1979) is a Danish former badminton player. Most notably, she won the All England Open Badminton Championships women's singles title three times in 2008, 2010, and 2013 – the last of these being her final tournament before retirement.

Career summary

Baun started playing badminton since she was 7 years old. She played at Lynge, a small club in North Zealand, Denmark. She said she really liked traveling around the world and learning other cultures through sports.

Baun made her international debut in 1996 at the Denmark Open, and since finishing her last education in 1999, she started playing full time in badminton.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Baun was eliminated by Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria players in round 32

As for Baun's record in the BWF Super Series, she won the 2007 Japan Open, beating all Chinese-born players from the first match, including the 1st seed, Zhang Ning of China, in the quarterfinal. She also won the 2008 Singapore Super Series, beating Zhou Mi of Hong kong in the final.

She won the silver medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships after losing from Huaiwen Xu of (Germany) in the final with rubber set.[2]

Baun also played at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as the 6th seed. She beat Akvile Stapusaityte from Lithuania in the round of 32, but again had to "go home" early, losing to Maria Kristin Yulianti of Indonesia 21–18, 19–21, 14–21 in the round of 16.

Baun had claimed three titles in 2009, the Malaysia Open by beating the 1st seeded, Zhou Mi of Hong kong in the final, Korea Open by beating Pi Hongyan of France and Denmark Open by beating the 1st seeded, Wang Yihan of China. She played in 2009 All England Super Series as the first seed. She reached the final by beating two youngsters in the quarterfinal and semi-final, but failed to retain her title after losing to another youngster from China, Wang Yihan, in rubber set, 19–21, 23–21, 11–21.

Baun won the gold medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships after beating Juliane Schenk of (Germany) in the final. In the 2012 European Badminton Championships, she defended her title against the same opponent.

in 2010 she won a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships held in Paris, France after in the semi-finals she lost to Wang Lin of China with score 11–21, 8–21.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the quarter finals, losing to Saina Nehwal of India 2–0.[3]

After progressing no further than the quarter finals in any Super Series tournament of 2012 and 2013, she ended her career high by winning the prestigious All England Open against 18-year-old Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand. It was her third All England title and fourth time reaching the final.

After retiring, she joined the Europe All Stars Team to participate in the Axiata Cup 2013. In the preliminary round, she was defeated by Intanon from Thailand in three sets, 21–9, 13–21, 12–21.

In August 2013, Baun played at the Indian Badminton League for the Mumbai Masters team, earning a reported salary of $30,000.

Personal life

Rasmussen married Martin Baun, her physiotherapist, in May 2010.[4]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Wang Lin 11–21, 8–21
Bronze
Bronze

European Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Messecenter Herning, Herning, Denmark Germany Huaiwen Xu 21–12, 12–21, 17–21
Silver
Silver
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England Germany Juliane Schenk 21–19, 14–21, 21–18
Gold
Gold
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Germany Juliane Schenk 21–19, 16–21, 21–19
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Nymburk, Czech Republic Netherlands Judith Meulendijks 11–6, 9–12, 6–11
Silver
Silver

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] 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.[6] 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
2007 Japan Open China Xie Xingfang 21–15, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Malaysia Open China Zhu Lin 18–21, 21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 All England Open China Lu Lan 21–11, 18–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Singapore Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 All England Open China Wang Yihan 19–21, 23–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Malaysia Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 21–17, 15–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Korea Open France Pi Hongyan 21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Denmark Open China Wang Yihan 21–14, 19–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Masters China Wang Xin 19–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 All England Open China Wang Yihan 21–14, 18–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s)Winner
2011 Singapore Open China Wang Xin 19–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xin 17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 All England Open Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 21–14, 16–21, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s)Winner
  Superseries tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1997 BMW Open International Germany Heike Schönharting 12–9, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 French International Netherlands Brenda Beenhakker 2–7, 6–8, 7–5, 1–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Norwegian International Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva 3–11, 13–12, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Scottish International Japan Yuki Shimada 9–11, 11–8, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Norwegian International Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva 11–7, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Italy Jeanine Cicognini 11–3, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Irish Open Wales Kelly Morgan 11–9, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Swedish International Germany Huaiwen Xu 11–7, 4–11, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Italian International Finland Anu Nieminen 11–4, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Swedish International Germany Petra Overzier 21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[7]

Career overview

References

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  2. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  3. ^ "London 2012 – Badminton – Women's Singles". IOC. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. ^ Tripathi, Anupma (27 April 2011). "I will hang my boots after Olympics: Tine Baun". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  7. ^ "TINE BAUN HEAD TO HEAD". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 23 March 2020.