Yuki Fukushima
福島由紀
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 28)
Kumamoto, Japan
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 (21 June 2018)
Current ranking1 (23 March 2021)
BWF profile

Yuki Fukushima (福島 由紀, Fukushima Yuki, born 6 May 1993) is a Japanese badminton player.[1][2] She and her partner Sayaka Hirota won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year award.[3] The duo were ranked as 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 Sayaka Hirota China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
18–21, 21–17, 15–21
Silver
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–19, 19–21, 20–22
Silver
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
11–21, 22–20, 21–23
Silver

Asian Games

Women's doubles

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

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 18–21, 21–15
Gold
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
16–21, 24–26
Bronze

BWF World Tour (11 titles, 3 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 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 doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 German Open Super 300 Japan Sayaka Hirota 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 Sayaka Hirota Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–14, 16–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Japan Open Super 750 Japan Sayaka Hirota China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
11–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Japan Sayaka Hirota 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 Sayaka Hirota Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
18–21, 21–16, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Japan Sayaka Hirota China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
21–10, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Japan Sayaka Hirota Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Sayaka Hirota 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 Sayaka Hirota China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
21–13, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Sayaka Hirota 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 Sayaka Hirota Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 title, 1 runner-up)

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 doubles

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

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

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 doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 New Zealand Open Japan Sayaka Hirota China Xia Huan
China Zhong Qianxin
21–17, 22–24, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Scottish Open Japan Sayaka Hirota Netherlands Samantha Barning
Netherlands Iris Tabeling
21–14, 14–11 Retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 New Zealand Open Japan Sayaka Hirota 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 Sayaka Hirota Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
11–10, 11–5, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 German Open Japan Sayaka Hirota 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 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Sydney International Japan Kana Ito 14–21, 21–13, 19–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Singapore International Japan Yui Miyauchi Japan Asumi Kugo
Japan Megumi Yokoyama
21–12, 16–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Sydney International Japan Sayaka Hirota Indonesia Sylvina Kurniawan
Australia Susan Wang
11–5, 11–5, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Osaka International Japan Sayaka Hirota China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Vietnam International Japan Chiharu Shida Japan Shiho Tanaka
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
28–26, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Spanish International Japan Chiharu Shida Japan Sayaka Hirota
Japan Nao Ono
14–21, 21–13, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  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
(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.
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
Asia Team Championships G NH G NH
Asian Games G NH
Uber Cup G NH NH
Sudirman Cup NH S NH

Individual competitions

Event 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Asian Championships 2R 1R G B NH
Asian Games NH B NH
World Championships NH S S S NH
Olympic Games DNQ NH QF NH
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best
BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour
Swiss Open A 1R A NH A 1R ('13)
German Open A 2R (WD) W W SF NH W ('17, '18)
All England Open A QF F SF W F W ('20)
Malaysia Masters SF (WD) A QF (WS)
1R (WD)
1R (WD) QF (WD) A SF W 2R W ('19)
New Zealand Open NH 2R SF (WD)
2R (XD)
F (WD) W (WD)
QF (XD)
A SF NH W ('16)
Australian Open A QF A SF A W NH W ('19)
India Open A 2R A 1R (WD) SF A NH SF ('17)
Malaysia Open A W 2R QF NH Q W ('17)
Singapore Open A 2R (WD) 1R A SF NH Q SF ('19)
Korea Masters A QF QF (WD)
1R (XD)
SF (WD)
2R (XD)
1R (WD) A NH SF ('15)
Indonesia Masters 2R (WD) A NH A 1R 2R 2R ('12, '20)
Indonesia Open A QF W W NH W ('18, '19)
Thailand Open A NH A QF 2R w/d NH QF ('18)
w/d
U.S. Open A QF (WD) A NH QF ('16)
Korea Open A 2R F 2R NH F ('18)
Taipei Open A 2R (WD) A NH 2R ('15)
Vietnam Open A 2R (WD) A NH 2R ('16)
China Open A QF QF SF NH SF ('19)
Japan Open 1R (WS) 1R 1R (WD) 1R (WD) 2R (WD) SF W QF NH W ('18)
Denmark Open A 2R W SF W W ('18, '20)
French Open A 2R 2R SF NH SF ('19)
Macau Open 2R (WD) A SF (WD) A NH SF ('15)
Fuzhou China Open A QF (WD) A 2R W NH W ('19)
Hong Kong Open A 2R (WD) A QF W 2R NH W ('18)
Scottish Open A QF (WS)
W (WD)
A N/A NH W ('15)
Chinese Taipei Masters NH SF (WD)
2R (XD)
W NH W ('16)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ F DNQ SF DNQ F ('17)
Year-end Ranking 262 (WS)
77 (WD)
84 (WD) 189 (WS)
61 (WD)
190 (XD)
334 (WS)
23 (WD)
180 (XD)
20 (WD)
213 (XD)
4 1 2 2 1
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best

References

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