Akane YAMAGUCHI

Biography
Birthday: 06/06/1997 (25)
Height: 156 cm

Akane Yamaguchi (山口茜, Yamaguchi Akane, born 6 June 1997) is a Japanese badminton player who is the reigning two-time World Champion, winning gold in the women's singles at the 2021 and 2022 World Championships. She was on the winning Japanese team at the Asian Junior Championships in 2012 and won various women's singles titles afterward. She then won the World Junior Championships in 2013 and 2014, the Asian Junior Championships in 2014, and the Asian Championships in 2019. She helped Japan in winning by the maximum score of 3–0 at the 2017, 2018, and 2020 Asia Team Championships, and to end 37 years for Japan without a title in the Uber Cup in 2018.
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Win/Loss: 34-10 (Walkovers: 0-0)

Finals:
Tournament Cat. Opponent Result
All England 2022 WS Se Young AN Winner
Badminton Asia Championships 2022 WS WANG Zhiyi Runner-up
World Championships 2022 WS CHEN Yufei Winner
Japan Open 2022 WS Se Young AN Winner


All Matches:
*Ranks in brackets and marked with asterisk are unofficial
Category Round Rank* Player Score Player Rank* Duration
French Open 2022   25/10/2022-30/10/2022
WS Round 1 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-8 / 21-14 Michelle LI 13 28
WS Round 2 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 14-21 / 21-6 / 21-16 WANG Zhiyi 10 58
WS Quarter-final 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-7 / 21-6 Phittayaporn CHAIWAN 19 27
WS Semi-final 6 Carolina MARIN 21-14 / 21-18 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 47
Denmark Open 2022   18/10/2022-23/10/2022
WS Round 1 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-11 / 21-10 Line Højmark KJAERSFELDT 24 31
WS Round 2 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-14 / 20-22 / 25-23 WANG Zhiyi 11 76
WS Quarter-final 9 HE Bingjiao 14-21 / 21-19 / 21-11 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 53
Japan Open 2022   30/8/2022-4/9/2022
WS Round 1 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-9 / 21-17 Saina NEHWAL 28 30
WS Round 2 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 18-21 / 21-13 / 21-12 HE Bingjiao 9 61
WS Quarter-final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-18 / 21-18 Pornpawee CHOCHUWONG 10 41
WS Semi-final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 15-21 / 21-16 / 24-22 CHEN Yufei 3 73
WS Final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-9 / 21-15 Se Young AN 4 38
World Championships 2022   22/8/2022-28/8/2022
WS Round 2 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-12 / 21-15 Gregoria Mariska TUNJUNG 24 34
WS Round 3 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-18 / 21-7 Sayaka TAKAHASHI 14 36
WS Quarter-final 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-17 / 21-17 Carolina MARIN 5 54
WS Semi-final 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-19 / 21-12 Se Young AN 3 43
WS Final 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-12 / 10-21 / 21-14 CHEN Yufei 4 68
Malaysia Masters 2022   5/7/2022-10/7/2022
WS Round 1 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-15 / 21-13 Michelle LI 13 29
WS Round 2 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 12-21 / 21-13 / 21-12 WANG Zhiyi 11 47
WS Quarter-final 31 Gregoria Mariska TUNJUNG 25-23 / 15-21 / 21-10 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 50
Malaysia Open 2022   28/6/2022-3/7/2022
WS Round 1 31 Gregoria Mariska TUNJUNG 21-14 / 21-14 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 26
Indonesia Open 2022   14/6/2022-19/6/2022
WS Round 1 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-15 / 21-18 Mia BLICHFELDT 15 41
WS Round 2 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-11 / 5-1 Ret. Sayaka TAKAHASHI 13 20
WS Quarter-final 14 WANG Zhiyi 21-19 / 21-14 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 43
Thailand Open 2022   17/5/2022-22/5/2022
WS Round 1 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-15 / 21-14 Busanan ONGBAMRUNGPHAN 11 37
WS Round 2 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-23 / 21-15 / 21-16 KIM Ga Eun 19 58
WS Quarter-final 7 PUSARLA V. Sindhu 21-15 / 20-22 / 21-13 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 51
BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2022   8/5/2022-15/5/2022
WS Team Match 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-17 / 21-19 Yvonne LI 25 36
WS Team Match 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-6 / 21-8 LéOnice HUET 55 25
WS Team Match 332 Bilqis PRASISTA 21-19 / 21-19 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 35
WS Team Match 1 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-10 / 19-21 / 21-19 TAI Tzu Ying 2 56
WS Team Match 4 Se Young AN 15-21 / 21-18 / 21-18 Akane YAMAGUCHI 1 63
Badminton Asia Championships 2022   26/4/2022-1/5/2022
WS Round 1 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-15 / 21-9 AAKARSHI KASHYAP 52 26
WS Round 2 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-23 / 21-9 / 21-19 Komang Ayu Cahya DEWI 317 46
WS Quarter-final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 9-21 / 21-15 / 21-17 Pornpawee CHOCHUWONG 10 55
WS Semi-final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 13-21 / 21-19 / 21-16 PUSARLA V. Sindhu 7 66
WS Final 16 WANG Zhiyi 15-21 / 21-13 / 21-19 Akane YAMAGUCHI 2 78
All England 2022   16/3/2022-20/3/2022
WS Round 1 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-13 / 21-13 Kristin KUUBA 48 34
WS Round 2 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-14 / 17-21 / 21-17 Saina NEHWAL 25 50
WS Quarter-final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-18 / 21-7 Sayaka TAKAHASHI 13 34
WS Semi-final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-11 / 21-13 CHEN Yufei 3 41
WS Final 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-15 / 21-15 Se Young AN 4 44
German Open 2022   8/3/2022-13/3/2022
WS Round 1 2 Akane YAMAGUCHI 21-6 / 21-14 Kristin KUUBA 48 32
WS Round 2 9 HE Bingjiao 21-17 / 21-11 Akane YAMAGUCHI 2 37

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WANG Zhiyi 5 3 2 2022/5/1 2022/10/27
Se Young AN 4 3 1 2022/3/20 2022/9/4
HE Bingjiao 3 1 2 2022/3/10 2022/10/21
Sayaka TAKAHASHI 3 3 0 2022/3/18 2022/8/25
CHEN Yufei 3 3 0 2022/3/19 2022/9/3
Gregoria Mariska TUNJUNG 3 1 2 2022/6/28 2022/8/23
Kristin KUUBA 2 2 0 2022/3/9 2022/3/16
Saina NEHWAL 2 2 0 2022/3/17 2022/8/31
Pornpawee CHOCHUWONG 2 2 0 2022/4/29 2022/9/2
PUSARLA V. Sindhu 2 1 1 2022/4/30 2022/5/21
Michelle LI 2 2 0 2022/7/6 2022/10/25
Carolina MARIN 2 1 1 2022/8/26 2022/10/29
AAKARSHI KASHYAP 1 1 0 2022/4/27 2022/4/27
Komang Ayu Cahya DEWI 1 1 0 2022/4/28 2022/4/28
Yvonne LI 1 1 0 2022/5/8 2022/5/8
LéOnice HUET 1 1 0 2022/5/10 2022/5/10
Bilqis PRASISTA 1 0 1 2022/5/11 2022/5/11
TAI Tzu Ying 1 1 0 2022/5/12 2022/5/12
Busanan ONGBAMRUNGPHAN 1 1 0 2022/5/19 2022/5/19
KIM Ga Eun 1 1 0 2022/5/20 2022/5/20
Mia BLICHFELDT 1 1 0 2022/6/14 2022/6/14
Line Højmark KJAERSFELDT 1 1 0 2022/10/18 2022/10/18
Phittayaporn CHAIWAN 1 1 0 2022/10/28 2022/10/28

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Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best
World Championships - - - - R3 SF R2 - W W W ('21 '22)
All England - R1(Q) R1 R2 SF F SF QF QF W W ('22)
Indonesia Open - R1 QF R2 QF QF W - QF QF W ('19)
Malaysia Open - QF R2 R1 QF QF F - - R1 F ('19)
Japan Open W R1 F SF QF QF W - - W W ('13 '19 '22)
Denmark Open - R2 R2 W F R2 R1 R1 W QF W ('16 '21)
French Open - QF R1 QF F W SF - W SF W ('18 '21)
Victor China Open - F R2 QF W SF R1 - - - W ('17)
Fuzhou China Open - - - - - R2 R1 - - - R2 ('18)
Swiss Open - - SF R1 - - - - - - SF ('15)
Thailand Open - - - - - QF - - - QF QF ('18 '22)
Hong Kong Open - QF R2 QF QF QF SF - - - SF ('19)
German Open - - R1 SF W W W - - R2 W ('17 '18 '19)
Russia Open R1 - - - - - - - - - R1 ('13)
SINGAPORE OPEN - - QF SF QF - SF - - - SF ('16 '19)
Olympic Games - - - QF - - - - QF - QF ('16 '21)
Australian Open - R1 R2 QF F - - - - - F ('17)
New Zealand Open F - - - - - SF - - - F ('13)
India Open - - - R2 SF - - - - - SF ('17)
US Open - - SF - - - - - - - SF ('15)
Asian Games (Individual Event) - R2 - - - SF - - - - SF ('18)
Korea Open - R2 SF W SF SF R1 - - - W ('16)
Korea Masters - - - - - - SF - - - SF ('19)
Indonesian Masters - - - - - - R2 R2 F - F ('21)
Season Finals - SF - Group W SF SF - SF - W ('17)
Bitburger Open - - W - - - - - - - W ('15)
Macau Open - - SF - - - - - - - SF ('15)
Malaysia Masters - - - R1 - SF R1 R1 - QF SF ('18)
Badminton Asia Championships - - R2 R2 F - W - - F W ('19)
Thailand Masters - - - - - - - W - - W ('20)

WD

Tournament 2012 Best
Japan Open R2 R2 ('12)


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