Tine Baun

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Tine Baun
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Tine Baun in 2013
Personal information
Birth nameTine Rasmussen
Born (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 43)
Hørsholm, Denmark
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Retired2013 [1]
Women's singles
Career record331 wins, 166 losses
Highest ranking1 (6 November 2008)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
World Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2010 Paris Women's singles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2005 Beijing Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Manchester Women's singles
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Karlskrona Women's singles
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Herning Women's singles
European Women's Team Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Almere Women's team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Warsaw Women's team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Amsterdam Women's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1997 Nymburk Mixed team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1997 NymburkGirls' 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.



Baun started playing badminton at the age of 7. 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. She made her international debut in 1996 at the Denmark Open, and since finishing her education in 1999, she started playing badminton professionally full time.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Baun was eliminated by Petya Nedelcheva in round 32. At 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, in the quarterfinal. She also won the 2008 Singapore Super Series, beating Zhou Mi in the final.

She won the silver medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships after losing to Huaiwen Xu in the final with a rubber set. [2] Baun also played at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as the 6th seed. She beat Akvile Stapusaityte in the round of 32, but was eliminated after losing to Maria Kristin Yulianti 21–18, 19–21, 14–21 in the round of 16.

Baun claimed three titles in 2009, the Malaysia Open by beating the 1st seed, Zhou Mi in the final, the Korea Open by beating Pi Hongyan, and the Denmark Open by beating the 1st seeded, Wang Yihan. She played in the 2009 All England Super Series as the first seed, reaching the final by beating two younger competitors in the quarterfinal and semi-final. She lost in the final to Wang Yihan, thus losing her title with a score of 19–21, 23–21, 11–21.

Baun won the gold medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships after beating Juliane Schenk 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. She was defeated in the semi-finals by Wang Lin with a score of 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 the Super Series tournaments 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 in that tournament.

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


BWF World Championships

Women's singles

2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Lin 11–21, 8–21 Med 3.png Bronze

European Championships

Women's singles

2008 Messecenter Herning, Herning, Denmark Flag of Germany.svg Huaiwen Xu 21–12, 12–21, 17–21 Med 2.png Silver
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England Flag of Germany.svg Juliane Schenk 21–19, 14–21, 21–18 Med 1.png Gold
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Flag of Germany.svg Juliane Schenk21–19, 16–21, 21–19 Med 1.png Gold

European Junior Championships

Girls' singles

1997 Nymburk, Czech Republic Flag of the Netherlands.svg Judith Meulendijks 11–6, 9–12, 6–11 Med 2.png 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

2007 Japan Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xie Xingfang 21–15, 21–17Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2008 Malaysia Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhu Lin 18–21, 21–19, 21–18Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2008 All England Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Lu Lan 21–11, 18–21, 22–20Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2008 Singapore Open Flag of Hong Kong.svg Zhou Mi 21–19, 21–17Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2009 All England Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Yihan 19–21, 23–21, 11–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2009 Malaysia Open Flag of Hong Kong.svg Zhou Mi21–17, 15–21, 21–16Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2009 Korea Open Flag of France.svg Pi Hongyan 21–19, 21–19Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2009 Denmark Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Yihan21–14, 19–21, 21–14Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2010 China Masters Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Xin 19–21, 9–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2010 All England Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Yihan21–14, 18–21, 21–19Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2011 Singapore Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Xin19–21, 17–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2011 Hong Kong Open Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Xin17–21, 14–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2013 All England Open Flag of Thailand.svg Ratchanok Intanon 21–14, 16–21, 21–10Gold medal icon.svgWinner
  Superseries tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament

IBF International

Women's singles

1997 BMW Open International Flag of Germany.svg Heike Schönharting 12–9, 11–9Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2001 French International Flag of the Netherlands.svg Brenda Beenhakker 2–7, 6–8, 7–5, 1–7Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2002 Norwegian International Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petya Nedelcheva 3–11, 13–12, 11–8Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Scottish International Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Shimada 9–11, 11–8, 3–11Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2003Norwegian International Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petya Nedelcheva11–7, 11–5Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2003 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Flag of Italy.svg Jeanine Cicognini 11–3, 11–3Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2003 Irish Open Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Kelly Morgan 11–9, 11–5Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2004 Swedish International Flag of Germany.svg Huaiwen Xu 11–7, 4–11, 11–6Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Italian International Flag of Finland.svg Anu Nieminen 11–4, 11–5Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2006Swedish International Flag of Germany.svg Petra Overzier 21–18, 21–16Gold medal icon.svgWinner

Record against selected opponents

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

Career overview

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