Women’s Doubles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Women’s Doubles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

This was a significant year for Women’s Doubles. Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi set new milestones for Japan, winning four World Superseries titles (besides the Olympic gold); Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl seemed to get better with each tournament against much younger competition, while China, it appears, have already recovered from the retirements of its stalwarts. Korea and Indonesia too had their moments; the stage is now set for thrilling showdowns in Dubai between the top eight pairs in the Destination Dubai Rankings.

Misaki MATSUTOMO/Ayaka TAKAHASHI (featured image) – JAPANdubai-world-superseries-finals-logo
Destination Dubai Ranking: 1

Date of Birth: 8 February 1992/19 April 1990

Recent Achievements:

2016 Olympic Games – gold medal

2016: Yonex All England Open – winners; Yonex Sunrise India Open – winners; BCA Indonesia Open – winners; Yonex Denmark Open – winners; OUE Singapore Open – runners-up; Yonex Open Japan – runners-up

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Christinna PEDERSEN/Kamilla Rytter JUHL – DENMARK
Destination Dubai Ranking: 2

Date of Birth: 12 May 1986/ 23 November 1983

Recent Achievements:

2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals – runners-up

2015 World Championships- silver medal

2016 Olympic Games – silver medal

2016: Yonex Open Japan – winners; Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open – winners

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JUNG Kyung Eun/SHIN Seung Chan – KOREA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 3

Date of Birth: 20 March 1990 / 6 December 1994

Recent Achievements:

2016 Olympic Games  – bronze medal

2016: Victor Korea Open – winners; Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open – runners-up; Yonex Denmark Open – runners-up

Chang Ye Na & Lee So Hee

Chang Ye Na/LEE So Hee – KOREA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 4

Date of Birth: 13 December 1989 / 14 June 1994

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex French Open – runners-up; Thaihot China Open – winners

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Naoko FUKUMAN/Kurumi YONAO – JAPAN
Destination Dubai Ranking: 5

Date of Birth: 9 May1995/ 9 July 1992

Recent Achievements:  2016: Yonex Sunrise India Open – runners-up

Greysia Polii & Maheswari

Nitya Krishinda MAHESWARI/Greysia POLII – INDONESIA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 6

Date of Birth: 16 December 1988/ 11 August 1987

Recent Achievements: 2015 World Championships – bronze medal

2016: OUE Singapore Open – winners; Xiamenair Australian Open – runners-up

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LUO Ying/LUO Yu – CHINA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 7

Date of Birth: 11 January 1991/11 January 1991

Recent Achievements: 2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals – winners

2016 Victor Korea Open runners-up

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CHEN Qingchen/JIA Yifan – CHINA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 8

Date of Birth: 23 June 1997 / 29 June 1997

Recent Achievements:

2016 Yonex French Open – winners