YAYUK BASUKI

TEN­NIS PLAYER

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Born: Novem­ber 30, 1970 From: Yo­gyakarta Height: 164 cm

Yayuk is In­done­sia’s top-ranked ever ten­nis player, hav­ing reached No. 19 in the women's sin­gles rank­ings in Oc­to­ber 1997. In dou­bles, she achieved a ca­reer-high rank­ing of No. 9. She started play­ing ten­nis at age seven and turned pro­fes­sional in 1990. In 1991, she be­came the first In­done­sian to win a ma­jor pro­fes­sional ten­nis event with vic­tory in the sin­gles at the in­au­gu­ral Thai­land Open. She won six World Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion Tour sin­gles ti­tles dur­ing her ca­reer. Her best Grand Slam sin­gles per­for­mance was reach­ing the quar­ter-fi­nals of Wim­ble­don in 1997. Among the top play­ers she has de­feated are Martina Hingis, Lind­say Davenport, Anna Kournikova, Zina Gar­ri­son, Amélie Mau­resmo, Mary Joe Fernán­dez and Gabriela Sa­ba­tini. Yayuk is a four-time Olympian from 1988 to 2000. She won gold at the Asian Games in 1998. She re­tired from sin­gles in 2000, but con­tin­ued play­ing dou­bles un­til re­tir­ing in 2013. In 1994, she mar­ried her coach, Hary Suharyadi. In July 2018, she par­tic­i­pated in the torch re­lay for the Jakarta-Palem­bang Asian Games.

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