Yayuk Basuki

Yayuk Basuki

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Yayuk Basuki (born November 30, 1970, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) is a professional tennis player from Indonesia. She is the highest-ever ranked tennis player from Indonesia, having reached #19 in the Women's Tennis Association singles rankings in October 1997.


She began playing tennis at the age of seven and turned professional in 1990. In 1991, she became the first Indonesian player to win a major professional tennis event when she captured the singles titles at Pattaya. She won six WTA Tour singles titles during her career (all of them in Asia). Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon in 1997, where she reached the quarter-finals.

During her career, she has recorded wins over Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Mary Joe Fernandez, Lindsay Davenport, Gabriela Sabatini, Magdalena Maleeva, Anke Huber, Iva Majoli, Anna Kournikova, Zina Garrison, and Mary Pierce. Probably her greatest triumph was over Iva Majoli when the Croatian was the French Open champion. She also became only the second Indonesian woman to win the Asian Games singles gold medal, after Lita Liem Sugiarto in 1974, when she defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn in Bangkok at the 1998 Games.

She represented Indonesia at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she defeated Mercedes Paz and Mary Pierce to reach the 3rd round of the singles competition, where she was beaten by Jennifer Capriati.

She is also a successful doubles...
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