Yayuk Basuki

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNani Rahayu "Yayuk"•Basuki-Suharyadi
Used nameYayuk•Basuki
Born30 November 1970 in Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (INA)
Measurements165 cm / 55 kg
NOC Indonesia


Yayuk Basuki was a professional tennis player and politician. She was the highest-ranked Indonesian tennis player in the world (through 2023), won multiple WTA and ITF titles, captured four gold medals at the Asian Games, and competed at four Olympic Games. Her career-best rankings were ninth in the world in the doubles in July 1998, and 19 in the world as a singles player in October 1997.

Basuki turned professional in 1990. The following year she became the first Indonesian player to win a major tennis tournament, beating Naoko Sawamatsu in the final of the Pattaya Open in Thailand. Basuki would go on to win a total of six WTA singles titles, all of them in Asia, and nine WTA doubles titles. On the ITF Circuit she won five singles titles, again all in Asia, and 25 doubles titles. Basuki’s best singles performance at a Grand Slam came in 1997 at Wimbledon when she reached the quarter-finals. As a doubles player, Basuki and Nana Miyagi reached the semi-finals of the US Open in 1993.

At the Asian Games, Basuki won four gold medals; three as a doubles player, and once as a singles player in 1998. Basuki competed at four consecutive Summer Olympics; 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, and 2000 Sydney. She retired as a singles player in 2000, but continued playing in doubles matches until 2013.

In 2014 Basuki stood in the Indonesian parliamentary election and was elected with the National Mandate Party in Central Java. From 2014 to 2019 she sat in the Indonesian House of Representatives. Basuki sought re-election at the 2019 Indonesian general election but lost her seat.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Tennis INA Yayuk Basuki
Singles, Women (Olympic) =33
1992 Summer Olympics Tennis INA Yayuk Basuki
Singles, Women (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Suzanna Wibowo =17
1996 Summer Olympics Tennis INA Yayuk Basuki
Singles, Women (Olympic) =33
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Romana Tedjakusuma =9
2000 Summer Olympics Tennis INA Yayuk Basuki
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Wynne Prakusya =17

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