Bae started playing badminton at aged 10, and first gained international attention in 2006 when she reached the semifinals in the women's singles and won the gold medal as a member of the South Korean mixed team at the BWF World Junior Championships. Bae joined the South Korean national team in 2008 and in the same year she won her first international title at the Indonesia International tournament. In 2010, she became the runner-up at the BWF Superseries Finals after being defeated by Wang Shixian of China with the score 21-13, 21-15.
In 2012, she competed at the London Summer Olympics in the women's singles event, and was defeated by Wang Yihan in the round of 16. In 2013, she won the Korea Masters tournament after beating her team-mate Sung Ji-hyun with the score 21-19, 15-21, 21-9.
In 2016, she competed at the Rio Summer Olympics. and was one of four Korean players who announced at the end of the tournament that they would be retiring from the national team.
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
BWF Superseries Finals tournament
BWF Superseries Premier tournament
BWF Superseries tournament
The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.
BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
BWF Grand Prix tournament
BWF International Challenge tournament
BWF International Series tournament
Includes results of Superseries finalists, Worlds semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, plus all Olympic opponents.* Statistics last updated on August 16, 2016.