. It's sad to read the news that Hiroe Yuki (Niinuma) died of cancer on Wednesday, 07-Sep-2011. She was 62. Any BCers remember how great a player Hiroe was? Hiroe won the All-England Championships titles 5 times; * Singles in 1969, 1974, 1975 and 1977 * Doubles in 1971 (with Noriko Takagi) Hiroe helped Japan to win 5 Uber Cup titles between 1966 and 1981. In 2002, Hiroe was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame. .