Yang Zi-Jun
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Yang Zi-Jun
Yang Zi-Jun
Country (sports) Hong Kong
ResidenceHong Kong
Born (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 30)
Hong Kong
Turned pro2006
Singles
Career record6 - 3
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 418 (November 30, 2009)
Doubles
Career record6 - 6
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 746 (July 26, 2010)
Last updated on: February 12, 2012.

Yang Zi-jun also known as Jessica Yang[1] (Chinese: ; Jyutping: joeng4 zi2 gwan1, born February 8, 1990)[2] is a Hong Kong professional tennis player. A member of the Hong Kong Fed Cup team, she is currently ranked No. 24 in the world in juniors and has a career-high ranking of No. 22.[3]

Tennis career

Junior

She has reached the latter stages of many junior tournaments; she won the 2007 Girls Under 18 Toyota Open in Bangkok, Thailand, beating Khunpak Issara 6-3, 6-0.[4]

In the 2008 Wimbledon Girls Singles, where she just missed out on being seeded,[5] she beat Anna Orlik of Belarus, 6-2, 6-1.[6] Her run was halted in the second round where she was beaten by World Junior No. 3 Arantxa Rus 6-3, 6-0.[7]

Pro

Her best performance in a professional tournament is reaching the second round of various tournaments; the Bangkok tournament in 2006, where she lost to Thassha Vitayaviroj; at another tournament in Bangkok in 2006, as a qualifier, she lost to Lee Jin-A; in Jakarta in 2006 where she lost to Lavinia Tananta, and the 2008 tournament in Bulungan where she lost in the 2nd round to second seed Liang Chen.[8] All the tournaments are $10,000 tier tournaments, the lowest tier tournaments in the WTA Tour.

References

  1. ^ Andy Yanne (2008). "Jessica Yang to face 56th-ranked Anna Orlik in SW19 opener". Hong Kong Tennis Association. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ Core Tennis Profile for Zi-Jun Yang
  3. ^ ITF Player Profile for Zi-Jun Yang
  4. ^ CoreTennis: Toyota Open, 2007, Girls 18 - Results
  5. ^ Andy Yanne (2008). "Jessica sole flag bearer at The Junior Championships, Wimbledon". Hong Kong Tennis Association. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Andy Yanne (2008). "World No. 3 awaits Jessica in round two of Jr Wimbledon". Hong Kong Tennis Association. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Andy Yanne (2008). "Rampant Rus halts Jessica in round two of girls' singles". Hong Kong Tennis Association. Retrieved 2008.
  8. ^ Yang Zi-jun profile at The WTA Tour since 1996

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