|Born||14 January 1992|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Peter McNamara (2015-2019)|
Thomas Drouet (2019-2020)
Pat Cash (2021-)
|Prize money||US$ 4,763,057|
|Career record||401-266 (60.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 12 (9 September 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 48 (10 May 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2020)|
|French Open||3R (2018)|
|US Open||QF (2019)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Career record||25-51 (32.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 118 (23 July 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 540 (17 May 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017, 2018)|
|French Open||2R (2017)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Fed Cup||18-10 (64.3%)|
|Last updated on: 17 May 2021.|
Wang Qiang (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎ? tjǎ?]; born 14 January 1992) is a Chinese professional tennis player. She has won two singles titles on the WTA Tour, one singles title on the WTA 125K series, and 13 singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit. Her best result at a Grand Slam tournament came at the 2019 US Open where she reached the quarterfinals. On 9 September 2019, Wang reached her highest singles ranking of world No. 12, becoming the second-highest ranked Chinese tennis player in history after Li Na.
Wang was born in Tianjin. At age nine, she started playing tennis. That year, she became the promotion player for the Tianjin National Tennis Center. For two years consecutively (2006, 2007), she won the Junior's Tennis Championship in China. She officially started touring the ITF Women's Circuit in Japan as of 2007.
In February 2010, she was a main-draw player at the AOAO Sports charity themed 'Fiji Tennis Invitation Classis' [FTIC] created by Ademola Oduwole on Denarau Island in Fiji aimed at promoting girls sports. She defeated Christina Visico of the Philippines in the finals to win her $2,000 purse and a $4,000 Chris Aire watch donated by the Hollywood Luxury watch designer
She made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the 2014 US Open from the qualifying tournament, and defeated Paula Kania from Poland in the first round by 6-2, 6-0, before losing to Australian Casey Dellaqua in the second round.
In 2016, Wang's best results came at the Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the second round of the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. She also competed in singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but lost in the first round to two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova.
In 2017, Wang reached her first quarterfinal at a Premier-level tournament, winning three straight set matches in Dubai (a Premier 5 tournament) before losing to Anastasija Sevastova. She finished the year ranked inside the top 50 for the first time, at No. 45 in the world.
Wang got off to a very slow start in the 2018 season, winning just one main draw match in her first four tournaments. She then reached the fourth round in Indian Wells, defeating former top-10 players Timea Bacsinszky and Kristina Mladenovic en route, before falling to world No. 1, Simona Halep. Wang struggled in her next five tournaments though, and her ranking dropped to No. 91 in the world.
She then reached her first quarterfinal of the year in Strasbourg, losing to top seed Ashleigh Barty. At the French Open, Wang upset the ninth seed and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in the first round, then defeated Petra Marti? to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time. However, she was then beaten by Yulia Putintseva. The only grass court tournament she played in was Wimbledon, where she lost in the opening round to compatriot Zheng Saisai.
Wang also had a great run in the Asian Swing. She won her first WTA tour tile in July at Jiangxi, where she defeated Zheng Saisai in the final. After reaching the third round at the US Open before falling to Elina Svitolina, Wang won her second title of the year (and career) in Guangzhou, where she didn't drop more than four games in each match throughout the tournament. As a result of her Guangzhou triumph, she reached a new career-high ranking of world No. 34 and replaced Zhang Shuai as the highest-ranked Chinese player.
The next week, she competed at the Premier-5 tournament in Wuhan, where she defeated Maria Sakkari, eighth seed Karolína Plí?ková, and Daria Gavrilova in the first three matches. In the quarterfinals, she defeated 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig in straight sets to reach the semifinals, but was forced to retire from the match against Anett Kontaveit due to injury. She became the first ever Chinese player to reach the semifinals at the tournament, and reached another new career-high ranking of No. 28.
Wang received a wildcard into the China Open in Beijing. As a Wuhan Open semifinalist, she received a first-round bye. She defeated the 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the second round by 6-0, 6-0. In the third round, she beat Karolína Plí?ková for the second time in consecutive weeks in straight sets. In the quarterfinal, she defeated Wuhan champion Aryna Sabalenka in two very tight sets. Her run ended in the semifinal, at the hands of former world No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki. However, her first ever Premier Mandatory semifinal earned her a new career-high ranking of No. 24.
Wang was seeded sixth in Hong Kong. She defeated Zhang Ling and Christina McHale to reach the quarterfinals, where she faced top seed Elina Svitolina. Wang took a decisive lead quickly, taking the first set 6-2 and was leading 5-2 in the second when the match was suspended for the night due to a sudden downpour. She closed out the set 6-4 the next day, advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinal she defeated fourth seed Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets, coming back from a 1-4 deficit in the third to win 7-5. In her third final of the year, Wang was defeated by 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska in straight sets. On 22 October, she reached a new career-high ranking of No. 22.
She was awarded a wildcard to enter the WTA Elite Trophy, but with withdrawals from both Serena Williams and Jelena Ostapenko, she qualified for the main draw with her ranking. In her first round-robin match, she lost to Daria Kasatkina in three sets. She then played Madison Keys, winning the match in three sets. Later, Keys, as the winner of the group, announced her withdrawal due to a knee injury, allowing the second-placed Wang to play the semifinal match against Muguruza, where she won in straight sets. In the final, she was defeated by Ashleigh Barty. Her performance in Zhuhai saw her break the top 20 for the first time, and ensured she would end the year as world No. 20.
Seeded 21st at the Australian Open (her first ever seeding at a Grand Slam tournament), Wang defeated Fiona Ferro and Aleksandra Kruni?, and then lost to 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova. This was her best performance to date at the tournament. At Indian Wells, she defeated 16th seed Elise Mertens and reached the fourth round, losing to the Canadian wildcard (and eventual champion) Bianca Andreescu. In Miami, she reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to second seed Simona Halep. At the Prague Open, she was seeded third, reaching the quarterfinals and then lost to Bernarda Pera. Wang failed to advance past the second round at any tournament during the clay-court season, losing in the first round at Madrid and Rome, and losing in the second round at Strasbourg and the French Open.
At the Birmingham Classic, she defeated Lauren Davis and then lost to Venus Williams in the second round. She subsequently withdrew from the Eastbourne International. At Wimbledon, she was seeded 15th. She defeated Vera Lapko and Tamara Zidan?ek, and then lost to Elise Mertens in the third round. This was her best result at the tournament to date.
She achieved a series of new career-high rankings over the course of the year, achieving the world No. 15 ranking prior to Wimbledon.
At the US Open, Wang was seeded 18th. She defeated Caroline Dolehide, Alison Van Uytvanck, and Fiona Ferro to advance to the second week of a Grand Slam event for the first time. She then upset tournament favorite and world No. 2, Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round, her first victory over a top-three player, to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. She became just the fifth Chinese player in history, after Li Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai, and Zhang Shuai, to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, and the third to do so at the US Open, after Li and Peng. However, she heavily lost to eventual runner-up Serena Williams in straight sets, winning just one game. After the tournament, she rose six places to reach another new career high of world No. 12, becoming the second-highest ranked Chinese singles player in history.
Wang struggled following the US Open though, managing just two match wins on the Asian hard courts, one in Wuhan and the other in Tianjin. After failing to qualify or receive a wildcard for the WTA Elite Trophy, she finished the year ranked No. 29, her second consecutive year inside the top 30.
Wang opened her new season with a quarterfinal appearance at the Shenzhen Open and a first-round loss to Angelique Kerber at the Adelaide International. Seeded 27th at the Australian Open, she defeated Pauline Parmentier and Fiona Ferro to reach the third round, where she pulled off a major upset by defeating eighth seed Serena Williams in three sets, avenging her lopsided loss to the American at the previous US Open. However, she was upset herself in the fourth round by the unseeded Tunisian Ons Jabeur. After the Australian Open, Wang played three more events, losing in the quarterfinals of the Hua Hin Championships, and the first round of both the Dubai Open and Qatar Open.
Wang returned to action on the WTA Tour in the Abu Dhabi Open but lost to Daria Kasatkina in the first round. This was followed by another two opening-match losses in the Gippsland Trophy and the Australian Open. Wang finally won her first match of the season against Maddison Inglis in the Phillip Island Trophy, but lost in the next round to Irina-Camelia Begu. Wang's next event was in Adelaide, where again she was able to get a round of 32 win, this time against Olivia Gadecki, before falling to Jil Teichmann in her fifth three set loss of the season. Wang failed to get a win in the Middle East swing, losing to Jessica Pegula and Svetlana Kuznetsova, despite serving for the match against the latter. Wang later played at Miami, where she managed to win a deciding set for the first time in the season, beating Aliona Bolsova, but fell in two tight sets to Markéta Vondrou?ová in the next round. Following this event, due to Wang defending a large amount of ranking points, Wang fell to the world number 50, as the China number 2.
Wang opened her clay season with a win over Anastasia Gasanova in the Istanbul Cup, however she suffered 3 consecutive losses after this; against Ana Konjuh in that same tournament, then Karolina Muchova in Madrid and Amanda Anisimova in Rome. However, Wang rebounded for the next event, the Emilia-Romagna Open, where she beat a top 100 player for the first time that season, defeating Misaki Doi, followed by victories over Martina Di Giuseppe, Petra Martic, and Sloane Stephens to reach her first ever clay final and first final outside of China in three years. However, she ended up losing in a lopsided final, winning only 4 games against Coco Gauff. This tournament brought Wang back into the top 40 of the WTA Rankings and she regained the spot as the top ranked Chinese tennis player. Wang left the French Open with a Round 2 finish. again with a straight sets defeat to Coco Gauff.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.
Current after the 2021 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||Q2||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||3R||4R||1R||0 / 7||6-7||46%|
|French Open||A||A||Q1||A||1R||2R||1R||3R||2R||A||2R||0 / 6||5-6||45%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||3R||NH||0 / 5||3-5||38%|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||3R||QF||A||0 / 6||9-6||60%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||1-1||1-4||3-4||1-4||4-4||9-4||3-1||1-2||0 / 24||23-24||49%|
|WTA Elite Trophy[n 1]||Did Not Qualify||F||DNQ||NH||0 / 1||2-2||50%|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[n 2]||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||QF||1R||A||1R||1R||0 / 6||4-6||40%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||4R||4R||NH||0 / 3||6-3||67%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||QF||NH||2R||0 / 4||4-4||50%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||NH||1R||0 / 4||2-4||33%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||Q2||1R||A||1R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 3]||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||3R||SF||3R||NH||0 / 3||7-3||70%|
|China Open||A||1R||Q1||A||2R||1R||1R||SF||1R||NH||0 / 6||4-6||40%|
|Tournaments||0||3||1||2||14||12||19||22||19||6||13||Career total: 111|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||Career total: 2|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||1||Career total: 5|
|Hard Win-Loss||0-0||0-3||1-1||1-2||4-10||7-9||18-13||32-15||14-11||7-6||3-8||2 / 79||87-78||53%|
|Clay Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-2||1-2||5-5||5-5||4-6||0-0||6-5||0 / 25||21-25||46%|
|Grass Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-2||0-1||1-1||0-1||3-2||0-0||0-0||0 / 7||4-7||36%|
|Overall Win-Loss||0-0||0-3||1-1||1-2||4-14||8-12||24-19||37-21||21-19||7-6||9-13||2 / 111||112-110||50%|
|Win (%)||-||0%||50%||33%||22%||40%||56%||64%||53%||54%||41%||Career total: 50%|
|Year-end ranking[n 4]||270||193||217||100||114||70||45||20||29||34||$4,695,415|
Current after the 2021 Italian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||A||A||0 / 3||1-3||-|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||1R||A||0 / 3||2-3||-|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||NH||0 / 2||0-2||-|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||A||A||0 / 3||1-3||-|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||2-4||1-4||1-2||0-0||0-0||0 / 11||4-11||-|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 3]||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||NH||0 / 2||0-2||-|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||NH||0 / 1||0-1||-|
|Tournaments||1||1||1||1||10||7||3||0||3||Career total: 27|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||Career total: 1|
|Overall Win-Loss||0-1||0-1||0-1||0-1||5-10||3-7||2-3||0-0||0-3||0 / 27||10-27||27%|
|Loss||2018||WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai||Hard (i)||Ashleigh Barty||3-6, 4-6|
|Win||1-0||Jul 2018||Jiangxi Open, China||International||Hard|
|Win||2-0||Sep 2018||Guangzhou Open, China||International||Hard||Yulia Putintseva||6-1, 6-2|
|Loss||2-1||Oct 2018||Hong Kong Open||International||Hard||Dayana Yastremska||2-6, 1-6|
|Loss||2-2||Nov 2018||WTA Elite Trophy, China||Elite Trophy||Hard (i)||Ashleigh Barty||3-6, 4-6|
|Loss||2-3||May 2021||Emilia-Romagna Open, Italy||WTA 250||Clay||Coco Gauff||1-6, 3-6|
|Loss||0-1||Oct 2017||Hong Kong Open, China||International||Hard||Lu Jiajing|| Chan Hao-ching
|Loss||0-1||Oct 2014||Ningbo International Open, China||Hard||Magda Linette||6-3, 5-7, 1-6|
|Win||1-1||Apr 2017||Zhengzhou International Open, China||Hard||Peng Shuai||3-6, 7-6(3), 1-1 ret.|
|Win||1-0||Nov 2010||ITF Hyogo, Japan||10,000||Carpet||Yurina Koshino||6-1, 6-4|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2011||ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia||25,000||Hard||Varatchaya Wongteanchai||5-7, 3-6|
|Win||2-1||Mar 2012||ITF Sanya, China||25,000||Hard||Han Xinyun||6-2, 6-4|
|Win||3-1||Aug 2012||Beijing Challenger, China||75,000||Hard||Chan Yung-jan||6-2, 6-4|
|Win||4-1||Dec 2012||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Nungnadda Wannasuk||6-2, 6-1|
|Win||5-1||Dec 2012||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Xin Wen||4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||5-2||Apr 2013||ITF Wenshan, China||50,000||Hard||Zhang Yuxuan||6-1, 6-7(4), 2-6|
|Loss||5-3||May 2013||Kangaroo Cup, Japan||50,000||Hard||An-Sophie Mestach||6-1, 3-6, 0-6|
|Win||6-3||Feb 2014||ITF New Delhi, India||25,000||Hard||Yuliya Beygelzimer||6-1, 6-3|
|Win||7-3||May 2014||Kurume Cup, Japan||50,000||Grass||Eri Hozumi||6-3, 6-1|
|Win||8-3||May 2014||ITF Tianjin, China||25,000||Hard||Zhu Lin||6-3, 6-2|
|Win||9-3||Aug 2014||ITF Wuhan, China||50,000||Hard||Luksika Kumkhum||6-2, 6-2|
|Win||10-3||Jul 2015||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||25,000||Hard||Zhang Kailin||6-2, 6-4|
|Loss||10-4||Jul 2015||ITF Tianjin, China||25,000||Hard||Duan Yingying||6-4, 6-7(2), 0-3 ret.|
|Win||11-4||Mar 2016||Industrial Bank Cup, China||50,000||Hard||Liu Fangzhou||6-2, 6-2|
|Win||12-4||Apr 2016||Pingshan Open, China||50,000||Hard||Mayo Hibi||6-2, 6-0|
|Loss||12-5||May 2016||ITF Gifu, Japan||75,000||Hard||Hiroko Kuwata||2-6, 6-2, 4-6|
|Win||13-5||Jul 2016||ITF Wuhan, China||50,000||Hard||Luksika Kumkhum||7-5, 6-2|
|Loss||0-1||Sep 2010||ITF Makinohara, Japan||25,000||Carpet||Kao Shao-yuan|| Lu Jiajing
|5-7, 6-1, [9-11]|
|Win||1-1||Oct 2010||ITF Taipei, Taiwan||10,000||Hard (i)||Kao Shao-yuan|| Juan Ting-fei
As of 19 April 2021
|Earnings ($)||Money list rank|
The tournaments won by Wang are in boldface, and advanced into finals by Wang are in italics.
|Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|2013||Did not qualify||Did not qualify||Did not play|
|2014||Did not play||Qualifier|
|2020||27th||Did not play||Not Held||Did not play|
Wang's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Active players are in boldface.
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Garbiñe Muguruza||2-0||100%||2-0||-||-||Won (6-2, 6-0) at 2018 WTA Elite Trophy|
|Karolína Plí?ková||2-1||67%||2-1||-||-||Won (6-4, 6-4) at 2018 China Open|
|Serena Williams||1-1||50%||1-1||-||-||Won (6-4, 6-7(2-7), 7-5 ) at 2020 Australian Open|
|Ashleigh Barty||1-2||33%||1-1||0-1||-||Won (6-2, 6-4) at 2019 US Open|
|Venus Williams||1-3||25%||-||1-1||0-2||Lost (3-6, 2-6) at 2019 Birmingham|
|Caroline Wozniacki||1-4||20%||1-4||-||-||Lost (1-6, 3-6) at 2018 China Open|
|Angelique Kerber||0-1||0%||0-1||-||-||Lost(1-6, 3-6) at 2020 Adelaide|
|Simona Halep||0-2||0%||0-2||-||-||Lost (4-6, 5-7) at 2019 Miami|
|Naomi Osaka||0-1||0%||0-1||-||-||Lost (5-7, 6-4, 2-6) at 2015 ITF Gifu|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|Svetlana Kuznetsova||1-4||20%||1-2||0-2||-||Lost (4-6, 6-1, 5-7) at 2021 Dubai|
|Vera Zvonareva||0-1||0%||0-1||-||-||Lost (2-6, 2-6) at 2015 Thailand Open|
|Agnieszka Radwa?ska||0-4||0%||0-4||-||-||Lost (6-7(3-7), 1-6) at 2017 Miami|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Sloane Stephens||3-0||100%||2-0||1-0||-||Won (6-2, 7-6(7-3)) at 2021 Parma|
|Elina Svitolina||1-3||25%||1-3||-||-||Won (6-2, 6-4) at 2018 Hong Kong|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|Kiki Bertens||1-0||100%||1-0||-||-||Won (6-3, 6-0) at 2018 Dubai|
|Johanna Konta||2-0||100%||2-0||-||-||Won (6-4, 6-0) at 2019 Miami|
|Aryna Sabalenka||1-0||100%||1-0||-||-||Won (7-5, 7-5) at 2018 Beijing|
|Samantha Stosur||1-0||100%||1-0||-||-||Won (6-2, 6-2) at 2017 Hong Kong|
|Caroline Garcia||1-1||50%||0-1||1-0||-||Won (6-4, 6-3) at 2017 Madrid|
|Bianca Andreescu||0-1||0%||0-1||-||-||Lost (5-7, 2-6) at 2019 Indian Wells|
|Francesca Schiavone||0-1||0%||-||0-1||-||Lost (6-3, 3-6, 4-6) at 2015 French Open|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Je?ena Ostapenko||2-1||67%||2-1||-||-||Won (6-0, 6-0) at 2018 Beijing|
|Sara Errani||0-1||0%||0-1||0-0||-||Lost (6-2, 4-6, 4-6) at 2021 Australian Open|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Carla Suárez Navarro||0-1||0%||-||0-1||-||Lost (1-6, 3-6) at 2016 French Open|
|Flavia Pennetta||0-1||0%||0-1||-||-||Lost (3-6, 5-7) at 2015 Dubai|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Madison Keys||1-2||33%||1-2||-||-||Won (1-6, 6-3, 6-1) at 2018 Zhuhai|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Andrea Petkovic||1-0||100%||1-0||-||-||Won (6-2, 6-2) at 2018 Guangzhou|
|Timea Bacsinszky||1-0||100%||1-0||-||-||Won (6-0, 4-6, 6-2) at 2018 Indian Wells|
|Julia Görges||0-1||0%||0-1||-||-||Lost (5-7, 5-7(2-7)) at 2016 Wuhan|
|Iga ?wi?tek||0-1||0%||-||0-1||-||Lost (3-6, 0-6) at 2019 French Open|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|Kristina Mladenovic||3-0||100%||3-0||-||-||Won (6-1, 6-2) at 2018 Indian Wells|
|Daria Kasatkina||1-5||17%||1-4||0-1||-||Lost (2-6, 6-3, 2-6) at 2021 Abu Dhabi|
|Current after 2021 Parma|
|1.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 10||Malaysian Open||Hard||1R||2-6, 7-6(7-1), 6-1||No. 186|
|2.||Venus Williams||No. 9||French Open||Clay||1R||6-4, 7-5||No. 91|
|3.||Karolína Plí?ková||No. 7||Wuhan Open, China||Hard||2R||6-1, 3-6, 6-3||No. 34|
|4.||Karolína Plí?ková||No. 7||China Open||Hard||3R||6-4, 6-4||No. 28|
|5.||Elina Svitolina||No. 5||Hong Kong Open||Hard||QF||6-2, 6-4||No. 24|
|6.||Ashleigh Barty||No. 2||US Open||Hard||4R||6-2, 6-4||No. 18|
|7.||Serena Williams||No. 9||Australian Open||Hard||3R||6-4, 6-7(2-7), 7-5||No. 29|