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Wang Yafan
Wang Yafan
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Wang at the 2019 Wimbledon
Country (sports) China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Born (1994-04-30) 30 April 1994 (age 27)
Nanjing, China
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlejandro Dulko
Prize moneyUS$ 2,060,318
Singles
Career record241-179 (57.4%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 47 (7 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 119 (31 May 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open1R (2018, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open2R (2016, 2018)
Doubles
Career record161-121 (57.1%)
Career titles3
Highest ranking
Current rankingNo. 70 (31 May 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2019)
French Open2R (2016, 2019, 2021)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US Open2R (2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9-2 (81.8%)
Last updated on: 4 June 2021.
Wang Yafan
Chinese

Wang Yafan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wáng Y?fán; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎ? jà fǎn]; born 30 April 1994) is a Chinese tennis player.

She has won one singles title and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as four doubles titles on tournaments of the WTA 125K series, plus ten singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit so far. On 7 October 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 47. She peaked at No. 49 in the doubles rankings on 15 February 2016.

Career

She was born in Nanjing in 1994. Wang Yafan started playing tennis when she was 9-year-old.[1] Wang made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Shenzhen Open, partnering Zheng Jie in doubles.[2] The pair won their first-round match against wildcards Sun Ziyue and Xu Shilin,[2] and defeated third seeds Irina Buryachok and Oksana Kalashnikova, before losing to eventual champions Monica Niculescu and Klára Zakopalová in the semifinals.[2]

In September 2014 at the Guangzhou Open, Wang was given a wildcard into the singles main draw and advanced to the semifinals, upsetting the top seed and world No. 20, Samantha Stosur, in the first round,[3] and qualifiers Petra Marti? and Zhang Kailin along the way. She was knocked out by eventual champion Monica Niculescu.[4]

Playing for China in Fed Cup, Wang has a win/loss record of 9-2.

Wang made her career breakthrough at the 2018 Miami Open, where she reached the fourth round as a qualifier before losing against tenth seed Angelique Kerber, in a very close match.

2019: First WTA title

Wang won her first ever WTA singles title at the Abierto Mexicano in Acapulco where she defeated Sofia Kenin by 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, after being down a set and a break. She achieved her best world ranking of No. 49.

At the Miami Open, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round. In the second round, she clinched her first victory against a top-ten player by defeating sixth seed and world No. 5, Elina Svitolina in straight sets (6-2, 6-4). She kept on and won against 25th seed and Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins by 7-5, 6-1, and reached the fourth round, but then lost to compatriot Wang Qiang, in straight sets.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

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.[5]

Singles

Current after the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q3 1R A Q2 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
French Open A A A Q2 Q1 A 1R 1R A Q1 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Wimbledon A A A Q3 Q2 A 1R 2R NH 1R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
US Open A A A Q2 2R Q2 2R 1R A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-3 2-4 0-1 0-2 0 / 12 4-12 25%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[n 1] A A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A Q1 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami Open A A A A A A 4R 4R NH Q1 0 / 2 6-2 75%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A 1R NH Q1 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A A A A A Q1 Q1 A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 2] A A Q1 Q2 Q1 1R 1R 2R NH 0 / 3 1-3 25%
China Open Q1 A A Q2 2R 1R 1R 2R NH 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 1 3 8 5 12 22 6 9 Career total: 66
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Career total: 1
Overall Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-3 3-8 5-5 11-12 25-21 3-6 1-9 1 / 66 52-65 44%
Year-end ranking 520 313 191 135 117 168 73 48 94 $2,033,454

Doubles

Current after the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open A 1R 2R A 1R 2R A 2R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R A 1R 3R NH 1R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
US Open A A 1R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-2 2-4 1-1 0-4 4-4 0-1 1-2 0 / 18 8-18 31%
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy DNQ W RR Did not qualify NH 1 / 2 3-2 60%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[n 1] A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A 1R A 1R A A 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Cincinnati Open A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 2] 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 1R NH 0 / 6 2-6 25%
China Open A SF 1R 1R 1R 2R NH 0 / 5 4-5 44%
Career statistics
Tournaments 4 11 16 5 11 15 4 11 Career total: 77
Titles 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career total: 3
Finals 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 Career total: 7
Overall Win-Loss 4-4 14-9 11-17 1-5 7-10 16-15 5-4 6-11 3 / 77 64-75 46%
Year-end ranking 158 57 70 361 79 68 79

Notes

  1. ^ a b The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  2. ^ a b In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

Significant finals

WTA Elite Trophy

Doubles: 1 title

Result Year Venue Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2015 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Hard (i) China Liang Chen 6-4, 6-3

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier M & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Mar 2019 Mexican Open International Hard United States Sofia Kenin 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1-0)
Premier M & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (2-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-4)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2015 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard China Liang Chen Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
4-6, 6-7(6-8)
Win 1-1 Mar 2015 Malaysian Open International Hard China Liang Chen Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
4-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Win 2-1 Nov 2015 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Elite Trophy Hard China Liang Chen 6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Mar 2016 Malaysian Open International Hard China Liang Chen Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6-4, 4-6, [7-10]
Win 3-2 Feb 2018 Taipei Open, Taiwan International Hard (i) China Duan Yingying Japan Nao Hibino
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 3-3 Feb 2019 Hua Hin Championships, Thailand International Hard Russia Anna Blinkova Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Monica Niculescu
6-2, 1-6, [10-12]
Loss 3-4 Mar 2020 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard Japan Miyu Kato Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Canada Sharon Fichman
6-4, 3-6, [7-10]

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 1 runner-up

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard China Zheng Saisai 7-5, 2-6, 1-6

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2015 Jiangxi International Open, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
China Zheng Saisai
3-6, 6-4, [3-10]
Win 1-1 Nov 2015 Hua Hin Challenger, Thailand Hard (i) China Liang Chen Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6-3, 6-4
Win 2-1 Nov 2017 Hua Hin Challenger, Thailand (2) Hard (i) China Duan Yingying Slovenia Dalila Jakupovi?
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6-3, 6-3
Win 3-1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard China Duan Yingying United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Win 4-1 Jun 2018 Bol Open, Croatia Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa
Czech Republic Barbora ?tefková
6-3, 7-5

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 15 (10 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (10-5)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 May 2012 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia 10,000 Hard China Yang Zi 6-1, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 3-6, 1-6
Win 2-1 Mar 2013 ITF Sydney, Australia 10,000 Hard Japan Misa Eguchi 6-2, 6-0
Win 3-1 Sep 2013 ITF Yeongwol, South Korea 10,000 Hard South Korea Kim Sun-jung 6-1, 6-4
Win 4-1 Sep 2013 ITF Yeongwol, South Korea (2) 10,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Lee Pei-chi 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 4-2 Feb 2014 ITF Salisbury, Australia 15,000 Hard South Korea Jang Su-jeong 3-6, 6-7(6)
Win 5-2 Jul 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand (2) 10,000 Hard Uzbekistan Sabina Sharipova 6-3, 6-2
Win 6-2 Jul 2014 ITF Phuket, Thailand 25,000 Hard (i) China Xu Yifan 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Win 7-2 Jul 2015 ITF Zhengzhou, China 25,000 Hard China Duan Yingying 6-4, 6-4
Loss 7-3 Apr 2016 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard South Korea Jang Su-jeong 4-6, 6-1, 3-6
Loss 7-4 Oct 2016 Suzhou Open, China 50,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 6-4, 2-6, 1-6
Win 8-4 Jul 2017 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard China Zhu Lin 6-4, 6-2
Win 9-4 Oct 2017 Liuzhou Open, China 60,000 Hard Japan Nao Hibino 3-6, 6-4, 3-3 ret.
Loss 9-5 Aug 2018 Jinan International Open, China 60,000 Hard China Zhu Lin 4-6, 1-6
Win 10-5 Nov 2018 ITF Liuzhou, China 60,000 Hard South Korea Han Na-lae 6-4, 6-2

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5-3)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2010 ITF Ningbo, China 10,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan China Lu Jiaxiang
China Yang Zijun
1-6, 6-2, [10-4]
Loss 1-1 Jul 2012 ITF Huzhu, China 15,000 Clay China Tian Ran China Li Yihong
China Zhang Kailin
6-3, 4-6, [6-10]
Win 2-1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard China Wen Xin South Korea Kim Na-ri
South Korea Lee Ye-ra
7-5, 7-5
Win 3-1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand (2) 10,000 Hard China Wen Xin Vietnam Hu?nh Phng ?ài Trang
China Li Yihong
6-0, 6-3
Loss 3-2 Mar 2013 ITF Sydney, Australia 10,000 Hard Serbia Tamara ?urovi? Japan Misa Eguchi
Japan Mari Tanaka
6-4, 5-7, [8-10]
Win 4-2 Jun 2014 ITF Xi'an, China 50,000 Hard China Lu Jiajing China Liang Chen
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6-3, 7-6(2)
Loss 4-3 Feb 2015 Launceston International, Australia 50,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan China Han Xinyun
Japan Junri Namigata
4-6, 6-3, [6-10]
Win 5-3 May 2015 Kangaroo Cup Gifu, Japan 75,000 Hard China Xu Yifan Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith
6-2, 6-3
Loss 5-4 Apr 2016 Pingshan Open, China 50,000 Hard China Liang Chen Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6-7(5), 4-6
Win 6-4 May 2016 Kunming Open, China 100,000 Clay China Zhang Kailin Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6-7(3), 7-6(2), [10-1]

Top 10 wins

Season 2019 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score WYR
2019
1. Ukraine Elina Svitolina No. 5 Miami Open, United States Hard 2R 6-2, 6-4 No. 50

References

  1. ^ "Yafan Wang". Tennis World. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Shenzen Open 2014" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Stosur shocked in Guangzhou". Tennis Australia. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Guangzhou International Women's Open 2014" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External links


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