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Duan Yingying (Chinese: 段莹莹; pinyin: Duàn Yíngyíng; Mandarin pronunciation: [twán ǐŋ ǐŋ]; born 3 July 1989) is a Chinese tennis player.

Duan Yingying
段莹莹
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Duan Yingying in 2018
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin
Born (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 30)
Tianjin
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDong Yuesen
Prize money$1,721,142
Singles
Career record298–195 (60.4%)
Career titles1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 60 (24 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 351 (30 September 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open1R (2017, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record96–75 (56.1%)
Career titles3 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 21 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 21 (30 September 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French OpenF (2019)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US OpenQF (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Last updated on: 3 October 2019.

She has won one singles title and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, and two WTA 125s doubles titles, as well as eleven singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Her nickname is lightning for her amazing forehand.

On 24 April 2017, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 60. On 9 September 2019, she peaked at No. 21 in the WTA doubles rankings.

CareerEdit

2012Edit

Starting the year as the No. 378 in the world, Duan's ranking would improve significantly to No. 128 by the year's end. Some of the highlights of her 2012 season included winning four ITF titles at the 25k level in Wellington, Changwon, Gimcheon and Goyang. Playing qualifying at the US Open, Duan had her first experience in a Grand Slam tournament. She would win her first qualifying round defeating Réka Luca Jani, but would fall in the next round to Kirsten Flipkens. She received a wild card to the Guangzhou International and won her first WTA Tour main-draw match defeating Luksika Khumkum in the first round. Duan also achieved her best results in ITF events near the end of 2012, reaching the semifinals of $100K+H Ningbo and the finals of $100K Suzhou, losing both matches to top-100 veteran Hsieh Su-wei.

2013Edit

Duan was due to make her main-draw Grand Slam singles debut at Wimbledon, but withdrew to compete in the National Games of China. She made her Grand Slam singles debut in the main draw of the US Open, after winning three qualifying matches. She lost to sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the opening round. During the televised commentary of her match against Wozniacki, the commentators compared Duan's game to that of former world No. 1, Lindsay Davenport. They also began referring to her by the nickname of Duan-venport (段文波特) on the Chinese internet.[1][2][3]

2015Edit

At Wimbledon, as a qualifier, Duan defeated 2014 finalist Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets in the first round by 7–6, 6–4. This was considered as one of the biggest upset of the tournament. In the second round, Duan lost to Tatjana Maria in a long three-set match by 6–1, 2–6, 8–10.

2016: First WTA titleEdit

In July, she won her first WTA Tour title at the Jiangxi International Open, defeating Vania King in the final.

2017: Elite Trophy doubles titleEdit

In the first-round match at the Shenzhen Open, Duan wasted three match points and eventually lost to first seed and world No. 3, Agnieszka Radwańska. At the Australian Open, she had her best Grand Slam performance to date by defeating Rebecca Šramková and Varvara Lepchenko to reach the third round, where she lost to former world No. 1 and eventual finalist Venus Williams by 1–6, 0–6.

Duan won her first ever WTA doubles title at the 2017 Elite Trophy with Han Xinyun.

2018Edit

Duan won her second doubles title at the 2018 Taiwan Open, playing with Wang Yafan.

2019Edit

Duan and Zheng Saisai reached the final of the French Open in June 2019, losing to Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. In September, they reached the quarterfinal of the US Open, where they were beaten by the eventual champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka. The following week, with Zheng unavailable, she partnered with Veronika Kudermetova for the first time to win the doubles title at the Wuhan Open, beating Mertens and Sabalenka in the final.[4]

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 French Open Clay   Zheng Saisai   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 3–6

Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Wuhan Hard   Veronika Kudermetova   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
7–6(7–3), 6–2

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & 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 Aug 2016 Jiangxi Open, Nanchang, China International Hard   Vania King 1–6, 6–4, 6–2

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2017 Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Elite Trophy Hard (i)   Han Xinyun   Lu Jingjing
  Zhang Shuai
6–2, 6–1
Win 2–0 Feb 2018 Taiwan Open, Taipei International Hard (i)   Wang Yafan   Nao Hibino
  Oksana Kalashnikova
7–6(4), 7–6(5)
Loss 2–1 Jan 2019 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Renata Voráčová   Peng Shuai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–2 May 2019 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay   Han Xinyun   Daria Gavrilova
  Ellen Perez
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 2019 French Open, Paris Grand Slam Clay   Zheng Saisai   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 3–6
Win 3–3 Sep 2019 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard   Veronika Kudermetova   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Loss 3–4 Oct 2019 Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Elite Trophy Hard (i)   Yang Zhaoxuan   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Andreja Klepač
3–6, 3–6

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2014 Suzhou, China Hard   Anna-Lena Friedsam 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Wang Yafan   Dalila Jakupović
  Irina Khromacheva
6–3, 6–3
Win 2–0 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou, China Hard   Wang Yafan   Naomi Broady
  Yanina Wickmayer
7–6(5), 6–3
Loss 2–1 Apr 2019 Anning, China Clay   Han Xinyun   Peng Shuai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
5–7, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (11–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 February 2009 Jiangmen, China Hard   Xie Yanze 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 25 May 2009 New Delhi, India Hard   Keren Shlomo 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 29 June 2009 Xiamen, China Hard   Zhang Shuai 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 29 March 2010 Nanjing, China Hard   Liu Wanting 6–4, 7–6(6)
Winner 4. 28 June 2010 Hefei, China Hard   Zheng Saisai 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 2. 23 August 2010 Saitama, Japan Hard   Hsu Wen-hsin 1–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner–up 3. 22 August 2011 Saitama, Japan Hard   Ayumi Oka 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 27 February 2012 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Sandra Zaniewska 6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 21 May 2012 Changwon, Korea Hard   Zhang Ling 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 May 2012 Gimcheon, Korea Hard   Chanel Simmonds 6–2, 6–1
Winner 8. 18 June 2012 Goyang, Korea Hard   Zhang Ling 6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 4. 16 July 2012 Evansville, United States Hard   Mallory Burdette 1–6, 2–6
Loss 8–5 Oct 2012 ITF Suzhou, China 100,000 Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 26 May 2013 Goyang, Korea (2) Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 23 June 2014 Xi'an, China Hard   Zhu Lin 4–6, 7–6(9), 6–4
Winner 11. 19 July 2015 Tianjin, China Hard   Wang Qiang 4–6, 7–6(2), 3–0 ret.
Runner–up 6. 26 July 2015 Zhengzhou, China Hard   Wang Yafan 4–6, 4–6
Loss 11–7 Oct 2015 ITF Suzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Zhang Kailin 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 8. 12 May 2019 Lu'an, China Hard   Han Xinyun 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (3–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 19 May 2008 Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard   Chen Hui   Kim Sun-jung
  Lee Cho-won
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Runner–up 2. 13 February 2012 Sydney, Australia Hard   Han Xinyun   Arina Rodionova
  Melanie South
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 16 July 2012 Evansville, United States Hard   Xu Yifan   Mallory Burdette
  Natalie Pluskota
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 30 July 2016 Wuhan, China Hard   Chang Kai-chen   Shuko Aoyama
  Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 4 May 2019 Gifu, Japan Hard   Han Xinyun   Akiko Omae
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Winner 3. 16 June 2019 Manchester, England Grass   Zhu Lin   Robin Anderson
  Laura-Ioana Paar
6–4, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 3R 2R Q1 3–4
French Open A A A Q1 A 1R 1R A 0–2
Wimbledon A A A 2R 2R 1R Q2 A 2–3
US Open Q2 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R A A 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–4 1–2 0–0 7–13

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open 3R 3R F 9–3
Wimbledon 1R 1R 3R 2–3
US Open A 2R QF 4–2
Win–Loss 2–2 3–3 10–4 15–9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-09-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYYxkRMUFI
  3. ^ "段莹莹不介意被叫段文波特 拿下生涯最重要胜利". Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  4. ^ "Kudermetova and Duan win Wuhan in team debut: 'It's an unbelievable week'". WTA. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

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