Duan Yingying

Duan Yingying (Chinese: 段莹莹; 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, China
Born (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 31)
Tianjin, China
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDong Yuesen
Prize money$1,939,810
Singles
Career record299–200 (59.9%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 60 (24 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 564 (2 November 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open1R (2017, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2015, 2016)
US Open2R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record114–90 (55.9%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 16 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 18 (2 November 2020)
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: 5 November 2020.
Duan Yingying
Traditional Chinese段瑩瑩
Simplified Chinese段莹莹

She has won one singles title and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, and two WTA 125K doubles titles, as well as eleven singles and three doubles titles on the ITF 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 3 February 2020, she peaked at No. 16 in the 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. 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.

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 Taiwan Open, playing with Wang Yafan.

2019Edit

Duan and Zheng Saisai reached the final of the French Open, losing to Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. In September, they reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, however, 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]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# 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; (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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 3R 2R Q1 A 3–4
French Open A A A Q1 A 1R 1R A A 0–2
Wimbledon A A A 2R 2R 1R Q2 A NH 2–3
US Open Q2 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R A A A 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–4 1–2 0–0 0–0 7–13

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 0–2
French Open 3R 3R F A 9–3
Wimbledon 1R 1R 3R NH 2–3
US Open A 2R QF A 4–2
Win–Loss 2–2 3–3 10–4 0–1 15–10

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

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

WTA Elite TrophyEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 WTA Elite Trophy, China Hard (i)   Han Xinyun   Zhang Shuai
  Lu Jingjing
6–2, 6–1
Loss 2019 WTA Elite Trophy, China Hard (i)   Yang Zhaoxuan   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Andreja Klepač
3–6, 3–6

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, China International Hard   Vania King 1–6, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2017 WTA Elite Trophy,
Zhuhai
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(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
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 WTA Elite Trophy,
Zhuhai
Elite Trophy Hard (i)   Yang Zhaoxuan   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Andreja Klepač
3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–5 Jan 2020 Shenzhen Open,
China[5]
International Hard   Zheng Saisai   Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
2–6, 6–3, [4–10]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2014 Suzhou Ladies Open, 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 Challenger, Thailand Hard   Wang Yafan   Dalila Jakupović
  Irina Khromacheva
6–3, 6–3
Win 2–0 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard   Wang Yafan   Naomi Broady
  Yanina Wickmayer
7–6(5), 6–3
Loss 2–1 Apr 2019 Kunming Open, China Clay   Han Xinyun   Peng Shuai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
5–7, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 19 (11 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2009 ITF Jiangmen, China 10,000 Hard   Xie Yanze 6–2, 6–4
Win 2–0 May 2009 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Keren Shlomo 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Jun 2009 ITF Xiamen, China 25,000 Hard   Zhang Shuai 2–6, 1–6
Win 3–1 Mar 2010 ITF Nanjing, China 10,000 Hard   Liu Wanting 6–4, 7–6(6)
Win 4–1 Jun 2010 ITF Hefei, China 10,000 Hard   Zheng Saisai 6–3, 6–4
Loss 4–2 Aug 2010 ITF Saitama, Japan 10,000 Hard   Hsu Wen-hsin 1–6, 6–1, 3–6
Loss 4–3 Aug 2011 ITF Saitama, Japan 10,000 Hard   Ayumi Oka 3–6, 4–6
Win 5–3 Feb 2012 ITF Wellington, New Zealand 25,000 Hard   Sandra Zaniewska 6–1, 6–4
Win 6–3 May 2012 ITF Changwon, Korea 25,000 Hard   Zhang Ling 6–4, 6–3
Win 7–3 May 2012 ITF Gimcheon, Korea 25,000 Hard   Chanel Simmonds 6–2, 6–1
Win 8–3 Jun 2012 ITF Goyang, Korea 25,000 Hard   Zhang Ling 6–3, 6–3
Loss 8–4 Jul 2012 ITF Evansville, United States 10,000 Hard   Mallory Burdette 1–6, 2–6
Loss 8–5 Oct 2012 Suzhou Ladies Open, China 100,000 Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 2–6
Win 9–5 May 2013 ITF Goyang, Korea (2) 25,000 Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–3, 6–4
Win 10–5 Jun 2014 ITF Xi'an, China 50,000 Hard   Zhu Lin 4–6, 7–6(9), 6–4
Win 11–5 Jul 2015 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard   Wang Qiang 4–6, 7–6(2), 3–0 ret.
Loss 11–6 Jul 2015 ITF Zhengzhou, China 25,000 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
Loss 11–8 May 2019 Jin'an Open, China 60,000 Hard   Han Xinyun 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2008 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Chen Hui   Kim Sun-jung
  Lee Cho-won
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Loss 0–2 Feb 2012 ITF Sydney, Australia 25,000 Hard   Han Xinyun   Arina Rodionova
  Melanie South
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 1–2 Jul 2012 ITF Evansville, United States 10,000 Hard   Xu Yifan   Mallory Burdette
  Natalie Pluskota
6–2, 6–3
Loss 1–3 Jul 2016 ITF Wuhan, China 50,000 Hard   Chang Kai-chen   Shuko Aoyama
  Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Win 2–3 May 2019 Kangaroo Cup Gifu, Japan 80,000 Hard   Han Xinyun   Akiko Omae
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Win 3–3 Jun 2019 Manchester Challenger, England 100,000 Grass   Zhu Lin   Robin Anderson
  Laura Ioana Paar
6–4, 6–3

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.
  5. ^ "2020 Shenzhen Open". WTA.

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