Liu Fangzhou (Chinese: 刘方舟; pinyin: Liú Fāngzhōu; Mandarin pronunciation: [ljǒu fáŋ ʈʂóu]; born 12 December 1995) is a Chinese tennis player.

Liu Fangzhou
刘方舟
Liu Fangzhou 8, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin, China
Born (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 24)
Tianjin, China
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$402,444
Singles
Career record206–139
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking127 (24 April 2017)
Current ranking246 (4 November 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2015)
French OpenQ1 (2015)
WimbledonQ3 (2015)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Doubles
Career record3–6
Highest ranking919 (16 June 2014)
Current ranking1227 (8 September 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1–3
Last updated on: 14 May 2018.

On 24 April 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 127. On 16 June 2014, she peaked at number 919 in the doubles rankings.

Liu made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Shenzhen Open, having been awarded a wild card into the main draw, but lost to Peng Shuai in the first round. Six months later, Liu advanced to the final of the WTA 125K inaugural Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open, where she again faced Peng, losing in a tough three-set match.

Playing for China at the Fed Cup, Liu has a win-loss record of 1–3.

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2014 Jiangxi Open, China Hard   Peng Shuai 2–6, 6–3, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 16 (2 titles, 14 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–14)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2012 ITF Kōfu, Japan $10,000 Hard   Hiroko Kuwata 4–6, 6–4, 6–7(7)
Loss 0–2 May 2013 ITF Goyang, South Korea $25,000 Hard   Duan Yingying 3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Feb 2014 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand $10,000 Hard   Zhang Ling 3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Mar 2014 ITF Shenzhen, China $10,000 Hard   Chan Chin-wei 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Win 1–4 Nov 2014 ITF Bendigo, Australia $50,000 Hard   Risa Ozaki 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–4 Mar 2016 ITF Nanjing, China $10,000 Hard   Tian Ran 6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–5 Mar 2016 ITF Quanzhou, China $50,000 Hard   Wang Qiang 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–6 Apr 2016 ITF Nanning, China $25,000 Hard   Zhang Kailin 3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–7 Jul 2016 ITF Qujing, China $25,000 Hard   Nigina Abduraimova 5–7, 3–6
Loss 2–8 Aug 2016 ITF Naiman, China $25,000 Hard (i)   Han Xinyun 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–9 Apr 2017 ITF Quanzhou, China $60,000 Hard   Zheng Saisai 2–6, 3–6
Loss 2–10 Jun 2017 ITF Wuhan, China $25,000 Hard   Jovana Jakšić 0–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 2–11 Nov 2017 ITF Shenzhen, China $100,000 Hard   Carol Zhao 5–7, 2–6
Loss 2–12 Apr 2018 ITF Quanzhou, China $60,000 Hard   Zheng Saisai 3–6, 1–6
Loss 2–13 May 2018 ITF Lu'an, China $60,000 Hard   Zhu Lin 0–6, 2–6
Loss 2–14 Mar 2019 ITF Shenzhen, China W60 Hard   Clara Tauson 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2016 ITF Brisbane, Australia $25,000 Hard   Julia Glushko   Naiktha Bains
  Abigail Tere-Apisah
7–6(4), 2–6, [3–10]

Fed Cup participationEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2014 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 5 February 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan   Uzbekistan Hard (i)   Sabina Sharipova L 4–6, 2–6
6 February 2014   South Korea   Han Na-lae W 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
P/O 8 February 2014   Kazakhstan   Sesil Karatantcheva L 6–4, 1–6, 1–6

DoublesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2014 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 5 February 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan   Uzbekistan Hard (i)   Zhang Shuai   Nigina Abduraimova
  Sabina Sharipova
L 1–6, 4–6

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