Tang Jinhua

Tang Jinhua (Chinese: 汤金华; pinyin: Tāng Jīnhuá; born 8 January 1992) is a Chinese retired badminton player who competed at the highest level during the second decade of the 2000s, winning numerous women's doubles and occasional mixed doubles events with a variety of partners. She is a graduate of Hunan University.[1]

Tang Jinhua
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Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 28)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Retired16 May 2019
HandednessRight
CoachChen Qiqiu
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD 29 May 2014)
30 (XD 2 May 2013)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

 
Tang (left) with Xia Huan

In 2009 Tang Jianhua won the World Junior girls double title with partner Xia Huan in Alor Setar, Malaysia. A year later in Guadalajara, Mexico they nearly repeated this success but fell in the finals to compatriots Bao Yixin and Ou Dongni. Tang and Xia also won girls' doubles at both the 2009 and 2010 Asian Junior Championships before graduating into elite level women's competition.[2] In October 2010, the young partnership reached the final of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix and in December they won their first Grand Prix level title at the India Grand Prix where Tang also copped the mixed doubles title with partner Liu Peixuan.[3][4]

In September of 2011, Tang and Xia won their first Super Series title at the China Masters, one of a BWF tour of tournaments rated behind only the World Championships and the Olympic Games in prestige.[5] In 2011 they also reached the semi-finals of the Grand Prix Gold level Korea Open[6] and the finals of the Super Series Premier level China Open.[7]

In 2012, Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan won the Grand Prix Gold level German Open and Swiss Open.[8][9] At the prestigious Super Series Premier All England Championships they advanced to the semifinals before falling to compatriots Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang. In June Tang and Xia were disappointed at the Thailand Open when, as tops seeds, they were upset in the semifinals by a scratch Thai pairing (who would win the event) but Tang Jinhua rebounded from this loss by winning mixed doubles at the same tournament, and from an unseeded position, with partner Tao Jiaming.[10] In October Tang formed a new partnership with the already highly accomplished Ma Jin and they won back to back women's doubles titles at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier and the French Open Super Series.[11][12]

 
Tang (left) with Bao Yixin

Tang Jinhua's most successful years were 2013 and 2014. 2013 brought her solid if not spectacular results with Ma Jin as they finished second to Chinese compatriots at the Super Series Premier Korea Open, the China Masters Super Series, and the Badminton Asia Championships, and to a Korean pairing at the German Open, before claiming victory at the Yonex Open Japan Super Series in September.[13] At the end of 2013, Tang and Ma somewhat surprisingly lost the final of the Super Series Masters Finals to the Danish pair of Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.[14] Tang's results with Ma Jin, however, were completely overshadowed by her success with new partner Bao Yixin beginning in October of 2013. In rapid succession the two 21-year-olds claimed titles at the Dutch Open Grand Prix, the Denmark Super Series Premier, the French Super Series, the Hong Kong Super Series and the Macao Open Grand Prix Gold, all before the end of the year. Of the first 28 matches they played the new pairing lost only once. In first four months 2014, Tang Jinhua & Bao Yixin won the Korea Open Super Series, the Malaysia Super Series Premier, the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and the Singapore Super Series.[15][16] Tang Jinhua was also part of the Chinese Uber Cup winning team in 2014. Together with Women's Doubles partner Bao Yixin she reached the number one spot of the BWF World Ranking on 29 May 2014.[17]

In 2015, she won the China Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament with Zhong Qianxin.[18] For the Superseries tournament, She won the Indonesia Open with Tian Qing, and French Open with Huang Yaqiong.[19][20] In 2016, she and Huang won the German Open Grand Prix Gold tournament, beat the Thai pairs Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.[21]

In May 2019, she announced her retirement on her Weibo.[22]

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Ma Jin   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
15–21, 21–14, 15–21   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
  Xia Huan   Suci Rizki Andini
  Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
21–9, 21–18   Gold
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Xia Huan   Bao Yixin
  Ou Dongni
13–21, 18–21   Silver

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Xia Huan   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
14–21, 21–17, 21–13   Gold
2010 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Xia Huan   Bao Yixin
  Ou Dongni
21–17, 21–8   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[23] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[24]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 U.S. Open Super 300   Yu Xiaohan   Kim Hye-jeong
  Kim So-yeong
18–21, 21–13, 21–15   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 China Masters   Xia Huan   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
21–19 Retired   Winner
2011 China Open   Xia Huan   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
11-21, 10-21   Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open   Ma Jin   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21-8, 21-12   Winner
2012 French Open   Ma Jin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21-12, 23-21   Winner
2013 Korea Open   Ma Jin   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 China Masters   Ma Jin   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Japan Open   Ma Jin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–11, 21–14   Winner
2013 Denmark Open   Bao Yixin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21-16, 21-13   Winner
2013 French Open   Bao Yixin   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21-13, 21-17   Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open   Bao Yixin   Ou Dongni
  Tang Yuanting
18–21, 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2013 World Superseries Finals   Ma Jin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2014 Korea Open   Bao Yixin   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–17, 21–15   Winner
2014 Malaysia Open   Bao Yixin   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 14–21, 21–13   Winner
2014 Singapore Open   Bao Yixin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
14–21, 21–19, 21–15   Winner
2015 Australian Open   Tian Qing   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
19–21, 21–16, 20–22   Runner-up
2015 Indonesia Open   Tian Qing   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2015 French Open   Huang Yaqiong   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–13, 21–16   Winner
2017 Malaysia Open   Huang Yaqiong   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
17–21, 21–18, 12–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 China Masters   Qiu Zihan   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–14, 11–21, 10–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Vietnam Open   Xia Huan   Ma Jin
  Zhong Qianxin
19–21, 23–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 India Grand Prix   Xia Huan   Ng Hui Ern
  Ng Hui Lin
21–8, 21–19   Winner
2012 German Open   Xia Huan   Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
23–21, 21–13   Winner
2012 Swiss Open   Xia Huan   Bao Yixin
  Zhong Qianxin
21–17, 21–10   Winner
2013 German Open   Ma Jin   Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
21–11, 14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 Dutch Open   Bao Yixin   Anggia Shitta Awanda
  Della Destiara Haris
21–15, 21–7   Winner
2013 Macau Open   Bao Yixin   Huang Yaqiong
  Yu Xiaohan
21-17, 21-15   Winner
2014 Swiss Open   Bao Yixin   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
19-21, 21-16, 21-13   Winner
2015 China Masters   Zhong Qianxin   Bao Yixin
  Tang Yuanting
21–14, 11–21, 21–17   Winner
2016 German Open   Huang Yaqiong   Puttita Supajirakul
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2017 China Masters   Huang Yaqiong   Bao Yixin
  Yu Xiaohan
21–8, 14–21, 17–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 India Grand Prix   Liu Peixuan   Gan Teik Chai
  Ng Hui Lin
21–17, 21–17   Winner
2012 Thailand Open   Tao Jiaming   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–14, 21–16   Winner
2013 Swiss Open   Zhang Nan   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
20–22, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open   Chai Biao   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

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