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Tang Jinhua (Chinese: 汤金华; pinyin: Tāng Jīnhuá; born 8 January 1992 in Nanjing) is a Chinese female badminton doubles player who competes at the highest level for some years now. She won the women's and mixed doubles categories with different partners, Tang graduated from Hunan University.[1]

Tang Jinhua
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Reika Kakiiwa - Miyuki Maeda vs Bao Yixin - Tang Jinhua 02.jpg
Personal information
Country China
Born (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 27)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachChen Qiqiu
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD 29 May 2014)
30 (XD 2 May 2013)
Current ranking29 (WD), 141 (XD) (13 September 2018)
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

 
Tang (left) with Xia Huan

In 2009, she conquered the World Junior girls' doubles title partnered with Xia Huan at the 2009 BWF World Junior Championships held in Alor Setar, Malaysia. One year later at Guadalajara, Mexico they almost managed to defend their World Junior title reaching the final which they eventually lost to compatriots Bao Yixin and Ou Dongni (13-21, 18-21). The couple also won both the 2009 Asian Junior Badminton Championships and the 2010 Asian Junior Badminton Championships.[2] In October 2010, the young couple reached the final of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix and in December they won their first Grand Prix title at the India Grand Prix.[3][4]

In 2011, Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan won their first major title winning the Li-Ning China Masters Super Series 2011.[5] They also reached the semi-finals at the 2011 Hwasun Victor Korea Open Grand Prix Gold.[6] Together with partner Xia Huan Tang also reached the final at the Li-Ning China Open Super Series Premier 2011.[7]

In 2012, Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan were victorious winners at the Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold 2012 and the Badminton Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2012.[8][9] At the prestigious Yonex All England Open Super Series Premier 2012 they reached the semi-finals. In the Mixed Doubles event at the SCG Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2012 Tang Jinhua took the spoils with partner Tao Jiaming.[10] At the end of the year 2012 Tang Jinhua took two more victories in the Women's Doubles event with experienced partner Ma Jin. They won the 2012 Yonex Denmark Open Super Series Premier and the Yonex French Badminton Open Super Series 2012.[11][12]

 
Tang (left) with Bao Yixin

At the end of 2013, Tang Jinhua surprisingly lost the final of the 2013 BWF Super Series Masters Finals with Ma Jin to the Danish pair of Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.[13] Earlier in the year 2013 this Chinese pair reached the finals of the 2013 Victor Korea Open Super Series Premier, 2013 China Masters Super Series, 2013 German Open Grand Prix Gold, and 2013 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and even winning the Yonex Open Japan Super Series 2013.[14] For the last quarter of 2013 Tang Jinhua was paired up with a new partner Bao Yixin and this would become an instant success winning five big Women's Doubles events in the last part of the year 2013. There were victories for the new couple at the finals of the 2013 Dutch Open Grand Prix, 2013 Denmark Super Series Premier, 2013 French Super Series, 2013 Hong Kong Super Series and the 2013 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold. Of the first 28 matches played this new couple only lost one match. In 2014, Tang Jinhua & Bao Yixin won the 2014 Korea Open Super Series, 2014 Malaysia Super Series Premier, 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and the 2014 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
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Xia Huan   Bao Yixin
  Ou Dongni
13–21, 18–21   Silver
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
  Xia Huan   Suci Rizki Andini
  Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
21–9, 21–18   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Xia Huan   Bao Yixin
  Ou Dongni
21–17, 21–8   Gold
2009 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Xia Huan   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
14–21, 21–17, 21–13   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
2017 Malaysia Open   Huang Yaqiong   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
17–21, 21–18, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 French Open   Huang Yaqiong   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–13, 21–16   Winner
2015 Indonesia Open   Tian Qing   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2015 Australian Open   Tian Qing   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
19–21, 21–16, 20–22   Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open   Bao Yixin   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Christinna Pedersen
14–21, 21–19, 21–15   Winner
2014 Malaysia Open   Bao Yixin   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 14–21, 21–13   Winner
2014 Korea Open   Bao Yixin   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–17, 21–15   Winner
2013 Superseries Finals   Ma Jin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open   Bao Yixin   Ou Dongni
  Tang Yuanting
18–21, 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2013 French Open   Bao Yixin   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21-13, 21-17   Winner
2013 Denmark Open   Bao Yixin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21-16, 21-13   Winner
2013 Japan Open   Ma Jin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–11, 21–14   Winner
2013 China Masters   Ma Jin   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Korea Open   Ma Jin   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 French Open   Ma Jin   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21-12, 23-21   Winner
2012 Denmark Open   Ma Jin   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21-8, 21-12   Winner
2011 China Open   Xia Huan   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
11-21, 10-21   Runner-up
2011 China Masters   Xia Huan   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
21–19 Retired   Winner

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

Mixed doubles

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

ReferencesEdit

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