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.
|Born||8 January 1992|
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Women's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||1 (WD 29 May 2014)|
30 (XD 2 May 2013)
|Current ranking||29 (WD), 141 (XD) (13 September 2018)|
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. 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.
In 2011, Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan won their first major title winning the Li-Ning China Masters Super Series 2011. They also reached the semi-finals at the 2011 Hwasun Victor Korea Open Grand Prix Gold. Together with partner Xia Huan Tang also reached the final at the Li-Ning China Open Super Series Premier 2011.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
In 2015, she won the China Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament with Zhong Qianxin. For the Superseries tournament, She won the Indonesia Open with Tian Qing, and French Open with Huang Yaqiong. In 2016, she and Huang won the German Open Grand Prix Gold tournament, beat the Thai pairs Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.
In May 2019, she announced her retirement on her Weibo.
|2013||Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei||Ma Jin|| Wang Xiaoli
|15–21, 21–14, 15–21||Silver|
BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2010||Domo del Code Jalisco,
|Xia Huan|| Bao Yixin
|2009||Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
|Xia Huan|| Suci Rizki Andini
Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Xia Huan|| Bao Yixin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Xia Huan|| Luo Ying
|14–21, 21–17, 21–13||Gold|
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2018||U.S. Open||Super 300||Yu Xiaohan|| Kim Hye-jeong
|18–21, 21–13, 21–15||Winner|
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.
|2012||China Masters||Qiu Zihan|| Xu Chen
|21–14, 11–21, 10–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2017||China Masters||Huang Yaqiong|| Bao Yixin
|21–8, 14–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2016||German Open||Huang Yaqiong|| Puttita Supajirakul
|2015||China Masters||Zhong Qianxin|| Bao Yixin
|21–14, 11–21, 21–17||Winner|
|2014||Swiss Open||Bao Yixin|| Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
|19-21, 21-16, 21-13||Winner|
|2013||Macau Open||Bao Yixin|| Huang Yaqiong
|2013||Dutch Open||Bao Yixin|| Anggia Shitta Awanda
Della Destiara Haris
|2013||German Open||Ma Jin|| Jung Kyung-eun
|21–11, 14–21, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Swiss Open||Xia Huan|| Bao Yixin
|2012||German Open||Xia Huan|| Jung Kyung-eun
|2010||India Grand Prix||Xia Huan|| Ng Hui Ern
Ng Hui Lin
|2010||Vietnam Open||Xia Huan|| Ma Jin
|19–21, 23–21, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2014||Swiss Open||Chai Biao|| Chris Adcock
|2013||Swiss Open||Zhang Nan|| Joachim Fischer Nielsen
|2012||Thailand Open||Tao Jiaming|| Sudket Prapakamol
|2010||India Grand Prix||Liu Peixuan|| Gan Teik Chai
Ng Hui Lin
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