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Wang Qiang (Chinese: 王蔷; pinyin: Wáng Qiáng; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ tɕʰjǎŋ]; born 14 January 1992 in Tianjin) is a Chinese professional tennis player. She has won two singles titles on the WTA Tour. On 1 April 2019, Wang reached her best singles ranking of world No. 16.

Wang Qiang
王蔷
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Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin
Born (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 27)
Tianjin
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPeter McNamara
Prize money$3,264,537
Singles
Career record373–233 (61.55%)
Career titles2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (1 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 16 (1 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2019)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record24–46
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 136 (8 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 218 (18 March 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Fed CupRecord 14–10
Last updated on: 28 March 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

At age nine, Wang started playing tennis.[1] That year, she became the promotion player for the Tianjin National Tennis Center. For two years consecutively (2006, 2007), she won the Junior's Tennis Championship in China. She officially started touring the ITF Women's Circuit in Japan as of 2007.

Wang achieved the first big win at the 2013 Malaysian Open where, after qualifying, she beat top seed and world No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki in the first round.[2]

She made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the 2014 US Open from the qualifying tournament,[3] and defeated Paula Kania of Poland in the first round by 6–2, 6–0, before losing to Australian Casey Dellaqua in the second round.[4]

2018: Asian Games gold medalist, two WTA titles, world No. 20Edit

She won the golden medal in singles at the Asian Games defeating Jeong Su-nam, Gozal Ainitdinova, Aldila Sutjiadi, Liang En-shuo, and finally compatriot Zhang Shuai in the final.

Wang also won her first WTA International titles in 2018. Her first came in July at Jiangxi, where she defeated Zheng Saisai in the final. The second one came in September at Guangzhou, where she dropped only four games throughout the tournament. As a result of her Guangzhou triumph, she reached a new career-high ranking of world No. 34 and replaced Zhang Shuai as the highest-ranked Chinese player.

The next week, she competed at the Premier-5 tournament in Wuhan, where she defeated Maria Sakkari, eighth seed Karolína Plíšková, and Daria Gavrilova in the first three matches. In the quarterfinals, she defeated 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig in straight sets to reach the semifinals, but was forced to retire from the match against Anett Kontaveit due to injury. She became the first ever Chinese player to reach the semifinals at the tournament, and reached another new career-high ranking of No. 28.

Wang received a wild card into the China Open in Beijing. As a Wuhan Open semifinalist, she received a first-round bye at the China Open. She first faced 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the second round and defeated her by 6–0, 6–0. In the third round, she defeated Karolína Plíšková for the second time in two weeks in straight sets. In the quarterfinal, she defeated Wuhan Champion Aryna Sabalenka in two very tight sets. Her run eventually ended in the semifinal, at the hands of former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. Her semifinal result earned her a new career-high ranking of No. 24.

Wang was seeded sixth in Hong Kong. She defeated Zhang Ling and Christina McHale to reach the quarterfinals, where she faced top seed Elina Svitolina. Wang took a decisive lead quickly, taking the first set 6–2 and was leading 5–2 in the second when the match was suspended for the night due to a sudden downpour. She closed out the set 6–4 the next day, advancing to the semifinal. In the semifinal she defeated fourth seed Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets, coming back from a 1–4 deficit in the third to win 7–5. She made her third final of the year, where she faced 18 year old Dayana Yastremska, and was defeated in straight sets. On 22 October, she reached a new career-high ranking of No. 22.

She was originally awarded a wild card to enter WTA Elite Trophy, but with withdrawals from both Serena Williams and Jelena Ostapenko, she qualified for the main draw with her ranking. In her first round-robin match, she lost to Daria Kasatkina in three sets. She then played Madison Keys, winning the match in three sets 1–6, 6–3, 6–1. Later, Keys, as the leader of the group, announced her withdrawal due to a knee injury, allowing the second-placed Wang to play the semifinal match against Muguruza, where she won in straight sets 6–2, 6–0.[5] In the final, she was defeated by Ashleigh Barty. Her performance in Zhuhai saw her break the top 20 for the first time, and ensured she would end the year as world No. 20.

2019Edit

Seeded 21st at the 2019 Australian Open, Wang defeated Fiona Ferro and Aleksandra Krunić before losing to 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova. This was her best performance to date at the tournament. In Miami, she reached her first ever quarterfinal at a Premium Mandatory event, and reached a new career-high ranking of No. 16.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (0–1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2018 Jiangxi Open, Nanchang, China International Hard   Zheng Saisai 7–5, 4–0 ret.
Win 2–0 Sep 2018 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Yulia Putintseva 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Oct 2018 Hong Kong Open International Hard   Dayana Yastremska 2–6, 1–6
Loss 2–2 Nov 2018 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Elite Trophy Hard (i)   Ashleigh Barty 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2017 Hong Kong Open International Hard   Lu Jiajing   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
1–6, 1–6

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2014 Ningbo, China Hard   Magda Linette 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2017 Zhengzhou, China Hard   Peng Shuai 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–1 ret.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (13–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (12–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 November 2010 Hyogo, Japan Carpet   Yurina Koshino 6–1, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 19 June 2011 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard   Varatchaya Wongteanchai 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 18 March 2012 Sanya, China Hard   Han Xinyun 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 5 August 2012 Beijing, China Hard   Chan Yung-jan 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 1 December 2012 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk 6–2, 6–1
Winner 5. 8 December 2012 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Xin Wen 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 2. 27 April 2013 Wenshan, China Hard   Zhang Yuxuan 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Runner–up 3. 5 May 2013 Gifu, Japan Hard   An-Sophie Mestach 6–1, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 23 February 2014 New Delhi, India Hard   Yuliya Beygelzimer 6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 18 May 2014 Kurume, Japan Grass   Eri Hozumi 6–3, 6–1
Winner 8. 25 May 2014 Tianjin, China Hard   Zhu Lin 6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. 2 August 2014 Wuhan, China Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 11 July 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Zhang Kailin 6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 27 March 2016 Quanzhou, China Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–2, 6–2
Winner 12. 16 April 2016 Shenzhen, China Hard   Mayo Hibi 6–2, 6–0
Runner–up 4. 8 May 2016 Gifu, Japan Hard   Hiroko Kuwata 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 13. 30 July 2016 Wuhan, China Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 7–5, 6–2

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 25 September 2010 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Kao Shao-yuan   Lu Jiajing
  Lu Jiaxiang
5–7, 6–1, [9–11]
Winner 1. 29 October 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Hard (i)   Kao Shao-yuan   Juan Ting-fei
  Zheng Saisai
6–3, 7–6(7–2)

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
French Open A A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
US Open Q1 A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 3–4 1–4 4–4 2–1 0 / 18 12–18 40%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Year-end championship
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy[1] DNQ F 0 / 1 2–2 50%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A 2R 4R 4R 0 / 3 6–3 67%
Miami Open A A A A A A 2R 1R QF 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Madrid Open Not Held A A A 3R 1R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
China Open A 1R Q1 A 2R 1R 1R SF 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Premier 5 tournaments
Doha / Dubai Open[2] A A A A 2R 1R QF 1R A 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Italian Open A A A A A A 2R Q2 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Open A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Tokyo / Wuhan Opens[3] A A A A A Q2 3R SF 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 3 1 2 14 12 19 22 4 77
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Finals reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 4–14 8–12 24–19 37–21 6–4 2 / 77 81–76 52%
Win %  –  0% 50% 33% 22% 40% 56% 64% 60% 52%
Year-end ranking[4] 270 193 217 100 114 70 45 20 $3,446,537

NotesEdit

  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 4 2006: WTA Ranking–896, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.
    2007: WTA Ranking–778, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.
    2008: WTA Ranking–556, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.
    2009: WTA Ranking–363, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.
    2010: WTA Ranking–291, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

Season 2013 2018 Total
Wins 1 4 5
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score QW Rank
2013
1.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 10 Malaysian Open Hard 1st round 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1 No. 186
2018
2.   Venus Williams No. 9 French Open Clay 1st round 6–4, 7–5 No. 91
3.   Karolína Plíšková No. 7 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2nd round 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 No. 34
4.   Karolína Plíšková No. 7 China Open Hard 3rd round 6–4, 6–4 No. 28
5.   Elina Svitolina No. 5 Hong Kong Open Hard Quarterfinals 6–2, 6–4 No. 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.87pat.com/qiang-wang/e/profile/index.html
  2. ^ Caroline Wozniacki loses to Qiang Wang in Malaysian Open
  3. ^ "Women's Qualifying Singles Draw". Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  4. ^ "US Open: Casey Dellacqua fires past Qiang Wang to reach third round for first time, Samantha Stosur crumbles". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ Livaudais, Stephanie (3 November 2018). "Wang routs Muguruza to reach historic Zhuhai final against Barty". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

External linksEdit