Wang Qiang (tennis)
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 and was a quarterfinalist at the 2019 US Open. On 9 September 2019, Wang reached her best singles ranking of world No. 12.
Wang Qiang at the 2019 French Open
|Born||14 January 1992|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (double-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Peter McNamara (2015-2019)|
Thomas Drouet (2019-)
|Career record||384–244 (61.1%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 12 (9 September 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 29 (21 October 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2019)|
|French Open||3R (2018)|
|US Open||QF (2019)|
|Career titles||1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 136 (8 January 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 287 (26 August 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017, 2018)|
|French Open||2R (2017)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Fed Cup||Record 14–10|
|Last updated on: 1 September 2019.|
- 1 Career
- 2 Significant finals
- 3 WTA career finals
- 4 WTA 125 series finals
- 5 ITF Circuit finals
- 6 Performance timelines
- 7 Wins over top 10 players
- 8 References
- 9 External links
At age nine, Wang started playing tennis. 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.
She made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the 2014 US Open from the qualifying tournament, 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.
2018: Asian Games gold medalist, two WTA titles, world No. 20Edit
Wang also had a great run in the Asian Swing. She won her first WTA tour tile in July at Jiangxi, where she defeated Zheng Saisai in the final. She then won her second title in September at Guangzhou, where she didn't drop more than four games in each match 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. She defeated the 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the second round by 6–0, 6–0. In the third round, she defeated Karolína Plíšková for the second time in consecutive 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. In her third final of the year, Wang was defeated by the 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska in straight sets. On 22 October, she reached a new career-high ranking of No. 22.
She was awarded a wild card to enter the 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 winner 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. 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.
2019: First Grand Slam quarterfinalEdit
Seeded 21st at the Australian Open, Wang defeated Fiona Ferro and Aleksandra Krunić and then lost to 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova. This was her best performance to date at the tournament. At Indian Wells, she defeated 16th seed Elise Mertens and reached the fourth round, losing to eventual champion Bianca Andreescu. In Miami, she reached her first quarterfinal at a Premier Mandatory event, where she lost to second seed Simona Halep. At the Prague Open, she was seeded third, reaching the quarterfinals and then lost to Bernarda Pera. Wang failed to advance past the second round at any tournament during the clay season, losing in the first round at Madrid and Rome, and losing in the second round at Strasbourg and the French Open.
At the Birmingham Classic, she defeated Lauren Davis and then lost to Venus Williams in the second round. She subsequently withdrew from the Eastbourne International. At Wimbledon, she was seeded 15th. She defeated Vera Lapko and Tamara Zidanšek and then lost to Elise Mertens in the third round. This was her best result at the tournament to date.
She achieved a series of new career-high rankings over the course of the year, achieving the world No. 15 ranking prior to Wimbledon.
At the US Open, Wang was seeded 18th. She defeated Caroline Dolehide, Alison Van Uytvanck, and Fiona Ferro to advance to the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time. She then set tournament favorite and world No. 2 Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round, her first victory over a top three player, to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. She became just the fifth Chinese player in history, after Li Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai, and Zhang Shuai, to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal. However, she heavily lost to Serena Williams in straight sets, winning just one game. After the tournament, she rose six places to reach another new career high of world No. 12, becoming the second-highest ranked Chinese singles player in history.
WTA Elite TrophyEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||2018||WTA Elite Trophy, China||Hard (i)||Ashleigh Barty||3–6, 4–6|
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2018||Jiangxi Open, 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, Hong Kong||International||Hard||Dayana Yastremska||2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||2–2||Nov 2018||WTA Elite Trophy, China||Elite Trophy||Hard (i)||Ashleigh Barty||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2017||Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong||International||Hard||Lu Jiajing|| Chan Hao-ching
WTA 125 series finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2014||WTA Ningbo, China||125K||Hard||Magda Linette||6–3, 5–7, 1–6|
|Win||1–1||Apr 2017||WTA Zhengzhou, China||125K||Hard||Peng Shuai||3–6, 7–6(3), 1–1 ret.|
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 18 (13 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2010||ITF Hyogo, Japan||10,000||Carpet||Yurina Koshino||6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||1–1||Jun 2011||ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia||25,000||Hard||Varatchaya Wongteanchai||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||2–1||Mar 2012||ITF Sanya, China||25,000||Hard||Han Xinyun||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||3–1||Aug 2012||ITF Beijing, China||75,000||Hard||Chan Yung-jan||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||4–1||Dec 2012||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Nungnadda Wannasuk||6–2, 6–1|
|Win||5–1||Dec 2012||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Xin Wen||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||5–2||Apr 2013||ITF Wenshan, China||50,000||Hard||Zhang Yuxuan||6–1, 6–7(4), 2–6|
|Loss||5–3||May 2013||ITF Gifu, Japan||50,000||Hard||An-Sophie Mestach||6–1, 3–6, 0–6|
|Win||6–3||Feb 2014||ITF New Delhi, India||25,000||Hard||Yuliya Beygelzimer||6–1, 6–3|
|Win||7–3||May 2014||ITF Kurume, Japan||50,000||Grass||Eri Hozumi||6–3, 6–1|
|Win||8–3||May 2014||ITF Tianjin, China||25,000||Hard||Zhu Lin||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||9–3||Aug 2014||ITF Wuhan, China||50,000||Hard||Luksika Kumkhum||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||10–3||Jul 2015||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||25,000||Hard||Zhang Kailin||6–2, 6–4|
|Loss||10–4||Jul 2015||ITF Tianjin, China||25,000||Hard||Duan Yingying||6–4, 6–7(2), 0–3 ret.|
|Win||11–4||Mar 2016||ITF Quanzhou, China||50,000||Hard||Liu Fangzhou||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||12–4||Apr 2016||ITF Shenzhen, China||50,000||Hard||Mayo Hibi||6–2, 6–0|
|Loss||12–5||May 2016||ITF Gifu, Japan||75,000||Hard||Hiroko Kuwata||2–6, 6–2, 4–6|
|Win||13–5||Jul 2016||ITF Wuhan, China||50,000||Hard||Luksika Kumkhum||7–5, 6–2|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2010||ITF Makinohara, Japan||25,000||Carpet||Kao Shao-yuan|| Lu Jiajing
|5–7, 6–1, [9–11]|
|Win||1–1||Oct 2010||ITF Taipei, Taiwan||10,000||Hard (i)||Kao Shao-yuan|| Juan Ting-fei
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.
This table is current through the 2019 China Open.
|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||2R||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||3R||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||3R||QF||0 / 6||9–6||60%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–4||3–4||1–4||4–4||9–4||0 / 21||19–21||48%|
|WTA Finals||Did Not Qualify||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|WTA Elite Trophy||Did Not Qualify||F||DNQ||0 / 1||2–2||50%|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|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||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|China Open||A||1R||Q1||A||2R||1R||1R||SF||1R||0 / 6||4–6||40%|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Opens||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||QF||1R||A||0 / 4||4–4||50%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||Q2||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||3R||SF||3R||0 / 3||7–3||70%|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–0||0–3||1–1||1–2||4–14||8–12||24–19||37–22||20–18||2 / 92||95–91||51%|
- 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, before WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
- 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.
- 3 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
- 4 2006: WTA ranking–896,
2007: WTA ranking–778,
2008: WTA ranking–556,
2009: WTA ranking–363,
2010: WTA ranking–291.
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
|1.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 10||Malaysian Open, Malaysia||Hard||1R||2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1||No. 186|
|2.||Venus Williams||No. 9||French Open, France||Clay||1R||6–4, 7–5||No. 91|
|3.||Karolína Plíšková||No. 7||Wuhan Open, China||Hard||2R||6–1, 3–6, 6–3||No. 34|
|4.||Karolína Plíšková||No. 7||China Open, China||Hard||3R||6–4, 6–4||No. 28|
|5.||Elina Svitolina||No. 5||Hong Kong Open||Hard||QF||6–2, 6–4||No. 24|
|6.||Ashleigh Barty||No. 2||US Open, United States||Hard||4R||6–2, 6–4||No. 18|
- Caroline Wozniacki loses to Qiang Wang in Malaysian Open
- "Women's Qualifying Singles Draw". Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "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.
- Livaudais, Stephanie (3 November 2018). "Wang routs Muguruza to reach historic Zhuhai final against Barty". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 3 November 2018.