Wang Xiaoli (Chinese: 王晓理; born 24 June 1989) is a Chinese badminton player who is a doubles specialist. In 2012, she competed at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.[2]

Wang Xiaoli
王晓理
Wang Xiaoli and Ma Jin EAG2009.jpg
Wang Xiaoli (left) with Ma Jin at the 2009 East Asian Games
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1989-06-24) 24 June 1989 (age 32)
Hubei, China
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Retired13 December 2015[1]
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 (22 May 2014)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 London Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Paris Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hyderabad Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Donggun Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2012 Wuhan Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2014 New Delhi Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Suwon Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Chengdu Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Taipei Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Wuhan Women's doubles
East Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Hong Kong Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hong Kong Women's doubles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Incheon Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Waitakere City Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Incheon Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Incheon Mixed doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Kuala Lumpur Girls' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
BWF profile
Wang Xiaoli with her partner Yu Yang competed at the 2012 London Olympics

CareerEdit

In 2005, she joined the Chinese national second team and officially became the first team in 2008.[3] Wang Xiaoli began her international career in 2009 when she paired with Tao Jiaming in mixed doubles and with Ma Jin in women's doubles. She quickly gained success with Ma Jin and culminated their career with a gold medal at the 2009 Asia Championships.[4] In the middle of the 2010 season, Wang Xiaoli dropped mixed doubles from her repertoire of events and began competing in women's doubles with Yu Yang.[5] Despite their short time together, Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang have reached the number one ranking in the world for their event.[6] In 2011, she and Yu Yang received an award "BWF Female Player of the Year", who have become the first shuttlers to scoop a grand slam with their 5 BWF World Superseries Premier titles in 2011. Having only teamed up for slightly over a year, they have already picked up the 2011 World title and were also champions at the 2011 Asian Championships. They also made 12 consecutive finals appearances with 7 BWF World Superseries titles to their name in 2011.[7]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wang and her partner, Yu Yang, along with Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung of South Korea, and Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii of Indonesia, were disqualified from the competition for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport", following matches the previous evening during which they were accused of throwing the match.[8][9] Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli played against South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and it has been suggested that both teams wanted to lose in order to secure an easier draw,[10] although Yu claimed "she and her partner were just trying to conserve their strength for the knockout rounds".[11]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Ma Jin   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
16–21, 12–21   Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Ma Jin   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
9–21, 17–21   Silver
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–11   Gold
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China   Yu Yang   Eom Hye-won
  Jang Ye-na
21–14, 18–21, 21–8   Gold
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 15–21   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 15–21, 12–21   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Ma Jin   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
21–11, 21–18   Gold
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–10   Gold
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan   Yu Yang   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–15, 14–21, 21–15   Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Yu Yang   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
12–21, 12–21   Silver

East Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong   Ma Jin   Zhang Dan
  Zhang Zhibo
20–22, 16–21   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Ma Jin   Hong Soo-jung
  Sun In-jang
21–13, 21–18   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Hu Wenqing   Li Tian
  Ma Jin
3–4 retired   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ma Jin   Sun In-jang
  Yoo Hyun-young
21–19, 21–11   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[12] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[13] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Japan Open   Ma Jin   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2009 French Open   Ma Jin   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–8   Winner
2009 Hong Kong Open   Ma Jin   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
16–21, 21–19, 21–12   Winner
2010 Malaysia Open   Ma Jin   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2010 China Masters   Yu Yang   Bao Yixin
  Lu Lu
21–8, 21–8   Winner
2010 Japan Open   Yu Yang   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–6   Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open   Yu Yang   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
21–11, 21–12   Winner
2010 World Superseries Finals   Yu Yang   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–7, 21–17   Winner
2011 Malaysia Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 21–6, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Korea Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 19–21, 21–4   Winner
2011 All England Open   Yu Yang   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
21–2, 21–9   Winner
2011 Indonesia Open   Yu Yang   Vita Marissa
  Nadya Melati
21–12, 21–10   Winner
2011 China Masters   Yu Yang   Tang Jinhua
  Xia Huan
19–21, retired   Runner-up
2011 Denmark Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–16   Winner
2011 French Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
26–24, 21–15   Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–12, 14–2 retired   Winner
2011 China Open   Yu Yang   Tang Jinhua
  Xia Huan
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2011 World Superseries Finals   Yu Yang   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
21–8, 21–12   Winner
2012 All England Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2012 Indonesia Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–9, 21–16   Winner
2012 China Open   Yu Yang   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–19, 14–7 retired   Winner
2012 Hong Kong Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–14, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals   Yu Yang   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–16, 21–14   Winner
2013 Korea Open   Yu Yang   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2013 All England Open   Yu Yang   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 21–10   Winner
2013 Indonesia Open   Yu Yang   Bao Yixin
  Cheng Shu
21–15, 18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 China Masters   Yu Yang   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–16   Winner
2013 China Open   Yu Yang   Bao Yixin
  Zhong Qianxin
21–13, 21–7   Winner
2014 All England Open   Yu Yang   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
21–17, 18–21, 23–21   Winner
2014 Denmark Open   Yu Yang   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2014 French Open   Yu Yang   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
21–15, 21–9   Winner
2014 China Open   Yu Yang   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 19–21, 22–20   Winner
2015 All England Open   Yu Yang   Bao Yixin
  Tang Yuanting
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 China Masters   Tao Jiaming   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
13–21, 21–19, 8–4 retired   Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Macau Open   Ma Jin   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2009 India Open   Ma Jin   Vita Marissa
  Nadya Melati
21–14, 21–13   Winner
2009 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold   Ma Jin   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
21–9, 21–11   Winner
2010 German Open   Ma Jin   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
24–22, 21–15   Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open   Yu Yang   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Women's doubles results with Yu Yang against Superseries Finals finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[14]

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