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Wang Xinyu (Chinese: 王欣瑜; pinyin: Wáng Xīnyú, pronounced [wǎŋ ɕín y̌]; born 26 September 2001) is a Chinese tennis player.

Wang Xinyu
王欣瑜
Wang Xinyu (cropped).jpg
Country (sports) China
ResidenceShenzhen, China
Born (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 17)
Shenzhen
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachWang Peng
Aleksandar Slović
Prize money$102,546
Singles
Career record46–30 (60.5%)
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 291 (7 January 2019)
Current rankingNo. 322 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018)
US Open1R (2019)
Doubles
Career record26–13 (66.7%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 222 (27 August
Current rankingNo. 388 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open JuniorW (2018)
Wimbledon JuniorW (2018)
Last updated on: 15 May 2019.
Wang Xinyu
Chinese

Wang's current team consists of her father Wang Peng; a Serbian technical coach, Aleksandar Slović, who won the men's singles title at 2009 Summer Universiade and once trained with Novak Djokovic when young; a fitness coach from Croatia; and a Chinese physio from Nanjing.[1] With the help of Slović, Wang was able to train with a few Serbian players abroad.[2] She currently trains at the Tennis & Badminton Centre of the Shenzhen Sports Centre.[3][4]

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Personal lifeEdit

Wang was born in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.[3][4][5] Her father, Wang Peng (born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China),[6] is a former head coach of the Shenzhen tennis team and the Chinese women's national tennis team, but resigned from the latter to concentrate on his daughter's tennis career.[7][8] Her mother was a former player in the Zhejiang women's basketball team.[6] Both of them have devoted themselves to accompanying Wang everywhere. Wang showed great enthusiasm for tennis from early childhood and, coached by her father, she started playing properly at the age of five.[2]

Tennis careerEdit

2017: Ticket to Grand Slam debutEdit

Wang booked her ticket to a Grand Slam debut in the 2018 Australian Open on 3 December 2017 in Zhuhai, by winning the Asia-Pacific Wildcard playoff, coming back to edge out the Papua New Guinean No. 1 Abigail Tere-Apisah in the final. Tere-Apisah was only two points away from victory when leading 5–3, 30–0 in the second set, looking to become the first player from Papua New Guinea to compete in a Grand Slam main draw, when momentum shifted and Wang, demonstrating fearlessness for her age, won the next seven points before going on to level the match. Wang eventually won the match 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, seizing the most crucial break with a splendid backhand passing shot in the ninth game, and then closed out the final set after saving four break points.[9] “It's probably the most important day in my life so far,” Wang said in the post-match news conference to CCTV Sports Channel, the official TV broadcaster of the Australian Open in China.[10] At the age of 16, she is the youngest Chinese player to make a Grand Slam main draw.[1][7][10]

2018: First Junior Grand Slam championEdit

In the 2018 Australian Open, as the second youngest competitor in the main draw (just older than 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk), Wang lost her debut Grand Slam match 6–4, 6–2, to Alizé Cornet.[11] But, going through to the Junior girls' doubles final with her partner Liang En-shuo from Taiwan, Wang claimed the title in a close match, 7–6, 4–6, [10–5] against Violet Apisah of Papua New Guinea (Abigail Tere-Apisah's niece) and Lulu Sun, a New Zealand-born Swiss player of Chinese descent.[12][13][14][15]

Playing styleEdit

Wang has an offense-oriented game with big groundstrokes and serve.[10]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2018 Australian Open Hard   Liang En-shuo   Violet Apisah
  Lulu Sun
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–5]
Win 2018 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Wang Xiyu   Caty McNally
  Whitney Osuigwe
6–2, 6–1

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2018 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 15,000 Clay   Irina Ramialison 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 5–7
Win 1–1 Aug 2018 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Wang Xiyu 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
Win 2–1 Jun 2019 ITF Shenzhen, China 25,000 Hard   Xun Fangying 6–1, 6–0
Win 3–1 Jun 2019 ITF Hengyang, China 25,000 Hard   Sun Ziyue 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–1 Jul 2019 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard   Jovana Jakšić 6–4, 6–2
Loss 4–2 Jul 2019 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Yuki Naito 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 3–6

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 ITF Győr, Hungary 15,000 Clay   Tamara Čurović   Mira Antonitsch
  Panna Udvardy
1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Mar 2018 ITF Shenzhen, China 60,000 Hard   Danka Kovinić   Anna Kalinskaya
  Viktória Kužmová
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]
Loss 0–3 Apr 2018 ITF Quanzhou, China 60,000 Hard   Guo Hanyu   Han Xinyun
  Ye Qiuyu
6–7(3–7), 6–7(6–8)

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.
Tournament 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Australian Open 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A 1R 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b He Song; Li Jianyi (2017-12-04). "Xiànchǎng |16 suì Wáng Xīnyú Ào-Wǎng wàikǎ sài shényǒng duóguàn, tuánduì wánshàn qiánjǐng kě qī" 现场|16岁王欣瑜澳网外卡赛神勇夺冠,团队完善前景可期 [Spot | 16-year-old Wang Xinyu won Australian Open Wildcard Playoff title valorously, perfect team makes prospects]. All Tennis (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ a b Zhu Peng (2017-12-04). "Zhōngguó xiǎo huā pīn de zhèngsài zīgé" 中国小花拼得正赛资格 [Chinese little flower struggled and got qualification for main draw]. Beijing Youth Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-04.
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  5. ^ Huang Wen; Liao Hongbin (2017-12-04). "Shēnzhèn xiǎo huā Wáng Xīnyú shuāngdǎ guànjūn yī dǐng yī" 深圳小花王欣瑜双打冠军一顶一 [Shenzhen little flower Wang Xinyu's doubles title worthy of name]. Shenzhen Evening News (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-04.
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  8. ^ Tennis World magazine (2017-09-06). "Guójiā Nǚduì zhǔjiàoliàn Wáng Péng lí zhí, jiāng zhuānxīn péibàn nǚér Wáng Xīnyú zhēngzhàn zhíyè sàichǎng" 国家女队主教练王鹏离职,将专心陪伴女儿王欣瑜征战职业赛场 [Head coach of national women's team Wang Peng resigned, will concentrate on accompanying daughter Wang Xinyu competing in professional tournaments]. Sohu Sports (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-04.
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  10. ^ a b c Joe Liu (2017-12-04). "Wang, Kwon win Australian Open wildcards". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
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