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Wang Yafan (Chinese: 王雅繁; pinyin: Wáng Yǎfán; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ jà fǎn]; born 30 April 1994) is a Chinese tennis player.

Wang Yafan
王雅繁
Wang Yafan 8, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) China
ResidenceBeijing
Born (1994-04-30) 30 April 1994 (age 25)
Nanjing
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlejandro Dulko
Prize money$1,314,472
Singles
Career record227–155 (59.4%)
Career titles1 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 47 (7 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 47 (7 October 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open1R (2018, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open2R (2016, 2018)
Doubles
Career record147–105 (58.3%)
Career titles3 WTA, 4 WTA 125K, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 49 (15 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 76 (9 September 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2019)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016)
US Open1R (2016), 2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9–2 (81.8%)
Last updated on: 29 March 2019.
Wang Yafan
Chinese王雅繁

She has won one singles title and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as ten singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit so far. On 4 March 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 49. She also peaked at No. 49 in the doubles rankings on 15 February 2016.

CareerEdit

She was born in Nanjing in 1994. Wang Yafan started playing tennis when she was 9-year-old.[1] Wang made her WTA debut at the 2014 Shenzhen Open, partnering Zheng Jie in doubles.[2] The pair won their first-round match against wild cards Sun Ziyue and Xu Shilin,[2] and defeated third seeds Irina Buryachok and Oksana Kalashnikova, before losing to eventual champions Monica Niculescu and Klára Zakopalová in the semifinals.[2]

In September 2014 at the Guangzhou Open, Wang was given a wild card into the singles main draw and advanced to the semifinals, upsetting the top seed and world No. 20 Samantha Stosur in the first round,[3] and qualifiers Petra Martić and Zhang Kailin along the way. She was knocked out by eventual champion Monica Niculescu.[4]

Playing for China at the Fed Cup, Wang has a win–loss record of 9–2.

Wang made her career breakthrough at the 2018 Miami Open, where she reached the fourth round as a qualifier before losing against tenth seed Angelique Kerber in a very close match.

2019: First WTA titleEdit

Wang won her first ever WTA singles title at the Abierto Mexicano in Acapulco where she defeated Sofia Kenin by 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, after being down a set and a break. She achieved her best world ranking of No. 49.

At the Miami Open, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round. In the second round, she clinched her first victory against a top-ten player by defeating sixth seed and world No. 5 Elina Svitolina in straight sets (6–2, 6–4). She kept on and won against 25th seed and Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins by 7–5, 6–1, and reached the fourth round, but then lost to compatriot Wang Qiang in straight sets.


WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2019 Mexican Open, Acapulco International Hard   Sofia Kenin 2–6, 6–3, 7–5

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2015 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Liang Chen   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 1–1 Mar 2015 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur International Hard   Liang Chen   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Olga Savchuk
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Win 2–1 Nov 2015 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Elite Trophy Hard   Liang Chen   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Mar 2016 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur International Hard   Liang Chen   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Win 3–2 Feb 2018 Taiwan Open, Taipei International Hard (i)   Duan Yingying   Nao Hibino
  Oksana Kalashnikova
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 3–3 Feb 2019 Thailand Open, Hua Hin International Hard   Anna Blinkova   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Monica Niculescu
6–2, 1–6, [10–12]

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard   Zheng Saisai 7–5, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2015 Jiangxi Open, China Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Chang Kai-chen
  Zheng Saisai
3–6, 6–4, [3–10]
Win 1–1 Nov 2015 Hua Hin Challenger, Thailand Hard (i)   Liang Chen   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–1 Nov 2017 Hua Hin Challenger, Thailand (2) Hard (i)   Duan Yingying   Dalila Jakupović
  Irina Khromacheva
6–3, 6–3
Win 3–1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard   Duan Yingying   Naomi Broady
  Yanina Wickmayer
7–6 (7–5) , 6–3
Win 4–1 Jun 2018 Bol Open, Croatia Clay   Mariana Duque-Mariño   Silvia Soler Espinosa
  Barbora Štefková
6–3, 7–5

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (10 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (10–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2012 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia 10,000 Hard   Yang Zi 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk 3–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 Mar 2013 ITF Sydney, Australia 10,000 Hard   Misa Eguchi 6–2, 6–0
Win 3–1 Sep 2013 ITF Yeongwol, South Korea 10,000 Hard   Kim Sun-jung 6–1, 6–4
Win 4–1 Sep 2013 ITF Yeongwol, South Korea (2) 10,000 Hard   Lee Pei-chi 2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Loss 4–2 Feb 2014 ITF Salisbury, Australia 15,000 Hard   Jang Su-jeong 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 5–2 Jul 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand (2) 10,000 Hard   Sabina Sharipova 6–3, 6–2
Win 6–2 Jul 2014 ITF Phuket, Thailand 25,000 Hard (i)   Xu Yifan 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Win 7–2 Jul 2015 ITF Zhengzhou, China 25,000 Hard   Duan Yingying 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–3 Apr 2016 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard   Jang Su-jeong 4–6, 6–1, 3–6
Loss 7–4 Oct 2016 ITF Suzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Chang Kai-chen 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Win 8–4 Jul 2017 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard   Zhu Lin 6–4, 6–2
Win 9–4 Oct 2017 ITF Liuzhou, China 60,000 Hard   Nao Hibino 3–6, 6–4, 3–3 ret.
Loss 9–5 Aug 2018 ITF Jinan, China 60,000 Hard   Zhu Lin 4–6, 1–6
Win 10–5 Nov 2018 ITF Liuzhou, China 60,000 Hard   Han Na-lae 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2010 ITF Ningbo, China 10,000 Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan   Lu Jiaxiang
  Yang Zijun
1–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Loss 1–1 Jul 2012 ITF Huzhu, China 15,000 Clay   Tian Ran   Li Yihong
  Zhang Kailin
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Win 2–1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Wen Xin   Kim Na-ri
  Lee Ye-ra
7–5, 7–5
Win 3–1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand (2) 10,000 Hard   Wen Xin   Huỳnh Phương Đài Trang
  Li Yihong
6–0, 6–3
Loss 3–2 Mar 2013 ITF Sydney, Australia 10,000 Hard   Tamara Čurović   Misa Eguchi
  Mari Tanaka
6–4, 5–7, [8–10]
Win 4–2 Jun 2014 ITF Xi'an, China 50,000 Hard   Lu Jiajing   Liang Chen
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 4–3 Feb 2015 ITF Launceston, Australia 50,000 Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan   Han Xinyun
  Junri Namigata
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 5–3 May 2015 ITF Gifu, Japan 75,000 Hard   Xu Yifan   An-Sophie Mestach
  Emily Webley-Smith
6–2, 6–3
Loss 5–4 Apr 2016 ITF Shenzhen, China 50,000 Hard   Liang Chen   Shuko Aoyama
  Makoto Ninomiya
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Win 6–4 May 2016 ITF Anning, China 100,000 Clay   Zhang Kailin   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–2), [10–1]

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2019 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score WYR
2019
1.   Elina Svitolina No. 5 Miami Open, United States Hard 2R 6–2, 6–4 No. 50

Performance timelinesEdit

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.

SinglesEdit

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.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q3 1R A Q2 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
French Open A A A Q2 Q1 A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A A A Q3 Q2 A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
US Open A A A Q2 2R Q2 2R 1R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–4 0 / 9 5–9 36%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open A A A A A A 4R 4R 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
China Open Q1 A A Q2 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Opens A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A A A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Tokyo / Wuhan Opens A A Q1 Q2 Q1 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 1 3 8 5 13 22 52
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–3 3–8 5–5 12–12 23–20 1 / 52 57–49 54%
Year-end ranking 520 313 191 135 117 168 73 $1,727,433

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yafan Wang". Tennis World. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Shenzen Open 2014" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Stosur shocked in Guangzhou". Tennis Australia. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Guangzhou International Women's Open 2014" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

External linksEdit