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Xu Yifan (Chinese: 徐一璠; pinyin: Xú Yīfán; Mandarin pronunciation: [ɕy̌ í fǎn]; born 8 August 1988 in Tianjin) is a tennis player from China. She reached her career-high WTA ranking in singles of No. 148 on 13 July 2015. On 19 March 2018, she peaked at No. 9 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Xu Yifan
徐一璠
Xu US16 (9) (29862613095).jpg
Xu Yifan at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin, China
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 31)
Tianjin, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,378,245
Singles
Career record217–191 (53.2%)
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 148 (13 July 2016)
Current rankingNo. 1205 (15 April 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2016)
French OpenQ1 (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
US OpenQ2 (2012)
Doubles
Career record306–186 (62.2%)
Career titles9 WTA, 1 WTA 125, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (19 March 2018)
Current rankingNo. 10 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2016)
French OpenQF (2016, 2019)
WimbledonF (2019)
US OpenQF (2014, 2017, 2019)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsQF (2017, 2018)
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
US Open1R (2016)
Last updated on: 14 July 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

Xu made her debut playing on the ITF circuit in China. She won her first doubles title with Xia Huan in 2006.[1] She was a finalist in women's doubles at the 2008 China Open in Beijing and a quarterfinalist at the 2014 US Open in women's doubles. She reached the semifinals at the 2016 Australian Open and was a quarterfinalist at the 2016 French Open in women's doubles with Zheng Saisai. She was also a quarterfinalist in doubles at the Australian Open in 2017 with Raquel Atowa.[2]

In 2017, Xu won the Miami Open and the Connecticut Open women's doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski.[3] She partnered Dabrowski again in the US Open, with the pair reaching the quarterfinals.[2] In 2018, the duo won the doubles at the Sydney International,[4] then reached the quarterfinals in the Australian Open.[2]

Grand slam finalsEdit

Women's doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2019 Wimbledon Grass   Gabriela Dabrowski   Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
2–6, 4–6

Significant finalsEdit

 
Xu at Wimbledon in 2015

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5Edit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2017 Miami Hard   Gabriela Dabrowski   Sania Mirza
  Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2018 Beijing Hard   Gabriela Dabrowski   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 2019 Madrid Clay   Gabriela Dabrowski   Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 16 (9 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–2)
Tier II / Premier (4–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2007 China Open, Beijing Tier II Hard   Han Xinyun   Chuang Chia-jung
  Hsieh Su-wei
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2008 China Open, Beijing Tier II Hard   Han Xinyun   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Caroline Wozniacki
1–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2013 Korea Open, Seoul International Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
7–5, 6–3
Win 2–2 Aug 2015 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, USA Premier Hard   Zheng Saisai   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–1, 6–3
Win 3–2 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open, China International Hard   Zheng Saisai   Darija Jurak
  Nicole Melichar
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Loss 3–3 Jan 2016 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Zheng Saisai   Vania King
  Monica Niculescu
1–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 Oct 2016 Tianjin Open, China International Hard   Magda Linette   Christina McHale
  Peng Shuai
6–7(8–10), 0–6
Win 4–4 Nov 2016 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Elite Hard (i)   İpek Soylu   Yang Zhaoxuan
  You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 5–4 Apr 2017 Miami Open, USA Premier M Hard   Gabriela Dabrowski   Sania Mirza
  Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–3
Win 6–4 Aug 2017 Connecticut Open, New Haven, USA Premier Hard   Gabriela Dabrowski   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 7–4 Jan 2018 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard   Gabriela Dabrowski   Latisha Chan
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
6–3, 6–1
Win 8–4 Jun 2018 Eastbourne International, UK Premier Grass   Gabriela Dabrowski   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
6–3, 7–5
Loss 8–5 Oct 2018 China Open, Beijing Premier M Hard   Gabriela Dabrowski   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 8–6 May 2019 Madrid Open, Spain Premier M Clay   Gabriela Dabrowski   Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 1–6
Win 9–6 May 2019 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay   Gabriela Dabrowski   Sharon Fichman
  Nicole Melichar
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Loss 9–7 Jul 2019 Wimbledon, London, UK Grand Slam Grass   Gabriela Dabrowski   Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
2–6, 4–6

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 November 2013 Nanjing, China Hard   Misaki Doi   Zhang Shuai
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 27 July 2014 Nanchang, China Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Junri Namigata
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–7(4–7), 3–6

ITF circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (1–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard   Zhang Shuai 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 25 April 2010 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Lee Jin-a 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 23 May 2010 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet   Natsumi Hamamura 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 27 April 2014 Nanning, China Hard   Chan Yung-jan 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 4. 1 June 2014 Zhengzhou, China Hard   Zhang Kailin 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 19 July 2014 Phuket, Thailand Hard (i)   Wang Yafan 6–3, 2–6, 5–7

Doubles: 33 (21–12)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 13 May 2006 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard   Xia Huan   Sandy Gumulya
  Septi Mende
6–2, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 1. 30 July 2006 Chengdu, China Hard   Xia Huan   Ren Jing
  Zhang Shuai
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 6 August 2006 Changsha, China Hard   Xia Huan   Chen Yanchong
  Liu Wanting
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 12 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard   Huang Lei   Song Shanshan
  Xie Yanze
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 8 June 2007 Changsha, China Hard   Huang Lei   Chan Chin-wei
  Kumiko Iijima
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 16 June 2007 Guangzhou, China Hard   Huang Lei   Chen Yanchong
  Zhou Yimiao
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 18 November 2007 Kunming, China Hard   Han Xinyun   Urszula Radwańska
  Yanina Wickmayer
4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 2 December 2007 Xiamen, China Hard   Han Xinyun   Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
6–4, 7–5
Winner 5. 16 May 2008 Caserta, Italy Clay   Han Xinyun   Sophie Ferguson
  Christina Wheeler
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 5. 28 June 2008 Périgueux, France Clay   Han Xinyun   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  İpek Şenoğlu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 6 February 2009 Burnie, Australia Hard   Zhou Yimiao   Monique Adamczak
  Abigail Spears
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 7 June 2009 Komoro, Japan Clay   Zhang Shuai   Ayumi Oka
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 15 January 2010 Pingguo, China Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Ji Chunmei
  Liu Wanting
6–3, 6–1
Winner 8. 21 February 2010 Surprise, United States Hard   Ji Chunmei   Christina Fusano
  Courtney Nagle
5–7, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 9. 6 March 2010 Hammond, United States Hard   Zhou Yimiao   Christina Fusano
  Courtney Nagle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 14 March 2010 Clearwater, United States Hard   Zhou Yimiao   Alina Jidkova
  Laura Siegemund
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 16 May 2010 Kurume, Japan Grass   Sun Shengnan   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 23 May 2010 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet   Sun Shengnan   Ayumi Oka
  Akiko Yonemura
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Winner 12. 9 July 2010 Fuzhou, China Hard   Liu Shaozhuo   Kao Shao-yuan
  Ayaka Maekawa
3–6, 6–1, [10–2]
Runner-up 8. 16 October 2011 Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard   Zhang Kailin   Casey Dellacqua
  Olivia Rogowska
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 15 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard   Liu Wanting   Hsieh Shu-ying
  Hsieh Su-wei
3–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 21 May 2012 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Liu Wanting   Yang Zhaoxuan
  Zhang Kailin
6–4, 7–5
Winner 14. 21 May 2012 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard   Hu Yueyue   Liang Chen
  Sun Shengnan
6–0, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 10. 9 July 2012 Yakima, United States Hard   Zhou Yimiao   Samantha Crawford
  Madison Keys
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 15. 16 July 2012 Evansville, United States Hard   Duan Yingying   Mallory Burdette
  Natalie Pluskota
6–2, 6–3
Winner 16. 29 July 2012 Lexington, United States Hard   Shuko Aoyama   Julia Glushko
  Olivia Rogowska
7–5, 6–7(7–9), [10–4]
Runner-up 11. 18 February 2013 Surprise, United States Hard   Emily J. Harman   Samantha Crawford
  Sachia Vickery
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 12. 13 May 2013 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard   Chen Yi   Naomi Broady
  Teodora Mirčić
3–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 16 February 2014 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Samantha Crawford   Danielle Lao
  Keri Wong
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Winner 18. 3 March 2014 Quanzhou, China Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Sun Ziyue
  Xu Shilin
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 19. 27 April 2015 Gifu, Japan Hard   Wang Yafan   An-Sophie Mestach
  Emily Webley-Smith
6–2, 6–3
Winner 20. 8 May 2015 Anning, China Hard   Zheng Saisai   Yang Zhaoxuan
  Ye Qiuyu
7–5, 6–2
Winner 21. 21 June 2015 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass   Raluca Olaru   An-Sophie Mestach
  Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–4

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L Win %
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R SF QF QF 1R 10–5 67%
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R QF 3R 3R QF 11–5 69%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A Q2 1R 1R 1R SF F 9–5 64%
US Open A A A A A A A A A QF 1R 3R QF 2R QF 12–6 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–4 9–4 8–4 10–4 11–4 42–21 67%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 1–1 50%
Year-end championship
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify QF QF 0–2 0%
WTA Elite Trophy Not Held DNQ W A A 3–0 100%
WTA Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 tournaments
Doha / Dubai[1] Absent 1R 2R 1R A QF 2–4 33%
Indian Wells Absent 2R 1R SF SF 7–4 64%
Miami Absent SF W 1R QF 10–3 77%
Madrid Not Held Absent 2R 2R 2R F 6–4 60%
Rome Absent 1R 1R QF 2R 2–4 33&
Canada Absent 1R A 1R SF 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Tier III Absent 2R Absent 2R 1–2 33%
Tokyo / Wuhan[2] Absent 1R 1R 1R QF QF 3–5 38%
Beijing Tier II Absent 1R 1R 1R QF F 5–5 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 7–9 10–6 8–7 13–7 38–34 53%
Year-end ranking N/A 352 124 92 226 121 148 151 99 75 49 20 16 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yifan Xu - Bio". WTA. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Ben Curtis (11 July 2018). "Raonic says he injured leg in Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Isner". Times Colonist. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Dabrowski & Xu overwhelm top seeds to take home Sydney title". WTA. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. ^ Dave Carroll (13 January 2018). "Chan and Hlavackova fall in final". Taipei Times. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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