Yao Xue (Chinese: 姚雪, born 17 January 1991) is a Chinese badminton player.[1]

Yao Xue
Personal information
Country China
Born (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 29)
Jingzhou, Hubei, China
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Women's singles
Highest ranking16 (19 June 2014)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Yao started playing badminton at the age of six. She trained in Shenzhen for two years. Yao with her excellent performance selected to Guangdong training team. A year later, she became a full member of the Guangdong team, also selected several national junior team.[2] Her biggest achievement in the BWF Superseries event that is becoming the runner-up in the 2013 Malaysia Super Series in the women's singles event.[3] In September 2013, she became the runner-up at the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament. In the final round, she defeated by her compatriot Suo Di with a tighter finish. Suo dominated the first game but she didn't give up so easily. She tried to steal the second game but came up just short in the end and was unable to take her first international title.[4] She won her first international title at the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold tournament.[5]

AchievementsEdit

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia   Sung Ji-hyun 10–21, 21–19, 14–21   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[7] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Malaysia Open   Tai Tzu-ying 17-21, 14-21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Malaysia Masters   Adriyanti Firdasari 21-18, 21-18   Winner
2013 Indonesian Masters   Suo Di 12-21, 20-22   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Yao Xue". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ "新人秀:超级赛亚军姚雪 爸爸领路 妈妈导师". sports.qq.com (in Chinese). Tencent. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  3. ^ "2013 馬來西亞超級賽 決賽". www.victorsport.com.tw (in Chinese). Victor Sport. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Indonesia GPG 2013 Finals – Luo twins back on top". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. ^ "澳门羽球格兰披治大奖赛 女单姚雪出战争冠军". sports.qq.com (in Chinese). Tencent. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  7. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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