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Zhang Yawen (simplified Chinese: 张亚雯; traditional Chinese: 張亞雯; pinyin: Zhāng Yàwén; born 9 March 1985 in Chongqing) is a badminton player from the People's Republic of China.[1]

Zhang Yawen
Personal information
Country China
Born (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 34)
Chongqing, China
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

Zhang has specialized in women's doubles and mixed doubles, earning numerous international titles in both events. At various times she has partnered either Zhang Dan, or Zhao Tingting, or Wei Yili to women's doubles victories at the French (2002, 2007), German (2004), Thailand (2004), Singapore (2005, 2007), Indonesia (2006), China (2008), and Hong Kong (2008) Opens. Prior to 2009 her biggest triumph came with Wei Yili at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2007 where they defeated compatriots Gao Ling and Huang Sui, and Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen, the two dominant teams of the era, respectively in the semifinals and finals. All of her mixed doubles titles have been earned in partnership with Xie Zhongbo and they include the Badminton World Cup (2005), the China Masters (2006, 2008), and the Hong Kong (2005, 2008), Indonesia (2006), Macau (2007), and Thailand (2008) Opens.

Before 2009 Zhang had earned five medals, without yet "striking gold", at the BWF World Championships. At the 2005 tournament she took a bronze in women's doubles with Zhang Dan, and a silver with Xie Zhongbo in mixed doubles behind Indonesia's Lilyana Natsir and Nova Widianto. At the 2006 tournament Zhang and Wei Yili upset Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen in the semifinals but were beaten in the final by Gao Ling and Huang Sui. Zhang was eliminated in the semifinals of both doubles events at the 2007 edition in Kuala Lumpur.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics she and Wei Yili were ousted from women's doubles gold medal contention in the semifinals by the eventual champions, compatriots Du Jing and Yu Yang. In the playoff for third place they salvaged a bronze medal by defeating Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna.

2009 proved to be Zhang's most successful season. With Zhao Tingting she captured women's doubles titles at the two most prestigious events for individual players outside of the Olympics, the All-England Championships and the BWF World Championships, defeating compatriots Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei in the final of each.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Wei Yili   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–17, 21–10   Bronze

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Zhao Tingting   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–17, 21–16   Gold
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
21–19, 18–21, 16–21   Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Wei Yili   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–23, 9–21   Silver
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Zhang Dan   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
5–15, 8–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Xie Zhongbo   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
15–21, 21–15, 20–22   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Xie Zhongbo   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
15–13, 8–15, 2–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 15–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Xie Zhongbo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 18–21   Silver
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Xie Zhongbo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–10   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Xie Zhongbo   Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
16–21, 23–25   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 PhilSports Arena, Manila, Philippines   Zhao Tingting   Deyana Lomban
  Vita Marissa
12–15, 15–11, 12–15   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong   Tao Jiaming   Zhang Nan
  Ma Jin
21–15, 21–14   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Wei Yili   Zhao Tingting
  Li Yujia
4–7, 7–2, 7–0, 7–1   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Sang Yang   Zheng Bo
  Wei Yili
7–3, 7–0, 8–6   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar   Wei Yan 4–11, 1–11   Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Nishiyama Park Gymnasium, Kyoto, Japan   Wei Yili   Zhao Tingting
  Li Yujia
15–12, 15–5   Gold
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar   Zhao Tingting   Wei Yili
  Li Yujia
7–15, 10–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Nishiyama Park Gymnasium, Kyoto, Japan   Sang Yang   Zheng Bo
  Wei Yili
Walkover   Silver

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] 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,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 China Open   Tian Qing   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2009 Denmark Open   Pan Pan   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Lena Frier Kristiansen
22–20, 18–21, 21–12   Winner
2009 Singapore Open   Zhao Tingting   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
21–14, 21–13   Winner
2009 All England Open   Zhao Tingting   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–15   Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open   Zhao Tingting   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–14, 21–13   Winner
2008 China Open   Zhao Tingting   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2008 Swiss Open   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 24–22, 8–21   Runner-up
2007 Hong Kong Open   Wei Yili   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
20–22, 21–13, 17–21   Runner-up
2007 French Open   Wei Yili   Zhao Tingting
  Yu Yang
21–10, 21–15   Winner
2007 Singapore Open   Wei Yili   Zhao Tingting
  Yang Wei
10–21, 21–19, 21–18   Winner
2007 All England Open   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
21–16, 8–21, 24–22   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Malaysia Open   Tao Jiaming   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 21–18, 21–15   Winner
2010 Korea Open   Tao Jiaming   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 China Masters   Xie Zhongbo   Tao Jiaming
  Wang Xiaoli
21–13, 19–21, 4–8 Retired   Runner-up
2009 Singapore Open   Xie Zhongbo   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
21–19, 19–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2008 Hong Kong Open   Xie Zhongbo   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–16   Winner
2008 China Masters   Xie Zhongbo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17   Winner
2007 French Open   Xie Zhongbo   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
11–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 China Open   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
17–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2006 Japan Open   Wei Yili   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2006 Indonesia Open   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
21–13, 21–13   Winner
2006 China Masters   Wei Yili   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
12–21, 21–18, 14–21   Runner-up
2005 Singapore Open   Zhang Dan   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–13, 15–10   Winner
2005 Thailand Open   Zhang Dan   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
15–9, 11–15, 13–15   Runner-up
2004 Indonesia Open   Zhang Dan   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up
2004 German Open   Zhang Dan   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–8, 15–12   Winner
2004 Denmark Open   Zhang Dan   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
13–15, 15–12, 7–15   Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open   Zhang Dan   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
15–5, 15–7   Winner
2003 Denmark Open   Zhang Dan   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
2–15, 1–15   Runner-up
2002 Malaysia Open   Zhao Tingting   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
5–11, 5–11   Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open   Zhao Tingting   Wei Yili
  Zhang Jiewen
6–8, 3–7, 4–7   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Thailand Open   Xie Zhongbo   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
23–25, 21–10, 23–21   Winner
2007 Macau Open   Xie Zhongbo   Fang Chieh-min
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 21–16   Winner
2006 China Open   Xie Zhongbo   Xu Chen
  Zhao Tingting
21–19, 21–5   Winner
2006 Indonesia Open   Xie Zhongbo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2006 China Masters   Xie Zhongbo   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
21–16, 10–21, 22–20   Winner
2006 German Open   Xie Zhongbo   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open   Xie Zhongbo   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–8, 15–5   Winner
2002 Malaysia Open   Wang Wei   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
9–11, 4–11   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix Tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 French International   Zhao Tingting   Wei Yili
  Zhang Jiewen
1–7, 2–7, 7–5, 7–5, 7–2   Winner
2001 China Satellite   Chen Xiaoli   Han Jie
  Long Ying
15–1, 15–10   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 French International   Zheng Bo   Sang Yang
  Zhao Tingting
7–0, 7–4, 7–8, 3–7, 8–6   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography: Zhang Yawen". Beijing 2008. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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