Xu Yifan

Xu Yifan
徐一璠
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Xu Yifan at the 2016 US Open
Full nameXu Yifan
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin, China
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 30)
Tianjin, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,378,245
Singles
Career record217–191 (53.19%)
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 148 (13 July 2016)
Current rankingNo. 1205 (16 April 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2016)
French OpenQ1 (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
US OpenQ2 (2012)
Doubles
Career record306–186 (62.2%)
Career titles8 WTA, 1 WTA 125, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (19 March 2018)
Current rankingNo. 9 (19 March 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2016)
French OpenQF (2016)
WimbledonSF (2018)
US OpenQF (2014, 2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
US Open1R (2016)
Last updated on: 30 January 2018.

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 singles ranking of world No. 148 on 13 July 2015. She reached her highest WTA doubles ranking of No. 9 on 19 March 2018.

Career[]

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

Significant finals[]

Xu at Wimbledon in 2015

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5[]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2017 Miami Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2018 Beijing Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]

WTA finals[]

Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runners-up)[]

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

ITF Circuit finals[]

WTA 125s tournaments
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (1–5)[]

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

Doubles: 35 (22–13)[]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 13 May 2006 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard China Xia Huan Indonesia Sandy Gumulya
Indonesia Septi Mende
6–2, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 1. 30 July 2006 Chengdu, China Hard China Xia Huan China Ren Jing
China Zhang Shuai
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 6 August 2006 Changsha, China Hard China Xia Huan China Chen Yanchong
China Liu Wanting
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 12 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard China Lei Huang China Song Shanshan
China Xie Yanze
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 8 June 2007 Changsha, China Hard China Lei Huang Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Japan Kumiko Iijima
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 16 June 2007 Guangzhou, China Hard China Lei Huang China Chen Yanchong
China Zhou Yimiao
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 18 November 2007 Kunming, China Hard China Han Xinyun Poland Urszula Radwańska
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 2 December 2007 Xiamen, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
6–4, 7–5
Winner 5. 16 May 2008 Caserta, Italy Clay China Han Xinyun Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Christina Wheeler
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 5. 28 June 2008 Périgueux, France Clay China Han Xinyun Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 6 February 2009 Burnie, Australia Hard China Zhou Yimiao Australia Monique Adamczak
United States Abigail Spears
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 7 June 2009 Komoro, Japan Clay China Zhang Shuai Japan Ayumi Oka
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 15 January 2010 Pingguo, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei China Ji Chunmei
China Liu Wanting
6–3, 6–1
Winner 8. 21 February 2010 Surprise, United States Hard China Ji Chunmei United States Christina Fusano
United States Courtney Nagle
5–7, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 9. 6 March 2010 Hammond, United States Hard China Zhou Yimiao United States Christina Fusano
United States Courtney Nagle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 14 March 2010 Clearwater, United States Hard China Zhou Yimiao Russia Alina Jidkova
Germany Laura Siegemund
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 16 May 2010 Kurume, Japan Grass China Sun Shengnan Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 23 May 2010 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet China Sun Shengnan Japan Ayumi Oka
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Winner 12. 9 July 2010 Fuzhou, China Hard China Liu Shaozhuo Chinese Taipei Kao Shao-yuan
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
3–6, 6–1, [10–2]
Runner-up 8. 16 October 2011 Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard China Zhang Kailin Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Olivia Rogowska
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 15 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard China Liu Wanting Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
3–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 21 May 2012 Changwon, South Korea Hard China Liu Wanting China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Zhang Kailin
6–4, 7–5
Winner 14. 21 May 2012 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard China Hu Yueyue China Liang Chen
China Sun Shengnan
6–0, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 10. 9 July 2012 Yakima, United States Hard China Zhou Yimiao United States Samantha Crawford
United States Madison Keys
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 15. 16 July 2012 Evansville, United States Hard China Duan Yingying United States Mallory Burdette
United States Natalie Pluskota
6–2, 6–3
Winner 16. 29 July 2012 Lexington, United States Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama Israel Julia Glushko
Australia Olivia Rogowska
7–5 6–7(7–9), [10–4]
Runner-up 11. 18 February 2013 Surprise, United States Hard United States Emily J. Harman United States Samantha Crawford
United States Sachia Vickery
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 12. 13 May 2013 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Serbia Teodora Mirčić
3–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 3 November 2013 Nanjing, China Hard Japan Misaki Doi China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Winner 18. 16 February 2014 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States Samantha Crawford United States Danielle Lao
United States Keri Wong
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Winner 19. 3 March 2014 Quanzhou, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei China Sun Ziyue
China Xu Shilin
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner–up 13. 27 July 2014 Nanchang, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Junri Namigata
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 20. 27 April 2015 Gifu, Japan Hard China Wang Yafan Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith
6–2, 6–3
Winner 21. 8 May 2015 Anning, China Hard China Zheng Saisai China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Ye Qiuyu
7–5, 6–2
Winner 22. 21 June 2015 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass Romania Raluca Olaru Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–4

Women's doubles performance timeline[]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R SF QF QF 0 / 4 10–4
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R QF 3R 3R 0 / 4 8–4
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A Q2 1R 1R 1R SF 0 / 4 4–4
US Open A A A A A A A A A QF 1R 3R QF 2R 0 / 5 9–5
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 0 / 17 31–17
Ranking N/A 352 124 92 226 121 148 151 99 75 49 20 16

References[]

  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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