|Age||27 (13 Jan 1991)|
|Height||5' 6" (1.67 m)|
|Career Prize Money||$997,485|
|YTD Prize Money||$8,036|
|Birthplace||Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei|
|Current Singles Ranking||Current Doubles Ranking|
Father is Chin Lai Chang and mother is Yu Mei Jun (sell seafood in markets in Taiwan); two older brothers, Yao Lun and Yao Chung (both play tennis) ... Born and raised in Taiwan, an hour from Taipei ... Started playing tennis at age 6 when introduced to sport by brothers at local tennis club ... Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard ... Idolized Justine Henin and Roger Federer when growing up ... Likes travelling and meeting new people, but misses family when travelling ... Would have studied to be an architect if wasn't a tennis player.
Finalist (1): 2012 - Osaka.
Winner (4): 2015 - 125/Nanchang (w/S.Zheng); 2013 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Aoyama); 2012 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Chuang), Washington DC (w/Aoyama); 2010 - Osaka (w/Osterloh).
2015 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one WTA 125K Series doubles title; also won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Fell in WTA qualifying once.
2013 - Played just eight events - reached 2r once, fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); also played on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Second Top 100 season; runner-up at Osaka (l. to Watson 75 57 76(4) in final; held 4mp at 5-4 third set); QF at Washington DC; reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. US Open); won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - QF twice at Kuala Lumpur and Osaka; reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying nine times; won one WTA doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - First Top 100 season; played first five WTA main draws, reaching 3r once (Tokyo [Pan Pacific] - d. No.1 Safina en route) and 2r twice; fell 1r twice and in qualifying once; made Top 100 debut on November 9 (rose from No.102 to No.92); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Fell in WTA qualifying once.
2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.