Father is Yan Chang Ming; mother is Meng Xiu Mei; has a cat named Mi Mi ... Gave birth to first child, Iza, on January 17, 2012 ... Mother introduced her to tennis at age 6; played at Si Chuan Sport Academy ... Favorites include the movie Lord of the Rings, Chinese music and food, author Xin Ling Ji Tang, and all handsome actors ... Other sport interests include basketball and swimming ... Relaxes by listening to music, visiting amusement parks, singing ... Favorite city is Cheng Du because that is where her family lives.
SINGLESWinner (1): 2005 - Guangzhou.DOUBLESWinner (17): 2010 - Ponte Vedra Beach (w/Mattek-Sands); 2009 - Los Angeles (w/Chuang); 2008 - Sydney (w/Zheng), Strasbourg (w/Perebiynis); 2007 - Charleston, Strasbourg (both w/Zheng), Guangzhou (w/Peng), Tokyo [Japan Open], Bangkok (both w/Sun); 2006 - Australian Open, Berlin, Rabat, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, New Haven (all w/Zheng); 2005 - Hobart, Hyderabad (both w/Zheng).Finalist (11): 2010 - Warsaw (w/Black); 2009 - Warsaw (w/Zheng); 2008 - Gold Coast, Dubai, Indian Wells (all w/Zheng), Guangzhou (w/Sun); 2006 - Pattaya City, Stockholm (both w/Zheng); 2005 - Bali, Beijing (both w/Zheng); 2003 - Vienna (w/Zheng).ADDITIONALChinese Fed Cup Team, 2002-03, 2006-09; Chinese Olympic Team, 2004, 2008.
2013 - Played five more doubles events (Shenzhen, Australian Open, Wimbledon, Beijing and Suzhou).2012 - Retured for two doubles events in fall (Guangzhou and Beijing).2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; did not play from mid-May on.2010 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title.2009 - Fell 1r three times and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title.2008 - SF at Bangalore (l. to Schnyder); reached 2r four times; fell 1r nine times (incl. all four majors and Olympics) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on March 10 (rose from No.54 to No.43) and reached career-high No.40 on May 5; won two WTA doubles titles; also won bronze medal in doubles at Olympics (w/Zheng).2007 - First Top 100 season; SF twice at Toronto (l. to Henin) and Bangkok (l. to Chan); reached 2r three times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); won five WTA doubles titles.2006 - SF at Rabat (l. to Shaughnessy); reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying six times; made Top 100 debut on January 16 (rose from No.101 to No.88); won six WTA doubles titles (all w/Zheng - incl. China's first Grand Slam titles of any kind at Australian Open and Wimbledon); also China's first ever qualifiers for WTA Championships (l. first match); made doubles Top 10 debut on May 15 (rose from No.15 to No.10) and Top 5 debut on July 10 (rose from No.7 to career-high No.4).2005 - Won first WTA title at Guangzhou (won title when Llagostera Vives ret. in final w/hamstring injury); was third Chinese to win a WTA title (after Li and Zheng; since joined by Sun and Zhang); reached 2r three times; fell 1r once and in qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won two WTA doubles titles; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2004 - Fell 1r four times and in qualifying nine times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2003 - QF at Tokyo [Japan Open]; fell 1r twice and in qualifying six times (incl. US Open); won five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2002 - Played first WTA main draw at Shanghai, falling 1r (as qualifier); won seven doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2001 - Played first WTA qualifying at Shanghai; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in China.
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