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Zi Yan

Zi Yan
  • Residence: Cheng Du, China
  • Date of Birth: 12 Nov 1984
  • Birthplace: Si Chuan, China
  • Height: 5' 7 1/2" (1.71 m)
  • Weight: 121 1/2 lbs. (55 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
  • Status: Pro (Febuary 2003)

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Zi Yan Biography

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.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 1
WTA Doubles Titles - 17
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 16
Prize Money $0 $1,977,871
W/L - Singles - - - 199 - 160
W/L - Doubles - - - 375 - 179
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Results

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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
05-May-2008 (40) 10-Jul-2006 (4)
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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.
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2005 - Guangzhou.

DOUBLES
Winner (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).

ADDITIONAL
Chinese Fed Cup Team, 2002-03, 2006-09; Chinese Olympic Team, 2004, 2008.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 1
WTA Doubles Titles - 17
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 16
Prize Money $0 $1,977,871
W/L - Singles - - - 199 - 160
W/L - Doubles - - - 375 - 179

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
1 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - 2r - - - - -
0 / 2 FRENCH OPEN 1r - 1r - - - - -
0 / 3 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r 1r - - - - -
0 / 3 US OPEN 1r 1r 1r - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
23 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - 2r QF 3r SF SF W
13 / 7 FRENCH OPEN - - - 3r QF 3r 1r SF
16 / 6 WIMBLEDON 1r - - 2r 3r 3r QF W
15 / 8 US OPEN - - - 2r QF QF 2r QF
W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
23 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r QF - - - - -
13 / 7 FRENCH OPEN 3r 1r - - - - -
16 / 6 WIMBLEDON - 3r - - - - -
15 / 8 US OPEN QF 2r 1r - - - -

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Zi Yan Results

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
25/08/2008 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN R16 31
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON R16 31
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
28/08/2006 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 38
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 19
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R64 17
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2010 423 22
2009 312 23
2008 128 13
2007 60 15
2006 166 4
2005 103 31
2004 248 39
2003 179 74
2002 299 138
2001 468 276
2000 642 276
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
05-May-2008 (40) 10-Jul-2006 (4)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
25/08/2008 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN R16 31
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON R16 31
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
28/08/2006 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 38
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 19
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R64 17

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
16/05/2011 BRUSSELS Q - R32 1
30/04/2011 MADRID Q - R32 1
17/05/2010 WARSAW Q - R32 1
03/10/2009 BEIJING Q - R32 1
03/08/2009 LOS ANGELES Q - R32 1
18/05/2009 WARSAW Q - R16 8
13/04/2009 CHARLESTON R64 1
25/03/2009 MIAMI Q - R64 1
11/03/2009 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
15/02/2009 DUBAI Q 30
Date Tournament Round Points

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
20/09/2010 SEOUL Q - R32 1
13/09/2010 GUANGZHOU Q - R32 1
22/02/2010 KUALA LUMPUR R16 30
21/09/2009 SEOUL Q - R16 6
14/09/2009 GUANGZHOU R32 1
04/05/2009 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
06/04/2009 PONTE VEDRA BEACH Q - R32 1
04/01/2009 BRISBANE Q - Q 10

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
07/02/2009 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0
02/02/2008 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0
14/07/2007 FED CUP WK 2 - PLAYOFFS R2 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
22/09/2008 BEIJING R32 1
15/09/2008 GUANGZHOU R32 1
19/05/2008 STRASBOURG R16 20
12/05/2008 ROME R64 1
05/05/2008 BERLIN R32 35
12/03/2008 INDIAN WELLS R64 25
03/03/2008 BANGALORE S 125
25/02/2008 DUBAI Q - R32 5
18/02/2008 DOHA R32 40
30/12/2007 GOLD COAST R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/10/2007 BANGKOK S 65
01/10/2007 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
24/09/2007 GUANGZHOU R16 20
17/09/2007 BEIJING R32 1
13/08/2007 TORONTO S 210
06/08/2007 LOS ANGELES Q 10
11/06/2007 BIRMINGHAM Q 4
21/05/2007 STRASBOURG S 8
14/05/2007 ROME Q 50
07/05/2007 BERLIN Q 50
Date Tournament Round Points
30/01/2007 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC Q - Q 15
16/10/2006 ZURICH Q - R32 1
09/10/2006 BANGKOK S 7
25/09/2006 GUANGZHOU R32 1
18/09/2006 BEIJING R32 1
07/08/2006 STOCKHOLM R32 1
18/06/2006 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH Q - Q 2
12/06/2006 BIRMINGHAM R32 9
22/05/2006 STRASBOURG R32 1
15/05/2006 RABAT S 43
Date Tournament Round Points
08/05/2006 BERLIN Q - R32 1
01/05/2006 ESTORIL R32 1
22/03/2006 MIAMI R128 1
08/03/2006 INDIAN WELLS R128 1
27/02/2006 DOHA Q - R16 1
20/02/2006 DUBAI Q - Q 8
06/02/2006 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
08/01/2006 SYDNEY S 37
01/01/2006 GOLD COAST Q - Q 4
26/09/2005 GUANGZHOU W 148
Date Tournament Round Points
12/09/2005 BALI S 27
11/07/2005 MODENA R16 20
16/05/2005 STRASBOURG Q - Q 14
02/05/2005 RABAT S 26
21/02/2005 DOHA Q - R32 1
07/02/2005 HYDERABAD Q - R32 1
02/01/2005 GOLD COAST S 15
27/09/2004 GUANGZHOU R32 1
20/09/2004 BEIJING R32 1
07/06/2004 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
17/05/2004 VIENNA Q - Q 8
03/05/2004 BERLIN R16 13
12/04/2004 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
24/03/2004 MIAMI Q - R64 1
01/03/2004 DOHA Q - R32 1
23/02/2004 DUBAI Q - R32 1
16/02/2004 HYDERABAD R32 1
03/02/2004 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - Q 17
03/11/2003 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
29/09/2003 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q 41
Date Tournament Round Points
15/09/2003 SHANGHAI Q - R32 1
08/09/2003 BALI Q - R16 3
07/07/2003 PALERMO S 9
09/06/2003 VIENNA Q - R32 1
10/02/2003 DOHA Q - R16 2
03/02/2003 HYDERABAD Q - Q 6
09/09/2002 SHANGHAI S 6
08/10/2001 SHANGHAI Q - Q 7

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