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Coached by Alice Han Carlsson ... Favorite surface is hard, while favorite tournaments are Indian Wells and Wimbledon ... Views her strengths as creativity, shot selection and the ability to read her opponent's game ... Only realised she could make it as a professional player on tour at 19 ... Along with tennis, as a child also did gymnastics, skating and table tennis ... Off the court, likes to read, talk to friends and loves coffee.
Winner (9): 2019 - Nürnberg (w/Dabrowski); 2018 - Sydney, Eastbourne (both w/Dabrowski); 2017 - Miami, New Haven (both w/Dabrowski); 2016 - Zhuhai (w/Soylu); 2015 - Stanford, Tianjin (both w/S.Zheng); 2013 - Seoul (w/C.Chan), 125/Nanjing (w/Doi).
Finalist (10): 2021 - Dubai (w/Z.Yang); 2020 - New York [Western & Southern Open], US Open (both w/Melichar); 2019 - Madrid, Wimbledon (both w/Dabrowski); 2018 - Beijing (w/Dabrowski); 2016 - Shenzhen (w.S.Zheng), Tianjin (w/Linette); 2008 - Beijing (w/Han); 2007 - Beijing (w/Han).
Chinese Fed Cup Team, 2019-20.
Career in Review
2019 - Closed out season at No.8 on WTA Doubles Rankings for first Top 10 finish of career; the sole lefthander in that elite bracket; season highlight was reaching first Grand Slam final of career at Wimbledon, w/Dabrowski (l. Hsieh/Strycova); also, won ninth career doubles title at Nürnberg and was runner-up at Madrid (both w/Dabrowski); team of Dabrowski/Xu qualified for the WTA Finals for the third time in 2019, going 1-2 in round robin play at Shenzhen; Made Fed Cup debut for China, going 2-0 in doubles at zone level.
2018 - Fell in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; produced semifinal finish at Wimbledon doubles event w/Dabrowski
2017 - Won two WTA doubles titles, including biggest title of career at Premier Mandatory-level event in Miami w/Dabrowski.
2016 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying 11 times; won one WTA doubles title; advanced to semifinal stage of Australian Open doubles event w/S.Zheng.
2015 - Fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying nine times (incl. other three majors); won two WTA doubles titles; won three doubles titles on ITF CIrcuit.
2014 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying four times; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title and one WTA 125K Series doubles title.
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying three times.
2010 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying three times; won six doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying four times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Played first WTA main draw at Beijing, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in China.
2004 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in China.