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Started to play tennis at age 9 ... Has spent time training in Japan before ... Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf ... Favorite shot is serve; speed is a strength ... Favorite surface is hardcourts; favorite tournament is US Open.
Winner (2): 2018 - Nanchang, Guangzhou; 2017 - 125/Zhengzhou.
Finalist (2): 2018 - Hong Kong, Zhuhai; 2014 - 125/Ningbo.
Finalist (1): 2017 - Hong Kong (w/J.Lu).
Chinese Fed Cup Team, 2012-16.
Career in Review
2019 - Enjoyed a string of career-best results across last season, which included posting best results at three of the Grand Slams (3r Australian Open, 3r Wimbledon and QF US Open). Additionally reached first Premier Mandatory QF at Miami and posted best win-by-ranking by defeating No.2 Barty at US Open. Her US Open run made her just the fifth Chinese woman to reach a Grand Slam QF (after Lia Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai). Her new career-high ranking of No.12 following New York result made her the second highest ranked Chinese singles player in history (after No.2 Li Na).
2018 - First Top-20 season (finishing No.20); won two WTA titles at Nanchang (d. S.Zheng in final) and Guangzhou (d. Putintseva in final); runner-up at Hong Kong (l. to Yastremska) and Zhuhai (l. to Barty); SF at Hiroshima (l. to Hsieh), Wuhan (l. to Kontaveit) and Beijing (l. to Wozniacki); QF at Strasbourg (l. to Barty); reached 4r once, 3r twice (Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; having started season at No.45, made Top 20 debut on November 5 (after Zhuhai; rose from No.22 to No.20).
2017 – Finished the year at a career-high No.45 rank, her first year-end Top-50 finish; earned a 125k series title in Zhengzhou (d. Peng Shuai in F); defeated three Top-20 opponents throughout the year: No.15 Vesnina in Rome, No.15 Mladenovic in Tokyo (PPO) and No.17 Stephens in Wuhan; reached SF in Hong Kong (l. Pavlyuchenkova) as well as four QF appearances in Shenzhen, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo (international); reached 2r in Wimbledon but fell in 1r of other three Grand Slams.
2016 - Second non-consecutive Top 100 season (finished ranked No.70, career-best year-end ranking); QF three times at Shenzhen (l. to A.Radwanska – career first tour-level QF), Kuala Lumpur (l. to Zhu) and Hong Kong (l. to Wozniacki); 2r three times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open); 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon and Rio Olympics); fell in WTA qualifying five times; reached QF at WTA $125K Series event at Dalian (l. to Min).
2015 - Reached 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.100); reached 2r once (US Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying three times; won four singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on November 3 (rose from No.111 to No.100).
2013 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros).
2012 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at Baku, Guangzhou and Beijing; fell in qualifying three times; won four singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times (incl. US Open).
2010 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice.
2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice.
2007 - Played first WTA qualifying at Beijing.
2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in China.