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Coached by Feng He and other coaches at the National Tennis Center in Beijing
Father is Yang Xinying and mother is Li Xiaojing; neither parent played tennis, and got involved as a kid to help build up body strength
Describes herself as an aggressive baseliner and looked up to Maria Sharapova when she was growing up. Favorite surface is hard and favorite tournament is the Australian Open; long-term goals are to become a Grand Slam champion and World No.1
Nickname is “Zhuzhu” (Zhu means pearl in Chinese)
Away from the court, likes shopping and spending time with her dog “Er Huang”. Favorite book/movie is “The Lost Tomb”, and favorite musician is Jay Chou from Chinese Taipei
Describes herself as "genuine"
Winner (4): 2019 - Shenzhen (w/Peng); 2018 - Dubai (w/H.Chan); 2017 - Tokyo (International) (w/Aoyama); 2016 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Wongteanchai).
Finalist (7): 2021 - Dubai (w/Y.Xu), Strasbourg (w/Ninomiya); 2017 - Hobart (w/Dabrowski), Wuhan (w/Aoyama); 2016 - Nottingham (w/Dabrowski), Tokyo [PPO] (w/Liang), Zhuhai (w/You).
Chinese Fed Cup Team, 2017-19.
Career in Review
2019 – Third Top 50 season in doubles (finishing No.36); won one WTA doubles title at Shenzhen and one 125K doubles title at Anning.
2018 – Second Top 50 season in doubles (finishing No.28); won one WTA doubles title at Dubai and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2017 - First Top 50 season in doubles (finishing No.28); won one WTA doubles title at Tokyo and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2016 – Reached 2r one time; fell 1r one time and in qualifying nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon). First Top 100 season in doubles (finishing No.60); won maiden WTA doubles title at Kuala Lumpur and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2015 – First Top 200 season in singles (finishing No.160); reached 2r two times; fell 1r one time and in qualifying six times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open). Near-first Top 100 season in doubles (finishing No.112); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 – Made WTA main draw debut at Wuhan, advancing through qualifying before making 1r exit (l. X.Han); reached maiden SF at Tianjin (l. Q.Wang); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2013 – Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 – Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 – Won one singles title on the ITF Circuit.
2010 – Won two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.