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.
SINGLESWinner (2): 2018 - Nanchang, Guangzhou; 2017 - 125/Zhengzhou.Finalist (2): 2018 - Hong Kong, Zhuhai; 2014 - 125/Ningbo.DOUBLESFinalist (1): 2017 - Hong Kong (w/J.Lu).ADDITIONALChinese Fed Cup Team, 2012-16.
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.
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