Duan Yingying

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Duan.
Duan Yingying
Country China China
Residence Tianjin, China
Born (1989-06-03) June 3, 1989 (age 25)
Tianjin, China
Height 6' 1" (1.86 m)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $186,786
Career record 176–90
Career titles 0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 104 (May 20, 2013)
Current ranking No. 137 (8 September 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
US Open 1R (2013, 2014)
Career record 40–46
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 331 (October 15, 2012)
Last updated on: 16 June 2014.

Duan Yingying (Chinese: 段莹莹; pinyin: Duàn Yíngyíng; born June 3, 1989 in Tianjin) is a professional Chinese tennis player playing in the ITF Women's Circuit.[1] On May 20, 2013, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 104. On October 15, 2012, she also reached her highest WTA doubles ranking of 331.



Starting the year ranked #378 in the world, Duan's ranking would improve significantly to #128 by the year's end. Some of the highlights of her 2012 season included winning 4 ITF titles at the 25k level in Wellington, Changwon, Gimcheon and Goyang. Playing qualifying at the US Open, Duan had her first experience in a Grand Slam tournament. She would win her first qualifying round defeating Réka-Luca Jani, but would fall in the next round to Kirsten Flipkens. She received a wildcard to the 2012 Guangzhou International Women's Open and won her first WTA main draw match defeating Luksika Khumkum in the first round. Duan also achieved her best results in ITF challengers near the end of 2012, reaching the semifinals of 100K+H Ningbo and the finals of 100K Suzhou, losing both matches to top-100 veteran Su-Wei Hsieh.


Duan was due to make her main draw Grand Slam singles debut at Wimbledon, but withdrew to compete in the National Games of the People's Republic of China. She made her Grand Slam singles debut in the main draw of the US Open after winning three qualifying matches. She lost to sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki in the opening round.


During the televised commentary of her match against Caroline Wozniacki at the 2013 US Open, the commentators compared Duan's game to that of former World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport. They also began referring to her by the nickname of Baby Flower Chinese Davenport.[2][3]

WTA 125k finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner Up 1. 6 September 2014 Huangcangyu WTA Suzhou Ladies Open, Suzhou, China Hard Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam 1–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 15 (10–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 9 February 2009 China Jiangmen, China Hard China Yanze Xie 6–2 6–4
Winner 2. 25 May 2009 India New Delhi, India Hard Israel Keren Shlomo 6–3 6–4
Runner-up 3. 29 June 2009 China Xiamen, China Hard China Shuai Zhang 2–6 1–6
Winner 4. 29 March 2010 China Nanjing, China Hard China Wan-Ting Liu 6–4 7–6(6)
Winner 5. 28 June 2010 China Hefei, China Hard China Saisai Zheng 6–3 6–4
Runner-up 6. 23 August 2010 Japan Saitama, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin 1–6 6–1 3–6
Runner-up 7. 22 August 2011 Japan Saitama, Japan Hard Japan Ayumi Oka 3–6 4–6
Winner 8. 27 February 2012 New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Hard Poland Sandra Zaniewska 6–1 6–4
Winner 9. 21 May 2012 South Korea Changwon, Korea Hard Hong Kong Ling Zhang 6–4 6–3
Winner 10. 28 May 2012 South Korea Gimcheon, Korea Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds 6–2 6–1
Winner 11. 18 June 2012 South Korea Goyang, Korea Hard Hong Kong Ling Zhang 6–3 6–3
Runner-up 12. 16 July 2012 United States Evansville, United States Hard United States Mallory Burdette 1–6 2–6
Runner-up 13. 8 October 2012 China Suzhou, China Hard Chinese Taipei Su-Wei Hsieh 2–6 2–6
Winner 14. 26 May 2013 South Korea Goyang, Korea Hard China Liu Fangzhou 6–3 6–4
Winner 15. 23 June 2014 China Xi'an, China Hard China Zhu Lin 4–6 7–6(11–9) 6–4

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 0–0
Wimbledon 0–0
US Open 1R 1R 0–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 0–3


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