Liu Shiwen

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Liu Shiwen
Mondial Ping -Women's Singles - Quarterfinal - Melek Hu-Liu Shiwen - 14.jpg
Personal information
Native name 刘诗雯
Nationality  China
Born (1991-04-12) April 12, 1991 (age 23)[1]
Liaoning, China
Playing style Righted-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking 1 (Jan – Sep 2010)[2]
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 46 kg (101 lb; 7.2 st)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu (Chinese: ) .

Liu Shiwen (simplified Chinese: 刘诗雯; traditional Chinese: 劉詩雯; pinyin: Liú Shī Wén; born 12 April 1991) is a Chinese table tennis player.[1] She was the winner of 2009, 2012 and 2013 World Cup, 8 times winner of Pro Tour, winner of 2011, 2012 and 2013 Pro Tour Grand Final and the winner of Asian cup in 2010, 2012 and 2013. She held the ITTF number 1 rank for 9 consecutive months (from January to September, 2010). She is currently ranked 1st in ITTF Women's World ranking as of September 2013.[2]

Equipment[edit]

Liu Shiwen currently uses a Butterfly Liu Shiwen blade with a black Tibhar Grip-S for her forehand and a red Butterfly Tenergy 05 for her backhand.

Career records[edit]

Singles (as of November 9, 2010)[3]

  • World Championships: SF (2009, 2011). Runner-up (2013)
  • World Cup appearances: 3. Record: Winner (2009, 2012, 2013).
  • Pro Tour Winner (8): Danish Open, China (Suzhou) Open, China (Tianjin) Open 2009; Kuwait Open 2010; Qatar Open 2011; Hungary Open, Korea Open 2012; Kuwait Open 2013.
    Runner-up (11): English Open 2009; Qatar Open 2010; Sweden Open, Austra Open 2011, Slovenia Open, China (Shanghai) Open, China (Suzhou) Open 2012; Qatar Open, China (Suzhou) Open, Russian Open 2013; China (Chengdu) Open 2014.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals: Winner (3) London, England (2011), Hangzhou, China (2012), Dubai, UAE (2013).
  • Asian Championships: SF (2009, 2012). Winner (2013).
  • Asian Cup: 1st (2010, 2012, 2013); 2nd (2009).
  • World Junior Championships: Runner-up (2004).
  • Asian Junior Championships: SF (2004).

Women's Doubles

  • World Championships: QF (2007, 2009). Runner-up (2013)
  • Pro Tour Winner (11): Korea Open 2008; Danish Open, China (Tianjin) Open 2009; Qatar Open 2010; China (Shenzhen) Open 2011; Hungary Open, Korea Open 2012; China (Changchun) Open, Russian Open 2013; Kuwait Open, China (Chengdu) Open 2014.
    Runner-up (5): China (Nanjing) Open 2007; Qatar Open, China (Suzhou) Open 2009; Kuwait Open, China (Suzhou) Open 2010.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 1. Record: Winner (2009).
  • Asian Games: Runner-up (2010).
  • Asian Championships: Winner (2005).
  • World Junior Championships: Winner (2004).
  • Asian Junior Championships: Winner (2004).

Mixed Doubles

  • Asian Championships: SF (2009).
  • World Junior Championships: Winner (2004).

Team

  • World Championships: 1st (2012, 2014); 2nd (2010).
  • World Team Cup: 1st (2009, 2010, 2013).
  • Asian Games: 1st (2010).
  • Asian Championships: 1st (2009, 2012, 2013). 3rd (2005)
  • World Junior Championships: 1st (2004).
  • Asian Junior Championships: 1st (2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF players' profiles". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-09.