Liu Shiwen

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Liu Shiwen
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Personal information
Native name 刘诗雯
Full name Liu Shiwen
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)

Liu Shiwen (simplified Chinese: 刘诗雯; traditional Chinese: 劉詩雯; pinyin: Liú Shī Wén; born April 12, 1991 in Liaoning, China) is a Chinese table tennis player.[1] She was the winner of 2009 and 2012 World Cup, 6 times winner of Pro Tour, winner of 2011 Pro Tour Grand Final and the winner of Asian cup in 2010. 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 (6): Danish, China (Suzhou), China (Tianjin) Open 2009; Kuwait Open 2010; Qatar Open 2011, Hungary Open 2012.
    Runner-up (5): English Open 2009; Qatar Open 2010, Sweden Open 2011, Austra Open 2011, Slovenia Open 2012.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals Winner (3) London, England (2011), Hangzhou, China (2012), Dubai, UAE (2013).
  • Asian Championships: SF (2009), SF (2012).
  • Asian Cup: 1st (2010); 2nd (2009).

Women's Doubles

  • World Championships: QF (2007, 2009).
  • Pro Tour winner (4): Korea Open 2008; Danish, China (Tianjin) Open 2009; Qatar Open 2010.
    Runner-up (5): China (Nanjing) Open 2007; Qatar, China (Suzhou) Open 2009; Kuwait, China Open 2010.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 1. Record: winner (2009).
  • Asian Championships: winner (2005).

Mixed Doubles

  • Asian Championships: SF (2009).

Team

  • World Championships: 2nd (2010).
  • World Team Cup: 1st (2009, 10).
  • Asian Championships: 1st (2009).

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.