Wang Yihan

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Wang Yihan
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Personal information
Birth name 王仪涵
Country  China
Born (1988-01-18) January 18, 1988 (age 26)
Shanghai, China
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Handedness Right
Coach Zhang Ning
Women's singles
Highest ranking 1 (October 29, 2009)
Current ranking 3 (May 2, 2014[2])
BWF profile
Updated on 10:00, 4 November 2013 (UTC).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang (王).
Wang Yihan
Traditional Chinese 王仪涵
Simplified Chinese 王仪涵

Wang Yihan (born January 18, 1988 in Shanghai[3]) is a professional female badminton player from China and former women's singles world champion. Wang started her career with her coach Wang Pengren at only nine years of age. She was selected for the junior team in 2004, and after being promoted to the senior team in 2006 she began to shine in major tournaments.[4] By October 2009 she was the top ranked Women's singles player in the world. She is currently coached by Zhang Ning, twice Olympic gold medalist.


She won girl's singles at both the Asian Junior and the World Junior Championships in 2006.[5] In open international competition she captured the Badminton World Cup in 2006, and the Bitburger and Russian Opens in 2007. In September 2008 she defeated the Chinese-Hong Kong "veteran" Zhou Mi in the final of the Japan Open.[6] The tourney is one of the Badminton World Federation's Super Series events which carry the highest level of prize money in the sport. In 2009 she won the Yonex German Open[7] singles competition against fellow countrywoman Zhu Lin, and just one week later, at the age of 21, the prestigious All-England Championships against Denmark's Tine Rasmussen. Wang then went on to win the Wilson Swiss Open[8] against compatriot Jiang Yanjiao (21–17, 17–21, 21–13). Wang won the Macau Open[9] for the first time in August 2009 when she again beat Jiang Yanjiao (16–21, 22–20, 21–12). In September 2009, Wang won her second YONEX Open Japan[10] title by beating Wang Xin (21–8, 21–9). Wang then won the French Super Series[11] in November when she emphatically beat top seed, and defending champion, Wang Lin (21–9, 21–12). Wang won her second title in a row, and her 5th BWF Super Series tournament of the year, when she beat Jiang Yanjiao (21–13, 21–15) in the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open.[12] This was also her 7th title overall in 2009.

Record against selected opponents[edit]


Further information: Wang Yihan career statistics
Titles Years
BWF World Championships England 2011
BWF Super Series Masters Finals China 2011
Badminton Asia Championships China 2011 Chinese Taipei 2013
Badminton World Cup China 2006
BWF Super Series
England All England Open 2009
China China Open 2011
Indonesia Indonesia Open 2011
Denmark Denmark Open 2010, 2013
South Korea Korea Open 2011, 2014
Japan Japan Open 2011, 2009, 2008
France French Open 2010, 2009
Malaysia Malaysia Open 2012
China China Masters 2012
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open 2009, 2013
Singapore Singapore Open 2013, 2014
Switzerland Swiss Open 2009
BWF Grand Prix
Macau Macau Open 2009
Germany German Open 2009,2013
Germany Bitburger Open 2007
Russia Russian Open 2007
Event 2012
United Kingdom
Summer Olympics  Silver
Event 2012
Uber Cup  Gold  Silver
Event 2009
Sudirman Cup  Gold


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