A World Junior Champion two years earlier, 2010 was Wang's breakthrough year on the international badminton scene. His most impressive achievements were finishing runner-up to his idol Lin Dan in the Badminton Asia Championships and reaching the semi-finals of the China MastersSuper Series event. By the end of the year, Wang's ranking had risen over 200 places to 43rd.
Wang reached the quarter-finals of the first Premier Super Series event, the Korea Open, registering an impressive 21-11, 21-14 victory over reigning World Champion Chen Jin along the way. Wang also reached the semi-finals of the Singapore Open beating former Olympic and two-time Asian games winner Taufik Hidayat.