Bao Yixin

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Bao Yixin
包宜鑫
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Reika Kakiiwa - Miyuki Maeda vs Bao Yixin - Tang Jinhua 12.jpg
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 28)
Zhuzhou, Hunan, China
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Retired11 September 2017[1]
HandednessRight
CoachChen Qiqiu
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD 23 October 2014)
2 (XD 3 December 2015)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2017 Gold Coast Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2014 New Delhi Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Women's team
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Qingdao Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Chengdu Women's doubles
Asia Mixed Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Ho Chi Minh Mixed team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Alor Setar Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guadelajara Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guadelajara Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guadelajara Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Alor Setar Mixed doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Girls' doubles
BWF profile

Bao Yixin (Chinese: 包宜鑫; born 29 September 1992) is a Chinese badminton doubles player.[2] She won titles in the women's doubles category with many different partners. She won two World Junior titles at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships held in Guadalajara, Mexico. In the girls' doubles event, she was crowned World Junior Champion with Ou Dongni and in the mixed doubles she was crowned with Liu Cheng. She also won the mixed doubles at the 2009 Asian Junior Championships with Lu Kai and the mixed doubles at the 2010 Asian Junior Championships with Liu Cheng. Partnering with Tang Yuanting, Bao became the women's doubles champion at the 2015 All England Open. Bao graduated with a bachelor's degree from Xiangtan University.

Career[edit]

Bao Yixin started to playing badminton when she was child at the age of 6, and began to receive a formal training at the age of 8. She was selected in to the national team when she was 14, playing in the doubles discipline.[3]

Women's doubles

In 2010, Bao Yixin reached the women's doubles final of the China Masters with Lu Lu.[4] Ath the age of 19, she first won the 2011 Japan Open with Zhong Qianxin and the Canada Open Grand Prix with Cheng Shu.[5][6] One year later, the couple Bao and Zhong won the 2012 Singapore Open and the China Masters back to back.[7][8] They also reached the final of the 2012 Swiss Open losing to compatriots Xia Huan and Tang Jinhua and the final of the 2012 India Open losing to the Korean pair of Jung Kyung-eun & Kim Ha-na. The couple of Bao Yixin and Zhong Qianxin reached the number 2 spot on the BWF World Ranking for women's doubles in January 2013. They lost the final of the 2013 China Open at home to compatriots Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang.[9]

Before this, early in 2013, Bao Yixin paired up with Tian Qing to win the 2013 Malaysia Open. Later in the month June 2013, Bao Yixin teamed up again with Cheng Shu to win the 2013 Indonesia Open final in a close fought battle against teammates Tian Qing & Zhao Yunlei 21–17, 22–20. One month later in July 2013, Bao teamed up with Zhong Qianxin again to this time win the 2013 U.S. Open. She also reached the quarter finales of the World Championships with Zhong in August of the same year.[9]

For the last quarter of 2013, Bao Yixin was paired up with a new partner again. This time it was Tang Jinhua and this would become an instant success winning five big women's doubles events in the last part of the year 2013. There were victories at the finals of the Dutch Open, Denmark Open, French Open, Hong Kong Open and the Macau Open. Of the first 28 matches played this new couple only lost one match. In 2014, Bao and Tang won the Korea Open, Malaysia Open, Swiss Open and the Singapore Open. She was also part of the Chinese Uber Cup winning team in 2014. Together with women's doubles partner Tang Jinhua she reached the number one spot of the BWF World Ranking on 29 May 2014.[9]

In March 2015, she won the All England Open Badminton Championships in women's doubles with her partner Tang Yuanting, defeating the defending champions Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang.[10]

Mixed doubles

Bao Yixin and her partner Liu Cheng reached the final of the 2013 Hong Kong Open in mixed doubles. One year earlier, she had already reached the final of the 2012 French Open with Qiu Zihan, narrowly losing in three games to Xu Chen and Ma Jin (17–21, 21–19, 18–21). Her biggest victory to date in the mixed doubles event was winning the 2011 Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold with He Hanbin after opponents Xu Chen and Ma Jin had to retire with injury in the second game of the final (21–19, 1–4). After two semi-finals at the Swiss and the Singapore Opens Bao Yixin and Liu Cheng received a bronze medal at the 2014 BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark by reaching another semi-final.[9]

Retirement

Bao announced her retirement through her social media account on 11 September 2017.[1][11] After retired, she continue her law degree in Xiangtan University in Hunan, and then moved to study English in Sydney, Australia. She also teaching badminton in a local club in Sydney in her spare time.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Bao Yixin is married to her former partner in mixed doubles Liu Cheng.[13]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Liu Cheng China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Liu Cheng China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 11–21 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Zhong Qianxin China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
17–21, 9–21 Bronze Bronze
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium, Qingdao, China China Zhong Qianxin China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
14–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico China Ou Dongni China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
21–13, 21–18 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar, Malaysia China Lu Kai Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Della Destiara Haris
19–21, 18–21 Bronze Bronze
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico China Liu Cheng South Korea Kang Ji-wook
South Korea Choi Hye-in
21–15, 21–15 Gold Gold

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Ou Dongni China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
17–21, 8–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Lu Kai China Liu Peixuan
China Xia Huan
21–15, 21–19 Gold Gold
2010 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Liu Cheng Malaysia Ow Yao Han
Malaysia Lai Pei Jing
Walkover Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[14] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[15] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 China Masters China Lu Lu China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
8–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Japan Open China Zhong Qianxin Chinese Taipei Chen Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
13–21, 25–23, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 India Open China Zhong Qianxin South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
17–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Singapore Open China Zhong Qianxin Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–12, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 China Masters China Zhong Qianxin China Cheng Shu
China Luo Yu
21–12, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Malaysia Open China Tian Qing Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Indonesia Open China Cheng Shu China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
15–21, 21–18, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark Open China Tang Jinhua Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 French Open China Tang Jinhua China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 China Open China Zhong Qianxin China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
13–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open China Tang Jinhua China Ou Dongni
China Tang Yuanting
18–21, 21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Korea Open China Tang Jinhua China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Malaysia Open China Tang Jinhua Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 14–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Singapore Open China Tang Jinhua Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
14–21, 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 All England Open China Tang Yuanting China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Australian Open China Chen Qingchen Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
23–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 French Open China Qiu Zihan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
17–21, 21–19, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open China Liu Cheng England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle White
14–21, 22–24 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Liu Cheng China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 India Open China Liu Cheng Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Australian Open China Liu Cheng Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
19–21, 21–19, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Hong Kong Open China Liu Cheng China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–17, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Thailand Open China Cheng Shu China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
7–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Canada Open China Cheng Shu Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–13, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold China Zhong Qianxin Malaysia Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei
21–19, 19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Swiss Open China Zhong Qianxin China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
17–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 U.S. Open China Zhong Qianxin China Huang Yaqiong
China Yu Xiaohan
21–17, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Dutch Open China Tang Jinhua Indonesia Anggia Shitta Awanda
Indonesia Della Destiara Haris
21–15, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Macau Open China Tang Jinhua China Huang Yaqiong
China Yu Xiaohan
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swiss Open China Tang Jinhua Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
19–21, 21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Swiss Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Ayane Kurihara
Japan Naru Shinoya
21–19, 14–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China Masters China Tang Yuanting China Tang Jinhua
China Zhong Qianxin
14–21, 21–11, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 China Masters China Yu Xiaohan China Huang Yaqiong
China Tang Jinhua
8–21, 21–14, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold China He Hanbin China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–19, 1–4 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Swiss Open China Liu Cheng China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
21–17, 20–22, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Masters China Liu Cheng Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
18–21, 21–15, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

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