Bao Yixin

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Bao Yixin
Personal information
Country China China
Born (1992-09-29) September 29, 1992 (age 23)
Height 1.74 m
Handedness Right
Coach Chen Qiqiu
Women's/Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (WD) / 7 (XD) (May 29, 2014)
Current ranking 6 (WD) / 7 (XD) (December 24, 2014[1])
BWF profile
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Bao.

Bao Yixin (Chinese: 包宜鑫; born 1992) is a Chinese female badminton doubles player. She won the Women's Doubles category with many different partners. In 2010 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 BWF World Junior Champion 2010 with Ou Dongni and in the Mixed Doubles she was crowned BWF World Junior Champion 2010 with Liu Cheng. She also won the Mixed Doubles at the 2009 Asian Junior Badminton Championships with Lu Kai and the Mixed Doubles at the 2010 Asian Junior Badminton Championships with Liu Cheng. Partnering with Tang Yuanting, Bao became the Women's Doubles champion at the 2015 All England Super Series Premier

Women's Doubles[edit]

In 2010, Bao Yixin reached the Women's Doubles final of the 2010 China Masters Super Series with Lu Lu. She first won the 2011 Japan Super Series with Zhong Qianxin and the 2011 Canada Open Grand Prix with Cheng Shu.[2] One year later the couple Bao Yixin & Zhong Qianxin won the 2012 Singapore Super Series [3] and the 2012 China Masters Super Series [4] back to back. They also reached the final of the 2012 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold losing to compatriots Xia Huan & Tang Jinhua and the final of the 2012 India Open Super Series losing to the Korean pair of Jung Kyung-eun & Kim Ha-Na. The couple of Bao Yixin & Zhong Qianxin reached the number 2 spot on the BWF World Ranking for Women's Doubles on January 2013. They lost the final of the 2013 Victor China Open Super Series Premier at home to compatriots Wang Xiaoli & Yu Yang.[5] Before this, early in 2013, Bao Yixin paired up with Tian Qing to win the 2013 Malaysia Super Series. Later in the month June 2013 Bao Yixin teamed up again with Cheng Shu to win the 2013 Indonesia Super Series Premier final in a close fought battle against teammates Tian Qing & Zhao Yunlei 21-17, 22-20. One month later in July 2013 Bao Yixin teamed up with Zhong Qianxin again to this time win the 2013 U.S. Open Grand Prix Gold. Bao Yixin also reached the quarter finales of the 2013 BWF World Championships – Women's doubles with Zhong Qianxin in August of the same year.

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 2013 Dutch Open Grand Prix, 2013 Denmark Super Series Premier, 2013 French Super Series, 2013 Hong Kong Super Series and the 2013 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold. Of the first 28 matches played this new couple only lost one match.[6] In 2014 Bao Yixin & Tang Jinhua won the 2014 Korea Open Super Series, 2014 Malaysia Super Series Premier, 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and the 2014 Singapore Super Series. Bao Yixin 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 May 29, 2014.

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.[7]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Bao Yixin and her partner Liu Cheng reached the final of the 2013 Hong Kong Super Series in Mixed Doubles. One year earlier Bao Yixin had already reached the final of the 2012 French Super Series 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 retired). After two semi-finals at the 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and the 2014 Singapore Super Series Bao Yixin and Liu Cheng received a bronze medal at the 2014 BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark by reaching another semi-final.

Career highlights[edit]