Liu Shiwen

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Liu Shiwen
Mondial Ping -Women's Singles - Quarterfinal - Melek Hu-Liu Shiwen - 09.jpg
Personal information
Native name 刘诗雯
Nationality Chinese
Born (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 26)[1]
Liaoning, China
Playing style Right-handed, shakehand grip
Highest ranking 1 (February 2016- September 2016)[2]
Current ranking 2 (June 2017)
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[3]
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)[3]

Liu Shiwen (simplified Chinese: 刘诗雯; traditional Chinese: 劉詩雯; pinyin: Liú Shīwén; born 12 April 1991) is a Chinese table tennis player.[1] She was 4 times World Cup, 3 times World Tour Grand Finals and 4 times Asian Cup champion. She held the ITTF No. 1 rank for 9 consecutive months from January to September 2010.

She has been consistently ranked #1 or #2 in ITTF Women's World ranking from early 2012 to late 2015 (with no lower rank than 3rd).[2]

Equipment[edit]

Liu Shiwen currently uses a Butterfly Liu Shiwen FL blade with a black DHS Hurricane 3 NEO Blue Sponge (2.1mm,39.5°) for her forehand and a red Hurricane 3 NEO (2.1mm, 36°) for her backhand.

Career records[edit]

Singles (as of November 9, 2010)[4]
  • World Championships: SF (2009, 2011, 2017). Runner-up (2013, 2015).
  • World Cup appearances: 4. Record: Winner (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015).
  • Pro Tour Winner (12): Danish Open, China (Suzhou) Open, China (Tianjin) Open 2009; Kuwait Open 2010; Qatar Open 2011; Hungary Open, Korea Open 2012; Kuwait Open, Dubai Open 2013; Polish Open 2015; Qatar Open, Japan Open 2016.
    Runner-up (14): English Open 2009; Qatar Open 2010; Sweden Open, Austra Open 2011, Slovenia Open, China (Shanghai) Open, China (Suzhou) Open 2012; Qatar Open, China (Suzhou) Open, Russian Open 2013; China (Chengdu) Open, Sweden Open 2014; Korea Open, China (Chengdu) Open 2016.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals: Winner (3) London, England (2011), Hangzhou, China (2012), Dubai, UAE (2013).
  • Asian Games: Winner (2014).
  • Asian Championships: SF (2009, 2012). Winner (2013).
  • Asian Cup: 1st (2010, 2012, 2013, 2016); 2nd (2009, 2015).
  • World Junior Championships: Runner-up (2004).
  • Asian Junior Championships: SF (2004).
Women's Doubles
  • World Championships: QF (2007, 2009). Runner-up (2013). Winner (2015, 2017).
  • Pro Tour Winner (16): Korea Open 2008; Danish Open, China (Tianjin) Open 2009; Qatar Open 2010; China (Shenzhen) Open 2011; Hungary Open, Korea Open 2012; China (Changchun) Open, Russian Open 2013; Kuwait Open, China (Chengdu) Open, Sweden Open 2014; China (Chengdu) Open 2015; Kuwait Open, Qatar Open, Korea Open 2016.
    Runner-up (7): China (Nanjing) Open 2007; Qatar Open, China (Suzhou) Open 2009; Kuwait Open, China (Suzhou) Open 2010; Japan Open, China (Chengdu) Open 2016.
  • Pro Tour Grand Finals appearances: 1. Record: Winner (2009).
  • Asian Games: Runner-up (2010, 2014).
  • Asian Championships: Winner (2005).
  • World Junior Championships: Winner (2004).
  • Asian Junior Championships: Winner (2004).
Mixed Doubles
  • Asian Championships: SF (2009).
  • World Junior Championships: Winner (2004).
Team
  • Olympics: 1st (2016).
  • World Championships: 1st (2012, 2014, 2016); 2nd (2010).
  • World Team Cup: 1st (2009, 2010, 2013, 2015).
  • Asian Games: 1st (2010, 2014).
  • Asian Championships: 1st (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015); 3rd (2005).
  • World Junior Championships: 1st (2004).
  • Asian Junior Championships: 1st (2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ITTF players' profiles". International Table Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  2. ^ a b "ITTF world ranking". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Athlete's Profile". 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "ITTF world ranking women". International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 

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