Sun Shengnan

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Sun Shengnan
孙胜男
Country (sports)  China
Residence Beijing, China
Born (1987-01-21) January 21, 1987 (age 29)
Beijing, China
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $290,257
Singles
Career record 205 – 166
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 216 (April 4, 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open Q2 (2007)
Doubles
Career record 256 – 158
Career titles 1 WTA, 26 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (September 17, 2007)
Current ranking No. 664 (September 15, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2007)
French Open 2R (2007)
Wimbledon 1R (2007, 2008)
US Open 1R (2007)
Last updated on: September 15, 2014.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.

Sun Shengnan (Chinese: 孙胜男) (born 21 January 1987) is a Chinese female tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 233rd, which she reached on May 28, 2007.[1] Her career high in doubles is 50th, which she reached on September 17, 2007.[1]

By March 2006, Shengnan had won two ITF singles titles and risen to No. 320 in the WTA Tour rankings, and had earned herself a reputation as 'one to watch', having shown plenty of recent promise of further improvement in the preceding year.

Career[edit]

Sun Shengnan began competing on the ITF circuit at the age of fifteen in May 2002.[1] Over the next few months, she won seven matches (mostly in qualifying draws) and lost just five. However, she did not compete again for a whole year after the beginning of August, and thus gained for herself only a lowly end-of-year foothold on the world ranking list at #1031.

When August finally came around again in 2003, she returned to competition as a sixteen-year-old at ITF events; and that October she reached the quarter-final of a $25,000 tournament at Beijing after being awarded a wildcard entry into the main draw, before losing to Yuka Yoshida. She finished the year with a 5–5 win-loss record after just a few events played. The record of her year-end ranking seems to have been lost by the WTA, but it was undoubtedly an improvement on her 2002 outcome thanks to the quarter-final finish at Beijing.

2004 was another moderate year for Sun, as she won six matches and lost seven, her best finish again coming at October's $25,000 tournament at Beijing, where she repeated her previous year's performance in reaching the quarter-final, this time losing to high-ranked countrywoman Zheng Jie. She finished the year world-ranked 588, which logically should have been similar to her previous year's finish.

But it was to be in 2005 that the Chinese teenager would first break through to greater results, including two tournament wins. In February, she reached her career-first semi-final in the $10,000 tournament at Melilla. In April, she won the $10,000 event at Wuhan. Then in May, she won another $10,000 title at Ahmedabad. In August, she reached the final of a $25,000 fixture at Wuxi, losing to Miho Saeki of Japan. Then in September, she qualified for her first WTA Tour event at Guangzhou with an impressive three-set victory over the young Croat prospect Ivana Lisjak, but lost in the first round of the main draw to Alina Jidkova of Russia. At the end of the year, her world ranking had leapt up to 336.

In January 2006, she suffered a few early losses, but picked up enough points in qualifying rounds to improve to a career-best ranking of 311 early in February. Then she defended but did not improve upon her previous year's semi-final performance at Melilla.

With youth still very much on her side, the 19-year-old appeared to be one of China's hottest next-generation prospects for advancement into the world's Top 150. But after rising to a career high of No. 233 in May 2007, a dismal run of early losses over the summer and Autumn that year caused her ranking to slip back to No. 400 by the beginning of December the same year before a quarterfinal result at a $75,000 tournament that month revived it to around 350 at the close of the year.

She then started the year off in 2011, making the semifinals in the $50,000 event at Quanzhou moving her rankings up to World No. 248 where she currently stands.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 13 May 2007 Prague, Czech Republic Clay China Ji Chunmei Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
6–7(7–9), 2–6
Winner 1. 16 September 2007 Bali, Indonesia Hard China Ji Chunmei United States Jill Craybas
South Africa Natalie Grandin
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 13 February 2011 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard China Zheng Jie Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]

ITF Circuit Finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 8 (6-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. April 5, 2005 Wuhan, China Hard China Liang Chen 6-3, 4-6, 6–3
Winner 2. May 9, 2005 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Ankita Bhambri 6-2, 6–2
Runner–up 1. August 9, 2005 Wuxi, China Hard Japan Miho Saeki 6-2, 7-6(1)
Winner 3. April 28, 2006 Guangzhou, China Hard Japan Yurika Sema 6-2, 6–4
Winner 4. June 22, 2009 Qian Shan, China Hard China Han Xinyun 6-1, 6–4
Winner 5. August 17, 2009 Pingguo, China Hard China Zhou Yimiao 6-4, 6-4
Winner 6. August 24, 2009 Qian Shan, China Hard China Liang Chen 6-3, 6–3
Runner–up 2. April 26, 2010 Gifu, Japan Clay Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

ITF Doubles Finals: 43 (26-17)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 27 February 2005 Melilla, Spain Hard China Yang Shujing Italy Sara Errani
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7–6(2) 0–6 5–7
Runner–up 2. 29 May 2005 Shanghai, China Hard China Liu Wan-Ting Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-Jung
Japan Remi Tezuka
6–4 4–6 1–6
Winner 3. 26 February 2006 Melilla, Spain Hard China Liu Wan-Ting Spain Sara del Barrio-Aragon
Spain Sabrina Mendez-Dominguez
6–4 6–0
Winner 4. 4 June 2006 Tianjin, China Hard China Ji Chun-Mei Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
3–6 7–6(7) 6–1
Runner–up 5. 23 July 2006 Chongqing, China Hard China Ji Chun-Mei China Jing Ren
China Zhang Shuai
4–6 3–6
Runner–up 6. 27 August 2006 Nanjing, China Hard China Ji Chun-Mei Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Xie Yan-ze
1–6 6–7(11)
Winner 7. 29 October 2006 Beijing, China Hard (i) China Ji Chun-Mei New Zealand Marina Erakovic
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
6–2 6–2
Winner 8. 5 November 2006 Shanghai, China Hard China Ji Chun-Mei Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
6–4 7–5
Winner 9. 14 October 2007 Beijing, China Hard China Ji Chun-Mei China Chen Liang
China Zhao Yi-Jing
6–2 6–3
Winner 10. 11 November 2007 Taizhou, China Hard China Ji Chun-Mei China Huang Lei
China Zhang Shuai
7–6(5) 1–6 [13–11]
Runner-up 11. 2 December 2007 Xiamen, China Hard China Ji Chunmei China Han Xinyun
China Xu Yi-Fan
4–6 5–7
Winner 12. 14 March 2008 New Delhi, İndia Hard China Ji Chun-Mei United States Sunitha Rao
France Aurélie Védy
2–6 6–2 [10–4]
Runner-up 13. 21 November 2008 Kolkata, İndia Hard China Lu Jingjing Germany Laura Siegemund
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
5–7 3–6
Winner 14. 13 February 2009 Mildura, Australia Grass China Lu Jingjing China Han Xinyun
China Ji Chunmei
7–6(2) 7–6(4)
Runner-up 15. 21 February 2009 Guangzhou, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Ji Chun-Mei
China Chen Liang
7–6(7) 2–6 [3–10]
Winner 16. 8 March 2009 Lyon, France Hard (i) China Lu Jingjing Turkey Pemra Özgen
China Shuai Zhang
6–4 7–5
Winner 17. 14 March 2009 Las Palmas, Spain Hard China Lu Jingjing Russia Yana Buchina
Slovenia Taja Mohorcic
6–3 7–6(1)
Winner 18. 21 March 2009 Tenerife, Spain Hard China Shuai Zhang Spain Paula Fondevila-Castro
France Laura Thorpe
6–1 6–2
Winner 19. 27 March 2009 La Palma, Spain Hard China Lu Jingjing Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6–2 5–7 [10–5]
Winner 20. 17 May 2009 Kurume, Japan Carpet China Lu Jingjing Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
6–3 6–2
Winner 21. 24 May 2009 Incheon, Korea Hard China Lu Jingjing China Han Xinyun
China Ji Chunmei
6–3 6–3
Runner-up 22. 31 May 2009 Goyang, Korea Hard China Lu Jingjing Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
6–7(5) 3–6 [8–10]
Runner-up 23. 7 June 2009 Gimhae, Korea Hard China Liang Chen Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
5–7 1–6
Winner 24. 27 June 2009 Qianshan, China Hard China Zhou Yi-Miao China Han Xinyun
China Qian Ying
6–2 6–4
Winner 25. 3 July 2009 Xiamen, China Hard China Lu Jingjing China Han Xinyun
Chinese Taipei Shao-Yuan Kao
6–2 6–4
Runner-up 26. 21 August 2009 Pingguo, China Hard China Lu Jingjing Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-Wei
Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan
6–3 5–7 [7–10]
Winner 27. 28 August 2009 Qianshan, China Hard China Chen Liang Australia Alison Bai
Australia Sacha Jones
6–2 6–4
Winner 28. 10 May 2010 Kurume, Japan Clay China Yi-Fan Xu Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
6-0 6-3
Runner-up 29. 17 May 2010 Karuizawa, Japan Clay China Yi-Fan Xu Japan Ayumi Oka
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6-7, 3-6
Winner 30. 2 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard China Shuai Zhang China Ji Chunmei
China Liu Wanting
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 31. 14 August 2010 Tallinn, Estonia Hard China Lu Jingjing Finland Emma Laine
United Kingdom Melanie South
3–6, 4–6
Winner 32. 3 January 2011 Quanzhou, China Hard China Liu Wanting Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
6-3 6-2
Runner-up 33. 10 January 2011 Pingguo, China Hard China Liu Wanting Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 34. 23 May 2011 Grado, Italy Clay China Liu Wanting Argentina María Irigoyen
Russia Ekaterina Lopes
3-6, 0-6
Winner 35. 16 July 2011 Granby, Canada Hard Canada Sharon Fichman Belarus Viktoryia Kisialeva
Brazil Nathalia Rossi
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 36. 26 March 2012 Phuket, Thailand Hard China Han Xinyun Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
China Zheng Saisai
3-6, 3-6
Winner 37. 14 May 2012 Kurume, Japan Clay China Han Xinyun Russia Ksenia Lykina
United Kingdom Melanie South
6-1 6-0
Runner-up 38. 28 May 2012 Gimcheon, Korea Hard China Liang Chen China Yue-Yue Hu
China Yi-Fan Xu
0-6, 6-3, 7-10
Winner 39. 18 June 2012 Goyang, Korea Hard China Liu Wanting Thailand Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
6-7 (1) 6-3 10-7
Winner 40. 25 June 2012 Incheon, Korea Hard China Liang Chen South Korea Kim Ji-young
South Korea Yoo Mi
6-3 6-2
Winner 41. 30 July 2012 Beijing, China Hard China Liu Wanting Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan
China Han Xinyun
5-7 6-0 10-7
Runner-up 42. 3 January 2013 Quanzhou, China Hard China Liang Chen Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
6-3, 3-6, 10-12
Winner 43. 24 June 2013 Huzhu, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan China Liu Chang
China Yi-Miao Zhou
6-4 6-3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sun Shengnan stats on WTA official site". WTA. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 

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