Wang Qiang (tennis)

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Wang Qiang
王蔷
Wang Q. RG19 (48) (48199014927).jpg
Wang Qiang at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin, China
Born (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 30)
Tianjin
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPeter McNamara (2015–2019)
Thomas Drouet (2019–2020)
Pat Cash (2021–)
Prize moneyUS$5,187,099
Singles
Career record422–280 (60.1%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 12 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 146 (6 June 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (2020)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US OpenQF (2019)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2020)
Doubles
Career record26–52 (33.3%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 118 (23 July 2018)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Fed Cup18–10 (64.3%)
Medal record
Representing  China
Women's tennis
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Singles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Singles
Last updated on: 18 February 2022.

Wang Qiang (Chinese: 王蔷; pinyin: Wáng Qiáng; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ tɕʰjǎŋ]; born 14 January 1992) is a Chinese professional tennis player. She has won two singles titles on the WTA Tour, one WTA 125 singles title, and 13 singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit. Her best result at a Grand Slam tournament came at the 2019 US Open where she reached the quarterfinals. On 9 September 2019, Wang reached her highest singles ranking of world No. 12, becoming the second-highest ranked Chinese tennis player in history after Li Na. Alongside Li Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai, and Zhang Shuai, Wang is one of only five Chinese tennis players to have reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament.[1]

Career[edit]

Wang was born in Tianjin. At age nine, she started playing tennis.[2] That year, she became the promotion player for the Tianjin National Tennis Center. For two years consecutively (2006, 2007), she won the Junior's Tennis Championship in China. She officially started touring the ITF Women's Circuit in Japan as of 2007.

In February 2010, she was a main-draw player at the AOAO Sports charity themed 'Fiji Tennis Invitation Classis' [FTIC] created by Ademola Oduwole on Denarau Island in Fiji aimed at promoting girls sports. She defeated Christina Visico of the Philippines in the finals to win her $2,000 purse and a $4,000 Chris Aire watch donated by the Hollywood Luxury watch designer[3][4][5][6]

Wang achieved her first big WTA Tour win at the 2013 Malaysian Open where, after qualifying, she beat top seed and world No. 10, Caroline Wozniacki in the first round.[7]

She made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the 2014 US Open from the qualifying tournament,[8] and defeated Paula Kania from Poland in the first round by 6–2, 6–0, before losing to Australian Casey Dellaqua in the second round.[9]

In 2016, Wang's best results came at the Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the second round of the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. She also competed in singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but lost in the first round to two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova.

In 2017, Wang reached her first quarterfinal at a Premier-level tournament, winning three straight set matches in Dubai (a Premier 5 tournament) before losing to Anastasija Sevastova. She finished the year ranked inside the top 50 for the first time, at No. 45 in the world.

2018: Asian Games gold medalist, two WTA titles, world No. 20[edit]

Wang got off to a very slow start in the 2018 season, winning just one main draw match in her first four tournaments. She then reached the fourth round in Indian Wells, defeating former top-10 players Timea Bacsinszky and Kristina Mladenovic en route, before falling to world No. 1, Simona Halep. Wang struggled in her next tournaments, and her ranking dropped to No. 91 in the world.

She then reached her first quarterfinal of the year in Strasbourg, losing to top seed Ashleigh Barty. At the French Open, Wang upset the ninth seed and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in the first round, then defeated Petra Martić to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time. However, she was then beaten by Yulia Putintseva. The only grass-court tournament she played in was Wimbledon, where she lost in the opening round to Zheng Saisai.

Wang won the golden medal in singles at the Asian Games defeating Jeong Su-nam, Gozal Ainitdinova, Aldila Sutjiadi, Liang En-shuo, and finally compatriot Zhang Shuai in the final.

Wang also had a great run in the Asian Swing. She won her first WTA tour tile in July at Jiangxi, where she defeated Zheng Saisai in the final. After reaching the third round at the US Open before falling to Elina Svitolina, Wang won her second title of the year (and career) in Guangzhou, where she didn't drop more than four games in each match throughout the tournament. As a result of her Guangzhou triumph, she reached a new career-high ranking of world No. 34 and replaced Zhang Shuai as the highest-ranked Chinese player.

The next week, she competed at the Premier-5 tournament in Wuhan, where she defeated Maria Sakkari, eighth seed Karolína Plíšková, and Daria Gavrilova in the first three matches. In the quarterfinals, she defeated 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig in straight sets to reach the semifinals, but was forced to retire from the match against Anett Kontaveit due to injury. She became the first ever Chinese player to reach the semifinals at the tournament, and reached another new career-high ranking of No. 28.

Wang received a wildcard into the China Open in Beijing. As a Wuhan Open semifinalist, she received a first-round bye. She defeated the 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the second round by 6–0, 6–0. In the third round, she beat Karolína Plíšková for the second time in consecutive weeks in straight sets. In the quarterfinal, she defeated Wuhan champion Aryna Sabalenka in two very tight sets. Her run ended in the semifinal, at the hands of former world No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki. However, her first ever Premier Mandatory semifinal earned her a new career-high ranking of No. 24.

Wang was seeded sixth at the Hong Kong Open. She defeated Zhang Ling and Christina McHale to reach the quarterfinals, where she faced top seed Elina Svitolina. Wang took a decisive lead quickly, taking the first set 6–2 and was leading 5–2 in the second when the match was suspended for the night due to a sudden downpour. She closed out the set 6–4 the next day, advancing to the semifinals; she defeated fourth seed Garbiñe Muguruza in three sets, coming back from a 1–4 deficit in the third to win 7–5. In her third final of the year, Wang was defeated by 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska in straight sets. On 22 October, she reached a new career-high ranking of No. 22.

She was awarded a wildcard to enter the Elite Trophy, but with withdrawals from both Serena Williams and Jelena Ostapenko, she qualified for the main draw with her ranking. In her first round-robin match, she lost to Daria Kasatkina in three sets. She then played Madison Keys, winning the match in three sets. Later, Keys, as the winner of the group, announced her withdrawal due to a knee injury, allowing the second-placed Wang to play the semifinal match against Muguruza, where she won in straight sets.[10] In the final, she was defeated by Ashleigh Barty. Her performance in Zhuhai saw her break the top 20 for the first time, and ensured she would end the year as world No. 20.

2019: First Grand Slam quarterfinal, top 15 debut and career-high ranking[edit]

Wang at the 2019 Wimbledon

Seeded 21st at the Australian Open (her first ever seeding at a Grand Slam tournament), Wang defeated Fiona Ferro and Aleksandra Krunić, and then lost to 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova. This was her best performance to date at the tournament. At Indian Wells, she defeated 16th seed Elise Mertens and reached the fourth round, losing to the Canadian wildcard (and eventual champion) Bianca Andreescu. In Miami, she reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to second seed Simona Halep. At the Prague Open, she was seeded third, reaching the quarterfinals and then lost to Bernarda Pera. Wang failed to advance past the second round at any tournament during the clay-court season, losing in the first round at Madrid and Rome, and losing in the second round at Strasbourg and the French Open.

At the Birmingham Classic, she defeated Lauren Davis and then lost to Venus Williams in the second round. She subsequently withdrew from the Eastbourne International. At Wimbledon, she was seeded 15th. She defeated Vera Lapko and Tamara Zidanšek, and then lost to Elise Mertens in the third round. This was her best result at the tournament to date.

She achieved a series of new career-high rankings over the course of the year, achieving the world No. 15 ranking prior to Wimbledon.

Seeded 18th at the US Open, Wang defeated Caroline Dolehide, Alison Van Uytvanck, and Fiona Ferro to advance to the second week of a Grand Slam event for the first time. She then upset tournament favorite and world No. 2, Ash Barty, in the fourth round, her first victory over a top-three player, to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. She became just the fifth Chinese player in history, after Li Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai, and Zhang Shuai, to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, and the third to do so at the US Open, after Li and Peng. However, she heavily lost to eventual runner-up Serena Williams in straight sets, winning just one game. After the tournament, she rose six places to reach another new career high of world No. 12, becoming the second-highest ranked Chinese singles player in history.

Wang struggled following the US Open though, managing just two match wins on the Asian hard courts, one in Wuhan and the other in Tianjin. After failing to qualify or receive a wildcard for the Elite Trophy, she finished the year ranked No. 29, her second consecutive year inside the top 30.

2020: Australian Open win over Serena Williams[edit]

Wang opened her new season with a quarterfinal appearance at the Shenzhen Open and a first-round loss to Angelique Kerber at Adelaide. Seeded 27th at the Australian Open, she defeated Pauline Parmentier and Fiona Ferro to reach the third round, where she pulled off a major upset by defeating eighth seed Serena Williams in three sets, avenging her lopsided loss to the American at the previous US Open.[11][12] However, she was upset herself in the fourth round by the unseeded Tunisian Ons Jabeur. After the Australian Open, Wang played three more events, losing in the quarterfinals of the Hua Hin Championships, and the first round of both the Dubai Open and Qatar Open.

2021: Rough start, first clay final, return to top 40, hiatus, out of top 100[edit]

Wang returned to action on the WTA Tour in the Abu Dhabi Open but lost to Daria Kasatkina in the first round. This was followed by another two opening-match losses in the Gippsland Trophy and the Australian Open. Wang finally won her first match of the season against Maddison Inglis in the Phillip Island Trophy, but lost in the next round to Irina-Camelia Begu. Wang's next event was in Adelaide, where again she was able to get a round of 32 win, this time against Olivia Gadecki, before falling to Jil Teichmann in her fifth three-set loss of the season. Wang failed to get a win in the Middle East swing, losing to Jessica Pegula and Svetlana Kuznetsova, despite serving for the match against the latter. Wang played at Miami, where she managed to win a deciding set for the first time in the season, beating Aliona Bolsova, but fell in two tight sets to Markéta Vondroušová in the next round. Following this event, due to Wang defending a large number of ranking points, Wang fell to the world No. 50, as the China No. 2.

Wang opened her clay-court season with a win over Anastasia Gasanova in the İstanbul Cup, however she suffered three consecutive losses after this; against Ana Konjuh in that same tournament, then Karolína Muchová in Madrid and Amanda Anisimova in Rome. However, Wang rebounded for the next event, the Emilia-Romagna Open, where she beat a top 100 player for the first time that season, defeating Misaki Doi, followed by victories over Martina Di Giuseppe, Petra Martić, and Sloane Stephens to reach her first ever clay final and first final outside of China in three years. However, she ended up losing in a lopsided final, winning only four games against Coco Gauff.[13] This tournament brought Wang back into the top 40 of the WTA rankings, and she regained the spot as the top ranked Chinese tennis player. She left the French Open with a second-round finish, again with a straight-sets loss to Coco Gauff.

At the Tokyo Olympics, she reached the second round defeating Verónica Cepede Royg. Her win over the Paraguayan bettered her Rio 2016 debut where she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round.[14]

2022: Australian Open third round[edit]

For the first time since the 2020 Australian Open, Wang won consecutive matches in a Grand Slam at the 2022 Australian Open by upsetting 18th seed Coco Gauff in the first round, and then defeating Alison Van Uytvanck. Wang backed up this result with a semifinal appearance in Abierto Zapopan, where she fell in straight sets to Marie Bouzková, then a quarterfinal appearance in the Monterrey Open, where she was also beaten in straight sets, this time by Leylah Fernandez.

At the 2022 Wimbledon Qiang Wang defeated 14th seed Belinda Bencic in 3 sets in the first round, but lost in the next round to the unseeded Heather Watson. Wang headed into the Prague Open as the 2nd seed in the qualifying draw, getting into the main draw in straight sets. In the main draw Wang was able to get into the semi-finals, before losing to the 7th seed Anastasia Potapova.

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS NTI P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[15]

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2022 Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 4R 1R 3R 0 / 8 8–8 50%
French Open A A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R A 2R 1R 0 / 7 5–7 42%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R NH A 2R 0 / 6 4–6 40%
US Open A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R QF A A Q2 0 / 6 9–6 60%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 3–4 1–4 4–4 9–4 3–1 1–2 3–3 0 / 27 26–27 49%
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy[a] DNQ F DNQ NH 0 / 1 2–2 50%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A NH 1R NH 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[b] A A A A 2R 1R QF 1R A 1R 1R A 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A 2R 4R 4R NH A 1R 0 / 4 6–4 60%
Miami Open A A A A A A 2R 1R QF NH 2R 2R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Madrid Open A A A A A A 3R 1R 1R NH 1R Q1 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Italian Open A A A A A A 2R Q2 1R A 1R A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 1R A NH A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Open A A A A A Q1 A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c] A A A A A Q2 3R SF 3R NH 0 / 3 7–3 70%
China Open A 1R Q1 A 2R 1R 1R SF 1R NH 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Mexican Open NMS/NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Tournaments 0 3 1 2 14 12 19 22 19 6 14 13 Career total: 125
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 Career total: 5
Hard win–loss 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 4–10 7–9 18–13 32–15 14–11 7–6 4–9 12–8 2 / 88 100–87 53%
Clay win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 5–5 5–5 4–6 0–0 6–5 0–2 0 / 27 21–27 44%
Grass win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 0 / 10 5–10 33%
Overall win–loss 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 4–14 8–12 24–19 37–21 21–19 7–6 10–14 13–13 2 / 125 126–124 50%
Win (%)  –  0% 50% 33% 22% 40% 56% 64% 53% 54% 42% 50% Career total: 50%
Year-end ranking[d] 270 193 217 100 114 70 45 20 29 34 104 $5,057,505

Doubles[edit]

Current after the 2021 Italian Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 2R A A A 0 / 3 1–3  – 
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 3 2–3  – 
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R A NH A A 0 / 2 0–2  – 
US Open A A A 1R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 3 1–3  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 1–4 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 11 4–11  – 
WTA 1000
Italian Open A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c] A A A A 1R 1R A NH 0 / 2 0–2  – 
China Open A A A A 1R A A NH 0 / 1 0–1  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 1 1 1 10 7 3 0 3 0 Career total: 27
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Overall win–loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 5–10 3–7 2–3 0–0 0–3 0–0 0 / 27 10–27 27%
Year-end ranking n/a 969 1119 154 253 306 527 1666

Significant finals[edit]

WTA Elite Trophy[edit]

Singles: 1 (runner–up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2018 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Hard (i) Australia Ashleigh Barty 3–6, 4–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (0–1)
WTA 1000 (0–0)
WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA 250 (2–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2018 Jiangxi Open, China International[e] Hard China Zheng Saisai 7–5, 4–0 ret.
Win 2–0 Sep 2018 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Oct 2018 Hong Kong Open, China International Hard Ukraine Dayana Yastremska 2–6, 1–6
Loss 2–2 Nov 2018 Elite Trophy Zhuhai, China Elite Trophy Hard (i) Australia Ashleigh Barty 3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–3 May 2021 Emilia-Romagna Open, Italy WTA 250 Clay United States Coco Gauff 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
WTA 1000 (0–0)
WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA 250 (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2017 Hong Kong Open, China International Hard China Lu Jiajing Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
1–6, 1–6

WTA Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2014 WTA 125 Ningbo, China Hard Poland Magda Linette 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2017 WTA 125 Zhengzhou, China Hard China Peng Shuai 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–1 ret.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (13 titles, 5 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$80,000 tournaments (1–1)
$60,000 tournaments (5–2)
$25,000 tournaments (4–2)
$10,000 tournaments (3–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (11–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2010 ITF Hyogo, Japan 10,000 Carpet Japan Yurina Koshino 6–1, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Jun 2011 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia 25,000 Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai 5–7, 3–6
Win 2–1 Mar 2012 ITF Sanya, China 25,000 Hard China Han Xinyun 6–2, 6–4
Win 3–1 Aug 2012 ITF Beijing, China 75,000[f] Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 6–2, 6–4
Win 4–1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 6–2, 6–1
Win 5–1 Dec 2012 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard China Xin Wen 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–2 Apr 2013 ITF Wenshan, China 50,000[g] Hard China Zhang Yuxuan 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 5–3 May 2013 ITF Gifu, Japan 50,000 Hard Belgium An-Sophie Mestach 6–1, 3–6, 0–6
Win 6–3 Feb 2014 ITF New Delhi, India 25,000 Hard Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer 6–1, 6–3
Win 7–3 May 2014 ITF Kurume, Japan 50,000 Grass Japan Eri Hozumi 6–3, 6–1
Win 8–3 May 2014 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard China Zhu Lin 6–3, 6–2
Win 9–3 Aug 2014 ITF Wuhan, China 50,000 Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 6–2, 6–2
Win 10–3 Jul 2015 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 25,000 Hard China Zhang Kailin 6–2, 6–4
Loss 10–4 Jul 2015 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard China Duan Yingying 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 0–3 ret.
Win 11–4 Mar 2016 ITF Quanzhou, China 50,000 Hard China Liu Fangzhou 6–2, 6–2
Win 12–4 Apr 2016 ITF Shenzhen, China 50,000 Hard Japan Mayo Hibi 6–2, 6–0
Loss 12–5 May 2016 ITF Gifu, Japan 75,000 Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Win 13–5 Jul 2016 ITF Wuhan, China (2) 50,000 Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 7–5, 6–2

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)[edit]

Legend
$25,000 tournaments (0–1)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2010 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Carpet Chinese Taipei Kao Shao-yuan China Lu Jiajing
China Lu Jiaxiang
5–7, 6–1, [9–11]
Win 1–1 Oct 2010 ITF Taipei, Taiwan 10,000 Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Kao Shao-yuan Chinese Taipei Juan Ting-fei
China Zheng Saisai
6–3, 7–6(7–2)

WTA Tour career earnings[edit]

Current after the 2022 Abierto Zapopan[16]

Year Grand Slam
singles titles
WTA
singles titles
Total
singles titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
2014 0 0 0 107,339 172
2015 0 0 0 260,440 115
2016 0 0 0 339,508 91
2017 0 0 0 585,021 57
2018 0 2 2 1,596,204 25
2019 0 0 0 1,316,417 30
2020 0 0 0 258,094 101
2021 0 0 0 270,376 138
2022 0 0 0 178,926 39
Career 0 2 2 5,057,505 122

Career Grand Slam statistics[edit]

Seedings[edit]

The tournaments won by Wang are in boldface, and advanced into finals by Wang are in italics.[16]

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2013 did not qualify did not qualify did not play did not play
2014 did not play did not play did not play Qualifier
2015 not seeded not seeded not seeded not seeded
2016 Qualifier not seeded not seeded not seeded
2017 not seeded not seeded not seeded not seeded
2018 not seeded not seeded not seeded not seeded
2019 21st 16th 15th 18th
2020 27th did not play cancelled did not play
2021 30th not seeded did not play did not play
2022 not seeded not seeded not seeded did not qualify

Head-to-head record[edit]

Record against top 10 players[edit]

Wang's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Active players are in boldface.[17]

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 2–0 100% 2–0 Won (6–2, 6–0) at 2018 WTA Elite Trophy
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 2–1 67% 2–1 Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2018 Beijing
United States Serena Williams 1–1 50% 1–1 Won (6–4, 6–7(2–7), 7–5) at 2020 Australian Open
Australia Ashleigh Barty 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 Won (6–2, 6–4) at 2019 US Open
United States Venus Williams 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2019 Birmingham
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 1–4 20% 1–4 Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2018 Beijing
Germany Angelique Kerber 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost(1–6, 3–6) at 2020 Adelaide
Poland Iga Świątek 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 0–6) at 2019 French Open
Romania Simona Halep 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2019 Miami
Japan Naomi Osaka 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 6–4, 2–6) at 2015 Gifu
Number 2 ranked players
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–5, 7–5) at 2018 Beijing
Tunisia Ons Jabeur 2–1 67% 2–1 Lost (6–7(4–7), 1–6) at 2018 Australian Open
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 1–4 20% 1–2 0–2 Lost (4–6, 6–1, 5–7) at 2021 Dubai
Russia Vera Zvonareva 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2015 Pattaya
Estonia Anett Kontaveit 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (2–6, 1–2, ret.) at 2018 Wuhan
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 0–4 0% 0–4 Lost (6–7(3–7), 1–6) at 2017 Miami
Number 3 ranked players
United States Sloane Stephens 3–0 100% 2–0 1–0 Won (6–2, 7–6(7–3)) at 2021 Parma
Greece Maria Sakkari 3–0 100% 3–0 Won (7–5, 6–2) at 2018 Wuhan
Ukraine Elina Svitolina 1–3 25% 1–3 Won (6–2, 6–4) at 2018 Hong Kong
Number 4 ranked players
Switzerland Belinda Bencic 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 5–7, 6–2) at 2022 Wimbledon
Netherlands Kiki Bertens 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–0) at 2018 Dubai
United Kingdom Johanna Konta 2–0 100% 2–0 Won (6–4, 6–0) at 2019 Miami
Australia Samantha Stosur 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2017 Hong Kong
France Caroline Garcia 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–3) at 2017 Madrid
Canada Bianca Andreescu 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 2–6) at 2019 Indian Wells
Italy Francesca Schiavone 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–3, 3–6, 4–6) at 2015 French Open
Number 5 ranked players
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 2–1 67% 2–1 Won (6–0, 6–0) at 2018 Beijing
Italy Sara Errani 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 Lost (6–2, 4–6, 4–6) at 2021 Australian Open
United States Jessica Pegula 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2022 French Open
Number 6 ranked players
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2016 French Open
Italy Flavia Pennetta 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 5–7) at 2015 Dubai
Number 7 ranked players
United States Danielle Collins 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (4–6, 7–5, 6–2) at 2018 Strasbourg
United States Madison Keys 1–3 25% 1–3 Lost (6–4, 3–6, 6–7(2–10)) at 2022 Australian Open
Number 8 ranked players
United States Coco Gauff 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 Lost (5–7, 4–6) at 2022 Miami
Number 9 ranked players
Germany Andrea Petkovic 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2018 Guangzhou
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–0, 4–6, 6–2) at 2018 Indian Wells
Russia Daria Kasatkina 1–5 17% 1–4 0–1 Lost (2–6, 6–3, 2–6) at 2021 Abu Dhabi
Germany Julia Görges 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 6–7(2–7)) at 2016 Wuhan
United States CoCo Vandeweghe 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2022 WTA125K Concord
Number 10 ranked players
France Kristina Mladenovic 3–0 100% 3–0 Won (6–1, 6–2) at 2018 Indian Wells
Total 36–53 40% 31–40
(44%)
4–11
(27%)
1–2
(33%)
Current as of 18 September 2022

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2013 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 1 4 1 1 7
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score WQR
2013
1. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 10 Malaysian Open, Malaysia Hard 1R 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1 No. 186
2018
2. United States Venus Williams No. 9 French Open, France Clay 1R 6–4, 7–5 No. 91
3. Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková No. 7 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2R 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 No. 34
4. Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková No. 7 China Open, China Hard 3R 6–4, 6–4 No. 28
5. Ukraine Elina Svitolina No. 5 Hong Kong Open, China Hard QF 6–2, 6–4 No. 24
2019
6. Australia Ashleigh Barty No. 2 US Open, United States Hard 4R 6–2, 6–4 No. 18
2020
7. United States Serena Williams No. 9 Australian Open, Australia Hard 3R 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 7–5 No. 29

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  2. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  3. ^ a b In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  4. ^ 2006: WTA ranking–896, 2007: WTA ranking–778, 2008: WTA ranking–556, 2009: WTA ranking–363, 2010: WTA ranking–291.
  5. ^ The WTA International tournaments were reclassified as WTA 250 tournaments in 2021.
  6. ^ The $75,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $75,000 in 2017.
  7. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.

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