Wang Shixian at the 2013 French Super Series.
February 13, 1990 |
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)|
|Highest ranking||1 (January 13, 2011)|
|Current ranking||8 (June 16, 2016)|
|Updated on 11:43, 20 May 2015 (UTC).|
Wang Shixian (born February 13, 1990 in Suzhou, Jiangsu) is a BA graduate from the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics. She's a female badminton player from China and former World No. 1 women's singles player.
Wang Shixian was admitted into Chinese Junior National Team in 2005 and was soon promoted to the second-level adult team a year later, but she got the chance to compete in the international stages only in 2009, after being promoted to the first-level adult team.
Wang Shixian competed in the World Junior Championship but lost to a Korean player in the final.
Early in this year, she won her first Super Series title in Malaysia open, beating her teammate, Wang Xin.
In the China Masters, Wang Shixian beat a series of strong rivals, including her teammate Jiang Yanjiao and Malaysian single player Wong Mew Choo. She also helped to win the team gold for the Jiangsu Province in the 11th China National Games but was beaten in the final of the women's singles by Wang Lin.
Wang Shixian won the first two titles competed in the year which is the Super Series Final beating Bae Youn-joo and the Malaysia Open beating Wang Yihan. Wang Shixian also won the All England Open beating Eriko Hirose in the final.
China has omitted Wang Shixian from its Badminton Olympics team for London Olympics 2012. Shixian was runner-up at the 2012 Super Series Final and was beaten by Li Xuerui.
After a moment of distress Wang Shixian started the year very well, she was runner-up to the Victor Korea Open and she was ousts by Sung Ji-hyun but showed a great performance. At the All England she was beaten by Saina Nehwal in the quarter-final but she succeeded in taking vengeance at the Swiss Open. She then reached the final and beat Ratchanok Intanon to win the title, furthermore she climbs back up a title within a short space of 14 months. Wang Shixian competed in the Li-Ning Singapore Open but she lost in the quarter final against her compatriot Wang Yihan. Wang Shixian competed at the BWF world championship that took place in Guangzhou China as the 7 seed. Nonetheless she lost against P.V Sindhu from India (18-21; 17-21) who also downed Wang's compatriot Wang Yihan. In October, Wang Shixian played at the Yonex French Open Superseries as the 7 seed, she managed to climb her way to the final in getting rid of her opponents in 2 straight games especially the world champion Ratchanok Inthanon (21-10; 22-20). Wang showed a great performance and took every match seriously and she overcame a tough challenge by Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk to win (21-18; 21-18) and grabbed her 1st Superseries title since the Victor Korea Open in 2012.
Wang took part in the first super series event of the year at the Victor Korean open . She lost in the semi-finals against her compatriot Wang Yihan . The week after she made her way to the final of the Malaysia Premier super series event but she lost against her compatriot Li Xuerui . Thereafter she competed in the All England super series event, in the semi-finals she succeeded to oust Wang Yihan her fellow (21-8;21-15) and then she grabbed her first super series of the year beating Li Xuerui in the final (21-19;21-18) . Meantime,Chen long made his way to the final and the English media seized the occasion talking about the All England as the fulfillment of the love affair of Chen and Shixian . However, Chen Long and Wang Shixian confessed in an interview that they didn't know what went on in England and it was embarrassing to mix their professional relationship and private life in order to make the buzz . In the India Open, Wang had to go through tough opponents as she was reckoned as the players who's been on court the longest time that to say almost 6 hours . In the semi-finals, she managed to pull off a hard match when she downed her compatriot Wang Yihan (21-15;7-21;20-22) and she succeeded to win the title beating Li Xuerui yet again ( 22-20;21-19) . In an Interview Shixian said " It’s all about beating the others so as long as China wins we’re happy " which shows the fair play and the support between players . In September Wang played in the team event of the Asian games. She and her team won the gold medal beating the Korean team 3-0. However, she didn't get selected in the individual event. In October, Wang shixian retained her French title and claimed her third superseries title of the year beating again Li Xuerui (21-15;8-5), Li retired of the match.
Record Against Selected Opponents
Record against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists - as of 6 November 2015:
- Petya Nedelcheva 2–0
- Wang Xin 7–6
- Wang Yihan 5–13
- Lu Lan 2–1
- Wang Lin 3–0
- Jiang Yanjiao 6–5
- Li Xuerui 7–7
- Zhu Lin 1–0
- Cheng Shao-chieh 3–2
- Tai Tzu-ying 7–2
- Tine Baun 2–2
- Pi Hongyan 3–1
- Juliane Schenk 6–3
- Zhou Mi 1–0
- Yip Pui Yin 10–0
- Wang Chen 2–0
- Saina Nehwal 7–6
- P. V. Sindhu 5–4
- Lindaweni Fanetri 4–0
- Maria Kristin Yulianti 1–1
- Eriko Hirose 9–1
- Sayaka Sato 1–0
- Minatsu Mitani 6–1
- Shizuka Uchida 1–0
- Bae Youn-joo 17–2
- Sung Ji-hyun 7–5
- Wong Mew Choo 1–0
- Ella Diehl 1–0
- Carolina Marín 4-4
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 9–1
- Ratchanok Inthanon 7–4
Individual titles (16)
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2014||French Open (2)||Li Xuerui||21–15, 8–3 (retired)|
|2014||India Open||Li Xuerui||22–20, 21–19|
|2014||All England (2)||Li Xuerui||21-19, 21-18|
|2013||French Open||Porntip Buranaprasertsuk||21–18, 21–18|
|2013||Swiss Open||Ratchanok Inthanon||21–16, 21–12|
|2012||Korea Open||Jiang Yanjiao||21–12, 21–17|
|2011||Macau Open||Han Li||21-14, 21-14|
|2011||China Masters (2)||Jiang Yanjiao||21-16, 8-5 (retired)|
|2011||All England (1)||Eriko Hirose||24-22, 21-18|
|2011||Malaysia Open||Wang Yihan||21-18, 21-14|
|2010||Super Series Masters Finals||Bae Youn-joo||21-13, 21-15|
|2010||Asian Games||Wang Xin||21-18, 21-15|
|2010||Swiss Open||Jiang Yanjiao||21-15, 21-19|
|2010||Korea Open||Sung Ji-hyun||21-10, 25-23|
|2009||China Masters (1)||Wang Lin||21-14, 14-21, 21-14|
|2009||Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold||Wang Xin||21-9, 21-12|
She is currently in a relationship with badminton player Chen Long.
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- "Wang Shixian stuns Wang Xin for gold". November 21, 2010.
- "China picks Li over Wang in mighty badminton team". 10 July 2012.
- "WANG Shixian: Head To Head". http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/. Retrieved 5 November 2015. External link in
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