Xu Yifan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xu.
Xu Yifan
Xu RG15 (10) (18683803454).jpg
Xu Yifan at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports)  China
Residence Tianjin, China
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 28)
Tianjin, China
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $ 702,212
Singles
Career record 205–172
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 148 (13 July 2015)
Current ranking No. 383 (24 October 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2016)
French Open Q1 (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open Q2 (2012)
Doubles
Career record 248–139
Career titles 4 WTA, 22 ITF
Highest ranking No. 16 (11 July 2016)
Current ranking No. 22 (16 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2016)
French Open QF (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2015, 2016)
US Open QF (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 2R (2016)
US Open 1R (2016)
Last updated on: 4 November 2016.

Xu Yifan (Chinese: 徐一幡, born 8 August 1988 in Tianjin) is a Chinese female professional tennis player playing on the ITF and WTA Women's Circuits. She reached her highest WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Singles ranking of No.148 on 13 July 2015. She also reached her current and highest WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Doubles ranking of No 16 in the world as of 11 July 2016. She was a finalist in Women's Doubles at the 2008 China Open in Beijing, and Quarterfinalist at the 2014 US Open in Women's Doubles. And most recently she was a semi-finalist at the 2016 Australian Open, and a Quarterfinalist at the 2016 French Open in Women's Doubles with Zheng Saisai. They are currently the No. 5 WTA Women's Doubles Team as of 27 June 2016.

2011[edit]

Xu posted good results at the 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open where she fought her way from the qualifying draw unseeded, defeating 7th seed Wang Qiang and 10th seed Chan Chin-Wei to qualify. In the first round, she lost to Mandy Minella.

2014[edit]

On 2 September 2014, Xu made it to the Quarter Finals in Women's Doubles at the 2014 US Open, where she defeated the 6th seeded team Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, and the 11th seeded team Lucie Hradecká and Michaëlla Krajicek before her partner Zarina Diyas retired.

On 28 October 2014, Xu came back from a 5-1 game deficit for the win in the Ningbo Challenger series against her old rival, Zhang Kailin.

2015[edit]

In January, Xu partnered with two-time Grand Slam Doubles champion Peng Shuai in women's doubles at the 2015 Australian Open. Going in as unseeded, they lost in three sets in the first round to 15th seeds Kimiko Date-Krumm and Casey Dellacqua.

Significant finals[edit]

WTA Elite Trophy[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2016 Zhuhai Hard (i) Turkey İpek Soylu China Yang Zhaoxuan
China You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]

WTA finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (1–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 23 September 2007 China Open, Beijing, China Hard China Han Xinyun Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner–up 2. 28 September 2008 China Open, Beijing, China Hard China Han Xinyun Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 22 September 2013 KDB Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 9 August 2015 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard China Zheng Saisai Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 18 October 2015 Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China Hard China Zheng Saisai Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Nicole Melichar
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner–up 3. 9 January 2016 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard China Zheng Saisai United States Vania King
Romania Monica Niculescu
1–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. 16 October 2016 Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China Hard Poland Magda Linette United States Christina McHale
China Peng Shuai
6–7(8–10), 0–6
Winner 4. 06 November 2016 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Hard (i) Turkey İpek Soylu China Yang Zhaoxuan
China You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

WTA 125s tournaments
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (1–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 13 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard China Zhang Shuai 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 25 April 2010 Changwon, South Korea Hard South Korea Lee Jin-a 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 23 May 2010 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet Japan Natsumi Hamamura 1–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 21 April 2014 Nanning, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 5. 26 May 2014 Zhengzhou, China Hard China Zhang Kailin 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 14 July 2014 Phuket, Thailand Hard (i) China Wang Yafan 6–3, 2–6, 5–7

Doubles: 35 (22–13)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 13 May 2006 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard China Xia Huan Indonesia Sandy Gumulya
Indonesia Septi Mende
6–2, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 2. 30 July 2006 Chengdu, China Hard China Xia Huan China Ren Jing
China Zhang Shuai
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 6 August 2006 Changsha, China Hard China Xia Huan China Chen Yanchong
China Liu Wanting
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 12 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard China Lei Huang China Song Shanshan
China Xie Yanze
3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 8 June 2007 Changsha, China Hard China Lei Huang Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Japan Kumiko Iijima
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 16 June 2007 Guangzhou, China Hard China Lei Huang China Chen Yanchong
China Zhou Yimiao
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 7. 18 November 2007 Kunming, China Hard China Han Xinyun Poland Urszula Radwańska
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
4–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 2 December 2007 Xiamen, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
6–4, 7–5
Winner 9. 16 May 2008 Caserta, Italy Clay China Han Xinyun Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Christina Wheeler
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 10. 28 June 2008 Périgueux, France Clay China Han Xinyun Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 6 February 2009 Burnie, Australia Hard China Zhou Yimiao Australia Monique Adamczak
United States Abigail Spears
2–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 7 June 2009 Komoro, Japan Clay China Zhang Shuai Japan Ayumi Oka
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–2, 6–1
Winner 13. 15 January 2010 Pingguo, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei China Ji Chunmei
China Liu Wanting
6–3, 6–1
Winner 14. 21 February 2010 Surprise, United States Hard China Ji Chunmei United States Christina Fusano
United States Courtney Nagle
5–7, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 15. 6 March 2010 Hammond, United States Hard China Zhou Yimiao United States Christina Fusano
United States Courtney Nagle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 16. 14 March 2010 Clearwater, United States Hard China Zhou Yimiao Russia Alina Jidkova
Germany Laura Siegemund
6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. 16 May 2010 Kurume, Japan Grass China Sun Shengnan Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 23 May 2010 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet China Sun Shengnan Japan Ayumi Oka
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Winner 19. 9 July 2010 Fuzhou, China Hard China Liu Shaozhuo Chinese Taipei Kao Shao-yuan
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
3–6, 6–1, [10–2]
Runner-up 20. 16 October 2011 Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard China Zhang Kailin Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Olivia Rogowska
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 21. 15 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard China Liu Wanting Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
3–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 21 May 2012 Changwon, South Korea Hard China Liu Wanting China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Zhang Kailin
6–4, 7–5
Winner 23. 21 May 2012 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard China Hu Yueyue China Liang Chen
China Sun Shengnan
6–0, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 24. 9 July 2012 Yakima, United States Hard China Zhou Yimiao United States Samantha Crawford
United States Madison Keys
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 25. 16 July 2012 Evansville, United States Hard China Duan Yingying United States Mallory Burdette
United States Natalie Pluskota
6–2, 6–3
Winner 26. 29 July 2012 Lexington, United States Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama Israel Julia Glushko
Australia Olivia Rogowska
7–5 6–7(7–9), [10–4]
Runner-up 27. 18 February 2013 Surprise, United States Hard United States Emily J. Harman United States Samantha Crawford
United States Sachia Vickery
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 28. 13 May 2013 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Serbia Teodora Mirčić
3–6, 3–6
Winner 29. 3 November 2013 Nanjing, China Hard Japan Misaki Doi China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Winner 30. 16 February 2014 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States Samantha Crawford United States Danielle Lao
United States Keri Wong
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Winner 31. 3 March 2014 Quanzhou, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei China Sun Ziyue
China Xu Shilin
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner–up 32. 27 July 2014 Nanchang, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Junri Namigata
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 33. 27 April 2015 Gifu, Japan Hard China Wang Yafan Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith
6–2, 6–3
Winner 34. 8 May 2015 Anning, China Hard China Zheng Saisai China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Ye Qiuyu
7–5, 6–2
Winner 35. 21 June 2015 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass Romania Raluca Olaru Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–4

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