Zhang Beiwen

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Zhang Beiwen
2014 US Open Grand Prix Gold - Beiwen Zhang.jpg
Personal information
Birth name張蓓雯
CountryChina (1990–2007)
Singapore (2007–2013)
United States (2013– )
Born (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 28)
Liaoning, China
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking9 (WS 22 June 2017)
102 (WD 16 March 2017
147 (XD 20 September 2012)
Current ranking12 (WS), 327 (WD) (27 September 2018)
BWF profile

Zhang Beiwen (张蓓雯) (born 12 July 1990 in Liaoning) is a professional badminton player who is a singles specialist.[1]

Career[edit]

Having a unique background being born in China, then moving to Singapore at the age of 13 and playing with the Singapore National Team until 2012, when she moved to the United States to compete while training in Las Vegas. She was dropped by the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) after the 2011 Singapore Open tournament after reportedly falling out with then-singles head coach Luan Ching, but the association asked her to come back.[2]

In 2009, she was part of the Singapore national badminton team, winning a bronze medal at the women's team event of the 2009 Southeast Asian Games.[3] After a one-year break in which she did not play any tournaments at all, in 2013 she came back on her way to reach top level again. In 2013, after moving to Las Vegas with her parents, Zhang Beiwen won four international challenge tournaments with singles titles at the Swiss International in Yverdon-les-Bains; the Yonex USA International in Orlando, Florida; the Yonex Welsh International in Cardiff; and the Carlton Irish Open International in Dublin. In 2014, she continued her winning streak for her new country the US, with victories in Peru, the US, Brazil and the Netherlands. She won her first Grand Prix title at the 2014 U.S. Open Grand Prix Gold, then won the 2014 Brazil Open Grand Prix and 2014 Dutch Open Grand Prix.[4]

In 2016, Zhang competes in Skagen, Denmark, for Vendsyssel Elite Badminton.[5] At the same year, she reach the final round at the BWF Super Series event in French Open, but she finished as the runner-up losing a match to He Bingjiao of China in straight games.[6]

In 2018, she won her first BWF World Tour title at the India Open defeating the host player and the defending champion P.V. Sindhu with the score 21–18, 11–21, 22–20.[7]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[9]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Nozomi Okuhara 10–21, 21–17, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 China Li Xuerui 26–24, 15–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 India Open Super 500 India P. V. Sindhu 21–18, 11–21, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[10] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). It has two levels, the Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which were introduced in 2011,[11] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 French Open China He Bingjiao 9–21 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by BWF since 2007.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Bitburger Open Thailand Nitchaon Jindapol 17–21, 21–15, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Dutch Open Canada Michelle Li 21–16, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dutch Open Chinese Taipei Hsu Ya-ching 21–11, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Canada Open Canada Michelle Li Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 U.S. Grand Prix Canada Rachael Honderich 21–11, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Dutch Open Chinese Taipei Pai Yu-po 11–9, 11–7, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Brasil Open Japan Kaori Imabeppu 6–11, 11–5, 4–11, 11–8, 11–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 U.S. Open Japan Kana Ito 21–8, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Vietnam Open Singapore Xing Aiying 21–11, 19–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Yonex / K&D Graphics International Canada Rachel Honderich 21-13, 21-12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 USA International Chinese Taipei Pai Yu-po 21–14, 13–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Peru International Canada Michelle Li 27–25, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Irish Open Spain Beatriz Corrales 21–9, 17–21, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Welsh International Spain Beatriz Corrales 21–12, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 USA International United States Iris Wang 21–10, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Swiss International India Tanvi Lad 21–12, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Yonex / K&D Graphics International United States Hong Jingyu United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obanana
21–17, 22-20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 USA International United States Hong Jingyu Brazil Paula B Pereira
Brazil Lohaynny Vicente
21–7, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Croatian International Singapore Gu Juan China Cai Jiani
China Guo Xin
21–15, 6–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Croatian International Singapore Fu Mingtian Singapore Liu Fan Frances
Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "羽運沙漠的仙人掌 張蓓雯美酒加咖啡" (in Chinese). China Press. 27 December 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Badminton: Zhang makes April date". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Team Singapore Impresses At The 25th SEA Games With 33 Gold Medals". Singapore Sports Council. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Zhang happy her destiny is in her own hands". Today. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Vendsyssel Elite Badminton henter amerikansk forstærkning" (in Danish). TV2/Nord. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Beiwen Zhang Wins Silver Medal at Yonex French Open". Team USA. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Zhang's Finest Hour – Finals: Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2018". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  10. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  11. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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