Zhang Yawen

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Zhang Yawen
Personal information
Country China
Born (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 34)
Chongqing, China
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

Zhang Yawen (simplified Chinese: 张亚雯; traditional Chinese: 張亞雯; pinyin: Zhāng Yàwén; born 9 March 1985 in Chongqing) is a badminton player from the People's Republic of China.[1]

Career[edit]

Zhang has specialized in women's doubles and mixed doubles, earning numerous international titles in both events. At various times she has partnered either Zhang Dan, or Zhao Tingting, or Wei Yili to women's doubles victories at the French (2002, 2007), German (2004), Thailand (2004), Singapore (2005, 2007), Indonesia (2006), China (2008), and Hong Kong (2008) Opens. Prior to 2009 her biggest triumph came with Wei Yili at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2007 where they defeated compatriots Gao Ling and Huang Sui, and Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen, the two dominant teams of the era, respectively in the semifinals and finals. All of her mixed doubles titles have been earned in partnership with Xie Zhongbo and they include the Badminton World Cup (2005), the China Masters (2006, 2008), and the Hong Kong (2005, 2008), Indonesia (2006), Macau (2007), and Thailand (2008) Opens.

Before 2009 Zhang had earned five medals, without yet "striking gold", at the BWF World Championships. At the 2005 tournament she took a bronze in women's doubles with Zhang Dan, and a silver with Xie Zhongbo in mixed doubles behind Indonesia's Lilyana Natsir and Nova Widianto. At the 2006 tournament Zhang and Wei Yili upset Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen in the semifinals but were beaten in the final by Gao Ling and Huang Sui. Zhang was eliminated in the semifinals of both doubles events at the 2007 edition in Kuala Lumpur.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics she and Wei Yili were ousted from women's doubles gold medal contention in the semifinals by the eventual champions, compatriots Du Jing and Yu Yang. In the playoff for third place they salvaged a bronze medal by defeating Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna.

2009 proved to be Zhang's most successful season. With Zhao Tingting she captured women's doubles titles at the two most prestigious events for individual players outside of the Olympics, the All-England Championships and the BWF World Championships, defeating compatriots Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei in the final of each.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Wei Yili Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–17, 21–10 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India China Zhao Tingting China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–17, 21–16 Gold Gold
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
21–19, 18–21, 16–21 Bronze Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain China Wei Yili China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–23, 9–21 Silver Silver
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Zhang Dan China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
5–15, 8–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
15–21, 21–15, 20–22 Bronze Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
15–13, 8–15, 2–15 Silver Silver

World Cup[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 18–21 Silver Silver
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–10 Gold Gold

Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar China Xie Zhongbo China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
16–21, 23–25 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 PhilSports Arena, Manila, Philippines China Zhao Tingting Indonesia Deyana Lomban
Indonesia Vita Marissa
12–15, 15–11, 12–15 Bronze Bronze

East Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong China Tao Jiaming China Zhang Nan
China Ma Jin
21–15, 21–14 Gold Gold

World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Wei Yili China Zhao Tingting
China Li Yujia
4–7, 7–2, 7–0, 7–1 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Sang Yang China Zheng Bo
China Wei Yili
7–3, 7–0, 8–6 Gold Gold

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar China Wei Yan 4–11, 1–11 Bronze Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Nishiyama Park Gymnasium, Kyoto, Japan China Wei Yili China Zhao Tingting
China Li Yujia
15–12, 15–5 Gold Gold
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar China Zhao Tingting China Wei Yili
China Li Yujia
7–15, 10–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Nishiyama Park Gymnasium, Kyoto, Japan China Sang Yang China Zheng Bo
China Wei Yili
Walkover Silver Silver

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 China Open China Tian Qing China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Denmark Open China Pan Pan Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen
22–20, 18–21, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Singapore Open China Zhao Tingting Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–14, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 All England Open China Zhao Tingting China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open China Zhao Tingting China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–14, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 China Open China Zhao Tingting Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
21–14, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Swiss Open China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 24–22, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Hong Kong Open China Wei Yili China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
20–22, 21–13, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 French Open China Wei Yili China Zhao Tingting
China Yu Yang
21–10, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Singapore Open China Wei Yili China Zhao Tingting
China Yang Wei
10–21, 21–19, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 All England Open China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
21–16, 8–21, 24–22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Malaysia Open China Tao Jiaming Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 21–18, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Korea Open China Tao Jiaming China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
15–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 China Masters China Xie Zhongbo China Tao Jiaming
China Wang Xiaoli
21–13, 19–21, 4–8 Retired 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Singapore Open China Xie Zhongbo China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
21–19, 19–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Hong Kong Open China Xie Zhongbo South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 China Masters China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 French Open China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
11–21, 15–21 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, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 China Open China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
17–21, 7–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Japan Open China Wei Yili China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Indonesia Open China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
21–13, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Masters China Wei Yili China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
12–21, 21–18, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Singapore Open China Zhang Dan China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–13, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Thailand Open China Zhang Dan South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
15–9, 11–15, 13–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Indonesia Open China Zhang Dan China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 German Open China Zhang Dan China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–8, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Denmark Open China Zhang Dan China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
13–15, 15–12, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open China Zhang Dan China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
15–5, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open China Zhang Dan China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
2–15, 1–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Malaysia Open China Zhao Tingting China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
5–11, 5–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open China Zhao Tingting China Wei Yili
China Zhang Jiewen
6–8, 3–7, 4–7 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Thailand Open China Xie Zhongbo China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
23–25, 21–10, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Macau Open China Xie Zhongbo Chinese Taipei Fang Chieh-min
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Open China Xie Zhongbo China Xu Chen
China Zhao Tingting
21–19, 21–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Masters China Xie Zhongbo China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
21–16, 10–21, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 German Open China Xie Zhongbo China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
11–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open China Xie Zhongbo England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
15–8, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Malaysia Open China Wang Wei England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
9–11, 4–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix Tournament

IBF International[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 French International China Zhao Tingting China Wei Yili
China Zhang Jiewen
1–7, 2–7, 7–5, 7–5, 7–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 China Satellite China Chen Xiaoli China Han Jie
China Long Ying
15–1, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 French International China Zheng Bo China Sang Yang
China Zhao Tingting
7–0, 7–4, 7–8, 3–7, 8–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography: Zhang Yawen". Beijing 2008. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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