Xu Yifan

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Xu Yifan
徐一幡
Xu US16 (9) (29862613095).jpg
Xu Yifan at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin, China
Born (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 32)
Tianjin, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,389,836
Singles
Career record217–193 (52.9%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 148 (13 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2016)
French OpenQ1 (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
US OpenQ2 (2012)
Doubles
Career record381–228 (62.6%)
Career titles10 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 7 (13 January 2020)
Current rankingNo. 7 (3 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2016)
French OpenQF (2016, 2019)
WimbledonF (2019)
US OpenF (2020)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsQF (2017, 2018)
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
US Open1R (2016)
Last updated on: 1 September 2020.

Xu Yifan (Chinese: 徐一幡; pinyin: Xú Yīfán; Mandarin pronunciation: [ɕy̌ í fǎn]; born 8 August 1988) is a tennis player from China. She reached her career-high ranking of No. 148 in singles on 13 July 2015. On 13 January 2020, she peaked at No. 7 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Career[edit]

Xu made her debut playing on the ITF Circuit in China. She won her first doubles title with Xia Huan in 2006.[1][dead link] She was a finalist in women's doubles at the 2008 China Open in Beijing and a quarterfinalist at the 2014 US Open in women's doubles. She reached the semifinals at the 2016 Australian Open and was a quarterfinalist at the 2016 French Open in women's doubles with Zheng Saisai. She was also a quarterfinalist in doubles at the Australian Open in 2017 with Raquel Atowa.[2]

In 2017, Xu won the Miami Open and the Connecticut Open women's doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski.[3] She partnered Dabrowski again in the US Open, with the pair reaching the quarterfinals.[2] In 2018, the duo won the doubles at the Sydney International,[4] then reached the quarterfinals in the Australian Open.[2]

Performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L Win %
Australian Open A 1R SF QF QF 1R 1R 10–6 67%
French Open A 2R QF 3R 3R QF 11–5 69%
Wimbledon Q2 1R 1R 1R SF F 9–5 64%
US Open QF 1R 3R QF 2R QF F 16–7 67%
Win–Loss 3–1 1–4 9–4 8–4 10–4 11–4 4–2 46–23 67%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held 2R Not Held 1–1 50%
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify 1R 1R RR 1–4 0%
Elite Trophy NH DNQ W A A A 3–0 100%
Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 tournaments
Qatar / Dubai Open[1] A 1R 2R 1R A QF QF 4–5 33%
Indian Wells Open A A 2R 1R SF SF P 7–4 64%
Miami Open A A SF W 1R QF P 10–3 77%
Madrid Open A A 2R 2R 2R F P 6–4 60%
Italian Open A A 1R 1R QF 2R P 2–4 33&
Canadian Open A A 1R A 1R SF P 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Open A A 2R A A 2R 1–2 33%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[2] 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 3–6 38%
China Open 1R 1R 1R QF F QF 6–6 50%
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 75 49 20 16 12 $2,367,336

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Wimbledon Grass Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
2–6, 4–6
Loss 2020 US Open Hard United States Nicole Melichar Germany Laura Siegemund
Russia Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 4–6

Significant finals[edit]

Xu at Wimbledon in 2015

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Miami Masters Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–3
Loss 2018 China Open Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 2019 Madrid Open Clay Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (1–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (1–3)
Tier II / Premier (5–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2007 China Open, Beijing Tier II Hard China Han Xinyun Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2008 China Open, Beijing Tier II Hard China Han Xinyun Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
1–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2013 Korea Open, Seoul International Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7–5, 6–3
Win 2–2 Aug 2015 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford Premier Hard China Zheng Saisai Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–1, 6–3
Win 3–2 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open, China International Hard China Zheng Saisai Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Nicole Melichar
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Loss 3–3 Jan 2016 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard China Zheng Saisai United States Vania King
Romania Monica Niculescu
1–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 Oct 2016 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Poland Magda Linette United States Christina McHale
China Peng Shuai
6–7(8–10), 0–6
Win 4–4 Nov 2016 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Elite Hard (i) Turkey İpek Soylu China Yang Zhaoxuan
China You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 5–4 Apr 2017 Miami Open, United States Premier M Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–3
Win 6–4 Aug 2017 Connecticut Open, New Haven Premier Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 7–4 Jan 2018 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
6–3, 6–1
Win 8–4 Jun 2018 Eastbourne International, UK Premier Grass Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
6–3, 7–5
Loss 8–5 Oct 2018 China Open, Beijing Premier M Hard Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 8–6 May 2019 Madrid Open, Spain Premier M Clay Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 1–6
Win 9–6 May 2019 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Canada Sharon Fichman
United States Nicole Melichar
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Loss 9–7 Jul 2019 Wimbledon, UK Grand Slam Grass Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
2–6, 4–6
Win 10–7 Jan 2020 Adelaide International, Australia Premier Hard United States Nicole Melichar Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Darija Jurak
2–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Loss 10–8 Aug 2020 Cincinnati Masters, United States Premier 5 Hard United States Nicole Melichar Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
1–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Loss 10–9 Sep 2020 US Open, New York Grand Slam Hard United States Nicole Melichar Germany Laura Siegemund
Russia Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 4–6

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

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

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 3 November 2013 WTA Nanjing, China Hard Japan Misaki Doi China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Loss 1–1 27 July 2014 WTA Nanchang, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Junri Namigata
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–7(4–7), 3–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (1–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 May 2007 ITF Chengdu, China Hard China Zhang Shuai 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 25 April 2010 ITF Changwon, South Korea Hard South Korea Lee Jin-a 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 23 May 2010 ITF Karuizawa, Japan Carpet Japan Natsumi Hamamura 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 27 April 2014 ITF Nanning, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 4. 1 June 2014 ITF Zhengzhou, China Hard China Zhang Kailin 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 19 July 2014 ITF Phuket, Thailand Hard (i) China Wang Yafan 6–3, 2–6, 5–7

Doubles: 33 (21–12)[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yifan Xu - Bio". WTA. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Ben Curtis (11 July 2018). "Raonic says he injured leg in Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Isner". Times Colonist. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Dabrowski & Xu overwhelm top seeds to take home Sydney title". WTA. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. ^ Dave Carroll (13 January 2018). "Chan and Hlavackova fall in final". Taipei Times. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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