Hsieh Su-wei

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Hsieh Su-wei
謝淑薇
Hsieh Su-wei, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Hsieh Su-wei in 2014
Country (sports)  Chinese Taipei
Residence Taipei
Born (1986-01-04) 4 January 1986 (age 32)
Hsinchu[1]
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Coach Paul McNamee (2011–)
Prize money $5,734,811
Singles
Career record 458–282 (61.89%)
Career titles 2 WTA, 27 ITF
Highest ranking No. 23 (25 February 2013)
Current ranking No. 37 (16 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2008, 2018)
French Open 3R (2017)
Wimbledon 4R (2018)
US Open 2R (2008, 2013)
Doubles
Career record 430–232 (64.95%)
Career titles 20 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 23 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (12 May 2014)
Current ranking No. 15 (16 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2018)
French Open W (2014)
Wimbledon W (2013)
US Open SF (2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2013)
Olympic Games QF (2012)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2015)
French Open 2R (2009, 2010, 2013)
Wimbledon SF (2011)
US Open SF (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 21–12
Last updated on: 16 July 2018.
Hsieh Su-wei
Traditional Chinese 謝淑薇

Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese: 謝淑薇; pinyin: Xiè Shūwēi or Xiè Shúwéi; Taiwanese Mandarin: [ɕjê sǔ wěi]; born on 4 January 1986) is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. Her career-high rankings are world No. 23 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. She won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the 2014 French Open and 2013 WTA Tour Championships, all partnered with Peng Shuai.[2] Her singles achievements include reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open in 2008 and 2018, and the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2018 (where she upset the reigning French Open champion and world No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round). She is the first Taiwanese tennis player, male or female, in history to achieve a top 25 ranking in singles, and the first to achieve a world No. 1 ranking in doubles. She is one of Taiwan's most successful tennis player to date, having won two singles and 20 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, 27 singles titles and 23 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit, and seven medals at the Asian games.

Biography[edit]

Hsieh was born to parents Hsieh Tze-lung and Ho Fom-ju in Hsinchu and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, she was introduced to tennis by her father at five years of age. Her younger sister, Hsieh Shu-ying, is also a professional tennis player. Hsieh named her tennis idols as Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi,[3] she has trained at a Taipei tennis school run by Hu Na, a former mainland Chinese player who defected to the US in 1982.[4]

After Hsieh Su-wei won the 2013 Wimbledon doubles championship with her Chinese partner Peng Shuai, her father said that a Chinese company had offered her a sponsorship deal worth 10 million yuan (US$ 1.63 million) per year, on the condition that she switch her citizenship to the People's Republic of China. His remarks caused controversy in Taiwan as Hsieh stated that she would consider taking the offer; in response, the government of Taiwan mobilized domestic companies to offer her competing deals.[4][5]

Playing style[edit]

Hsieh has a very different style of play, compared to most of the other players, she hits the ball with two hands on both sides, thus hitting very flat. Her unorthodox way of playing creates many big angles in her game and makes her shots unpredictable, she made a quip at the Australian Open saying, "Actually, my boyfriend was looking at her [Kerber] game earlier this morning. I forgot to ask him what she play, so, I actually have no plan to go on the court. So I was trying to go my Su-Wei style, you know."[6]

Hsieh, unlike most other players, is able to play drop shots and slices on clay court successfully.

Many top players have praised Hsieh's unusual playing style. Maria Sharapova, after her third-round win over Hsieh at Wimbledon 2012, said, "I faced her many times in the juniors. She used to be a nightmare for me because she used to slice and dropshot on clay. I was like, 'Where did they learn how to play tennis like that?' She uses both hands, switches racquets. That's her game, it's to hit a lot of dropshots and slices and get people kind of crazy. We used to have real battles in the juniors. I knew her game really well and I don't think she had time to do all of that today on grass. If I'm hitting a hard‑paced shot, I don't think she really has time to create, which is something that she really likes to do."[7]

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

During the 2001 Australian Open Junior Grand Slam event, Hsieh reached the girls' singles quarterfinals[8] and the round of 16 in the girls doubles event with partner Natalie Ko,[8] losing in two sets to eventual champions, Petra Cetkovská and Barbora Strýcová.[8] Hsieh displayed stunning results in the 2001 season as a 15-year-old. Playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, she won all of the five events she entered at Wellington, Kaohsiung, Bangkok (twice), and Peachtree City from January until November. She also competed on her first two WTA Tour events, reaching the semifinals in Bali and the quarterfinals in Pattaya, although she only played seven tournaments in 2001, she had an impressive 41–2 record, in addition to starting her career with 37 wins in a row. She had success on the doubles circuit as well, reaching two finals and winning one of them.

2006–2008[edit]

In 2006, Hsieh entered Wimbledon for the first time and lost in the first round in both singles and women's doubles, the following year, she entered Wimbledon again, losing in the first round in both, singles and doubles.

Su-wei started 2008 by winning three matches to qualify for the Australian Open, where she won her first main-draw Grand Slam match, defeating Klára Zakopalová in three sets; in the second round, she beat 19th seed Sybille Bammer and defeated Aravane Rezaï in the third round to become first Taiwan team player to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam. She then lost in the fourth round to the world No. 1 Justine Henin in straight sets. The result would lift her into the top 100 for the first time.

In March, Hsieh played at Indian Wells, losing in the first round to Elena Vesnina in three sets. A week later, she lost again, this time in the first round of qualifying, to Tatiana Poutchek in Miami, these two defeats saw her ranking fall to 116.

At the end of April, Hsieh entered the ITF tournament in Incheon as the first seed, and won the tournament, defeating Chinese player Yanze Xie in three sets, as a result of this win, Hsieh's ranking rose to No. 99.

In June 2008, she had her best Wimbledon ladies' singles result by making it to the second round and losing to No. 9 seed Dinara Safina. She beat Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro in the first round, it was Hsieh's third Wimbledon appearance.

2009[edit]

In January at the Australian Open, unseeded Hsieh lost to unseeded countrywoman Chan Yung-jan in the first round of women's singles; in women's doubles, she partnered with Peng Shuai of China and as the No. 16 seeds defeated the 2nd seeds Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the third round and made it to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champions, 10th-seeded Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Hsieh would win three WTA doubles titles over the course of the year, each with Peng, winning in Sydney, Rome, and Beijing, she would finish the year in the top 10 of the doubles rankings, at No. 9.

2010–2011[edit]

She lost in round one of the Guangzhou International Open to Han Xinyun, this was her only main-draw WTA match of 2010.

At Wimbledon, she reached the semifinals of mixed doubles, with Australia's Paul Hanley. Partnering Zheng Jie, she won the doubles event at the Guangzhou International Women's Open. Hsieh won three ITF singles titles in 2011; at Mildura (in February), Beijing (in August) and Seoul (in October).

2012[edit]

In March 2012, aged 26, she won her first WTA singles title, beating Petra Martić at the Malaysian Open, she also reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time losing to then-world No. 1 Maria Sharapova.

At the Summer Olympics, she represented Taiwan in the women's singles and in women's doubles with Chuang Chia-Jung.[9] Although she was knocked on in the first round of the singles, she and her partner reached the quarterfinals in the doubles.[9]

In September, she beat Laura Robson of Great Britain in three sets to win the Guangzhou International Open – her second WTA singles title, despite being 0–2 down in each of the first two sets, having five match points saved in the second set, and being 0–3 down in the final set, she fought back to win in searing heat. The match had to be suspended at one set apiece as both players suffered in soaring temperatures.

2013: Top 25[edit]

Hsieh began the season at the inaugural Shenzhen Open, seeded 4th, she lost in the second round to Annika Beck. She then lost in the first round of the Hobart International to regular doubles partner Peng Shuai, at the Australian Open, Hsieh won her first round but lost in the second to Svetlana Kuznetsova. In doubles, Hsieh and Peng lost a tough match to top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the third round.

Hsieh entered the PTT Pattaya Open but lost to Marina Erakovic in the first round, she then lost in the second round in Doha and Dubai. As the defending champion in Kuala Lumpur, Hsieh was seeded 2nd and advanced to the quarterfinals with wins over Kurumi Nara and Zhang Shuai. However, she lost in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist Bethanie Mattek-Sands, her ranking fell from 23 to 35 as a result. Hsieh then fell in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open and Sony Open Tennis.

During the clay season, she fell in first round of the Mutua Madrid Open, Italian Open, French Open and second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg in singles, but won a doubles title in Internazional BNL d'Italia with Peng Shuai. Having tasted success in doubles, she then went on and won four additional titles with Peng Shuai in doubles, namely Wimbledon Championships, Western and Southern Open, Guangzhou International Women's Open and WTA Tour Championships. By qualifying and winning the WTA Tour Championships, Hsieh (along with Peng) became the first Asian player of any kind to ever won a season ending championship and finished her doubles season ranked No. 3 in the world.

Hsieh's singles season ended disappointing with numerous first-round fells and only five second round shows in AEGON International, Wimbledon Championships, US Open, Guangzhou International Women's Open and BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open.

2014[edit]

Hsieh, 2014

After training with her coach Paul McNamee in Australia, she started her season by playing in qualification of Brisbane International and Sydney, she lost in qualifications for both tournaments but received a lucky-loser spot in Brisbane due to Caroline Wozniacki withdrawing late. She lost in round three to Carla Suárez Navarro, at PTT Pattaya Open, Hsieh was defeated in the first round by Tadeja Majerič but won a week later in qualifying at Qatar Total Open; in first round of the main draw, she also defeated Flavia Pennetta before losing to Sara Errani.

At Doha, Hsieh won her first doubles title with Peng Shuai in 2014 and reached career-high No. 2 in doubles. Later in May, with the semifinal run in doubles at Madrid, Hsieh will share the No. 1 ranking with Peng for at least a week, establishing the first individual in Taiwan to receive the No. 1 ranking in tennis, whether in singles or doubles, male or female. However, she failed to defend her title with Peng Shuai in Internazional BNL d'Italia by losing to Medina Garrigues and Shvedova in the second round in straight sets.

With doubles competition in the way, Hsieh missed all the singles events during the clay season except French Open, where she lost in the first round of qualifying; in doubles, she came through one of the most difficult doubles draws with Peng by defeating unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur in the first round in straight sets, breezed through former No. 1, 15th seed Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the third round, grinded three sets with 5th seed Sania Mirza and Cara Black in the quarterfinals and Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro, whom they lost to in Madrid, in the semifinals and defeated 2nd seed Errani and Vinci in the final in straight sets.

2015[edit]

At the Australian Open, Hsieh lost in the qualifying first round for singles, and main-draw second round for doubles, but she reached semifinals in mixed doubles with Pablo Cuevas.

In April, she won two $25,000 tournaments (in Shenzhen and Nanning).

2018[edit]

Commencing 2018, Hsieh reached her first WTA Tour semifinals since the WTA Taiwan Open in February 2016, losing to Julia Görges at the Auckland Open. Next, at the Australian Open, she defeated both third seed Garbine Muguruza and 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the fourth round (matching her previous best performance at Grand Slam level ten years prior) before losing to Angelique Kerber. At Wimbledon she recorded the biggest victory of her career by upsetting world No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round. She then lost in the fourth round to Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2013 Wimbledon Grass China Peng Shuai Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
7–6 (7–1), 6–1
Winner 2014 French Open Clay China Peng Shuai Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1

Year-end championships[edit]

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

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2013 Istanbul Hard (i) China Peng Shuai Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2014 Singapore Hard (i) China Peng Shuai Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
1–6, 0–6

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 8 (7 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2009 Italian Open, Rome Clay China Peng Shuai Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 7–6 (7–5)
Winner 2009 China Open, Beijing Hard China Peng Shuai Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6–3, 6–1
Winner 2013 Italian Open, Rome Clay China Peng Shuai Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 2013 Cincinnati Masters Hard China Peng Shuai Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Winner 2014 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard China Peng Shuai Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–0
Winner 2014 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Hard China Peng Shuai Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
7–6 (7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 2017 Cincinnati Open Hard Romania Monica Niculescu Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 2018 Indian Wells Masters Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 March 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard Croatia Petra Martić 2–6, 7–5, 4–1 ret.
Winner 2. 23 September 2012 Guangzhou International Women's Open Hard United Kingdom Laura Robson 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Doubles: 29 (20 titles, 9 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–0)
WTA Tour Championships (1–1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (7–1)
Tier II / Premier (2–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (8–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 3 October 2004 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong
South Korea Jeon Mi-ra
3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Runner–up 2. 6 January 2007 ASB Classic, Auckland Hard India Shikha Uberoi Slovakia Janette Husárová
Argentina Paola Suárez
0–6, 2–6
Runner–up 3. 18 February 2007 Bangalore Open Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Winner 1. 23 September 2007 China Open, Beijing Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung China Han Xinyun
China Xu Yifan
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Winner 2. 30 September 2007 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 10 February 2008 Pattaya Women's Open Hard United States Vania King Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6
Runner–up 5. 17 August 2008 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 3. 14 September 2008 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali Hard China Peng Shuai Poland Marta Domachowska
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), [10–7]
Winner 4. 28 September 2008 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Russia Vera Dushevina
Russia Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 6–0
Winner 5. 16 January 2009 Medibank International Sydney Hard China Peng Shuai France Nathalie Dechy
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6–0, 6–1
Winner 6. 9 May 2009 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome Clay China Peng Shuai Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 7. 11 October 2009 China Open, Beijing Hard China Peng Shuai Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6–3, 6–1
Winner 8. 24 September 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open Hard China Zheng Saisai Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
China Han Xinyun
6–2, 6–1
Winner 9. 18 June 2012 Aegon Classic, Birmingham Grass Hungary Tímea Babos United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–8]
Winner 10. 19 May 2013 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome Clay China Peng Shuai Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 11. 6 July 2013 Wimbledon Championships, London Grass China Peng Shuai Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Winner 12. 18 August 2013 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Hard China Peng Shuai Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Winner 13. 21 September 2013 Guangzhou International Women's Open Hard China Peng Shuai United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 4–6, [12–10]
Winner 14. 27 October 2013 WTA Championships, Istanbul Hard (i) China Peng Shuai Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 7–5
Winner 15. 16 February 2014 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard China Peng Shuai Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–0
Winner 16. 15 March 2014 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Hard China Peng Shuai Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 17. 8 June 2014 French Open, Paris Clay China Peng Shuai Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1
Runner–up 6. 26 October 2014 WTA Finals, Singapore Hard (i) China Peng Shuai Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
1–6, 0–6
Runner–up 7. 28 February 2015 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard India Sania Mirza United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 26 February 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest Hard (i) Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Australia Arina Rodionova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Winner 19. 16 April 2017 Ladies Open Biel Bienne Hard (i) Romania Monica Niculescu Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Switzerland Martina Hingis
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 8. 20 August 2017 Cincinnati Open Hard Romania Monica Niculescu Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 9. 23 February 2018 Dubai Tennis Championships Hard China Peng Shuai Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Winner 20. 16 March 2018 Indian Wells Masters Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4

WTA 125 Series finals[edit]

Singles (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 12 November 2017 Hua Hin Championships, Thailand Hard Switzerland Belinda Bencic 3–6, 4–6

Doubles (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 November 2017 Hawaii Tennis Open, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying Japan Eri Hozumi
United States Asia Muhammad
6–1, 7–6(7–3)

ITF career finals[edit]

Singles (27–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (21–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 February 2001 Wellington, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Shelley Stephens 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 18 March 2001 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 12 August 2001 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Angelique Widjaja 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 4. 19 August 2001 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Thailand Napaporn Tongsalee 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 16 September 2001 Peachtree City, US Hard Canada Marie-Eve Pelletier 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 21 September 2003 Japan Circuit Hard (i) Japan Ryoko Takemura 6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 1. 30 May 2004 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Kim Jin-hee 2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 5 June 2005 Gunma, Japan Carpet Japan Seiko Okamoto 6–1, 6–2
Winner 8. 11 June 2005 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Kim Jin-hee 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 19 June 2005 Incheon, South Korea Hard South Korea Yoo Mi 6–1, 6–2
Winner 10. 24 July 2005 Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Erika Takao 6–2, 6–3
Winner 11. 5 November 2006 Sutama, Japan Clay Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung 6–4, 6–3
Runner–up 2. 19 November 2006 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 0–6
Winner 12. 25 March 2007 Redding, US Hard Russia Ekaterina Afinogenova 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 13. 13 May 2007 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei 6–2, 6–4
Winner 14. 27 April 2008 Incheon, South Korea Hard China Xie Yanze 6–1, 6–1
Winner 15. 6 September 2008 Tsukuba, Japan Hard China Xie Yanze 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 16. 19 October 2008 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 17. 26 September 2009 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Misaki Doi 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 18. 27 February 2011 Mildura, Australia Grass United Kingdom Katie O'Brien 6–1, 6–2
Runner–up 3. 30 July 2011 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Indonesia Ayu Fani Damayanti 3–6, 4–6
Winner 19. 7 August 2011 Beijing, China Hard Japan Kurumi Nara 6–2, 6–2
Winner 20. 23 October 2011 Seoul, South Korea Hard Japan Yurika Sema 6–1, 6–0
Winner 21. 15 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard China Zheng Saisai 6–3, 6–3
Winner 22. 15 September 2012 Ningbo, China Hard China Zhang Shuai 6–2, 6–2
Winner 23. 14 October 2012 Suzhou, China Hard China Duan Yingying 6–2, 6–2
Winner 24. 26 April 2015 Shenzhen, China Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan 6–2, 6–2
Winner 25. 3 May 2015 Nanning, China Hard South Korea Jang Su-jeong 6–2, 6–3
Winner 26. 1 November 2015 Nanjing, China Hard Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 5 June 2016 Marseille, France Clay Montenegro Danka Kovinić 2–6, 3–6
Winner 27. 18 December 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6–2, 6–2

Doubles (23-15)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 January 2001 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Germany Annette Kolb Australia Donna McIntyre
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
5–7, 6–0, 2–6
Winner 1. 5 August 2001 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei South Korea Chae Kyung-yee
South Korea Kim Jin-hee
6-1, 6-3
Winner 2. 21 April 2002 Gunma, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Kumiko Iijima
Japan Mari Inoue
6-0, 6-1
Runner-up 2. 21 April 2002 Seoul, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei South Korea Choi Jin-young
South Korea Kim Mi-ok
2-6, 6-7(5–7)
Runner-up 3. 25 August 2003 Saitama, Japan Hard Japan Mari Inoue South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
Japan Ryoko Takemura
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 25 August 2003 Fukuoka, Japan Hard Japan Mari Inoue South Korea Tomoko Taira
Japan Mayumi Yamamoto
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 15 September 2003 Kyoto, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Mari Inoue South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
Japan Ryoko Takemura
5-7, 5-7
Winner 3. 21 June 2004 Incheon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei South Korea Choi Jin-young
South Korea Kim Mi-ok
6-2, 6-0
Winner 4. 23 August 2004 New Delhi, India Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
India Sania Mirza
7-6(10–8), 6-4
Runner-up 6. 19 October 2004 Haibara, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
6-7(5–7), 6-4, 6-7(3–7)
Runner-up 7. 26 October 2004 Shenzhen, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 8. 22 November 2004 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Japan Ryōko Fuda Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
3-6, 7-5, 5-7
Winner 5. 21 February 2005 Taipei, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Japan Ryōko Fuda
Japan Seiko Okamoto
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 9. 16 May 2005 Changwon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Japan Seiko Okamoto
2-6, 5-7
Winner 6. 31 May 2005 Gunma, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Ayami Takase
Japan Mayumi Yamamoto
6-2, 1-1 ret.
Winner 7. 6 June 2005 Seoul, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Maki Arai
South Korea Lee Eun-jeong
6-2, 6-1
Winner 8. 13 June 2005 Incheon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei South Korea Choi Jin-young
South Korea Lee Ye-ra
6-2, 7-6(7–4)
Winner 9. 19 July 2005 Kurume, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Erika Sema
6-4, 6-3
Winner 10. 5 November 2005 Shenzhen, China Hard China Yan Zi Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
6-0, 6-2
Winner 11. 29 November 2005 Palm Beach Gardens, US Clay Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Czech Republic Olga Vymetálková
Czech Republic Kateřina Böhmová
7-6(7–2), 7-5
Winner 12. 2 May 2006 Gifu, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
7-6(7–5), 3-6, 7-5
Runner-up 10. 5 June 2006 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Trudi Musgrave
3-6, 3-6
Winner 13. 22 October 2006 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Keiko Taguchi
Japan Kim Hea-mi
6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Winner 14. 29 October 2006 Hamanako, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Japan Maki Arai
Japan Seiko Okamoto
7-6(7–2), 7-5
Winner 15. 6 November 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
2-0 ret.
Runner-up 11. 14 November 2006 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6-7(1–7), 1-6
Winner 16. 13 March 2007 Orange, United States Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 12. 20 March 2007 Redding, United States Hard Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
United States Julie Ditty
3-6, 2-6
Winner 17. 7 May 2007 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei] Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 29 October 2007 Taoyuan, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
1–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Winner 18. 18 May 2008 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier France Aurélie Védy
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
6–4, 6–0
Winner 19. 20 October 2008 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 1 November 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) India Sania Mirza Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 2–6
Winner 20. 9 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying China Liu Wanting
China Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–2
Winner 21. 30 May 2016 Marseille, France Clay United States Nicole Melichar Slovakia Jana Čepelová
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Winner 22. 8 October 2016 Porto, Portugal Clay Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying Portugal Francisca Jorge
Portugal Rita Vilaça
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 18 December 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Russia Valeria Savinykh Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Serbia Nina Stojanović
3–6, 6–3, [4–10]
Winner 23. 8 May 2017 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen Romania Raluca Olaru
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1

Performance timelines[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; (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.

Singles[edit]

All results are included in Career Win–Loss records but only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are recorded.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 A A A Q3 Q2 4R 1R A A Q2 2R 1R Q1 2R 2R 4R 0 / 7 9–7
French Open A Q3 A A A 1R 1R 1R Q1 A A 1R 1R Q1 Q1 2R 3R 1R 0 / 8 3–8
Wimbledon A Q2 A A A 1R 1R 2R A A A 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 0 / 10 8–10
US Open A Q1 A A 1R Q3 Q3 2R Q1 A A 1R 2R Q1 Q2 1R Q3 0 / 5 2–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 5–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 3–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 3–3 6–3 0 / 30 22–30
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH ; 2004 Athens A NH ; 2008 Beijing A NH ; 2012 London 1R NH ; 2016 Rio A NH ; 2020 Tokyo 0 / 1 0–1
Year-end championships
WTA Tour ChampionshipsI
WTA FinalsI (from 2014)
A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
MUC Los Angeles Madrid Doha Istanbul Singapore 2019 Shenzhen
Tournament of ChampionsI Not Held (Bali RR1/Bali Single Elimination2/Sofia RR3) A1 A2 A2 RR3 A3 A3 NH 0 / 1 1-2
Elite Trophy (Zhuhai) Not Held A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Tier I/WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A Q2 A 1R A A A A 2R Q1 A Q1 A 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Miami A A A A A A A Q1 A A A Q2 2R Q2 A A A 3R 0 / 2 3–3
Madrid Not Held A A A Q2B 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Beijing Not Held Tier II Q1 A A 2R 1R A Q1 A Q2 0 / 2 1-2
Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Premier A P A P 0 / 0 0–0
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P A 2R 2R P A P Q1 0 / 2 2–2
Roma A A A A A A A A Q2 A A Q2 1R A A Q2 A 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Montreal1/Toronto2 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 1R2 A1 A2 A1 A2 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III A Q2 A A 1R A Q1 A Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Wuhan Not Held A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Former Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Tokyo AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC Q1IC AIC A A A A 1R 1R Premier 0 / 2 0–2
Charleston A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
Berlin A A A A A A A A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
San Diego (Carlsbad) Tier II A A A Q2 Not Held Premier NH 125K Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
MoscowI A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
ZurichI A A A A A A A T II Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Career Statistics 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
GS/WTA Main Draw Played 2 1 2 0 3 2 8 8 2 2 1 15 25 12 5 4 14 2 88
GS/WTA titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Finals reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career Win–Loss 37–2 12–10 6–8 15–12 42–13 35–23 27–21 31–13 9–12 16–9 28–8 49–20 13–26 20–23 31–16 21-14 21-26 27-16 458–282
Year-end ranking 165 262 653 426 154 140 157 79 318 361 176 25 85 144 106 97 96 Career-high 23

I = Indoor ; IC = Indoor Carpet ; A = Absent ; B = Blue ; NH = Not Held ; P = Premier ; T II = Tier II

Doubles[edit]

All results are included in career win–loss records but only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are recorded.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 3R QF 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R A SF 0 / 13 21–13
French Open A A A A A A 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R 2R W QF 1R 2R 1R 1 / 12 17–11
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R W 3R QF 1R 1R 1 / 12 15–11
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R SF QF 3R 2R A 3R 0 / 10 16–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–4 1–4 8–4 5–4 5–4 8–4 12–3 11–3 8-4 2-3 3-3 4-1 2 / 46 68–43
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH ; 2004 Athens A NH ; 2008 Beijing A NH ; 2012 London QF NH ; 2016 Rio A NH ; 2020 Tokyo 0 / 1 2-1
Year-end championships
WTA Tour ChampionshipsI
WTA FinalsI (from 2014)
A A A A A A A A A A A A W F A A A 1 / 1 4-1
MUC Los Angeles Madrid Doha Istanbul Singapore 2019 Shenzhen
Tier I/WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R SF W 1R 1R A W 2 / 9 14-8
Miami A A A A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 9 4-9
Madrid Not Held QF 1R QF 2RB 1R SF QF 1R A 2R 0 / 9 9-9
Beijing Not Held Tier II W 2R 2R 2R SF A 1R A 2R 1 / 7 14-6
Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Premier 2R P A P 0 / 1 0-1
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P 1R 1R W P A P 1R 1 / 4 4-3
Roma A A A A A A A A W A 1R 1R W 2R QF 2R A QF 2 / 8 13-6
Montreal1/Toronto2 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 2R2 1R1 QF2 A1 1R2 SF1 A2 A1 A2 0 / 5 5-6
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III 2R 2R 1R A W 2R SF A F 1 / 8 15-7
Wuhan Not Held A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1
Former Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Tokyo AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC SF QF 1R 1R QF SF Premier 0 / 6 6-6
Charleston A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0-0
Berlin A A A A A A A A Not Held 0 / 0 0-0
San Diego (Carlsbad) Tier II A A A QF Not Held Premier NH 125K Not Held 0 / 1 2-1
MoscowI A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0-0
ZurichI A A A A A A A T II Not Held 0 / 0 0-0
Career Statistics 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
GS/WTA main-draw played 2 3 0 1 8 6 12 13 15 18 19 20 22 19 14 11 11 9 172
GS/WTA titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 5 3 0 0 2 1 19
GS/WTA finals reached 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 3 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 3 0 27
Career Win–Loss 10-6 9-4 10-6 26-10 36-12 33-14 34-15 27-15 29-14 20-22 24-21 27-21 41-16 30-16 19-14 22-14 25-10 14-8 426-229
Year-end ranking 513 199 523 166 135 102 46 53 9 46 35 25 3 5 26 96 32 Career-high 1

I = Indoor; IC = Indoor Carpet; A = Absent; B = Blue; NH = Not Held; P = Premier; T II = Tier II

Mixed doubles[edit]

All results are included in Career Win–Loss records but only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are recorded.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR Win–loss
Australian Open A A A 2RMM QFRB 1RRK SFPC 2RAP A A 0 / 5 6-4
French Open 2RAF 2RBS 1RMF A 2RFN A A A A A 0 / 4 3-4
Wimbledon QFKU 3RBS SFPH QFCF 1RJM A A A A 0 / 5 12-5
US Open SFKU 1RBS A 1RAQ A A QFHK A A 0 / 4 5-4
Win–loss 7-3 3-3 4-2 4-3 3-3 0-1 5-2 1-1 0-0 0 / 18 27-18
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH ; 2012 London A NH ; 2016 Rio A NH ; 2020 Tokyo 0 / 0 0-0

NH = Not Held | Mixed doubles partners:
AFAshley Fisher APAlexander Peya AQAisam-ul-Haq Qureshi BSBruno Soares CFColin Fleming FNFrederik Nielsen HKHenri Kontinen JMJamie Murray
KUKevin Ullyett MFMariusz Fyrstenberg MMMarcin Matkowski PCPablo Cuevas PHPaul Hanley RBRohan Bopanna RKRaven Klaasen

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2017
1. United Kingdom Johanna Konta No. 8 French Open, Paris Clay 1st Round 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2018
2. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 2nd Round 7–6(7–1), 6–4
3. Romania Simona Halep No. 1 Wimbledon, London Grass 3rd Round 3–6, 6–4, 7–5

Notes and references[edit]

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