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Xu Yifan Ming dynasty person CBDB = 353554

Ming dynasty person CBDB = 353554
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Xu Yifan (Chinese: 徐一璠; pinyin: Xú Yīfán; Mandarin pronunciation: [ɕy̌ í fǎn]; born 8 August 1988 in Tianjin) is a tennis player from China. She reached her career-high WTA ranking in singles of No. 148 on 13 July 2015. On 19 March 2018, she peaked at No. 9 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Career

Xu made her debut playing on the ITF circuit in China. She won her first doubles title with Xia Huan in 2006. 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.

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

Grand slam finals

Women's doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2019 Wimbledon Grass Gabriela Dabrowski Hsieh Su-wei
Barbora Strýcová
2–6, 4–6

Significant finals

Xu at Wimbledon in 2015

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5

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

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2017 Miami Hard Gabriela Dabrowski Sania Mirza
Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2018 Beijing Hard Gabriela Dabrowski Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 2019 Madrid Clay Gabriela Dabrowski Hsieh Su-wei
Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 1–6

WTA career finals

Doubles: 16 (9 titles, 7 runners-up)

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

WTA 125 series finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 November 2013 Nanjing, China Hard Misaki Doi Zhang Shuai
Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 27 July 2014 Nanchang, China Hard Chan Chin-wei Junri Namigata
Chuang Chia-jung
6–7, 3–6

ITF circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (1–5)

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

Doubles: 33 (21–12)

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

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L Win %
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R SF QF QF 1R 10–5 67%
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R QF 3R 3R QF 11–5 69%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A Q2 1R 1R 1R SF F 9–5 64%
US Open A A A A A A A A A QF 1R 3R QF 2R QF 12–6 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–4 9–4 8–4 10–4 11–4 42–21 67%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 1–1 50%
Year-end championship
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify QF QF 0–2 0%
WTA Elite Trophy Not Held DNQ W A A 3–0 100%
WTA Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 tournaments
Doha / Dubai Absent 1R 2R 1R A QF 2–4 33%
Indian Wells Absent 2R 1R SF SF 7–4 64%
Miami Absent SF W 1R QF 10–3 77%
Madrid Not Held Absent 2R 2R 2R F 6–4 60%
Rome Absent 1R 1R QF 2R 2–4 33&
Canada Absent 1R A 1R SF 2–3 40%
Cincinnati Tier III Absent 2R Absent 2R 1–2 33%
Tokyo / Wuhan Absent 1R 1R 1R QF QF 3–5 38%
Beijing Tier II Absent 1R 1R 1R QF F 5–5 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 7–9 10–6 8–7 13–7 38–34 53%
Year-end ranking N/A 352 124 92 226 121 148 151 99 75 49 20 16 12

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