Zhang Yawen
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 36)
Chongqing, China
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (WD with Zhang Dan December 2005)
1 (WD with Wei Yili August 2007)[1]
1 (WD with Zhao Tingting 8 October 2009)[2]
1 (XD with Xie Zhongbo June 2006)[3]
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Women's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Hyderabad Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2005 Anaheim Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Madrid Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Anaheim Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2005 Yiyang Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2005 Yiyang Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Yiyang Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Guangzhou Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2008 Jakarta Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Mixed doubles
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Manila Women's doubles
East Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Hong Kong Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Hong Kong Women's team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Guangzhou Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2000 Guangzhou Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2000 Guangzhou Mixed team
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Yangon Girls' team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kyoto Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kyoto Girls' team
Silver medal – second place 2000 Kyoto Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Yangon Girls' singles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Yangon Girls' doubles
BWF profile

Zhang Yawen (simplified Chinese: 张亚雯; traditional Chinese: 張亞雯; pinyin: Zhāng Yàwén; born 9 March 1985) is a badminton player from China.[4]

Career

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

Olympic Games

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

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

World Cup

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

Mixed doubles

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

Asian Games

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

Asian Championships

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

East Asian Games

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

World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

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

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

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

Girls' doubles

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

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

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[6] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 French Open China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
11–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 China Masters China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open China Xie Zhongbo South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Singapore Open China Xie Zhongbo China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
21–19, 19–21, 11–21 2nd place, 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 place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Korea Open China Tao Jiaming China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Malaysia Open China Tao Jiaming Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 21–18, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

IBF International

Women's doubles

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

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