Zhao Yunlei
赵芸蕾
Zhao Yunlei 2009EAG.jpg
Zhao Yunlei at the 2009 East Asian Games.
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1986-08-25) 25 August 1986 (age 36)
Yichang, China[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight61 kg (134 lb)[2]
HandednessRight
CoachChen Qiqiu
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD with Cheng Shu 5 November 2009)
1 (WD with Tian Qing 20 September 2012)
1 (XD with Zhang Nan 27 January 2011)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Mixed doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 London Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hyderabad Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 London Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Paris Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Guangzhou Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Donggguan Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2012 Wuhan Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2014 New Delhi Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kunshan Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Women's doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Chengdu Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Qingdao Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Qingdao Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Johor Bahru Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Chengdu Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2013 Taipei Mixed doubles
Asia Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Hyderabad Women's Team
East Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Hong Kong Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Tianjin Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hong Kong Women's doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Hwacheon Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Hwacheon Girls' team
BWF profile
Zhao Yunlei
Traditional Chinese趙芸蕾
Simplified Chinese赵芸蕾

Zhao Yunlei (born 25 August 1986) is a mixed and women's doubles badminton player from China. She graduated with a BA from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She is the first and only badminton player to have ever won two gold medals in the same Olympic edition, winning in both the mixed and women's doubles categories in 2012. Zhao joins the ranks with nine other players with two Olympic gold medals, the highest number of gold medals won by any badminton player. Through her performance at the 2014 and 2015 BWF World Championships, she became the first player to win two consecutive gold medals in two consecutive BWF World Championships.

As of the 2015 BWF World Championships, she has become the most successful player in the World Championship medal count, with a total of ten medals, overtaking Gao Ling, who has a total of nine. In addition, by winning the 2015 BWF World Championships mixed doubles title, she and partner Zhang Nan have won three World Championship mixed doubles titles, the first pairing ever to have done so. Zhao had won numerous prestigious titles both in the mixed and women's doubles including the Olympics, World Championships, Asian Games, Asian Championships, and All England Open Championships, as well as the World Mixed Team Championships (Sudirman Cup), World Women's Team Championships (Uber Cup), Asian Games Women's Team gold medal, and Asia Women's Team Championships.

She is regarded by many as one of the best female doubles players in the history of badminton alongside past greats, such as former teammate Gao Ling. Zhao has achieved massive overall success in both the mixed and women's doubles, having won a total of 63 individual career titles (38 in mixed, 25 in women's doubles). Among these 63 individual titles, 42 of them are Superseries titles (27 in mixed, 15 in women's doubles), making her the third most successful player in terms of overall Superseries achievements, and the most-successful female player in this regard as well. After the 2016 Olympics, Zhao retired from international badminton competition.

Zhao Yunlei in 2013
Zhao Yunlei in 2013

Career

Zhao played with Tian Qing in the women's doubles and with Zhang Nan in the mixed doubles. She first achieved the world number 1 in the BWF World ranking with partner Cheng Shu in November 2009. She then partnered with Zhang Nan in the mixed and occupied the world number 1 in January 2011. After separated with Cheng, Zhao competed in the women's doubles event with Tian Qing, and again topped the world ranking in September 2012.

2010

Zhao and Zhang won the 2010 All England Open mixed doubles title, being the first players and pairing to have ever won the title through beginning at the qualifying stage. Zhao and Tian won the 2010 Asian Games gold medal after vanquishing compatriots Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang 20–22, 21–15, and 21–12. Zhao also participated in China's women's team which gain a gold medal too.

2011

In January, Zhao and Zhang won the World Superseries Finals (having held during January 2011) in Taipei. They defeating Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thungthongkam of Thailand 21–17, 21–12 in the final. Zhao also reached the final in the women's doubles with Cheng. Two weeks later, they triumphed at Seoul by winning the Korea Open. In the final, they conquered compatriots Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing. Zhao and Tian reached the women's doubles final as well. In August, at the 2011 BWF World Championships in London, Zhao and Zhang won the mixed doubles title, with this being Zhao's first ever overall World Championship gold medal and first ever mixed doubles World Championship gold medal. She also won a silver medal in the women's doubles with Tian as well. In October, Zhao and Zhang reached the Denmark Open mixed doubles semi-final but they lost to Denmark's Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen 12–21, 21–14, and 20–22. However, Zhao and Zhao managed to reverse this, by winning against Fischer Nielsen and Pedersen in the mixed doubles finals at both the Hong Kong and China Open's. In December, Zhao and Zhang won the World Superseries Finals, successfully defending the title first won in January of the 2011 year.

2012

In July–August at the London Olympics, she won two gold medals in the mixed doubles with Zhang Nan and women's doubles with Tian Qing.

2013

In August, at the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, she won bronze in both the mixed doubles with Zhang and the women's doubles with Tian.

2014

In August, at the 2014 BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, she won both the mixed doubles with Zhang and the women's doubles with Tian, with this being Zhao's first World Championship women's doubles gold medal. In September, Zhao and Zhang won the 2014 Asian Games mixed doubles title, avenging the loss from four years ago. In December, Zhao and Zhang won the Dubai World Superseries Finals. Zhao was also awarded as the 2014 BWF Female Player of the Year.

2015

In August, at the 2015 BWF World Championships in Jakarta, she successfully defended her titles in both the mixed and women's doubles with partner Zhao and Tian respectively.

2016

In April–May, Zhao and Zhang won the Asian Championships. In August, she and Zhang won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is her third Olympic medal in addition to the two golds won four years ago.

2018

One and a half years after her retirement from the international tournaments, Zhao returning to the national team as an assistant coach.[3]

Personal life

Zhao was in a relationship with her mixed doubles partner, Zhang Nan. But just before the 2016 Summer Olympics, she announced that they had parted ways. In 2018, she married Hong Wei, another former national teammate and men's doubles shuttler.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, Great Britain China Tian Qing Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
21–10, 25–23
Gold medal.svg
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, Great Britain China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–11, 21–17
Gold medal.svg
Gold
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–7, 21–11
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India China Cheng Shu China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
21–17, 17–21, 16–21
Silver
Silver
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Cheng Shu China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–10, 10–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
20–22, 11–21
Silver
Silver
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China China Tian Qing South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Eom Hye-won
16–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
21–19, 21–15
Gold
Gold
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Tian Qing Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
23–25, 21–8, 21–15
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England China Zhang Nan England Chris Adcock
Scotland Imogen Bankier
21–15, 21–7
Gold
Gold
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–15, 18–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–12, 21–23, 21–13
Gold
Gold
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Zhang Nan China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–17, 21–11
Gold
Gold

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
20–22, 21–15, 21–12
Gold
Gold
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea China Tian Qing Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
17–21, 21–19, 17–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Zhang Nan South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
19–21, 14–21
Silver
Silver
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–16, 21–14
Gold
Gold

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Cheng Shu China Yang Wei
China Zhao Tingting
10–21, 11–21
Silver
Silver
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
13–21, 10–21
Silver
Silver
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium, Qingdao, China China Tian Qing China Bao Yixin
China Zhong Qianxin
21–14, 21–15
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
15–21, 21–15, 25–23
Gold
Gold
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium, Qingdao, China China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–13, 21–12
Gold
Gold
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei China Zhang Nan South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
20–22, 17–21
Silver
Silver
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 21–9, 21–17
Gold
Gold

East Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong China Cheng Shu Macau Zhang Dan
Macau Zhang Zhibo
13–21, 10–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea China Ding Jiao China Feng Chen
China Pan Pan
5–15, 15–8, 15–12
Gold
Gold

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[4] 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.[5] 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
2008 Japan Open China Cheng Shu Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
21–19, 5–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 China Masters China Cheng Shu Macau Zhang Dan
Macau Zhang Zhibo
21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open China Cheng Shu China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 All England Open China Cheng Shu China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
13–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Indonesia Open China Cheng Shu Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
16–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 China Masters China Cheng Shu China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
15–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 French Open China Cheng Shu China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
13–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Korea Open China Cheng Shu Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 All England Open China Cheng Shu China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
22–20, 16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Japan Open China Cheng Shu China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
17–21, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 China Open China Cheng Shu China Ma Jin
China Zhong Qianxin
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 World Superseries Finals China Cheng Shu China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
7–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
21–12, 6–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Korea Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
18–21, 21–19, 4–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Singapore Open China Tian Qing South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Denmark Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
20–22, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 French Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
24–26, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Hong Kong Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
12–21, 2–14 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Korea Open China Tian Qing South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 All England Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesia Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
21–17, 9–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Hong Kong Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
22–20, 14–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 All England Open China Cheng Shu China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
18–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open China Tian Qing Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 French Open China Tian Qing China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
13–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Indonesia Open China Tian Qing China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Australian Open China Tian Qing Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–15, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 China Open China Tian Qing China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
16–21, 21–19, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Hong Kong Open China Tian Qing Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–13, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Tian Qing Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Japan Open China Zhong Qianxin Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–12, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Denmark Open China Tian Qing South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Hong Kong Open China Tian Qing China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 China Open China Xu Chen South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 All England Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–18, 23–25, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Japan Open China Zhang Nan China Tao Jiaming
China Tian Qing
21–19, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Open China Zhang Nan China Tao Jiaming
China Tian Qing
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
20–22, 21–14, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 World Superseries Finals China Zhang Nan Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Korea Open China Zhang Nan China Tao Jiaming
China Tian Qing
21–17, 13–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Indonesia Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
20–22, 21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
15–21, 21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 World Superseries Finals China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–13, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Malaysia Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–12, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 World Superseries Finals China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–17, 12–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Korea Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
13–21, 21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 All England Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
13–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Indonesia Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
24–22, 20–22, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 China Masters China Zhang Nan South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–18, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Japan Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–11, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 French Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
28–26, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 World Superseries Finals China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–12, 19–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Korea Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–18, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 All England Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
13–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Japan Open China Zhang Nan Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
21–12, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 China Open China Zhang Nan South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Eom Hye-won
23–25, 21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Zhang Nan China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 All England Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–10, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Singapore Open China Zhang Nan China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Indonesia Open China Zhang Nan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Japan Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–17, 18–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–19, 17–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Nan China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–17, 17–21, 21–17 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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Macau Open China Cheng Shu China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–15, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 German Open China Cheng Shu China Pan Pan
China Tian Qing
18–21, 21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 German Open China Cheng Shu China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
22–24, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Thailand Open China Tian Qing China Bao Yixin
China Cheng Shu
21–7, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Thailand Masters China Tian Qing China Tang Yuanting
China Yu Yang
11–21, 21–12, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Macau Open China Xu Chen Hong Kong Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
21–15, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 German Open China Xu Chen China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
21–18, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold China Xu Chen China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
5–5 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Bitburger Open China Zhang Nan Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Overzier
22–20, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Austrian International China Cheng Shu China Pan Pan
China Tian Qing
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result
Badminton World Federation 2022 Badminton Hall of Fame Placed

References

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