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Biofile Yafan Wang Interview

Wang Yafan 8, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: WTA no. 49 (career high). Defeated Collins today to reach the Miami Open R16.

DOB: April 30, 1994 In: Nanjing, China

First Memory Of Tennis: I like the game of tennis. I didn’t want to play as a job. Just play. I like games with the ball. I played with junior boys. I like the game.

Tennis Inspirations: I think it’s Zheng Jie. We’re very good friends. Sometimes she told me some things for the tennis or everything. Before I enjoy the tennis tour and after I come back she taught me some things.

Last Book Read: For tennis. I don’t remember name. About strategy about tennis.

Current Car: No car.

Greatest Career Moment: Acapulco, Mexico. First title (vs Kenin 26 63 75).

Most Painful Moment: When I lost the match in Indian Wells. I play a good first set but lost the match against Kenin (61 57 46).

Early Tennis Memory: I played first WTA tournament doubles with Zheng Jie in Shenzen in 2014 and we made semifinals.

Best You Ever Felt: I think the win against Danielle Collins and Svitolina in Miami. I play very good.

Funniest Players Encountered: I think it’s Li Na, Na Li.

Embarrassing Tennis Memory:  Right now [laughs].

Why Do You Love Tennis: I love all the ball sports.

Favorite Sport Outside Tennis: Ping pong.

Three Athletes You Like To Watch: Kvitova and Federer.

Pre-Match Feeling: Nothing special. Usual routine.

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: I am very lucky. I haven’t had the experience. Will let you know when I do in the future [smiles].

People Qualities Most Admired: Integrity.




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