Zhang Shuai (tennis)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Shuai · 张帅
Zhang RG13 (3) (9419076766).jpg
Country  People's Republic of China
Residence Tianjin
Born (1989-01-21) January 21, 1989 (age 25)
Tianjin
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $1,331,933
Singles
Career record 305 - 192
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 15 ITF
Highest ranking No. 30 (July 7, 2014)
Current ranking No. 30 (July 7, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2011, 2012, 2014)
French Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2011, 2014)
US Open 1R (2008, 2011)
Doubles
Career record 166 - 131
Career titles 5 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (April 1, 2013)
Current ranking No. 47 (June 16, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 3R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
US Open QF (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
Last updated on: July 3, 2014.
Zhang Shuai
Medal record
Competitor for  China
Women's Tennis
Asian Games
Gold 2010 Guangzhou Team
East Asian Games
Silver 2009 Hong Kong Singles
Bronze 2009 Hong Kong Doubles

Zhang Shuai (simplified Chinese: 张帅; traditional Chinese: 張帥) (born 21 January 1989 in Tianjin), also known as Serena Zhang,[1] is a Chinese professional female tennis player. As of July 7, 2014, she is at World number 30: the second ranked women's singles player from the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) and second-highest ranked Chinese women's singles player behind Li Na.[2] She is ranked #47 in doubles: the seventh-highest female doubles player from the ATF and the third-highest from China.[3]

Career[edit]

Career Summary[edit]

Zhang has enjoyed considerable success in singles on the ITF circuit, having won one $50,000 event, eight $25,000 tournaments and three $10,000 events between 2006 and 2009. As of October 2009, however, she had won only two main draw matches on the WTA circuit. Her peak ranking to date is World No. 73, achieved in 2011.She won her first WTA singles at the 2013 Guangzhou International Women's Open.

Early years[edit]

Zhang started playing tennis at age six.[4]

2003–2005[edit]

The Chinese teenager participated in her first ITF event in November 2003 at the age of 14 as a main draw wildcard at the $25,000 tournament at Taizhou, but was heavily defeated by Tomoko Yonemura.

In 2004 she was wildcarded into two further $25,000 events and won her first match on the circuit in the first, at Beijing in May. She also entered qualifying for two $50,000 events towards the end of the year, winning one match in each case.

Starting 2005 with a lowly ranking of World No. 901, she entered ten ITF events at various levels during the year and improved her ranking to World No. 648 by its end. During the year, she successfully battled through qualifying to enter three $25,000 main draws, and won two main draw first round matches at this level, with victories over World No. 292 María José Argeri at Nanjing, China in May, and World No. 271 Sophie Ferguson at Wuxi, China in August.

2006[edit]

The new year began with Zhang trying her hand at entry-level $10,000 ITF tournaments, and the move paid dividends as she won her first two tournaments of the year outright to claim the first two titles of her young career, both successes coming at Shenzhen, China. On the back of these breakthroughs, her ranking was propelled upwards to World No. 500.

In March, she qualified successfully for a further $25,000 tournament at Canberra, Australia, before losing in the first round proper.

In May, a wildcard into the main draw of a $50,000 event at Beijing paved the way for her winning her first two matches at this level to reach the quarter-finals, where she lost to former Top 50 player Anikó Kapros. But the very next week, a further wildcard into the main draw of a $25,000 event at Tianjin, China was rewarded by outright tournament victory as she notched up the third title of her career and the first at $25,000 level.

Her ranking having leapt up further to World No. 346 by the middle of June, she battled through qualifying to enter the main draw of another $25,000 event at Changwon, Korea, and then won four further matches to reach the final before losing.

In July, now world-ranked No. 297, she gained direct entry to the main draw of a $25,000 event at Chongqing, China, and reacher her third successive final, defeating World No. 227 Melanie South in the semifinal, before losing to lower-ranked Russian talent Elena Chalova in three sets in the final. The very next week, she reached the semifinal at a $25,000 tournament at Chengdu City, where she faced South again, this time losing to her in two close sets.

In August, her strong form continued, as she reached another $25,000 quarter-final at Changsha early in the month, and then won her second career title at this level at Nanjing three weeks later. In the final week of the month, she entered the $50,000 event at Guangzhou and won one match before losing in the second round.

In September, her ranking having risen dramatically further to World No. 209, she attempted to qualify for the main draw of the $600,000 WTA tournament at Beijing, and took her much higher-ranked opponent, World No. 59 Jelena Kostanić Tošić, to three close sets before losing. A week later, she was wildcarded into the main draw of the $175,000 WTA event at Guangzhou, and took the first set against World No. 26 Anna Chakvetadze before eventually losing in three sets. This promising although ultimately unsuccessful performance would be the last match of an eventful and highly gainful year for the Chinese teen.

2007[edit]

Zhang was a member of China's Fed Cup team in 2007.[5]

In competitive singles, Zhang began the year world ranked No. 203, and despite losing her first three matches of year was propelled upwards into the World Top 200 at No. 200 by random fluctuations in the strength of the field around her by the time of her fourth tournament in mid-February. This position was short-lived as she continued to suffer disappointing results early in the year; but in April she scored one good victory over World No. 159 Lioudmila Skavronskaia, and subsequently, later the same month, took World No. 23 Tathiana Garbin to three sets before losing. A period of unprecedented success on the ITF circuit followed, as she proceeded to win three back-to-back $25,000 titles and then one $50,000 title in China between late April and early June, dropping just two sets in twenty successive matches.

In late June, her ranking having soared from World No. 209 to a career high of World No. 153 on the strength of these successes, she extended her winning streak to 24 matches in a $25,000 event at Noto, Japan before losing in the final to Regina Kulikova whom she had just defeated in straight sets in the finals of both the two previous tournaments she won.

Undeterred, she returned to her winning ways at the next tournament she entered, another $25,000 event at Nagoya, Japan, after facing Kulikova in the final for the fourth tournament in succession. But the next week she lost in the final of a $25,000 event at Miyazaki, Japan, this time to Junri Namigata in straight sets; and a week later, now world-ranked No. 145, she could only reach the quarter-finals of a $25,000 event at Kirume, Japan before this time losing to Australian prospect Sophie Ferguson in three sets.

Nonetheless, once the results from her last tournaments had all been factored in, she reached a fresh career high of World No. 132 on July 23.

Mixed results ensued for the rest of the year, after she was largely unsuccessful in trying her hand at higher-level tournaments, and she ended the year world-ranked a slightly lower No. 155.

2008[edit]

Zhang began the new year strongly, recording her first two career Top 100 wins over World No. 79 Jill Craybas and World No. 91 Lilia Osterloh to qualify for the $145,000 WTA event at Auckland in early January, before losing in the first round of the main draw to World No. 90 Aravane Rezaï.

She reached the final round of qualifying for the Australian Open later that month after recording wins over World No. 129 Stéphanie Foretz and World No. 179 Elena Baltacha before losing a three-setter in the qualifying round to World No. 117 Tamarine Tanasugarn. This performance was sufficient to elevate her world ranking to World No. 141, just nine places short of her career best.

A disappointing string of six successive first round losses in straight sets followed, four in events of only $25,000 calibre.

In late May, in the first round of qualifying for the French Open, she defeated World No. 96 Anne Keothavong, but this was a rare success in a bleak spell that saw her ranking plummet to World No. 232 by the middle of July as she failed to defend her several ITF tournament victories from the previous summer.

Her form then showed signs of improvement, as she won three back-to-back matches to qualify for the $175,000 WTA event at Bad Gastein in Austria before losing in the first round proper, and then after taking a month off won through qualifying into the main draw of the US Open by successively defeating Jorgelina Cravero, World No. 107 Stéphanie Dubois, and World No. 137 Melanie South. Although she then lost to World No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the first round of the main draw her world ranking, which had fallen to No. 243, was boosted slightly to No. 223 by her successes in the qualifying tournament.[6]

She played only two more tournaments that year, both in September. She lost in the first round of the first; but at the second, the $600,000 event at Beijing, she won through qualifying, assisted by the early retirement of her high-ranked second-round opponent World No. 41 Olga Govortsova, before losing an extremely close battle in the first round to World No. 19 Alizé Cornet. The ranking points accrued in her qualification for the main draw were sufficient for her to end the year up slightly again at World No. 212.

2009[edit]

This year she did not play in January, and as a consequence her world ranking had fallen to World No. 273 by the start of the following month.

Retreating to $10,000 level ITF events after a four-month break from competitive play, she found herself reaching only the quarter-finals of the first two she entered, losing to much lower-ranked opponents, but won the third outright, defeating rising star Claire Feuerstein in a closely fought three-set final at Lyon, although in the fourth she then proceeded to lose heavily in the second round to fast-rising World No. 460 Elena Chalova.

Raising her level back to $25,000 events in mid-March, she won just one match in two tournaments entered, a win over World No. 229 Stephanie Gehrlein at Tenerife, with losses to experienced opponents in World No. 134 Yvonne Meusburger and former Top 100 star Sanda Mamić following.

She did not play in April, but the month of May brought a return to form as she won her first $25,000 level event since 2007 at Nagano, Japan, although she did not have to face any player ranked in the Top 250 or indeed above her then-current ranking of World No. 262 on the way.

Zhang lost early to unheralded opponents in the next two $25,000 events she entered, but won her second of the year at the end of June in Xiamen, China, defeating World No. 196 Han Xinyun in the semifinals on her way to the title. This success propelled her ranking back upwards to World No. 218.

In August, she was stopped at the semi-final stage of a $25,000 tournament at Quanzhou, China, by a familiar adversary in the form of World No. 165 Sophie Ferguson. Her subsequent attempt to qualify for the second year in succession for the U.S. Open was stopped at the second hurdle in her second loss of the year to Yvonne Meusburger.

In September, she narrowly failed to qualify for two successive $220,000 tournaments, losing in the qualifying round at both Guangzhou and Seoul.

But a remarkable turnaround in her fortunes was just around the corner. After entering the Premier Mandatory event 2009 China Open main draw as a wildcard, world ranked No. 226, she reached the 3rd round by first defeating World No. 33 Iveta Benešová in straight sets, and then upsetting the current World No. 1 Dinara Safina in two close sets. These were her first two victories over any player currently ranked in the Top 75 for reasons other than the early retirement of her opponent, her first two victories over any player currently ranked in the Top 40 for any reason including the retirement of her opponent, and her first two victories over any opponent ranked higher than World No. 196 in 2009. She lost relatively comfortably in the third round to World No. 13 Marion Bartoli.

In beating Safina in this tournament, Zhang also incidentally surpassed the record set by Julie Coin in her defeat of Ana Ivanović in 2008, succeeding her as the lowest-ranked player to defeat a reigning World No. 1 in a WTA main tour event in the Open era. Coin was ranked World No. 188 at the time of her defeat of Ivanović, some 38 places above Zhang at the time of her defeat of Safina.

Zhang's ranking rebounded to World No. 160 following the tournament, still 28 places short of her career high.

2010[edit]

With making the semifinals in the 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open, she cracked into the top 100 for the first time.

2011[edit]

At the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to Lucie Safarova.

2012[edit]

Zhang started her year at the 2012 Blossom Cup in Quanzhou. She defeated Nudnida Luangnam and Anna Floris in the first and second rounds respectively, before falling to Tímea Babos in the quarterfinals. Her next tournament was the 2012 Australian Open where she received a wildcard. She was beaten by Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round. Then, at the 2012 Monterrey Open, she lost to Gréta Arn in the first round. Next Zhang went to Indian Wells to play at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open where she was a qualifier. She lost to Simona Halep in the first round.

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Started the 2014 season in the Shenzhen Open as the sixth seed losing to Chan Yung-jan in the first round.[46] Also played in the doubles tournament with Zheng Saisai as the top seeds losing in the quarterfinal round to Monica Niculescu & Klara Zakopalova.[47] Next in the Hobart International, in lost to the seventh seeded Zakopalova in the second round.[48] Reached the doubles final with Lisa Raymond as the seeded second team losing again to Niculescu & Zakopalova in a match decided in the super tie-break.[49] Zhang's winless streak in the Grand Slams reached nine as she had a disappointing opening round lost to Mona Barthel in the Australian Open.[50] Also lost in first round with Kimiko Date-Krumm in doubles against the seventh seeded team of Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Safarova.[51] Suffered another first round lost to the wild card and the second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the PTT Pattaya Open.[52] After being three games from losing the doubles finals in the second, she and partner Shuai Peng as the fourth-seeded team rallied back to defeat the third-seeded team of Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova in a thrilling match decided by a super tie-break.[53] In early February, Zhang competed in the Fed Cup for China in Astana, Kazakhstan.[54][55] Partnering with Fangzhou Liu, lost the deciding doubles match against Uzbekistan's Nigina Abduraimova & Sabina Sharipovain the first round robin match.[56] Teamed with Shuai Peng in a straight set victory against South Korea's team of Han Na-lae & Yoo Mi in the second match.[57] In the third round, beat Chinese Taipei's Ting-fei Juan in second singles rubber and teamed with Qiang Wang to defeat the team of Juan & Ya-hsuan Lee.[58] Later in the same month, Zhang lost to qualifier Petra Cetkovská in the second round in the Qatar Total Open.[59] In the doubles competition with Lisa Raymond lost in straight sets to the top-seeded team of Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci in the second round.[60] She failed to qualify for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Playing as the eighth seed, lost to Karolína Pliskova in the second qualifier.[61] Partnering with Lisa Raymond, lost in the second round of the doubles tournament against Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Safarova.[62] At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel as the eighth seed, she reached the semifinal round only to retire because of her shoulder to top-seeded Dominika Cibulková after six games.[63] With Chuang Chia-jung in doubles, lost to the second seeds Kristina Mladenovic & Galina Voskoboeva in the quarterfinal round.[64] At the Indian Wells Masters lost to Mladenovic in the first round,[65] and withdrew from the doubles competition because of her shoulder injury.[66] At the Miami Masters she suffered another first round lost against Lauren Davis.[67] Zhang withdrew from The Oaks Club Challenger with a shoulder injury.[68]

Began her clay court season at the Family Circle Cup as the sixteenth seed losing to Ajla Tomljanović in the second round.[69] Reached the semifinal round at the BMW Malaysian Open as the second seed losing to the seventh seed and eventual winner Donna Vekić.[70] As the seventh seed, lost to Polona Hercog in the first round at the Marrakech Grand Prix.[71] At the Portugal Open lost to seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round.[72] and reached the quarterfinal round with Silvia Soler Espinosa losing to the top seeded team of Cara Black & Sania Mirza the doubles competition.[73] Another first round lost came at the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain against wild card Irina-Camelia Begu.[74] Partnering with Janette Husarova in doubles lost to the eighth seeded team of Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the first round.[75] Defeated Petra Kvitová in the second round of the Italian Open in three exciting sets.[76] In her win, she reached 300 victories and her second Top 10 victory.[77][78] Lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinal. Entered the doubles with Monica Niculescu withdrawing with a shoulder injury against Casey Dellacqua & Klaudia Jans-Ignacik in the second round.[79] Withdrew from the Internationaux de Strasbourg. Her winless streak in the Grand Slams reached ten as she lost to third seed Agnieszka Radwańska at the Roland Garros.[80] Entered the doubles with Ajla Tomljanovic losing to Gabriela Dabrowski & Alicja Rosolska in the first round.[81]

Began the her grass season at the Aegon Classic as the ninth seed losing to the top seed and eventual champion Ana Ivanovic in the semifinal round.[82] Played in the doubles competition with Caroline Garcia losing to the second seeded team of Ashleigh Barty & Casey Dellacqua in the semifinal round.[83] Lost at the Eastbourne International to Varvara Lepchenko in the first round.[84] Suffered another first round in a Grand Slam event. The streak reached eleven as she lost at Wimbledon against fifteenth seed Carla Suárez Navarro.[85] Partnering with Yanina Wickmayer in doubles, lost the eleventh-seeded team of Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova in the first round.[86] Entered the mixed doubles with Nicholas Monroe losing to the thirteenth-seeded team of Bruno Soares & Martina Hingis in the second round.[87]

  • 2014 Singles record 18-20 (16-18 in Main Draws)
  • 2014 doubles record 15-12


Personal life[edit]

Zhang is coached by Liu Shuo. Her hobbies are eating and music. Her parents are Zhang Zhiqiang and Wang Fengqin.[4]


WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1-0)[edit]

Winner — 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 (1–0)
WTA 125 series tournaments (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. September 22, 2013 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard United States Vania King 7–6(7–1), 6–1

Doubles: 8 (4-4)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
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 (4–4)
WTA 125 series tournaments (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 October 2011 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 3–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 1. 26 February 2012 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
2–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 2. 5 May 2012 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
4–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Winner 3. 22 September 2012 Guangzhou International, Guangzhou, China Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Romania Monica Niculescu
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 3 March 2013 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Slovakia Janette Husárová Japan Shuko Aoyama
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [12–14]
Runner-up 3. 13 October 2013 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Australia Samantha Stosur France Kristina Mladenovic
Italy Flavia Pennetta
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 11 January 2014 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard United States Lisa Raymond Romania Monica Niculescu
Czech Republic Klara Zakopalova
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Winner 4. 2 February 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand Hard China Peng Shuai Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–6]

WTA 125 series finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2013 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open, Ningbo, China Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 3 November 2013 Nanjing Ladies Open, Nanjing, China Hard Japan Ayumi Morita 6–4 RET

Doubles: 2 (1-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 September 2013 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open, Ningbo, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 3 November 2013 Nanjing Ladies Open, Nanjing, China Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Japan Misaki Doi
China Xu Yifan
1–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 24 (15–9)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments (0−1)
$75,000 tournaments (1−1)
$50,000 tournaments (2−2)
$25,000 tournaments (9−5)
$10,000 tournaments (3−0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 13, 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard China Ji Chunmei 6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 2. February 20, 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard China Chen Yanchong 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. May 30, 2006 Tianjin, China Hard China Xie Yanze 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
Runner–up 1. June 20, 2006 Changwon, South Korea Hard China Chen Yanchong 6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 2. July 16, 2006 Chongqing, China Hard Russia Elena Chalova 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
Winner 4. August 21, 2006 Nanjing, China Hard China Xie Yanze 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 5. April 30, 2007 Chengdu, China Hard China Ren Jing 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Winner 6. May 7, 2007 Chengdu, China Hard China Xu Yifan 6–2, 6–3
Winner 7. June 6, 2007 Changsha, China Hard Russia Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. June 11, 2007 Guangzhou, China Hard Russia Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 3. June 26, 2007 Noto, Japan Carpet Russia Regina Kulikova 7–5, 6–1
Winner 9. June 11, 2007 Nagoya, Japan Hard Russia Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 4. June 11, 2007 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet Japan Junri Namigata 6–4, 6–2
Winner 10. March 2, 2009 Lyon, France Hard France Claire Feuerstein 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 11. May 18, 2009 Nagano, Japan Carpet Austria Nikola Hofmanova 5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 12. June 6, 2007 Xiamen, China Hard China Duan Yingying 6–2, 6–1
Winner 13. March 1, 2010 Hammond, United States Hard United States Jamie Hampton 6–2, 6–1
Runner–up 5. March 8, 2010 Clearwater, United States Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Runner–up 6. May 10, 2010 Saint Gaudens, France Clay Estonia Kaia Kanepi 6–2, 7–5
Winner 14. May 31, 2010 Maribor, Slovenia Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner–up 7. August 2, 2010 Beijing, China Hard Japan Junri Namigata 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner–up 8. September 17, 2012 Ningbo, China Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6–2,6–2
Runner–up 9. April 21, 2013 Dothan, United States Clay Croatia Ajla Tomljanović 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 15. July 14, 2013 Beijing, China Hard China Zhou Yi-Miao 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: 12 (8–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments (0−0)
$75,000 tournaments (2−0)
$50,000 tournaments (1−1)
$25,000 tournaments (5−1)
$10,000 tournaments (0−2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 16, 2006 Chongqing, China Hard China Ren Jie China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. July 26, 2006 Chengdu, China Hard China Ren Jie China Xia Huan
China Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. July 10, 2007 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet China Zhao Yijing Japan Natsumi Hamamura
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 1. November 5, 2007 Taizhou, China Hard China Ren Jie China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
7–6(7–5), 1–6, [13–11]
Runner–up 2. February 9, 2009 Jiangmen, China Hard China Xie Yanze China Hao Jie
Chinese Taipei Kao Shao-yuan
6–0, 7–5
Runner–up 3. March 2, 2009 Lyon, France Hard Turkey Pemra Ozgen China Lu Jingjing
China Sun Shengnan
6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. March 16, 2009 Tenerife, Spain Hard China Sun Shengnan Spain Paula Fondevila Castro
France Laura Thorpe
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. June 1, 2009 Komoro, Japan Clay China Xu Yifan Japan Ayumi Oka
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. August 2, 2010 Beijing, China Hard China Sun Shengnan China Ji Chunmei
China Liu Wanting
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. May 30, 2011 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 8. October 31, 2011 Grapevine, USA Hard United States Jamie Hampton United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 4. January 8, 2012 Quanzhou, China Hard Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-Ching
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q3 A Q1 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 3 0–3
French Open A A Q2 A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Wimbledon A A A A Q2 1R Q2 A 1R 0 / 2 0–2
US Open A Q2 1R Q2 Q2 1R Q3 Q1 0 / 2 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–3 0 / 11 0–11
Career statistics 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 No.
Tournament Played 1 3 6 1 4 22 6 9 18 70
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 0–6 2–1 3–4 8–22 2–6 20–7 16–18 51–68
Year-End Ranking 200 155 212 153 91 126 122 51

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R A 1R 1–3
French Open A 2R 3R 3R 1R 5–4
Wimbledon 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 4–5
US Open A 2R QF 1R 4–3
Win–Loss 1–1 5–4 5–4 3–3 0–3 14–15
Year-End ranking 158 49 34 57

Mixed doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 0–0
French Open A 2R A 1–1
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R 1–3
US Open A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "WTA Singles Rankings". Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "WTA Doubles Rankings". Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b ITF Tennis Women's Circuit – Zhang, Shuai biography
  5. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour – Shuai Zhuang career highlights
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