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Shuai Peng

Shuai Peng
  • Residence: Tian Jin, China
  • Date of Birth: 08 Jan 1986
  • Birthplace: Hunan, China
  • Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
  • Weight: 135 lbs. (61.2 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
  • Status: Pro

Su-Wei Hsieh

Su-Wei Hsieh
  • Residence: Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  • Date of Birth: 04 Jan 1986
  • Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
  • Height: 5' 7" (1.69 m)
  • Weight: 126 lbs. (57 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
  • Status: Pro (2001)
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Biography

Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai have plenty in common, for instance both are right-handed but play two-handed off both sides, and they were born just four days apart. And though they go back a long ways, they didn't pair up early in their professional careers.

"We met in an ITF team when we were like 13, 14," Peng said. "We were juniors at the time, playing a few tournaments together, and that's how we started out. But after we turned pro, we had like seven years where we didn't play any doubles together."

However, once Hsieh and Peng did team up, success was immediate. They won their first two WTA events at Bali in 2008 and Sydney in 2009. They secured two more titles that year, then after a few years of playing on and off together became a regular combination again in 2013. They attracted attention when they won their fifth title in Rome, besting doubles World No.1s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the final.

Nevertheless, few would have expected Hsieh and Peng to take the title at Wimbledon, which is just what they did a couple of months later - losing just one set along the way and topping Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the championship match.

That also made Hsieh the first player from Chinese Taipei to win a Grand Slam title of any kind and Peng the fifth Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title of any kind. Later in the season, Hsieh and Peng were victorious in Cincinnati, Guangzhou and the season-ending TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul.

En route to their first WTA title of 2014 in Doha, Peng clinched a rise to World No.1 in doubles, making her the first Chinese player to become No.1 in singles or doubles in rankings history. Then in May, Hsieh joined her at No.1, making her the first player from Chinese Taipei to become No.1 in singles or doubles. Later in the season, they collected their second Grand Slam at the French Open, keeping their perfect record in WTA-level finals intact.

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 22-9
Career Record: 95-34
Career Record On Hard: 66-26
Career Record On Clay: 23-6
Career Record On Grass: 6-2
Career Grand Slam Record: 32-12

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (3):
Doha, Indian Wells, French Open

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (12):
2014 - Doha, Indian Wells, French Open; 2013 - Rome, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Guangzhou, WTA Championships; 2009 - Sydney, Rome, Beijing; 2008 - Bali

HSIEH'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 17 (two Grand Slams, one WTA Championships)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

PENG'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 16 (two Grand Slams, one WTA Championships)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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  • Stosur Shocked In Guangzhou Opener

    September 16, 2014
    All five Asians in action at the Guangzhou International Women's Open on Tuesday were triumphant, and all five seeds were eliminated, including top-seeded Samantha Stosur.
  • Peng Happy To Double Up

    September 13, 2014
    Peng Shuai's recent Grand Slam breakthrough in singles has not discouraged her from chasing her doubles dreams, too.
  • Singapore Challenge Excites Hsieh & Peng

    September 12, 2014
    Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai made quite an impression on their WTA Finals debut and they are already looking forward to their follow up appearance.
  • Hsieh & Peng Qualify For Singapore

    September 10, 2014
    Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, history-makers in Chinese Taipei and China, have qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
  • Wozniacki Back In US Open Final

    September 05, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki made it past Peng Shuai and back into the final of the US Open - the Grand Slam tournament that propelled her to superstardom five years ago.
  • Brain Game: Wozniacki Vs Peng

    September 05, 2014
    Take a look back at the US Open semifinal match between Caroline Wozniacki and Peng Shuai but this time from a statistical perspective, all courtesy of Craig O'Shannessy and SAP.
  • 10 Things To Know: The Semifinals

    September 04, 2014
    Can Caro get back to the Top 10 here? Which four players have beaten Serena more than once at a Grand Slam? Want to try some trivia? Get ready for the semis here!
  • ESPN.com: Peng's Greater Glory

    September 03, 2014
    Peng Shuai's breakthrough fortnight at the US Open has been resonating back home in China, but not just for the obvious reasons. ESPN digs deeper into the Chinese trailblazer's journey...
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  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Player Party

    September 16, 2014
    A slew of WTA stars stepped out for the Guangzhou International Women's Open welcome dinner and player party. What were they wearing? See the pics here!
  • Hong Kong Gallery: A Week To Remember

    September 12, 2014
    From the player party to Peng Shuai's big welcome back to Asia and a very special visit for Daniela Hantuchova, the memories just keep coming in Hong Kong...
  • US Open Gallery: And Then There Were Four

    September 04, 2014
    Eight of the world's best players took Arthur Ashe Stadium for the quarterfinals, and only four moved on. All the best pics from the final eight of the US Open, right here.
  • New Haven Gallery: More Action Shots

    August 22, 2014
    Petra Kvitova cruised through the early rounds of the Connecticut Open, but the other favorites weren't so fortunate.
  • Baku & Nanchang Gallery: Sunday Success

    July 27, 2014
    Elina Svitolina came through in a WTA Rising Stars showdown in Baku, and Peng Shuai lifted the trophy in her home country.
  • Nanchang Gallery: The Player Party

    July 23, 2014
    Peng Shuai, China's first World No.1, was among the attendees at the Zhanghong Jiangxi International Women's Open player party. See all the best pics right here!
  • Nanchang Gallery: The Boat Tour

    July 22, 2014
    Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie were among a slew of WTA stars sailing down the Gan River for a boat tour of Nanchang. See all the best pics from the tour right here!
  • Gallery: 20 Great Pics From The Party

    June 22, 2014
    From the Oriflame Style Suite to WTA stars on the red carpet and the classy Kensington Roof Gardens venue, here's 20 of the best pics from the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free.
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