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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. They also secured a berth in the WTA Finals for the second straight year.

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 26-10
Career Record: 99-35
Career Record On Hard: 68-27
Career Record On Clay: 23-6
Career Record On Grass: 8-2
Career Grand Slam Record: 34-12

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (3):
Doha, Indian Wells, French Open; R-Up (1): WTA Finals

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (12):
2014 - Doha, Indian Wells, French Open; 2013 - Rome, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Guangzhou, WTA Championships; 2009 - Sydney, Rome, Beijing; 2008 - Bali; R-Up (1): 2014 - WTA Finals

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

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

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  • WTA 125K Series Continues To Deliver

    November 10, 2014
    Two years and 12 tournaments in, the WTA 125K Series is going from strength to strength.
  • Black & Mirza's Perfect Finish

    October 26, 2014
    In the swansong for both teams, Cara Black and Sania Mirza outplayed Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global title.
  • Hsieh & Peng: Ending On A High?

    October 25, 2014
    Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai are hoping to end their illustrious doubles partnership on a high. In the final they'll face escape artists Cara Black and Sania Mirza.
  • Halep: The Best Match Of My Life

    October 22, 2014
    Simona Halep not only scored the biggest win of her career, she dealt Serena Williams the equal-worst loss of hers. Ana Ivanovic out-hit Eugenie Bouchard at night.
  • Breaking Down The Doubles Field

    October 21, 2014
    The doubles draw is set. Who's playing who in the quarterfinals? What are the head-to-heads? What did the players say about the match-ups? All that and more right here!
  • Kudryavtseva & Rodionova One Win Away

    October 10, 2014
    Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova battled back from the brink of defeat in Tianjin and are now just one win away from booking their flights to Singapore.
  • Hsieh & Peng's Road To Singapore

    October 10, 2014
    An impressive season for Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai saw them add another Grand Slam to their collection as well as extending that remarkable finals record.
  • Zheng Saisai's Big Breakthrough

    October 09, 2014
    WTA Rising Star Zheng Saisai scored her biggest win, while Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta were ousted - but they're still in the running for Singapore...
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  • Gallery: Doubles Team Of Year Nominees

    November 13, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina and Cara Black and Sania Mirza - see their 2014 highlights here.
  • Taipei Gallery: The Player Party

    November 04, 2014
    Asia's all-time greats glammed up and stepped out for the player party at the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger - see 15 of the best pics from the big night right here!
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Power To Inspire

    October 26, 2014
    Serena Williams and Simona Halep were both powerful and inspirational on Finals Day at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The best pics here.
  • Tianjin Gallery: Action-Packed Week

    October 12, 2014
    The inaugural Tianjin Open featured some upsets, some new faces rising to the occasion and a first-time WTA titlist.
  • Tianjin Gallery: The Player Party

    October 08, 2014
    The WTA stars looked absolutely stunning in designer dresses at the glamorous Tianjin Open player party this week. All the best pics from the big night here!
  • Beijing Gallery: Smiles For Sharapova

    October 05, 2014
    Maria Sharapova was the one left celebrating after a tight clash with Petra Kvitova in the final of the China Open.
  • Beijing Gallery: Favorites Flourish

    October 01, 2014
    Though there were a couple of early round upsets at the China Open, contenders like Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova scored victories.
  • Wuhan Gallery: Reaching For The Stars

    September 27, 2014
    The WTA stars have been shining on and off the court in Wuhan this week - here are more pics from the hometown of Li Na. What's Flavia Pennetta reaching for?
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