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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)

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
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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.

"We're the No.1 team, and people may know us more now, but we still feel the same as before," Peng said. "All of this is nice because it helps us become more confident and believe in ourselves more on the court, and we're more motivated now too, but nothing has changed. We're still the same people."

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 18-6
Career Record: 91-31
Career Record On Hard: 62-23
Career Record On Clay: 23-6
Career Record On Grass: 6-2
Career Grand Slam Record: 30-11

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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  • Peng Ends Liu Dream In Nanchang Final

    July 27, 2014
    Peng Shuai defeated a fearless Liu Fangzhou, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, to win the inaugural Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open.
  • Peng Wins Epic To Make Nanchang Final

    July 26, 2014
    Peng Shuai needed three hours and 22 minutes, but survived Zheng Saisai and will take on Liu Fangzhou in the Nanchang final.
  • Free Live Streaming From Nanchang

    July 26, 2014
    Watch live tennis all week from the WTA 125K Series event in Nanchang, where Chinese greats Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie are both in action. All here on wtatennis.com!
  • Peng Cruises Into Nanchang Semifinals

    July 25, 2014
    Top seed Peng Shuai and teenager Liu Fangzhou were both winners on another rain-hit day at the Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open.
  • Peng Wins As Nanchang Heads Indoors

    July 24, 2014
    Peng Shuai, Misaki Doi and Zheng Saisai were all winners as the Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open moved indoors for the day.
  • Peng Victorious In Nanchang Opener

    July 22, 2014
    No.1 seed Peng Shuai moved on at the WTA 125K Series event in Nanchang, while No.2 seed and fellow Chinese star Zheng Jie was eliminated.
  • Peng & Zheng Join Nanchang Field

    July 15, 2014
    Chinese stars Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie will be among the competitors at next week's inaugural Nanchang International Sports Center, the first WTA 125K Series event of 2014.
  • Kvitova Completes Historic Czech Feat

    June 30, 2014
    Petra Kvitova's defeat of Peng Shuai at Wimbledon on Monday means three Czechs are into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in the Open Era.
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  • 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.
  • Doha Gallery: Halep's Big Payday

    February 17, 2014
    Simona Halep went from strength to strength at the Qatar Total Open, eventually beating three Top 10 players in a row in the last three rounds - all in straight sets - for her biggest payday yet.
  • Doha Gallery: Smurfs & Falcons

    February 14, 2014
    From Minnie Mouse to Smurfette and falcons to Chess Grandmasters, all kinds of fantastic creatures have been descending on Doha this week. See all the best pics from off the court right here...
  • Gallery: Finals Day In Paris & Pattaya

    February 02, 2014
    From Russians sweeping the singles titles to two riveting doubles finals, the stars of the WTA were battling it out at venues almost 6000 miles apart. All the best pics from Finals Day, here.
  • Pattaya City Gallery: The Player Party

    January 29, 2014
    The WTA stars glammed up for the PTT Pattaya Open player party, with Sabine Lisicki and Sorana Cirstea among those stepping out. That and more off-court pictures from Thailand right here!
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