In just the latest example of the growth of Asian tennis, Peng Shuai became the first Chinese World No.1 when she rose to the top of the doubles rankings on Monday, and the same day Li Na climbed to No.2 in singles, the highest an Asian has ever ranked in singles. Plenty of fans have been sending in their well wishes for the Chinese duo to wtatennis.com. Here are a few of them...
Congrats, Peng and Li. Even though I'm not Chinese I'm really proud of you because it's a huge accomplishment for your country and an amazing personal achievement. Hope you will be at this level for a very long time!
You are a great tennis player with a calm and happy court presence. Now the whole world knows how good: the doubles No.1 player!
- Jason, Portland
Congratulations to these amazing Chinese women tennis players. You guys are great and have created new era of Chinese tennis!
Ladies, don't stop; keep motoring down the WTA highway! Congrats!!!!!!!
A great achievement for Asia, for China! Rodriguez had a great part in Li's new ranking. Li is fabulous. Very good for Peng too!
- Paolo, Genoa
Congratulations, Peng. I've been a fan of yours ever since you defeated Kim Clijsters and she gave you that incredible compliment of Top 5 potential 7-8 years ago!
Congratulations to Peng Shuai for getting to the top in doubles. Well deserved. Hopefully, you will win a singles title. Congratulations to Li Na for winning her second Slam and obtaining the No.2 ranking.
Congrats, Peng & Li. I'm from Indonesia and I adore you both! And now Asia is a new hotspot for the WTA. I'm so happy right now, as so many tournaments will be held near my country. And so many tennis fans from Indonesia will be able to catch the nearest (besides Australia) tournaments like Singapore, Pattaya City and Kuala Lumpur. Hope to see you both again soon!