Coached by husband, Zhang Yu ... Parents' names are Shu Kai Zheng, Zhi Bin Lei ... First tennis memory was watching match between Steffi Graf and Monica Seles; older sister played first, influencing her to take it up at age 10; favorite shot is backhand ... Graduated from Si Chuan Sports Academy in 2000 ... Favorite cuisine is Chinese ... Also enjoys golf, table tennis and badminton ... People most admired are parents and grandparents.
SINGLESWinner (4): 2012 - Auckland; 2006 - Oeiras, Stockholm; 2005 - Hobart.Finalist (3): 2014 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 2010 - Warsaw; 2005 - Rabat.DOUBLESWinner (15): 2013 - New Haven (w/Mirza); 2011 - Rome (w/Peng); 2010 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Y.Chan), San Diego (w/Kirilenko); 2008 - Sydney (w/Yan); 2007 - Charleston, Strasbourg (both w/Yan); 2006 - Australian Open, Berlin, Rabat, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, New Haven (all w/Yan); 2005 - Hobart, Hyderabad (both w/Yan).Finalist (14): 2015 - Australian Open, Eastbourne (both w/Y.Chan); 2012 - Brussels (w/Rosolska), Cincinnati (w/Srebotnik); 2011 - Pattaya City (w/Sun); 2010 - Stanford (w/Y.Chan); 2009 - Warsaw (w/Yan); 2008 - Gold Coast, Dubai, Indian Wells (all w/Yan); 2006 - Pattaya City, Stockholm (both w/Yan); 2005 - Bali, Beijing (both w/Yan); 2003 - Vienna (w/Yan).ADDITIONALChinese Fed Cup Team, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2008-09; Chinese Olympic Team, 2004, 2008, 2012.
2015 - Played just one singles event - fell 1r at Australian Open (l. to Chang); played through end of June in doubles (w/Y.Chan).2014 - Eleventh Top 100 season in last 12 years; runner-up at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Vandeweghe in final); QF at Hong Kong; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times.2013 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.52); SF at Guangzhou (l. to King); QF twice at Brussels and Osaka; reached 3r three times (Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title.2012 - Third Top 30 season (finishing No.26); won one WTA title at Auckland (won title when Pennetta ret. in final w/low back injury); SF at Birmingham (l. to Jankovic); reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. Olympics and Cincinnati - l. to Hantuchova 26 76(1) 61; held mp at 62 54) and in qualifying once; fell in RR stage at Sofia (went 0-3).2011 - Another Top 50 season; SF twice at Guangzhou (l. to Rybarikova) and Osaka (l. to Stosur); reached 3r twice and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r 10 times; won one WTA doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; withdrew from Hobart and Australian Open w/left wrist injury.2010 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.26); runner-up at Warsaw (l. to Dulgheru in final); SF at Australian Open (second Grand Slam SF; l. to Henin); QF three times at Hobart, Indian Wells and Montr‚al; reached 2r seven times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r six times; won two WTA doubles titles; withdrew from all post-US Open tournaments w/left wrist injury (Guangzhou, Tokyo, Beijing).2009 - Another Top 50 season; SF at Monterrey (l. to Bartoli); QF at Los Angeles; reached 4r twice (incl. Australian Open), 3r five times (incl. US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); fell 1r four times; made Top 20 debut on February 2 (after Australian Open; rose from No.24 to No.20 - second Chinese to crack Top 20, after Li - since joined by Peng) then set career-high of No.15 on May 18.2008 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.25); SF three times at Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams; first Chinese to reach a Grand Slam SF), Guangzhou (l. to Zvonareva) and Beijing (l. to Kuznetsova); reached 4r once and 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Olympics and US Open); fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times; returned to Top 100 and Top 50 on July 7 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.133 to No.40); won one WTA doubles title and doubles bronze at Olympics (both w/Yan).2007 - Injury-marred season (finishing No.163); played 10 events in first five months of year, reaching QF once (Hobart), 3r twice and 2r three times; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); also won two WTA doubles titles (both w/Yan); having withdrawn from Memphis and Strasbourg w/left ankle injury, missed all post-Roland Garros events w/same injury (incl. Wimbledon and US Open).2006 - Another Top 50 season; won two WTA titles at Oeiras (won when Li ret. w/heat illness in final; first ever all-Chinese WTA final) and Stockholm (d. Myskina in final); QF twice at Miami and Strasbourg; reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying once; won six WTA doubles titles w/Yan (incl. China's first ever Grand Slam titles of any kind at Australian Open and Wimbledon); made doubles Top 10 debut on May 15 (after Berlin) and doubles Top 5 debut on July 10 (after Wimbledon); also became first Chinese ever to surpass $1 million in career prize money on July 10 (after Wimbledon).2005 - First Top 50 season; won first WTA title at Hobart (d. Dulko in final; second Chinese to win a WTA title, after Li); runner-up at Rabat (l. to Llagostera Vives in final); SF at Guangzhou (l. to Llagostera Vives); QF twice at Oeiras and New Haven; reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. US Open); fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and in qualifying once; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - Another Top 100 season; QF twice at Hyderabad and Doha; reached 4r once (Roland Garros - first Chinese to reach a Grand Slam 4r); made Top 50 debut afterwards on June 7 (rose from No.58 to No.49 - first Chinese in Top 50 since F.Li in April 1999); reached 2r three times; fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors and Olympics) and in qualifying three times; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2003 - First Top 100 season; SF at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Sharapova); QF at Qu‚bec City; reached 2r twice; fell 1r four times and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open); made Top 100 debut on October 6 (rose from No.122 to No.98); won one singles title and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2002 - Played first WTA main draw at Shanghai, reaching 2r (l. to Kournikova); fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won two singles titles and eight doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2001 - Played first WTA qualifying at Shanghai; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in China.
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