Father is Hsieh Tze-Lung; mother is Ho Fom-Ju; has six siblings ... Born and grew up in Kaohsiung; introduced to tennis by father at age 5 in Hsin-Chu; now lives and trains in Taipei ... Enjoys playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles ... Interests include listening to music, reading, writing, shopping, taking pictures and cooking ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Idolized Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi growing up.
SINGLESWinner (2): 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou.DOUBLESWinner (20): 2018 - Indian Wells (w/Strycova); 2017 - Biel/Bienne (w/Niculescu), Budapest (w/Kalashnikova); 2014 - Doha, Indian Wells, Roland Garros (all w/Peng); 2013 - Rome, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Guangzhou, WTA Finals (all w/Peng); 2012 - Birmingham (w/Babos); 2011 - Guangzhou (w/S.Zheng); 2009 - Sydney, Rome, Beijing (all w/Peng); 2008 - Bali (w/Peng), Seoul (w/Chuang); 2007 - Beijing, Seoul (both w/Chuang).Finalist (9): 2018 - Dubai (w/Peng); 2017 - Cincinnati (w/Niculescu); 2015 - Doha (w/Mirza); 2014 - WTA Finals (w/Peng); 2008 - Pattaya City (w/King), Cincinnati (w/Shvedova); 2007 - Auckland (w/S.Uberoi), Bangalore (w/Kudryavtseva); 2004 - Seoul (w/Chuang).ADDITIONALChinese Taipei Fed Cup Team, 2003, 2006-08, 2010, 2012, 2015-16; Chinese Taipei Olympic Team, 2012.
2017 - Completed her fifth total season, second consecutive, with a Top 100 ranking, reaching as high as No.82, ending at No. 96. Earned a Top 10 win over No. 8 Konta at Roland Garros. Other best results included a QF appearance in Nanchang along with a pair of doubles titles at Budapest (w/ Kalashnikova) and Biel (w/ Niculescu), giving her 19 doubles titles throughout her career.2016 - Fourth Top 100 season (finishing No.98); SF at Kaohsiung (l. to Doi); QF at Prague; reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying three times; also won one title on ITF Circuit.2015 - Near-Top 100 season (finishing No.107); SF at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Wozniacki); QF at Tokyo [Japan Open]; reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r twice and in qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); also won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.2014 - QF twice at Guangzhou and Tianjin; reached 2r twice; fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and in qualifying six times (incl. other two majors); won three WTA doubles titles w/Peng (incl. second Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros); rose to No.1 in doubles on May 12 (first player from Chinese Taipei, male or female, to reach No.1 in either singles or doubles).2013 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Kuala Lumpur; reached 2r 12 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Roland Garros); set career-high No.23 on February 25 (Chinese Taipei record); won five WTA doubles titles w/Peng (incl. Wimbledon - first player from Chinese Taipei to win a Grand Slam title of any kind, plus WTA Finals); made doubles Top 10 debut on July 8 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.23 to No.10) and doubles Top 5 debut on October 21 (rose from No.6 to No.4).2012 - Breakthrough first Top 30 season (finishing No.25); won two WTA titles at Kuala Lumpur (won title when Martic ret. in final w/heat illness) and Guangzhou (d. Robson in final); second player from Chinese Taipei ever to win a WTA title (Wang Shi-Ting won six WTA titles in the mid-1990s); SF at Pattaya City (l. to Hantuchova); QF at Birmingham; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r twice; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open and Olympics) and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open); fell in RR stage at Sofia (went 1-2); having never been higher than No.78 going into 2012, made Top 50 debut on September 24 (after Guangzhou; rose from No.53 to No.39) and peaked at No.25 on October 15 (surpassing Wang's previous national record of No.26); won one WTA doubles title; also won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2011 - Reached 2r once (Guangzhou - l. to Scheepers 36 76(1) 61; held mp at 63 65); fell in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.2010 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying twice.2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once (Australian Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); won three WTA doubles titles; made Top 10 doubles debut on October 26 (rose from No.11 to No.9); also won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2008 - First Top 100 season; reached 4r once (Australian Open - first player from Chinese Taipei to reach a Grand Slam 4r); made Top 100 debut afterwards on January 28 (rose from No.158 to No.95); also 2r twice (Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying once; won two WTA doubles titles; won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2007 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); won two WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - Fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying eight times (incl. other two majors); won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2005 - Fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times; won four singles titles and seven doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2004 - Won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2002 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Phenomenal first season, winning all five ITF Circuit events played (also one doubles title) and breakthrough results in both WTA events played, reaching SF at Bali and QF at Pattaya City (both as qualifier).
* For purposes of the player profile, individual player stats are cumulative for the calendar year and not calculated using a minimum match requirement.