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Grand Slam Record

Grand Slams

Best Grand Slam Result

Highest Finish

W x2
W/L
90/31
2014, 2011

Australian Open

W x1
2014

Roland Garros

W x1
2011

Wimbledon

QF x3
2013, 2010, 2006

US Open

SF x1
2013

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Personal

Husband is Jiang Shan (married January 27, 2006) ... Father is Sheng-Peng; mother is Yan-Ping; is an only child ... Introduced to tennis at age 9 after playing badminton ... Baseliner who prefers hardcourts ... Studied at Huazhong Institute of Science & Technology ... Also enjoys reading, shopping and slow music ... Speaks Chinese and English.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (9): 2014 - Shenzhen, Australian Open; 2013 - Shenzhen; 2012 - Cincinnati; 2011 - Sydney, Roland Garros; 2010 - Birmingham; 2008 - Gold Coast; 2004 - Guangzhou.
Finalist (12): 2014 - Miami; 2013 - Australian Open, Stuttgart, WTA Finals; 2012 - Sydney, Rome, Montréal; 2011 - Australian Open; 2009 - Monterrey, Birmingham; 2006 - Estoril; 2005 - Estoril.

DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2006 - Birmingham (w/Jankovic); 2000 - Tashkent (w/T.Li).

ADDITIONAL
Chinese Fed Cup Team, 1999-2002, 2005-06, 2008; Chinese Olympic Team, 2000, 2008, 2012.

Career in Review

2014 - Final season on tour highlighted by second Grand Slam title and career-high No.2; won two WTA titles at Shenzhen (d. Peng in final) and Australian Open (second Grand Slam title; d. Cibulkova in final); runner-up at Miami (l. to S.Williams); SF at Indian Wells (l. to Pennetta); QF twice at Madrid (l. to Sharapova) and Rome (l. to Errani); reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r once (Roland Garros); having already been highest-ranked Asian player in tennis history, male or female, at No.3, raised bar to No.2 (on February 17); withdrew from Stuttgart and entire summer hardcourt season (incl. US Open) w/right knee injury then announced immediate retirement on September 19 (still finished at No.9 on November 3 year-end rankings).

2013 - Historic first Top 3 season; won one WTA title at Shenzhen (d. Zakopalova in final); runner-up three times, at Australian Open (l. to Azarenka in final), Stuttgart (l. to Sharapova in final) and WTA Finals (l. to S.Williams in final); SF four times, at Sydney (l. to A.Radwanska), Toronto (l. to Cirstea), Cincinnati (l. to S.Williams) and US Open (l. to S.Williams); QF four times, at Miami, Eastbourne, Wimbledon (l. to A.Radwanska) and Beijing; only three pre-QF exits came in three events in a row in spring at Madrid (l. to Keys in 1r), Rome (l. to Jankovic in 3r) and Roland Garros (l. to Mattek-Sands in 2r); made Top 3 debut on October 28 (after WTA Championships - highest-ranked Asian player ever, surpassing Japan's Date-Krumm, who reached No.4); injured left ankle during Australian Open final and withdrew from next three events (Doha, Dubai and Indian Wells).

2012 - Another Top 10 season (finishing No.7); won one WTA title at Cincinnati (d. Kerber in final); runner-up three times at Sydney (l. to Azarenka), Rome (l. to Sharapova 46 64 76(5) in final; held mp at 6-5 third set) and Montréal (l. to Kvitova in final); SF at Beijing (l. to Sharapova); QF four times at Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Madrid; reached 4r twice (Australian Open - l. to Clijsters 46 76(4) 64; held 4mp at 6-2 in second set tie-break, and Roland Garros), 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r twice (incl. Olympics); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR and did not qualify for SFs).

2011 - First Top 5 season (finishing No.5), highlighed by two phenomenal stretches around first two Grand Slams; went 11-1 in Australia, winning fourth WTA title at Sydney (d. Clijsters in final; first Chinese to win a Premier title) and reaching first Grand Slam final at Australian Open (l. to Clijsters in final; first Asian, male or female, to reach a Grand Slam final); went 13-2 in last three events of clay court season, reaching SFs at Madrid (l. to Kvitova) and Rome (l. to Stosur) then winning first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros (d. Schiavone in final; was first Asian, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title); equalled Asian ranking record afterwards on June 6 (rose from No.7 to No.4, tying Japan's Date-Krumm); went 1-5 between February and May, losing opening matches at Dubai (l. to Wickmayer 67(6) 76(6) 62; held 4mp at 6-2 in second set tie-break), Doha, Indian Wells and Miami (l. to Larsson 75 67(5) 76(5); held 3mp at 5-4 third set) and second match at Stuttgart; went 6-9 after Roland Garros, reaching one SF at New Haven (l. to Cetkovska 62 57 76(9); held mp at 8-7 in third set tie-break) but losing early at all seven other events, incl. Wimbledon (l. to Lisicki 36 64 86 in 2r; held 2mp at 5-3 third set), US Open (l. to Halep in 1r) and in RR stage at first WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR and did not qualify for SFs).

2010 - Near-Top 10 season (finishing No.11); won third WTA title at Birmingham (d. Sharapova in final); SF four times at Australian Open (first Grand Slam SF; l. to S.Williams), Warsaw (l. to Dulgheru), Copenhagen (l. to Zakopalova) and Beijing (l. to Zvonareva); QF five times at Dubai, Stuttgart, Madrid, Wimbledon (l. to S.Williams) and Bali; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. Indian Wells - l. to Baltacha 76(6) 26 76(7); held 3mp in third set tie-break); fell 1r five times (incl. US Open); made Top 10 debut on February 1 (after Australian Open; rose from No.17 to No.10; first Chinese player ever in Top 10).

2009 - First Top 20 season; runner-up twice at Monterrey (l. to Bartoli in final) and Birmingham (l. to Rybarikova in final); SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Jankovic); QF twice at Miami and US Open (l. to Clijsters); reached 4r twice (incl. Roland Garros), 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r four times; fell 1r three times; withdrew from six tournaments throughout season w/right knee injury (incl. Australian Open).

2008 - Another Top 30 season; won second WTA title at Gold Coast in first week back from six-month injury lay-off (d. Azarenka in final); SF four times at Antwerp (l. to Knapp), Doha (l. to Zvonareva), Olympics (l. to Safina; l. to Zvonareva in bronze medal match) and Luxembourg (l. to Wozniacki); QF at Stuttgart; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r four times; withdrew from 10 events w/right knee injury (incl. Roland Garros); had surgery on March 31 and returned to action in June.

2007 - Another Top 30 season; SF twice at Sydney (l. to Clijsters) and Indian Wells (l. to Hantuchova); QF three times at Miami, Strasbourg and Birmingham; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r four times; fell 1r once; missed second half of year w/right rib injury (incl. Wimbledon, US Open).

2006 - First Top 30 season; runner-up at Estoril (ret. vs. Zheng w/heat illness in first all-Chinese WTA final); SF at Berlin (l. to Petrova); QF six times at Doha, Strasbourg, Wimbledon (first Chinese to reach a Grand Slam QF; l. to Clijsters), Stockholm, Beijing and Guangzhou; reached 4r twice (incl. US Open), 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r four times; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open); had two ranking breakthroughs for China, becoming first Chinese to crack Top 30 (after Birmingham on June 19; rose from No.32 to No.30) and first Chinese to crack Top 20 (after Stockholm on August 14; rose from No.22 to No.20); won one WTA doubles title.

2005 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Estoril (l. to Safarova in final); SF three times at Hobart (l. to Zheng), Rabat (ret. vs. Zheng w/right ankle sprain) and Bali (l. to Davenport); QF twice at Hyderabad and Guangzhou; reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r four times (incl. US Open); made Top 50 debut on February 14 (rose from No.57 to No.50); missed Wimbledon for Chinese national championships.

2004 - First Top 100 season; won first WTA title at Guangzhou (d. Sucha in final; was first Chinese to win a WTA title); reached 2r once (Beijing - l. to Kuznetsova 63 67(6) 76(3); held 2mp third set); made Top 100 debut on October 2 (rose from No.145 to No.92); won five singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Did not play.

2002 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying twice (Australian Open, Wimbledon); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first three WTA main draws, reaching 2r once but falling 1r twice (incl. Olympics); fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one WTA doubles title; won eight singles titles and six doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Won three singles titles and eight doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Did not play.

1997 - Did not play.

1996 - Played first event at ITF/Beijing-CHN.

Best Grand Slam Result

Highest Finish

W x2
W/L
90/31
2014, 2011

Australian Open

W x1
2014

Roland Garros

W x1
2011

Wimbledon

QF x3
2013, 2010, 2006

US Open

SF x1
2013
W/L 34/8 20/7 19/8 17/8
2014
W
R128
R32
-
2013
F
R64
QF
SF
2012
R16
R16
R64
R32
2011
F
W
R64
R128
2010
SF
R32
QF
R128
2009
-
R16
R32
QF
2008
R32
-
R64
R16
2007
R16
R32
-
-
2006
R128
R32
QF
R16
2005
R32
-
-
R128
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Feb 17, 2014
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54
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Aug 27, 2012 8
Aug 20, 2012 9
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Aug 6, 2012 11
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Jun 25, 2012 11
Jun 18, 2012 11
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May 28, 2012 7
May 21, 2012 7
May 14, 2012 9
May 7, 2012 8
Apr 30, 2012 8
Apr 23, 2012 8
Apr 16, 2012 8
Apr 9, 2012 8
Apr 2, 2012 8
Mar 19, 2012 8
Mar 5, 2012 8
Feb 27, 2012 8
Feb 20, 2012 9
Feb 13, 2012 9
Feb 6, 2012 9
Jan 30, 2012 9
Jan 16, 2012 6
Jan 9, 2012 5
Jan 2, 2012 5
Dec 26, 2011 5
Dec 19, 2011 5
Dec 12, 2011 5
Dec 5, 2011 5
Nov 28, 2011 5
Nov 21, 2011 5
Nov 14, 2011 5
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Oct 31, 2011 5
Oct 24, 2011 5
Oct 17, 2011 7
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Oct 3, 2011 6
Sep 26, 2011 5
Sep 19, 2011 5
Sep 12, 2011 5
Aug 29, 2011 6
Aug 22, 2011 7
Aug 15, 2011 5
Aug 8, 2011 6
Aug 1, 2011 6
Jul 25, 2011 6
Jul 18, 2011 6
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Jul 4, 2011 6
Jun 20, 2011 4
Jun 13, 2011 4
Jun 6, 2011 4
May 23, 2011 7
May 16, 2011 6
May 9, 2011 6
May 2, 2011 6
Apr 25, 2011 7
Apr 18, 2011 6
Apr 11, 2011 7
Apr 4, 2011 7
Mar 21, 2011 6
Mar 7, 2011 7
Feb 28, 2011 7
Feb 21, 2011 7
Feb 14, 2011 7
Feb 7, 2011 7
Jan 31, 2011 7
Jan 17, 2011 11
Jan 10, 2011 11
Jan 3, 2011 11
Dec 27, 2010 11
Dec 20, 2010 11
Dec 13, 2010 11
Dec 6, 2010 11
Nov 29, 2010 11
Nov 22, 2010 11
Nov 15, 2010 11
Nov 8, 2010 11
Nov 1, 2010 11
Oct 25, 2010 11
Oct 18, 2010 11
Oct 11, 2010 11
Oct 4, 2010 15
Sep 27, 2010 12
Sep 20, 2010 12
Sep 13, 2010 12
Aug 30, 2010 9
Aug 23, 2010 9
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