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Zhang Shuai (Chinese: 张帅; pinyin: Zhāng Shuài; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂáŋ ʂwâi]; born 21 January 1989) is a Chinese professional tennis player.

Zhang Shuai
张帅
Zhang WM18 (6) (43932113861).jpg
Shuai Zhang in 2018
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin
Born (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 30)
Tianjin
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachLiu Shuo
Prize money$5,250,466
Official websitezhang-shuai.com
Singles
Career record452–307 (59.55%)
Career titles2 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 23 (14 November 2016)
Current rankingNo. 50 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (2016)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2016, 2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record218–172 (55.9%)
Career titles8 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (20 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 9 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2019)
French Open3R (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon3R (2011)
US OpenSF (2018)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (2013, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2014)
US OpenSF (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–8
Last updated on: 24 May 2019.
Zhang Shuai
Simplified Chinese张帅
Traditional Chinese張帥

She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23, which was achieved on 14 November 2016, and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 9, achieved on 20 May 2019.

Zhang has won a total of 24 singles titles: 20 on the ITF Women's Circuit, two on the WTA Tour – both at the Guangzhou International Women's Open – and two WTA 125Ks. In doubles, she has won a total of 17 titles (8 ITF, 8 WTA, 1 WTA 125K), including the 2019 Australian Open, partnered with Samantha Stosur.

Zhang won her first singles match in a Grand Slam tournament at the 2016 Australian Open, when, as a qualifier, she defeated world No. 2 Simona Halep en-route to the quarterfinals.[1] Zhang had lost all 14 of her main-draw Grand Slam matches up to that point, a stretch that started with the 2008 US Open. Alongside Li Na, Zheng Jie and Peng Shuai, Zhang is one of only four Chinese tennis players to have reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament.[2]

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CareerEdit

Zhang, born in Tianjin, started playing tennis at the age of six, when her parents took her to a local tennis club.

She turned professional in 2003 and played her first singles event in Mollerusa in August of that year. After defeating Matilde Munoz-Gonzalves in the first qualifying round, she lost to Laura Figuerola-Foix.[3] After a full year on the ITF Women's circuit, Zhang finished 2004 with a year-end ranking of 901st.

She enjoyed considerable success in singles on ITF tournaments, having won one $50,000 event, eight $25,000 and three $10,000 events between 2006 and 2009. As of October 2009, however, she had won only two main-draw tournaments on the WTA Tour. She won her first WTA singles title at the 2013 Guangzhou International Women's Open as a wild card entrant.

2012Edit

Zhang started her year at the Blossom Cup in Quanzhou. She defeated Nudnida Luangnam and Anna Floris in the first and second rounds, respectively, before falling to Tímea Babos in the quarterfinals. At the Australian Open, she had received a wild card, and was beaten by Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round in straight sets. It was her seventh first-round loss in a major tournament.

At the Monterrey Open, she lost to Gréta Arn in the first round. Next, Zhang went to Indian Wells to play at the BNP Paribas Open where she was a qualifier. She lost to Simona Halep in the first round. At the French Open, Zhang lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.

She competed at the Olympic Games tournament in the women's doubles with Li Na, reaching the second round.[4]

2013: First WTA titleEdit

Started the year as the top-seed at the ITF tournament Innisbrook Women's Open in Florida on clay with a first-round loss to 468th ranked wildcard Asia Muhammad.[5] Skipping the Australian Open and remaining in Florida for another ITF clay-court tournament, the $25K Tesoro Women's Open in Port St. Lucie losing to 214th ranked and fourth seed Tadeja Majerič in the semifinal. In doubles, she and partner Sharon Fichman were seeded second and lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual winners, qualifiers Angelina Gabueva & Allie Will.[6] Zhang entered three WTA tournaments and played doubles with Janette Husárová: as the third seed in the qualifying draw, lost to 647th ranked Abigail Spears in the first round of the qualifier in the Qatar Total Open in Doha and lost to Lisa Raymond & Samantha Stosur in second round;[7] lost to 61st ranked Anabel Medina Garrigues in the second round of qualifting in the Dubai Tennis Championships] and lost to Julia Görges & Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the first round.[8] and lost to 23rd and second seeded Hsieh Su-wei in the second round in the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur and lost to second seeded team of Shuko Aoyama & Chang Kai-chen in an exciting final. Returning stateside losing to 131st ranked wild card Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the qualifying final of the Sony Open in Miami Teaming up with Megan Moulton-Levy, lost in the second round to third seeded Nadia Petrova & Katarina Srebotnik.[9] Lost to Petra Rampre (No. 282) in the first qualifying round as the seventh seed in the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Zhang & Moulton-Levy lost in the semifinal to the top-seeded team of Andrea Hlaváčková & Liezel Huber.[10] Playing as the fifth seed in the ITF's Legacy Credit Union Women's 25K Pro Circuit Challenger in Pelham, Alabama, she lost to the 197th ranked Ashleigh Barty in the second round.[11] Playing in her first final as the eighth seed at the Dothan Pro Tennis Classic, lost to Ajla Tomljanović (No. 171).[12] As the seventh seed in the Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic in Charlottesville, Virginia, she lost to 381st ranked wild card Allie Will in the first round.[13]

Zhang entered the doubles tournament in the Madrid Open with Zheng Jie as the seventh seeded team and lost in the first round to Kristina Mladenovic & Galina Voskoboeva.[14] In Rome, she lost to the fifth-seeded Madison Keys (No. 60) at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in the first qualifying round.[15] Again partnering with Zheng, the eighth-seeded team lost to Dominika Cibulková & Monica Niculescu in the opening round.[16] They also entered the qualifying draw for the Brussels Open qualifying for the main draw,[17] and lost in the second round to the fourth-seeded (No. 17) Sloane Stephens.[18] Zhang entered the French Open doubles with Zheng as the 13th seeds losing to the second-seeded team of Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká in the third round. Also entered the mixed-doubles tournament with Julian Knowle losing in the second round to the fifth-seeded team of Kristina Mladenovic & Daniel Nestor.[19] She then played in the National Games of China in Dalian with team members Duan Yingying, Peng Shuai and Zheng Saisai representing Tianjin in the team competition winning the gold medal over Team Shanghai.[20] Zhang entered Wimbledon doubles with Moulton-Levy losing to the 12th seeded team of Ashleigh Barty & Casey Dellacqua in the second round. Entered the mixed-doubles tournament once again with Knowle losing in the first round to Barty & John Peers.[21] At the Beijing International Challenger, she, as the third seed, made her second final of the year beating the top-seed Misaki Doi. In the final, she defeated the fourth-seeded Zhou Yimiao winning her first title since 31 May 2010, at the Infond Open in Maribor.[22][23] Zhang played in the National Games of China in Dalian for the individual finals in the end of July. Playing as the third seed, she lost in the second round (after receiving a bye) to 728th ranked Zhang Kailin from Hubei.[24] In the doubles tournament, as the top seed with Peng, she won the gold medal in a walkover when the second team from Tianjin, Xu Yifan and Zheng Saisai withdrew because Zheng's injury from her semifinal singles match.[25]

Zhang entered the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open as the fourth seed, and lost to the unranked Zheng Saisai (No. 195) in the quarterfinal.[26] At the Western & Southern Open doubles event in Mason, Ohio, she lost with Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round to Vera Dushevina and Sílvia Soler Espinosa.[27] Then, she entered the qualifying event at New Haven Open at Yale. After beating the 12th seeded Johanna Larsson (No. 68) in the first round, she lost to eventual qualifier Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (No. 107) in the second round.[28] Entered the qualifying event for the US Open, seeded fifth, defeated France's Julie Coin in the first round, lost to CoCo Vandeweghe (No. 192) in second round.[29] Entered the doubles tournament with Yaroslava Shvedova losing to Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova in the first round.[29] She entered the ITF event in Sanya, China as the second seed, and lost to Zheng Saisai in straight sets in the first round.[30] Entered the Guangzhou International Open as a wild card. Winning her first WTA singles title over qualifier Vania King (No. 124).[31] Also entered the doubles tournament with Shvedova losing in the first round to the fourth-seeded team of Tímea Babos & Olga Govortsova.[32] Entered the Ningbo International Women's Open, losing in the final round to the top seeded Bojana Jovanovski (No. 41).[33] She entered the doubles competition with Chan Yung-jan winning the title over the fourth-seeded team of Irina Buryachok & Oksana Kalashnikova.[34] Entered the China Open in Beijing as wild card losing to tenth seed Roberta Vinci (No. 12) in three sets in the second round.[35] Received a wildcard in the doubles tournament with Shvedova losing to Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie in the first round in three sets.[36]

She played in the HP Open in Osaka losing to the sixth seed Madison Keys (No. 39) in the second round.[37] Entered the doubles tournament with Samantha Stosur losing in straight sets to the second seeded team of Kristina Mladenovic & Flavia Pennetta in final.[38] Entered the Nanjing Ladies Open as the third seed winning her third title of the year beating the fourth seed Ayumi Morita (No. 63) in match shortened by retirement after one set.[39] Also reached the final in doubles with Shvedova as the top-seeded team losing to the team of Misaki Doi & Xu Yifan in straight sets.[40] Reached No. 51 as a career high in singles on 4 November 2013.[41] Entered the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open on carpet as the third seed, and lost in the first round to Katarzyna Piter (No. 122) retired after first game in the second set being down a set.[42] Played in the doubles competition with Kimiko Date-Krumm as the top-seeded team lost to the team of Misaki Doi & Hsieh Shu-ying in the first round in three sets.[43]

2014Edit

Zhang started the season in the Shenzhen Open as the sixth seed losing to Chan Yung-jan in the first round,[44] and played in the doubles tournament with Zheng Saisai as the top seeds losing in the quarterfinal round to Monica Niculescu & Klára Zakopalová.[45] Next in the Hobart International, she lost to the seventh-seeded Zakopalová in the second round.[46] She reached the doubles final with Lisa Raymond as the second seeded team losing again to Niculescu & Zakopalová in a match decided in the super tie-break.[47] Zhang's winless streak in the Grand Slam tournaments reached nine as she had a disappointing opening-round loss to Mona Barthel in the Australian Open.[48]

She also lost in first round with Kimiko Date-Krumm in doubles against the seventh-seeded team of Andrea Hlaváčková & Lucie Šafářová.[49] She suffered another first-round lost to the wild card and the second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the PTT Pattaya Open.[50] After being three games from losing the doubles finals in the second, she and partner Peng Shuai as the fourth-seeded team rallied back to defeat the third-seeded team of Kudryavtseva & Rodionova in a thrilling match decided by a super tie-break.[51] In early February, Zhang competed in the Fed Cup for China in Astana.[52][53] Partnering with Fangzhou Liu, Zhang lost the deciding doubles match against Uzbekistan's Nigina Abduraimova & Sabina Sharipova in the first round-robin match.[54] She teamed with Peng Shuai in a straight-set victory against South Korea's team of Han Na-lae & Yoo Mi in the second match.[55] In the third round, she beat Chinese Taipei's Ting-fei Juan in second singles rubber and teamed with Wang Qiang to defeat the team of Juan & Lee Ya-hsuan.[56] Later in the same month, Zhang lost to qualifier Petra Cetkovská in the second round in the Qatar Total Open.[57] In the doubles competition with Lisa Raymond, she lost in straight sets to the top-seeded team of Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci in the second round.[58] She failed to qualify for the Dubai Championships. Playing as the eighth seed, she lost to Karolína Plíšková in the second qualifier.[59] Partnering with Lisa Raymond, she lost in the second round of the doubles tournament against Hlaváčková & Šafářová.[60] At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel as the eighth seed, she reached the semifinal round only to retire because of her shoulder to top-seeded Dominika Cibulková after six games.[61] With Chuang Chia-jung in doubles, she lost to the second seeds Kristina Mladenovic & Galina Voskoboeva in the quarterfinal round.[62] At the Indian Wells Masters, Zhang lost to Mladenovic in the first round,[63] and withdrew from the doubles competition because of her shoulder injury.[64] At the Miami Masters, she suffered another first-round loss against Lauren Davis.[65] Zhang also withdrew from the Oaks Club Challenger with a shoulder injury.[66]

She began the clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup as the 16th seed losing to Ajla Tomljanović in the second round,[67] but reached the semifinal round at the BMW Malaysian Open as the second seed losing to the seventh seed and eventual winner Donna Vekić.[68] As the seventh seed, she lost to Polona Hercog in the first round at the Marrakech Grand Prix.[69] At the Portugal Open, she lost to seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round.[70] and reached the quarterfinal round with Sílvia Soler Espinosa losing to the top-seeded team of Cara Black & Sania Mirza the doubles competition.[71] Another first-round loss came at the Mutua Madrid Open against wild card Irina-Camelia Begu.[72] Partnering with Janette Husárová in doubles, Zhang lost to the eighth-seeded team of Julia Görges and Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the first round.[73] She defeated Petra Kvitová in the second round of the Italian Open in three exciting sets.[74] In her win, she reached 300 victories and her second top-10 victory.[75][76] Lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinal. She entered the doubles with Monica Niculescu withdrawing with a shoulder injury against Casey Dellacqua & Klaudia Jans-Ignacik in the second round.[77] Zhang withdrew from the Internationaux de Strasbourg. Her winless streak in the Grand Slam events reached ten as she lost to third seed Agnieszka Radwańska at Roland Garros in two sets.[78] She entered the doubles with Ajla Tomljanović losing to Gabriela Dabrowski & Alicja Rosolska in the first round.[79]

Zhang began her grass-court season at the Aegon Classic as the ninth seed, losing to the top-seed and eventual champion Ana Ivanovic in the semifinal.[80] Played in the doubles competition with Caroline Garcia losing to the second-seeded team of Ashleigh Barty & Casey Dellacqua in the semifinal round.[81] Lost at the Eastbourne International to Varvara Lepchenko in the first round.[82] Suffered another first-round loss in a Grand Slam event, the streak reached eleven as she lost at Wimbledon against 15th seed Carla Suárez Navarro in straight sets.[83] Partnering with Yanina Wickmayer in doubles, lost the 11th-seeded team of Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova in the first round. She then entered the mixed doubles with Nicholas Monroe losing to the 13th-seeded team of Bruno Soares & Martina Hingis in the second round.[84]

She withdrew from the Baku Cup and started preparing for the US Open at the Bank of the West Classic, but lost to qualifier Sachia Vickery in the first round.[85] She entered the doubles competition with Caroline Garcia losing to the third-seeded team of Garbiñe Muguruza & Carla Suárez Navarro in the quarterfinals.[86] She suffered another first-round loss at the Rogers Cup against qualifier CoCo Vandeweghe.[87] Zhang played doubles with Samantha Stosur losing against the sixth-seeded team of Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears in the first round.[88] Lost to 12th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the second round at the Western & Southern Open.[89] She was scheduled to play doubles with Stosur again, but withdrew with an injured right arm.[90] The Grand Slam losing-streak reached twelve as she lost to Mona Barthel in the first round at the US Open seeded 32nd.[91]

In September, Zhang withdrew from the Hong Kong Open and Guangzhou Open. She played in the Asian Games in the team event with Duan Yingying, Zheng Jie and Zheng Saisai. Zhang won her quarterfinal singles and doubles (with Zheng Jie) matches, but dropped the deciding doubles match in the final earning a silver metal. She lost in the first round to Caroline Garcia at the China Open,[92] and played in the doubles with Samantha Stosur losing to Jarmila Gajdošová & Ajla Tomljanović in the first round.[93]

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinalEdit

Zhang started her 2016 season at the Shenzhen Open. In the first round, she beat fellow wild card Irina Khromacheva in straight sets before losing to top-seed and eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska in the second.[94]

Prior to the Australian Open, Zhang was contemplating retirement due to a lack of success in majors, having not won a match in a main draw in 14 attempts.[95] She successfully qualified for the main draw by beating Mandy Minella, Tereza Martincová and Virginie Razzano. In the first round, Zhang caused a huge upset by defeating world No. 2, Simona Halep, in straight sets, finally ending her drought on the 15th attempt. Both her and her coach were seen in tears during the time between the match and the on-court interview, as well as the interview itself, where Zhang broke down in tears of joy. Following subsequent victories over Alizé Cornet and Varvara Lepchenko, she then proceeded to reach the fourth round[96][97] where she defeated an injured Madison Keys in three sets and proceeded to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by Johanna Konta in straight sets. She became the fourth ever Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Li Na, Zheng Jie and Peng Shuai.[2] This run earnt her the Breakthrough Performance of the Month Award by WTA for January, as she received 44% of the votes in a poll on the official WTA website.[98] She also moved 68 places up the rankings, from 133rd to 65th, thus becoming the new Chinese No. 1.[99]

In February, Zhang returned to the ITF circuit in Rancho Santa Fe. She won five matches to claim the Morgan Run Women's Open title, culminating in a three-set victory over Vania King.[100] At the 2016 Olympics, she competed in both the singles and doubles (with Peng Shuai). She reached the second round in both events.[4] Zhang finished her breakthrough year with a career-high ranking of 23.

2017–2019: Second WTA title, and Grand Slam doubles championEdit

In September, Zhang won her second WTA title at the Guangzhou Open. Seeded second, she reached the final without dropping a set and defeated the unseeded Serbian Aleksandra Krunić in the final in three sets to win the title for the second time.[101]

In 2018, Zhang reached the semifinals in Prague and Hiroshima. After defeating Angelique Kerber, she played in the quarterfinals of Beijing where she won the first set against Naomi Osaka. She also triumphed in doubles in Istanbul and Hiroshima, partnering Liang Chen and Eri Hozumi respectively.

With home favorite Samantha Stosur, Zhang won her maiden major doubles title at the 2019 Australian Open, defeating defending champions Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets.[102] She became the fourth player from mainland China to win a Grand Slam women's doubles title, after Zheng Jie, Yan Zi and Peng Shuai.

Personal lifeEdit

Zhang is coached by Liu Shuo. Her parents are Zhang Zhiqiang (a former football player) and Wang Fengqin (a former basketball player).[103] She has spoken of opening a coffee bar when she retires.[95] While she is often referred to as Serena, her English name is Rose.[97]

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Australian Open Hard   Samantha Stosur   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–3, 6–4

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Miami Hard   Samantha Stosur   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–7(5–7), 2–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2013 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Vania King 7–6(7–1), 6–1
Win 2–0 Sep 2017 Guangzhou Open, China (2) International Hard   Aleksandra Krunić 6–2, 3–6, 6–2

Doubles: 15 (8 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Elite Trophy (0–1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–1)
International (7–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2011 Japan Women's Open, Osaka International Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 3–6, [11–9]
Loss 1–1 Feb 2012 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
2–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 2–1 May 2012 Estoril Open, Portugal International Clay   Chuang Chia-jung   Yaroslava Shvedova
  Galina Voskoboeva
4–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Win 3–1 Sep 2012 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Monica Niculescu
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Loss 3–2 Mar 2013 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur International Hard   Janette Husárová   Shuko Aoyama
  Chang Kai-chen
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [12–14]
Loss 3–3 Oct 2013 Japan Women's Open, Osaka International Hard   Samantha Stosur   Kristina Mladenovic
  Flavia Pennetta
4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–4 Jan 2014 Hobart International, Australia International Hard   Lisa Raymond   Monica Niculescu
  Klára Zakopalová
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Win 4–4 Feb 2014 Pattaya Open, Thailand International Hard   Peng Shuai   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–6]
Loss 4–5 Jun 2017 Birmingham Classic, Great Britain Premier Grass   Chan Hao-ching   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
1–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Loss 4–6 Nov 2017 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai, China Elite Hard (i)   Lu Jingjing   Duan Yingying
  Han Xinyun
2–6, 1–6
Win 5–6 Apr 2018 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay   Liang Chen   Xenia Knoll
  Anna Smith
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–6 Sep 2018 Japan Women's Open, Hiroshima (2) International Hard   Eri Hozumi   Miyu Kato
  Makoto Ninomiya
6–2, 6–4
Win 7–6 Oct 2018 Hong Kong Tennis Open International Hard   Samantha Stosur   Shuko Aoyama
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 6–4
Win 8–6 Jan 2019 Australian Open, Melbourne Grand Slam Hard   Samantha Stosur   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–3, 6–4
Loss 8–7 Mar 2019 Miami Open, United States Premier M Hard   Samantha Stosur   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–7(5–7), 2–6

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2013 Ningbo, China Hard   Bojana Jovanovski 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2013 Nanjing, China Hard   Ayumi Morita 6–4, ret.
Loss 1–2 Nov 2016 Honolulu, United States Hard   Catherine Bellis 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 Nov 2017 Honolulu, United States Hard   Jang Su-jeong 0–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 2–3 Apr 2019 Anning, China Clay   Zheng Saisai 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2013 Ningbo, China Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Irina Buryachok
  Oksana Kalashnikova
6–2, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Nov 2013 Nanjing, China Hard   Yaroslava Shvedova   Misaki Doi
  Xu Yifan
1–6, 4–6

ITF circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 29 (20–9)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 February 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard   Ji Chunmei 6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 21 February 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard   Chen Yanchong 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 30 May 2006 Tianjin, China Hard   Xie Yanze 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
Runner–up 1. 21 June 2006 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Chen Yanchong 3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 2. 18 July 2006 Chongqing, China Hard   Elena Chalova 3–6, 6–3, 0–6
Winner 4. 22 August 2006 Nanjing, China Hard   Xie Yanze 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 1 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard   Ren Jing 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Winner 6. 8 May 2007 Chengdu, China Hard   Xu Yifan 6–2, 6–3
Winner 7. 5 June 2007 Changsha, China Hard   Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. 12 June 2007 Guangzhou, China Hard   Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 3. 26 June 2007 Noto, Japan Carpet   Regina Kulikova 5–7, 1–6
Winner 9. 3 July 2007 Nagoya, Japan Hard   Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 4. 10 July 2007 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet   Junri Namigata 4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 2 March 2009 Lyon, France Hard   Claire Feuerstein 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 11. 19 May 2009 Nagano, Japan Carpet   Nikola Hofmanova 5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 12. 30 June 2009 Xiamen, China Hard   Duan Yingying 6–2, 6–1
Winner 13. 2 March 2010 Hammond, United States Hard   Jamie Hampton 6–2, 6–1
Runner–up 5. 9 March 2010 Clearwater, United States Hard   Johanna Larsson 6–7(4–7), 0–6
Runner–up 6. 10 May 2010 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Kaia Kanepi 2–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 1 June 2010 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner–up 7. 3 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard   Junri Namigata 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner–up 8. 10 September 2012 Ningbo, China Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 2–6
Runner–up 9. 16 April 2013 Dothan, United States Clay   Ajla Tomljanović 6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 9 July 2013 Beijing, China Hard   Zhou Yimiao 6–2, 6–1
Winner 16. 17 November 2015 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Nao Hibino 6–4, 6–1
Winner 17. 23 February 2016 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Vania King 1–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 18. 8 November 2016 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Dalma Gálfi 4–6, 7–6 (7–2) , 6–2
Winner 19. 17 July 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Ysaline Bonaventure 6–3, 6–4
Winner 20. 11 November 2017 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Mihaela Buzărnescu 6–4, 6–0

Doubles: 12 (8–4)Edit

$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (2–0)
$50,000 tournaments (1–1)
$25,000 tournaments (5–1)
$10,000 tournaments (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 July 2006 Chongqing, China Hard   Ren Jie   Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 26 July 2006 Chengdu, China Hard   Ren Jie   Xia Huan
  Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 10 July 2007 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet   Zhao Yijing   Natsumi Hamamura
  Ayaka Maekawa
6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 5 November 2007 Taizhou, China Hard   Ren Jie   Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
6–7(5–7), 6–1, [11–13]
Runner–up 2. 9 February 2009 Jiangmen, China Hard   Xie Yanze   Hao Jie
  Kao Shao-yuan
0–6, 5–7
Runner–up 3. 2 March 2009 Lyon, France Hard   Pemra Özgen   Lu Jingjing
  Sun Shengnan
4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 16 March 2009 Tenerife, Spain Hard   Sun Shengnan   Paula Fondevila Castro
  Laura Thorpe
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 1 June 2009 Komoro, Japan Clay   Xu Yifan   Ayumi Oka
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. 2 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard   Sun Shengnan   Ji Chunmei
  Liu Wanting
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 30 May 2011 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass   Kimiko Date-Krumm   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 8. 31 October 2011 Grapevine, United States Hard   Jamie Hampton   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 4. 8 January 2012 Quanzhou, China Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm   Chan Hao-ching
  Rika Fujiwara
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q3 A Q1 1R 1R A 1R 1R QF 2R 2R 3R 0 / 8 8–8
French Open Absent Q2 A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 8 4–8
Wimbledon Absent Q2 1R Q2 A 1R Q3 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 0–5
US Open A Q2 1R Q2 Q2 1R Q3 Q2 1R Q2 3R 3R 1R 0 / 6 4–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–4 0–2 7–4 5–4 2–4 2–1 0 / 27 16–27
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Absent 2R 1R Absent 3R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 6 5–6
Miami Absent 1R 2R Q2 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 7 4–7
Madrid Absent 1R A A 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Beijing Tier II 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R QF 2R QF 0 / 10 11–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 7–4 1–3 5–4 0 / 24 21–26
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Absent Q2 2R Premier Q1 P 1R P 2R 0 / 3 2–3
Doha Tier II A Not Held P A 1R 2R P A P 1R P 0 / 3 1–3
Rome Absent Q1 Absent Q1 QF Q1 A 1R 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Canada Absent 1R Q2 A 1R A 1R A 2R 0 / 4 1–4
Cincinnati Absent 1R Absent 2R A 1R A A 0 / 3 1–3
Tokyo Absent 1R Absent Premier 0 / 1 0–1
Wuhan Not Held Absent 2R 2R 3R 0 / 3 4–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 0–0 0–1 5–4 0–0 1–3 1–3 4–4 0 / 19 13–20
Career statistics 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 No.
Tournaments played 1 3 6 1 4 22 6 9 21 21 25 24 26
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 0–6 2–1 3–4 8–22 2–6 20–7 16–18 14–19 40–22 28–23 27–26 105–109
Year-end ranking 200 155 212 153 91 126 122 51 62 186 23 36 35

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 2R A W 8–5
French Open A 2R 3R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 5–7
Wimbledon 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 5–8
US Open A 2R QF 1R A A 2R QF SF 12–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–4 5–4 3–3 0–3 0–1 2–3 4–4 4–3 6–0 30–26
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held
Year-end ranking 257 246 140 270 158 49 34 57 63 447 234 64 33

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A 0–0
French Open A 2RJK A A A A 2RJP 2–2
Wimbledon 1RSG 1RJK 2RNM A 2RJK A 2RJP 3–5
US Open A A A A A A SFJP 3–1
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 5–3 8–8

Mixed-doubles partners: JK Julian Knowle NM Nicholas Monroe SG Santiago González JP John Peers

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 6
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2009
1.   Dinara Safina No. 1 China Open Hard 2nd round 7–5, 7–65
2014
2.   Petra Kvitová No. 6 Italian Open Clay 2nd round 7–6(8–6), 5–7, 6–3
2016
3.   Simona Halep No. 2 Australian Open Hard 1st round 6–4, 6–3
4.   Simona Halep No. 4 China Open Hard 3rd round 6–0, 6–3
2017
5.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 7 Qatar Open Hard 2nd round 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 7–5
2018
6.   Angelique Kerber No. 3 China Open Hard 3rd round 6–1, 2–6, 6–0

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