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Zheng Saisai or Zheng Sai-Sai (Chinese: 郑赛赛; pinyin: Zhèng Sàisài; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂə̂ŋ sâi sâi]; born February 5, 1994) is a Chinese tennis player. She has won one WTA singles title at the Premier level 2019 Silicon Valley Classic and four WTA doubles titles. She also reached the finals of the 2019 French Open in doubles with her countrywoman Duan Yingying. Her nicknamed is the jaguar, for her footwork and defence.

Zheng Saisai
郑赛赛
Zheng S. US16 (28) (29569331770).jpg
Zheng Saisai during the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceShaanxi
Born (1994-02-05) February 5, 1994 (age 25)
Shaanxi
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2008[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlan Ma and Goran Tošić
Prize money$3,095,581
Singles
Career record302–202
Career titles1 WTA, 3 WTA 125Ks, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (19 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 37 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016)
French Open1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US Open2R (2014, 2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record199–133
Career titles4 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (11 July 2016)
Current rankingNo. 27 (5 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2013, 2016)
French OpenF (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US OpenQF (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open1R (2013)
Team competitions
Fed CupRecord 4–4
Last updated on: 5 August 2019.

On 19 August 2018, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 37. On 11 July 2016, she peaked at No. 15 in the doubles rankings.

Her father is a Tibetan. She also has a Tibetan name, Suodian Zhuoma (Chinese: 索典卓玛)[2].

Contents

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 French Open Clay   Duan Yingying   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 3–6

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (1–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2018 Jiangxi Open, Nanchang, China International Hard   Wang Qiang 5–7, 0–4 ret.
Win 1–1 Aug 2019 Silicon Valley Classic, San Jose, USA Premier Hard   Aryna Sabalenka 6–3, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (1–0)
International (3–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2011 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Hsieh Su-wei   Chan Chin-wei
  Han Xinyun
6–2, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Apr 2014 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur International Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Tímea Babos
  Chan Hao-ching
3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 May 2015 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay   Nadiia Kichenok   Chuang Chia-jung
  Liang Chen
6–4, 4–6, [10–12]
Win 2–2 Aug 2015 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, U.S. Premier Hard   Xu Yifan   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–1, 6–3
Win 3–2 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open, China International Hard   Xu Yifan   Darija Jurak
  Nicole Melichar
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Loss 3–3 Jan 2016 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard   Xu Yifan   Vania King
  Monica Niculescu
1–6, 4–6
Win 4–3 Mar 2019 Mexican Open, Acapulco International Hard   Victoria Azarenka   Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
6–1, 6–2
Loss 4–4 Jun 2019 French Open, Paris Grand Slam Clay   Duan Yingying   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
2–6, 3–6

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

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

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1–0 Aug 2013 Suzhou, China Hard   Shahar Pe'er 2–6, 6–2, 3–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2015 Dalian, China Hard   Julia Glushko 2–6, 6–1, 7–5
Win 2–1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou, China Hard   Wang Yafan 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 2–2 May 2018 Anning, China Clay   Irina Khromacheva 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 3–2 Apr 2019 Anning, China Clay   Zhang Shuai 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2015 Nanchang, China Hard   Chang Kai-chen   Chan Chin-wei
  Wang Yafan
6–3, 4–6, [10–3]
Win 2–0 Sep 2015 Dalian, China Hard   Zhang Kailin   Chan Chin-wei
  Darija Jurak
6–3, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 19 (11–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 July 2009 Shenzhen, China Hard   Sabina Sharipova 7–5, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 5 April 2010 Ningbo, China Hard   Tian Ran 6–2, 6–3
Runner–up 2. 28 June 2010 Hefei, China Hard   Duan Yingying 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 25 October 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Zhang Ling 6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 3. 17 January 2011 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Tadeja Majerič 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 31 January 2011 Burnie, Australia Hard   Eugenie Bouchard 6–4, 6–3
Runner–up 5. 9 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 14 May 2012 Kurume, Japan Grass   Monique Adamczak 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. 28 October 2012 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Zarina Diyas 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 9 September 2013 Sanya, China Hard   Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 5 May 2014 Anning, China Clay   Jovana Jakšić 6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 27 April 2015 Gifu, Japan Hard   Naomi Osaka 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 7. 4 May 2015 Anning, China Clay   Han Xinyun 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 6 March 2017 Zhuhai, China Hard   Denisa Allertová 3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 8. 2 April 2017 Quanzhou, China Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. 30 April 2017 Anning, China Clay   Zarina Diyas 7–5, 6–4
Winner 10. 28 April 2018 Quanzhou, China Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–3, 6–1
Winner 11. 21 October 2018 Suzhou, China Hard   Jana Čepelová 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 11 November 2018 Shenzhen, China Hard   Ivana Jorović 3–6, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles: 15 (9–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 28 June 2010 Hefei, China Hard   Tian Ran   Bai Xi
  Zhang Kailin
6–0, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 25 October 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Juan Ting-fei   Kao Shao-yuan
  Wang Qiang
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 2. 23 May 2011 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Chan Hao-ching   Yurika Sema
  Erika Takao
6–2, 4–6, [11–9]
Runner–up 2. 1 August 2011 Beijing, China Hard   Tetiana Luzhanska   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 12 September 2011 Ningbo, China Hard   Tetiana Luzhanska   Chan Chin-wei
  Han Xinyun
6–4, 5–7, [10–4]
Runner–up 3. 6 February 2012 Launceston, Australia Hard   Hsieh Shu-ying   Kotomi Takahata
  Shuko Aoyama
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 12 March 2012 Sanya, China Hard   Erika Sema   Liang Chen
  Zhou Yimiao
6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 24 March 2012 Phuket, Thailand Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Natela Dzalamidze
  Marta Sirotkina
4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 31 March 2012 Phuket, Thailand Hard   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn   Sun Shengnan
  Han Xinyun
6–3, 6–3
Winner 6. 6 May 2012 Gifu, Japan Hard   Jessica Pegula   Chan Chin-wei
  Hsu Wen-hsin
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Runner–up 5. 10 September 2012 Ningbo, China Hard   Tetiana Luzhanska   Shuko Aoyama
  Chang Kai-chen
2–6, 5–7
Runner–up 6. 21 April 2014 Nanning, China Hard   Zhang Ling   Zhang Kailin
  Han Xinyun
6–7(8–10), 6–7(3–7)
Winner 7. 10 May 2014 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Stephanie Vogt   Margarita Gasparyan
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 8 May 2015 Anning, China Hard   Xu Yifan   Yang Zhaoxuan
  Ye Qiuyu
7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. 14 July 2018 Contrexéville, France Clay   An-Sophie Mestach   Prarthana Thombare
  Eva Wacanno
3–6, 6–2, [10–7]

Summer Youth Olympic GamesEdit

Singles: 1 (1 silver medal)Edit

Outcome Year Host nation Surface Opponent Score
Silver medal 2010 Singapore Hard   Daria Gavrilova 6–2, 2–6, 0–6

Doubles: 1 (1 gold medal)Edit

Outcome Year Host nation Surface Partner Opponents Score
Gold medal 2010 Singapore Hard   Tang Haochen   Jana Čepelová
  Chantal Škamlová
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 Q1 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1–4
French Open A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
Wimbledon A Q2 A Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–5
US Open A Q3 Q1 2R 1R 2R 2R Q1 1R 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–4 2–4 1–4 1–2 0–4 5–19
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A Q1 A 1R Q2 A A 1R 0–2
Miami Open A A A A 2R 1R A A 1R 0–3
Madrid Open A A A A A Q1 2R A 3R 3–2
China Open 1R 1R Q1 A 1R 1R A 2R 1–5
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Open A A A A A QF 2R A 2R 5–3
Italian Open A A A A A Q1 Q1 A 1R 0–1
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R A A 1R 0–2
Cincinnati Open A A A A A 1R A A 2R 1–2
Tokyo / Wuhan Open A A A A 1R 1R A 2R 1–3

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A SF 1R 1R SF 3R A 1R 10–6
French Open 2R QF 2R 2R QF QF 1R F 17–8
Wimbledon 1R 2R A 1R 1R A A 3R 3–5
US Open 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R QF 9–8
Win–Loss 1–3 9–4 2–3 2–4 9–4 6–3 0–2 10–4 39–27

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1.   Petra Kvitová 6 Shenzhen Open, China Hard 1R 6–2, ret.
2.   Angelique Kerber 2 Qatar Ladies Open, Doha Hard 2R 7–5, 6–1
3.   Agnieszka Radwańska 5 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro Hard 1R 6–4, 7–5
2017
4.   Elina Svitolina 10 Madrid Open Clay 1R 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2019
5.   Aryna Sabalenka 10 Silicon Valley Classic, San Jose Hard F 6–3, 7–6(7–3)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saisai Zheng". WTA.
  2. ^ http://jingji.sports.cn/ywyl/2015/1106/139264.html

External linksEdit