Zhu Lin (tennis)

Zhu Lin (Chinese: 朱琳; pinyin: Zhū Lín; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂú lǐn]; born 28 January 1994) is a Chinese tennis player. On 17 February 2020, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of world No. 69, while on 24 February 2020 she rached her highest WTA doubles ranking of world 103. As of 16 March 2020, she has won one WTA title in total, winning 2019 Jiangxi Open in doubles.[1] Along with one WTA doubles title, she also won one doubles title on the WTA 125K series as well as eleven singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.[2] On 25 February 2019, she entered top 100 in singles, reaching ranking of world 93.[3]

Zhu Lin
朱琳
Zhu RG19 (12) (48199019742).jpg
Lin at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Born (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 26)
Wuxi, China
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed
(two handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,192,424
Singles
Career record314–206 (60.4%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 69 (17 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 74 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record107–117 (47.8%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 103 (24 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 107 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–3 (57.1%)
Last updated on: 31 March 2020.

Playing for China at the Fed Cup, Zhu has score of 4–3.[4]

Early life and backgroundEdit

Zhu Lin was born on 28 January 1994 to Zhu Jiangming and Chen Yunqi in Wuxi, China. Her Father introduced her to tennis at age 4. She has a very aggressive style of play, and her signature shot and also favorite shot is forehand. Her tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis. In free times, she enjoys shopping, watching movies and cooking. She stated that, if she weren't a tennis player, would probably work in travel industry like her mother.[5]

Junior careerEdit

She made her debut on the ITF Junior Circuit in September 2009 at the age of 15, at the China Junior 1 Open, where she also reached her first final that was in singles category. She lost in that final from turkish player Melis Sezer in straight-sets. Next week, she played at China Junior 2 Open, where she also had success, reaching semifinal, in both singles and doubles. She continues having success on her next tournament, where she won title in singles and reaching semifinal in doubles, on 2009 Widjojo Soejono Semen Gresik Jr Championships. Next week she also had success, winning her first doubles titles, and also reaching semifinal in singles, at the Solo Open International Junior Championships. Towards the end of the year, she also reached one singles final, at the PHINMA International Juniors (Week 2), where she lost, but won two doubles titles, at PHINMA International Juniors (Week 1) and PHINMA International Juniors (Week 1). In January 2010, she debut at the junior grand slams, playing at the Australian Open, where she was stopped in third-round by czech player Kristýna Plíšková. In April 2010, she reached quartefinal, at the Dunlop Japan Open Junior Championships, in both singles and doubles. At the end of May 2010, she played at the Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships in New Delhi, India. There she reached semifinal in singles and final in doubles, but lost in that final. In September 2010, she lost in first round of junior US Open, in singles. Towards the end of the year, she also won China Junior 2 - Xiamen in singles. In January 2011, she played at Australian Open where she lost in second-round in both singles and doubles. It was her last junior doubles tournament. Her last junior singles tournament was at the China Junior 10 Dalian, where she lost in third round. Her highest junior combine ranking was place of 39, that she reached on the 17 January 2011.[6]

Professional careerEdit

2009-13: Playing at the ITF TourEdit

Zhu debut at the ITF Tour in June 2009, at the $10,000 Qianshan, China, where she was stopped in second round. In October 2010, she played her first ITF final, at the $10,000 Nonthaburi, Thailand, but lost in that final from Nungnadda Wannasuk. Later, on 24 October, she won her first ITF singles title, at the $10,000 Khon Kaen, Thailand. In November 2010, she won her first doubles title, at the $10,000 Manila, Phlippines. In 2011, Zhu won one ITF singles title, at the $10,000 Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2012, Zhu didn't have much success, reaching only one final in singles, at the $10,000 Pattaya, Thailand where she lost. In 2013, she made her debut at the WTA 125K level series, playing at the Suzhou Ladies Open, but lost in first round in both category.

2014: Success on ITF Tour; WTA debutEdit

Zhu started year really well. On her first tournament in year, she reached final where she lost from slovak tennis player Lenka Wienerová. In March, she won $10,000 Ankara, Turkey, defeating belarussian player Iryna Shymanovich. In June, she won three consecutive tournaments. First, on 1st of June, Zhu won her first $25K level tournament, in Belikpapan, Indonesia. Then, she won $10,000 Tarakan, Indonesia, and next week she won $10,000 Solo, Indonesia. Next week, she also reached her first significant final, at the Xi'an Open, but lost in that final from Duan Yingying. In August, she played her first grand slam qualifications, where she was so close to qualifier for main draw. Zhu defeated Giulia Gatto-Monticone and Arina Rodionova, but lost in third round from Zheng Saisai. Zhu made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Hong Kong Tennis Open. Having entered the qualifying tournament, she defeated Wang Yafan, Raluca Olaru, and Elitsa Kostova for a spot in the main draw, where she subsequently recorded her first ever main-draw win at the WTA level by defeating Kristýna Plíšková in the first round, but was stopped in second round by slovak player Jana Čepelová. In September, Zhu played qualification at the Premier 5 level tournament - Wuhan Open, but failed to qualify. Next week, she played her first Premier Mandatory tournament in main draw at the China Open. In first round, she defeated russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, but lost from Simona Halep in second round.

2015: Grand Slam debutEdit

In January, Zhu played in qualifications at the Australian Open, but failed to qualify. At the BNP Paribas Open, she reached second round, defeating Francesca Schiavone in first round, but lost in second round from another italian, Sara Errani. After that, she failed to qualify at the Miami Open, Mutua Madrid Open and French Open. Zhu made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets. At the US Open, she lost in first round of qualification.

2016: Success in doubles at the ITF TourEdit

She won title at the Launceston International, that was her first tournament in the year where she played doubles. In April, she reached final at the $25,000 Kashiwa, Japan, where she lost in the final in doubles. In the late of July, she won Lexington Challenger, together with her partner Hiroko Kuwata. At the Wuhan Open, she failed to qualify in singles, but reached second round in doubles, where together with Han Xinyun lost from Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová. At the China Open, she also failed to qualify in singles, and in doubles she lost in first round. In November, she reached her first $100K final in doubles. It was at the Shenzhen Longhua Open, but lost together with Han Xinyun from You Xiaodi and Nina Stojanović.

2019: First main-draw Grand slam win, first WTA doubles titlesEdit

At the Dubai Championships, Zhu made one of her biggest win, defeating reigning Doha champion Elise Mertens, but lost in second round from Lesia Tsurenko.[7]

After losing six first-round matches at the grand slams, Zhu clinched her first singles victory at a Grand Slam tournament at the 2019 US Open, beating compatriot teenager Wang Xinyu in straight sets, before she lost from Madison Keys in second round.[8]

In September, she played and also won her first WTA final, at the 2019 Jiangxi International Women's Open. There,she and her partner Wang Xinyu, defeated Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai in all-chinese final.[9]

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; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the suspension of the 2020 WTA Tour.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[11]
Australian Open A Q1 Q3 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A Q1 Q1 A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A 1R Q3 Q3 Q1 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open Q3 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q3 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 2R A A A 1R P 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Open A Q2 A A A Q1 P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A Q1 A A A A P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open 2R A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A 1R A 2R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Wuhan Open Q1 A Q1 Q1 A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics[12]
Tournaments 4 6 5 8 6 13 5 Career total: 47
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Overall Win–Loss 3–4 4–6 5–5 6–8 4–6 5–13 4–5 0 / 47 31–47 40%
Year-end ranking 139 173 140 104 114 83 $1,192,423

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2019 Jiangxi Open, China International Hard   Wang Xinyu   Peng Shuai
  Zhang Shuai
6–2, 7–6(7–5)

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2017 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard   Han Xinyun   Jacqueline Cako
  Julia Glushko
7–5, 6–1

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (12 titles, 12 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2010 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Nungnadda Wannasuk 4–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2010 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 6–3, 6–2
Win 2–1 May 2011 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia 10,000 Hard   Nadia Abdalá 7–6, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Jun 2012 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Anna Tyulpa 4–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Lenka Wienerová 7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Mar 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Iryna Shymanovich 6–1, 6–4
Loss 3–4 May 2014 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard   Wang Qiang 3–6, 2–6
Win 4–4 May 2014 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia 25,000 Clay   Ankita Raina 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Win 5–4 Jun 2014 ITF Tarakan, Indonesia 10,000 Hard   Wang Yan 4–6, 6–0, 6–2
Win 6–4 Jun 2014 ITF Solo, Indonesia 10,000 Hard   Lavinia Tananta 6–0, 6–0
Loss 6–5 Jun 2014 ITF Xi'an, China 50,000 Hard   Duan Yingying 6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 6–6 Dec 2014 ITF Hong Kong, China 50,000 Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–7 Apr 2016 Kōfu International Open, Japan 25,000 Hard   Susanne Celik 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 6–8 May 2017 Kangaroo Cup, Japan 80,000 Hard   Magdaléna Rybáriková 2–6, 3–6
Win 7–8 May 2017 Jin'an Open, China 60,000 Hard   Ankita Raina 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 7–9 Jul 2017 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard   Wang Yafan 4–6, 2–6
Win 8–9 May 2018 Jin'an Open, China (2) 60,000 Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–0, 6–2
Win 9–9 Aug 2018 Jinan International Open, China 60,000 Hard   Wang Yafan 6–4, 6–1
Win 10–9 Jan 2019 ITF Singapore, Singapore 25,000 Hard   Han Na-lae 6–2, 6–3
Loss 10–10 Aug 2019 Koser Jewelers Challenge, United States 60,000 Hard   Madison Brengle 4–6, 5–7
Loss 10–11 Oct 2019 Suzhou Ladies Open, China 100,000 Hard   Peng Shuai 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win 11–11 Nov 2019 Liuzhou Open, China 60,000 Hard   Arina Rodionova 2–6, 6–0, 6–1
Win 12–11 Nov 2019 Shenzhen Longhua Open, China 100,000 Hard   Peng Shuai 6–3, 1–3, ret.
Loss 12–12 Jan 2020 ITF Hong Kong, China 25,000 Hard   Zarina Diyas 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2010 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Juan Ting-fei   Chen Yi
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
5–7, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2010 ITF Manila, Philippines 10,000 Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan   Kim Ji-young
  Kim Jin-hee
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Win 2–1 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Li Yihong   Gabriela Talabă
  Patricia Maria Țig
6–2, ret.
Win 3–1 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Li Yihong   Nicoleta-Cătălina Dascălu
  Raluca Șerban
3–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Win 4–1 Feb 2016 Launceston International, Australia 75,000 Hard   You Xiaodi   Nadiia Kichenok
  Mandy Minella
2–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Loss 4–2 Apr 2016 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard   You Xiaodi   Yang Zhaoxuan
  Zhang Kailin
5–7, 6–2, [9–11]
Win 5–2 Jul 2016 Lexington Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard   Hiroko Kuwata   Sophie Chang
  Alexandra Mueller
6–0, 7–5
Loss 5–3 Nov 2016 Shenzhen Longhua Open, China 100,000 Hard   Han Xinyun   Nina Stojanović
  You Xiaodi
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 5–4 Apr 2017 Industrial Bank Cup, China 60,000 Hard   Hiroko Kuwata   Han Xinyun
  Ye Qiuyu
3–6, 3–6
Win 6–4 Jun 2019 Manchester Trophy Challenger, England 100,000 Grass   Duan Yingying   Robin Anderson
  Laura-Ioana Paar
6–4, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA Profile Info".
  2. ^ "Singles and Doubles Titles". ITF.
  3. ^ "Ranking History".
  4. ^ "Fed Cup Profile".
  5. ^ "Biography of Zhu Lin".
  6. ^ "Junior ITF Profile".
  7. ^ "'No words can describe how happy I am': Zhu outlasts Mertens in Dubai marathon", WTA, 18 February 2019CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  8. ^ "Keys finds right notes for Zhu win at US Open", WTA, 28 August 2019CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  9. ^ Rebecca Peterson Wins Maiden Title at Jiangxi, 15 September 2019
  10. ^ "Matches".
  11. ^ "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  12. ^ "Player & Career overview".

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