Zhang Shuai is a Chinese professional tennis player who is renowned for being a two-time Grand Slam champion in women’s doubles, having won the 2019 Australian Open and the 2021 US Open, both alongside Samantha Stosur. Moreover, she finished runner-up at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships with Elise Mertens. She has a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 2, achieved in July 2022, and has won 12 titles on the WTA Tour, including the 2021 Cincinnati Masters with Stosur. Zhang has also qualified for the WTA Finals on two occasions. She has won three WTA singles titles, at the Guangzhou International in 2013 and 2017, and the 2022 Lyon Open, and finished runner-up at three further tournaments. Alongside Li Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai, and Wang Qiang, Zhang is one of only five Chinese tennis players to have reached this stage at a Grand Slam. She has represented China in the Billie Jean King Cup since 2009, and also competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. She is coached by Liu Shuo. Her career record is 535–383 (58.3%) in singles and her career record is 302–242 (55.5%) in doubles. Her current ranking is No. 35 as of 22nd August 2022 in singles and her current ranking is No. 2 on 11th July 2022 in doubles.
What is Zhang Shuai Famous For?
- Being a Chinese tennis player.
- Being a two-time Grand Slam champion in women’s doubles with Samantha Stosur.
Where is Zhang Shuai From?
Zhang Shuai was born on 21st January 1989. She is from Tianjin, China. She holds Chinese nationality and her ethnicity is Asian. Her parents are Zhang Zhiqiang (a former football player) and Wang Fengqin (a former basketball player). Her present age is 33 as of 2022. She has not disclosed anything about her educational qualification.
Zhang Shuai Career Timeline
- She started playing tennis at the age of six.
- She turned professional in 2003. She played her first singles event in Mollerussa in August of that year.
- After a full year on the ITF Women’s Circuit, she finished 2004 with a year-end ranking of 901st.
- Between the years 2006 and 2009, she enjoyed considerable success in singles in ITF tournaments.
- As of October 2009, however, she had won only two main-draw tournaments on the WTA Tour.
- She won her first singles title at the 2013 Guangzhou International Women’s Open as a wildcard entrant.
- She started her 2012 year at the Blossom Cup in Quanzhou.
- At the Australian Open, she received a wildcard and was beaten by Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round.
- At the Monterrey Open, she lost to Gréta Arn in the first round.
- At the French Open, she lost in the first round to Angelique Kerber.
- She then competed at the London Olympics tournament in the women’s doubles with Li Na, reaching the second round.
- During the year 2013, she played at the ITF tournament Innisbrook Open in Florida on clay, ITF clay-court tournament, the $25k Tesoro Open in Port St. Lucie, three WTA Tour tournaments, Qatar Open, Malaysian Open, Miami Open, Charleston Open, ITF Charlottesville, Italian Open, French Open.
- She also 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.
- 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.
- She entered the Suzhou Open as the fourth seed and lost to the unranked Zheng Saisai (No. 195) in the quarterfinal.
- At the Cincinnati Open doubles event, she lost with Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round to Vera Dushevina and Sílvia Soler Espinosa.
- She reached No. 51 as a career-high in singles on 4 November 2013.
- She started her 2014 season at the Shenzhen Open.
- She began the clay-court season at the Charleston Open as the 16th seed losing to Ajla Tomljanović in the second round but reached the semifinal round at the Malaysian Open as the second seed losing to the seventh seed and eventual winner Donna Vekić.
- She defeated Petra Kvitová in the second round of the Italian Open in three exciting sets. In her win, she reached 300 victories and her second top-10 victory. Later, she lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinal.
- She began her grass-court season at the Birmingham Classic as the ninth seed, losing to the top-seed and eventual champion Ana Ivanovic in the semifinal.
- She started her 2016 season at the Shenzhen Open and finished her breakthrough year with a career-high ranking of 23.
- At the 2016 Olympics, she competed in both the singles and doubles (with Peng). She reached the second round in both events.
- In September 2017, she won her second WTA Tour title at the Guangzhou Open.
- In 2018, she reached the semifinals in Prague and Hiroshima.
- After defeating Angelique Kerber, she lost to Naomi Osaka in the quarterfinals of the China Open where she won the first set.
- She won in doubles in Istanbul and Hiroshima, partnering Liang Chen and Eri Hozumi respectively.
- She won the biggest title of her career at the Australian Open.
- She won her maiden major doubles title, upsetting defending champions, Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic, in straight sets.
- 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. They also reached the final at Miami, where they lost to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka, in straight sets.
- She made her top 10 debuts in doubles on 13 May 2019.
- At the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, she reached the second quarterfinal of a Grand Slam singles event of her career, before losing to Simona Halep in straight sets.
- She reached the fourth round of the 2020 French Open for the first time in her career where she lost to seventh seed Petra Kvitová.
- She won the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati and the US Open titles in doubles partnering with Sam Stosur.
- She finished the year ranked No. 8 in doubles, the highest ranking and year-end finish of her career.
- She reached the third round in singles at the Australian Open and the second round in doubles with her regular partner Samantha Stosur.
- She entered Lyon as eighth seed. She defeated wildcard Dayana Yastremska to win her first title since 2017 and third overall.
- At the Miami Open, she reached the third round in singles where she lost in a close match to Coco Gauff.
- She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 5 in doubles on 11 April 2022, following her participation at the Charleston Open.
- At Wimbledon, she reached the final for the first time at this major, partnering with Elise Mertens.
- She also reached a career-high of world No. 2 in the doubles rankings, on 11 July 2022.
Who is Zhang Shuai Boyfriend?
Zhang Shuai is not married yet and she is still to get married yet. She is assumed to be single at present. She is not dating anybody at present. She is quite secretive and loves to keep her personal life private. Her sexual orientation is straight.
How much is Zhang Shuai Net Worth?
Zhang Shuai is a professional tennis player who has made a huge fortune from her career work. As of 2022, the net worth of Shuai is estimated to have between $5 Million – $10 Million whereas she is making her earnings in the range of $500K-$1 Million at present. She enjoyed considerable success in singles on ITF tournaments, having won one $50k event, eight $25k, and three $10k events between 2006 and 2009. She has earned the prize money of US$ 8,909,447 till now. Her main source of wealth comes from her tennis career.
How tall is Zhang Shuai?
Zhang Shuai is a beautiful lady with a standing height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.77m. Her body weight consists of 66 KG. Her hair color is black and she has a pair of black eyes. Her body type is slim and athletic.
Leave a Reply