Zhang Shuai, born in Tianjin on January 21, 1989, is a Chinese woman tennis player.
In 1995, at the age of six, Zhang Shuai began to learn to play tennis. In 2001, Zhang Shuai left home to play. In 2006, he began to turn to professional sports. In 2008, Zhang Shuai broke through the qualification in the US Open and entered the women's singles competition of Grand Slam level for the first time. On October 5, 2009, Zhang Shuai beat Dinara Safina in the women's single round of China open. On October 24, Zhang Shuai, Peng Shuai, Xu Yifan and Xie Yanze won the women's Team Tennis Championship in the 11th National Games on behalf of Tianjin team. In October 2011, Zhang Shuai won the WTA Osaka championship in China, which is also the first WTA doubles championship in his career. In April 2012, Zhang Shuai and Zhuang Jiarong from Chinese Taipei won the WTA Estoril Open Doubles Championship. In September, Zhang Shuai won the WTA Guangzhou Open Doubles Championship with Thai player tanasugan. In December, Zhang Shuai chose to fly alone. In September 2013, Zhang Shuai defeated Jin jiuci, an American, to win the women's singles championship of WTA Guangzhou open. At the same time, he was also the first WTA singles champion in his career and became the fifth WTA singles champion in China. In February 2014, Zhang Shuai and Peng Shuai won the WTA Thailand Pattaya Open Doubles Championship. At the beginning of 2016, in the Grand Slam Australian Open, Zhang Shuai not only beat the world's second Harrap in the first round, breaking the curse of 14 Grand Slam competitions, but also broke into the top 8 women's singles of the Australian Open. On September 23, 2017, Zhang Shuai won the women's singles championship of Guangzhou International Women's tennis open.
On December 15, 2017, he won the "influence China" sports figure of the year 2017. On January 25, 2019, the first champion of the Australian Open in 2019 came into being. The multinational combination of Zhang Shuai and stosser, 6-3 / 6-4, defeated babos / maillardnovic and won the Grand Slam Championship for the first time.
On January 21, 1989, Zhang Shuai was born in a family of football players and basketball players in Tianjin. Zhang Shuai naturally embarked on the road of sports, but his choice of tennis was purely accidental.
In 1995, because there was a tennis court near his home in Tianjin, his parents, who were athletes, took 6-year-old Zhang Shuai to play.
In 2001, 12-year-old Zhang Shuai left home to play.
In 2006, at the age of 17, Zhang Shuai began to move into professional sports.
In August 2008, Zhang Shuai won three consecutive qualifying matches at the US Open,
The first time to enter the Grand Slam level (also the event) of women's singles
In the first round of the match with No. 3 seed Kuznetsova, although 4-6 / 2-6 defeat, still left a deep impression on the fans.
On October 4, 2009, the first round of women's singles in the WTA crown class tournament, China open, with a total bonus of US $4.5 million, continued. Zhang Shuai, a wild card player, swept Czech player Benesova 6-4 / 6-2 at home and easily entered the second round. On October 5, Zhang Shuai met top seed Safina in the second focus match of women's singles at the center stadium. After 2 hours and 06 minutes, Zhang Shuai beat world number one Dinara Safina 7-5 / 7-6 (5) to advance to the top 16 and win the first important victory in his career. But three days later, in the third round, Zhang Shuai lost 1-6 / 4-6 to French player Bartoli, stopping in the top 16 and ending the journey of China open.
After 11 days of rest (October 19), the tennis match of the 11th National Games officially started. Zhang Shuai represented Tianjin team to participate in the mixed triathlon, and the double teams stopped in the second round. However, in the match on October 24, Zhang Shuai defeated Zheng Jie of Sichuan team in two straight sets, 7-6 (5) / 6-3, and entered the final four. At the same time, together with other members of the Tianjin team, Peng Shuai, Xu Yifan and Xie Yanze, they won the women's tennis team championship in the 11th National Games. In December, Zhang Shuai fought for his country in the 5th East Asian Games held in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In the final of women's singles, he lost 6-4 / 6-7 / 2-6 to Chinese Taipei player Zhang Kaizhen, and took the second place. Sun Shengnan's partner in the women's doubles semi-final with a score of 3-6 / 6-2 / 0-6 lost to the Chinese Taipei combination Zhuang Jiarong / Xie Shuwei, and finally won the top four.
On January 8, 2010, Zhang Shuai defeated Spain veteran Rino 7-5 / 6-0 in the first round of WTA Hobart morila international qualification. One day later, Zhang Shuai lost to defending champion kovetova 4-6 / 3-6 and stopped in the second round. On January 14, the Australian Open started as scheduled. Zhang Shuai, who holds a wild card, lost to German player Julia schruff 0-6 / 1-6 in the first round of the qualification match and missed the second round. On February 6, Zhang Shuai was swept 0-6 / 1-6 by hantuchua in the World Cup group 2. On February 7, Zhang Shuai lost 4-6 / 1-6 to ziburkova. On February 12, WTA Buckley beat Darya kustova 6-3 / 4-6 / 6-2 in the first round of Dubai Championship qualification. On the 13th, the second round again lost 1-6 / 4-6 to Russia's Makarova. On February 20, Zhang Shuai moved to Malaysia. As the fifth seed, Zhang Shuai defeated Ukraine's v. kapshay 6-4 / 6-3 in the first round of the qualification competition of WTA International Tour Malaysia open for three consecutive days. In the second round, he defeated Ukraine's C. okadaue 6-4 / 6-1. But in the final round, they lost 4-6 / 3-6 to a. gerasimou of Germany. On the fourth day of the first round of the race, Zhang Kaizhen of Chinese Taipei announced her withdrawal from the race. Zhang Shuai made up for the position as a lucky loser, but good luck failed to help Zhang Shuai in the end. In poor condition, she lost her opponent 6-7 (4) / 5-7 and stopped in the top 32.
On March 7, Zhang Shuai, the third seed, swept Jamie Hampton 6-2 / 6-1 to win the ITF event Hammond, la-usa. On May 19, Zhang Shuai, who took part in the French Open with a wild card, entered three rounds of qualification competition in a row (2:0 in the first round, Zhou Yimiao, 2:1 in the second round, and 2:0 in the decisive round, kukova)
First promotion to the French Open women's singles
. On May 23, Zhang Shuai made her debut in the first round of the French Open, landing at the langrand stadium. However, she failed to create a miracle. She lost 0-6 / 3-6 to the famous Russian player Petrova, who is known as the "Golden Flower killer", and stopped in the first round. On June 6, Zhang Shuai defeated Spain's Laura 6-3 / 3-6 / 6-3 in the final to win the ITF competition Maribor in Slovenia. On June 15, Zhang Shuai took part in the women's singles and women's doubles in the third Grand Slam Wimbledon tennis championship. Women's side, stop the second round of qualification. As for women's doubles, Zhang Shuai and Estonian ace kaendotheli entered the Wimbledon women's doubles competition after three rounds of qualification. But since then, the second round has stopped. On November 16, Zhang Shuai won the women's Team Tennis Championship in Guangzhou Asian Games.
In January 2011, Zhang Shuai
For the first time in the Australian Open
. In the first round of women's singles, Zhang Shuai lost 2-1 to 31 seed Czech player safalova. This is also Zhang Shuai's first loss in the Australian Open. In February, Zhang Shuai stopped in the second round of WTA Pattaya, Dubai and Malaysia. March, into the second round of WTA Indian Wells station. Stop the first round of WTA Maia. In April, the first round of WTA Charleston and Estoril stops continuously. In May, in the first round of the French Open, she met the 28 seed Slovak long legged beauty Hantuchova, who was defeated 3-6 in two sets, ending her fourth Grand Slam tour. In June, it won the top 8 of WTA Copenhagen. At the same time, Zhang Shuai was in London, England,
First appearance in the first round of Wimbledon
Kuzova met her first round elimination in 2008. In the first set, Zhang Shuai took the lead 6-3, but then she lost two sets 3-6 / 4-6 in a row and stopped in the first round again. In August, Zhang Shuai's opponent in the first round of the U.S. Open was Slovak No. 14 seed zibulkova. Zhang Shuai fell down again 3-6 / 4-6, which is also Zhang Shuai's second trip to the U.S. Open. On October 16, in the WTA Osaka competition, Zhang Shuai, together with Japanese veteran young master IDA, won the championship by 7-5 / 3-6 / 11-9 against top seed Kim jiuci / shefudova in the final, winning the first championship since their pairing. Zhang Shuai also won his career
The first WTA doubles champion
In January 2012, Zhang Shuai's opponent in the first round of the Australian Open was the unseeded Canadian Wozniak. Facing the opponent whose strength was not even as good as his own, Zhang Shuai still couldn't win and lost the game with two 3-6. At this time, people began to question Zhang Shuai's Grand Slam first round tour, in addition to the strength reasons, her psychology also appeared bigger problems. In February, Peng Shuai, the partner of the first group of Asian region in the federation cup, defeated Xie Shuwei and Zhan yongran, the Chinese Taipei team 2-1 on behalf of the Chinese team. After that, she took the lead in the first singles, beating Uzbekistan's sharipova 2-1. End of February
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