Zhang Shuai (tennis)
Zhang Shuai (Chinese张帅/张帅; born January 21, 1989 in Tianjin) is a Chinese tennis player.
Zhang Shuai began at the age of six years at the club with their parents playing tennis. She prefers to play on hard courts. Her father Zhang Zhi Qiang was a professional footballer, and her mother Wang Fen Quin played basketball.
In 2003, she played her first tournaments on the ITF Women's Circuit. At the China Open, she was in 2009 in the second round, where she lost to Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli. In women's doubles, the Estoril Open, she reached in 2010 on the side of her compatriot Peng Shuai the quarterfinals.
At the Pattaya Open in 2011, she stood in the quarterfinals, where she defeated Vera Swonarjowa just barely. At Wimbledon she lost in 2011 in the first round in three sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open in double in 2012.
In September 2013, she won her first WTA singles title when she beat in the final of the Guangzhou Open 2013 Vania King with 7:61 and 6:1.
Zhang Shuai plays since 2007 for the Chinese Fed Cup team. Your balance: She won both of her doubles matches, their three wins, against six defeats.