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Why Did China Tennis Fail?

Not quite a decade ago I remember a conversation at the US Open with Australian great Peter McNamara, talking in an excited tone about how many young Chinese juniors were developing at a phenomenal rate and in a few years time, there would be many talented Chinese professionals winning and perhaps dominating in the pros. […] Continue to read full article...

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Qiang Wang must hate doubles

Qiang Wang is ranked no. 35 in the world in singles and a player dangerous enough to have defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam, which she did in 2020 at the Australian Open. Wang was once ranked 12 in the world in singles in 2019), the second highest ranked Chinese player ever, after Li […] Continue to read full article...

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Chang Believed He Could Win A Major At 17

One of the most miraculous Grand Slam wins of the modern era was Michael Chang winning Roland Garros at age 17. At the time Chang was ranked 19 in the world but there weren’t any indicators he could win a major title yet. Going into Paris, Chang did not play European red clay events. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Yan Zi Interview

Status: Former WTA pro won Wimbledon and Austtralian Open doubles in 2006 with Zheng Jie. Retired in 2016. DOB: November 12, 1984 In: Chengdu, China Tennis Inspirations: My mother. Hobbies/Interests: Movies, maybe shopping [laughs], music, singing, swimming. Favorite Movies: A lot of movies. But I don’t know the English name. Many favorite movies. Lord of […] Continue to read full article...

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Is Yibing Wu the Next Asian Sensation?

  The Chinese junior Yibing Wu won the US Open junior boys title last week and then flew to China to play as a wildcard in the main draw of the Shanghai Challenger. Guess what? Wu has won three rounds, taking out the second seed Peter Polansky of Canada in the first round 63 76. Polansky has played in three Challenger finals this year. Continue to read full article...


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