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Qiang Wang Returns

Former WTA no. 12 Qiang Wang of China has returned to pro tennis competition after over a year off and marriage. Best known for beating Serena Williams at Australian Open 2020, the 32 year old Wang resumed her career in late January in Hua Hin, Thailand but was beaten by Xiyu Wang 61 61. Not […] Continue to read full article...

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Wimbledon Wreck: Zhang Loses 12th Match In A Row

34 year old Shuai Zhang has lost her twelfth match in a row today in the first round at Wimbledon. The Chinese player currently ranked 38 fell to 20 seed Donna Vekic 62 63. Zhang’s last WTA Tour match win was a week after Australian Open in Lyon, France where she beat Madison Brengle 63 […] Continue to read full article...

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Shuai Zhang’s Horror Slump

Shuai Zhang is ranked 29 in the world in singles but her confidence tank is on empty. The Chinese veteran has suffered through a horrific slump of not winning one singles match since the start of February Today she lost 60 60 to Anna Lena Friedsam in Strasbourg. Zhang’s last singles win was in early […] Continue to read full article...

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Zhizhen Zhang Finally Blossoming In Madrid

This week has changed the career of Zhizhen Zhang. The Chinese stylist had a bad habit of blowing match points in big matches and not finishing opponents he was in control of. At US Open last year first round main draw after qualifying, Zhang blew seven or eight match points in the third set vs. […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Zhizhen Zhang Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 60. Gold medalist in singles at 2023 Asian Games Ht: 6-4 Wt: 194 DOB: October 16, 1996 In: Shanghai, China First Tennis Memory: Red ball, four or five years old. Just playing games, hitting around. Play ever week, one time. So we were running around playing. So it was […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis Is Ready For Yibing Wu Mania

By Scoop Malinowski We’ve seen a lot of first time ATP title winners over there years but there may be something extra special about Yibing Wu’s 67 76 76 triumph over John Isner yesterday in the American’s home city of Dallas. Wu saved four championship points vs Isner to become the first Chinese man to […] Continue to read full article...

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Where is Qiang Wang?

Former WTA no. 12 Qiang Wang of China has vanished from the WTA World Tour. Wang has not played a WTA match since last September in Tokyo, a 60 63 first round loss to Elise Mertens. The tournament previous to Tokyo Wang lost to Nao Hibino 62 63 in Chennai round of 16 after beating […] Continue to read full article...

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Grand Slam Agony Continues for Zhang

26 year old Chinese player Zhizhen Zhang is currently at a career high best ATP ranking of 96 in the world. He is the first Chinese man to enter the ATP top 100. But the emotional high of those achievements has been haunted by a second consecutive catastrophic Grand Slam first round loss. Zhang was […] Continue to read full article...

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Zhang Zhuai Saved Her Career at 2016 AO

By Scoop Malinowski A forgotten story of extraordinary determination and persistence is Zhang Shuai’s incredible career-saving surge at the 2016 Australian Open. Before that, Shuai was struggling to make any impact on the WTA World Tour. Then at age 27, Shuai suddenly erupted with the best tennis of her life. Zhang started 2106 season at […] Continue to read full article...

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First Chinese Man Enters ATP Top 100

Zhizhen Zhang suffered a horrific US Open experience but weathered the storm, recovered and this week elevated his ranking into the top 100, to become the first Chinese male to enter the ATP Top 100 rankings. The 26 year old now ranked no. 97 qualified for the US Open main draw for the first time […] Continue to read full article...

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