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Feb/23

6

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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Jan/23

17

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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Nov/22

15

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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Oct/22

26

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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Sep/22

3

Juncheng Shang Hires Marcelo Rios As Coach

By Scoop Malinowski In extensive interview with the newspaper La Tercera, former ATP world no. 1 and 1998 Australian Open finalist┬áMarcelo Rios confirmed that he decided to sign a contract for one year to coach and accompany the 17-year-old Chinese lefthanded prospect Juncheng Shang on the ATP World Tour. Rios said, “If I’m here, it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

1

Biofile Yibing Wu Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP ranking 178. By beating Nikoloz Basislashvili in the US Open first round, Wu became the first Chinese man to win a Grand Slam singles match in 63 years. In 141 years of US Open, he’s the first Chinese player to advance past second round. In third round Wu will play […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

11

Juncheng Shang Impresses Marcelo Rios

By Scoop Malinowski Juncheng Shang is only seventeen years old but he just won his first ATP Challenger title in Lexington, KY and has vaulted to no. 241 in the ATP rankings. Shang’s 64 64 final win vs Emilio Gomez thrilled his new coach Marcelo Rios, the former world no. 1 for six weeks in […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

3

Marcelo Rios Is Coaching Juncheng Shang

In perhaps the biggest surprise of 2022, former world no. 1 Marcelo Rios said he’s coaching ATP no. 344 Juncheng “Jerry” Shang. The two met and bonded this year at IMG Tennis Academy where the Chinese left-handed player Sheng is based and also where Rios regularly attends because his daughter Isadora trains there. Rios lives […] Continue to read full article...

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The tennis world has of course recently been rocked by the apparent disappearance of one-time Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Peng Shuai, with the story having more twists and turns than a five-set Grand Slam final. Peng, who in February 2014 became the first ever Chinese player, male or female, to reach number one […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

15

Tennis World Unites Against Communist China

LAST week former WTA no. 1 doubles player Peng Shuai announced on social media that she was sexually assaulted by a top communist on more than one occasion. Since the shocking revelations by the 35 year old former Wimbledon and Roland Garros doubles champion, she has apparently vanished and the story allegedly wiped off Chinese […] Continue to read full article...

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