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May/23

22

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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May/23

1

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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Apr/23

25

Biofile Zhizhen Zhang Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 99. 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 a really good memory. Inspirations: Federer-Safin match in […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

13

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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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 no. 58 won the Dallas Open today vs John Isner, 67 76 76 to become first Chinese player to win an ATP title. Ht: 6-0 Wt: 176 DOB: October 14, 1999 In: Hangzhou, China First Tennis Memory: I started tennis with losing weight when I was five-six years old. So […] Continue to read full article...

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