Zhang Shuai is a Chinese professional tennis player best known for winning 2019 Australian Open and the 2021 US Open in women’s doubles with Samantha Stosur. She also finished second to Elise Mertens in the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. She has a career-high doubles position of world No. 2, which she earned in July 2022, and she has won 12 WTA Tour championships, including the Cincinnati Masters alongside Stosur in 2021. Zhang has also qualified for the WTA Finals twice.
She has three WTA singles championships, winning the Guangzhou International in 2013 and 2017, as well as the Lyon Open in 2022, and has finished runner-up in three other tournaments. Zhang is one of just five Chinese tennis players to have reached this stage at a Grand Slam, joining Li Na, Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai, and Wang Qiang. She has represented China in the Billie Jean King Cup since 2009, and she has also competed in the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016.
Liu Shuo is her coach. Her singles record is 535-383 (58.3%), and her doubles record is 302-242 (55.5%). Her current singles ranking is No. 35 as of 22nd August 2022, while her current doubles ranking is No. 2 as of 11th July 2022.
- Being a tennis player from China.
- Being a two-time Grand Slam champion alongside Samantha Stosur in women’s doubles.
Zhang Shuai Age and Parents
Zhang Shuai was born on January 21, 1989. She was born in Tianjin, China. She is of Chinese nationality and Asian heritage. Zhang Zhiqiang (a former football player) and Wang Fengqin are her parents (a former basketball player). As of 2022, she is 33 years old. She hasn’t revealed anything about her educational background.
|Celebrated Name||Zhang Shuai|
|Age||33 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Zhang Shuai|
|Place Of Birth||Tianjin|
|Net Worth||$5 Million – $10 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Tennis Career|
|Salary||Between $500K-$1 Million|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
Zhang Shuai Professional Career
- She began playing tennis when she was six years old.
- She became a professional in 2003. In August of that year, she competed in her maiden singles tournament in Mollerussa.
- She concluded 2004 with a year-end ranking of 901st on the ITF Women’s Circuit.
- She had a lot of success in singles in ITF tournaments between 2006 and 2009.
- However, as of October 2009, she had only won two WTA Tour main-draw titles.
- As a wildcard participant, she won her maiden singles title at the 2013 Guangzhou International Women’s Open.
- She began her 2012 season with the Blossom Cup in Quanzhou.
- She received a wildcard to the Australian Open and was defeated in the first round by Aleksandra Wozniak.
- She was eliminated in the first round of the Monterrey Open by Gréta Arn.
- She was defeated in the first round of the French Open by Angelique Kerber.
- She then competed in the women’s doubles tournament at the London Olympics alongside Li Na, reaching the second round.
- She competed in the ITF tournament Innisbrook Open in Florida on clay, the ITF clay-court competition, the $25k Tesoro Open in Port St. Lucie, three WTA Tour tournaments, Qatar Open, Malaysian Open, Miami Open, Charleston Open, ITF Charlottesville, Italian Open, and French Open in 2013.
- She also competed in the National Games of China in Dalian with team members Duan Yingying, Peng Shuai, and Zheng Saisai, representing Tianjin in the team competition, which Tianjin won by defeating Team Shanghai.
- She reached her second final of the year at the Beijing International Challenger, defeating top seed Misaki Doi. She defeated fourth-seeded Zhou Yimiao in the final to earn her first championship since the Infond Open in Maribor on May 31, 2010.
- She was the fourth seed at the Suzhou Open and lost in the quarterfinals to unranked Zheng Saisai (No. 195).
- She lost in the first round of the Cincinnati Open doubles tournament alongside Irina-Camelia Begu to Vera Dushevina and Slvia Soler Espinosa.
- On November 4, 2013, she set a career-high of No. 51 in singles.
- She began her 2014 season in the Shenzhen Open.
- She began her clay-court season as the 16th seed at the Charleston Open, falling in the second round to Ajla Tomljanovi, but advanced to the semifinal round of the Malaysian Open as the second seed, losing to the seventh seed and eventual winner Donna Veki.
- She overcame Petra Kvitová in three thrilling sets in the second round of the Italian Open. Her victory brought her to 300 victories and her second top-10 finish. Later, in the quarterfinals, she was defeated by Serena Williams.
- She began her grass-court season as the ninth seed at the Birmingham Classic, where she lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Ana Ivanovic.
- She began her 2016 season with the Shenzhen Open and finished with a career-high ranking of 23.
- She competed in both the singles and doubles events at the 2016 Olympics (with Peng). In both events, she advanced to the second round.
- She won her second WTA Tour championship in September 2017 at the Guangzhou Open.
- She reached the semifinals in both Prague and Hiroshima in 2018.
- She fell to Naomi Osaka in the quarterfinals of the China Open after overcoming Angelique Kerber in the first set.
- She won doubles titles in Istanbul and Hiroshima with Liang Chen and Eri Hozumi, respectively.
- At the Australian Open, she won the most important title of her career.
- She won her first major doubles title, easily defeating defending champions Tmea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.
- After Zheng Jie, Yan Zi, and Peng Shuai, she became the fourth player from mainland China to win a Grand Slam women’s doubles title. They also made it to the finals in Miami, where they were defeated in straight sets by Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka.
- On May 13, 2019, she made her top ten doubles debut.
- She reached the second quarterfinal of a Grand Slam singles event of her career in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, losing in straight sets to Simona Halep.
- For the first time in her career, she advanced to the fourth round of the 2020 French Open, where she was defeated by seventh seed Petra Kvitová.
- She won the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati as well as the US Open in doubles with Sam Stosur.
- She finished the year at No. 8 in doubles, her highest year-end ranking and finish of her career.
- She advanced to the third round of the Australian Open in singles and the second round of doubles with her usual partner Samantha Stosur.
- She was the eighth seed when she arrived in Lyon. She defeated Dayana Yastremska in the final to earn her first title since 2017 and her third overall.
- She reached the third round of singles in the Miami Open, where she lost in a tough match to Coco Gauff.
- Following her participation in the Charleston Open on 11 April 2022, she achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 5 in doubles.
- She reached the Wimbledon final for the first time, teaming with Elise Mertens.
- On July 11, 2022, she achieved a career-high of world No. 2 in the doubles rankings.
Zhang Shuai Boyfriend
Zhang Shuai is not married and does not intend to marry. She is now thought to be single. She is not currently dating anyone. She is quite private and prefers to keep her personal life private. Her sexual orientation is heterosexual.
Zhang Shuai Net Worth
Zhang Shuai is a professional tennis player who has amassed a fortune throughout her career. Shuai’s net worth is expected to be between $5 Million and $10 Million in 2022 when she now earns between $500K and $1 Million.
She had a lot of success in singles on ITF tournaments, winning one $50,000 event, eight $25k events, and three $10k events between 2006 and 2009. She has so far received US$ 8,909,447 in prize money. Her tennis career is her primary source of riches.
Zhang Shuai Height
Zhang Shuai is a lovely lady whose height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m) tall. Her body weight is 66 kg. Her hair is black, and her eyes are also black. Her physique is athletic and thin.
Did You Know?
- Liu Shuo is Zhang’s coach.
- When she retires, she plans to operate a coffee shop.
- Rose is her given name in English.
- Her astrological sign is Aquarius.