40 Facts About Zheng Jie

1. Zheng Jie has not participated in any professional tennis matches since the 2015 Wimbledon Championships and as a result no longer holds a professional ranking in singles or doubles.

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2. Zheng Jie played six further doubles events in 2015, losing in the third round of the French Open, the final at Eastbourne and the first round at Wimbledon.

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3. Zheng Jie played just one singles match in 2015, a first round loss at the Australian Open to Chang Kai-Chen.

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4. Zheng Jie played just five tournaments after Wimbledon, highlighted by a first round loss to Peng Shuai at the US Open and a quarterfinal run in Hong Kong.

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5. Zheng Jie started the year by losing early in Shenzhen and Hobart.

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6. At the 2013 US Open, in the second round Zheng Jie played in what would become one of the longest US Open women's matches in history lasting more than three hours.

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7. At the French Open, Zheng Jie reached the third round for the first time since 2008, but lost to Maria Sharapova in straight sets.

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8. Zheng Jie began the clay season with early losses in Madrid and Rome, to Svetlana Kuznetsova and Li Na respectively.

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9. At the Australian Open Zheng Jie reached the third round after another win over Stosur in the second round, but she then lost in three sets to Germany's Julia Gorges.

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10. Zheng Jie began the year in Auckland in a bid to defend her title at the ASB Classic.

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11. Zheng Jie lost her matches to Petrova and Pironkova, and retired while down in the first set against Sofia Arvidsson, Kirilenko's replacement.

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12. Zheng Jie was the second seed in Guangzhou, but lost in the second round to Laura Robson.

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13. Zheng Jie won three matches to reach the quarter-finals, where she defeated fourth-seeded Roberta Vinci in a three set match hampered by multiple rain delays.

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14. At the French Open, Zheng Jie was seeded 31st, but lost in the second round to Aleksandra Wozniak.

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15. Zheng Jie began the clay season in Estoril as the fifth seed.

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16. Zheng Jie was scheduled to play at the Moorilla Hobart International, but withdrew due to a right thigh injury.

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17. At the beginning of the 2012 season, Zheng Jie switched her racquet to the new Yonex EZONE Xi 98 model.

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18. Zheng Jie played a tournament in her native China for the first time in two years at the Guangzhou International Women's Open, where she was unseeded.

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19. Zheng Jie made a return to the tour at the PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.

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20. Zheng Jie was scheduled to compete at the Hong Kong Tennis Classic exhibition tournament in Team Asia-Pacific alongside Li Na and Mark Philippoussis, as well as competing as the third seed at the Moorilla Hobart International.

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21. At Wimbledon, Zheng Jie was the 23rd seed, but lost in the second round to Petra Kvitova, who herself made it to the semifinals.

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22. Zheng Jie began her grass court season at the Aegon International, where she was unseeded.

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23. Zheng Jie was seeded 26th at the French Open and reached the second round before losing to Anastasia Pivovarova.

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24. Zheng Jie was seeded fifth at the Polsat Warsaw Open, where she reached the finals of the singles before losing to the defending champion, Alexandra Dulgheru.

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25. Zheng Jie was unseeded at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.

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26. Zheng Jie began her tour season at the Moorilla Hobart International, where she made it to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual tournament champion Alona Bondarenko.

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27. At the Toronto, Zheng Jie advanced to the third round before losing to Lucie Safarova.

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28. Zheng Jie advanced to the second round before losing to Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak.

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29. At the French Open, Zheng Jie progressed to the second round before losing Michelle Larcher de Brito in straight sets.

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30. In March 2009, Zheng Jie was awarded the WTA Tour "Comeback of the Year" Award for 2008, as she rebounded from an injury-marred 2007.

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31. Zheng Jie had better results in doubles with her partner Yan Zi, where they were seeded eighth.

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32. Zheng Jie qualified for the main draw of the French Open, and then reached the third round before losing to Russia's Dinara Safina.

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33. Zheng Jie competed in both the singles and doubles of the French Open.

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34. At the Australian Open, Zheng Jie put in an extremely disappointing performance, losing to then 97th ranked Julia Schruff of Germany after holding match point on more than one occasion.

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35. Zheng Jie is on the advisory staff of Yonex and uses their rackets.

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36. Zheng Jie was coached by Jiang Hong Wei, China's national women's tennis team head coach, but she is coached by her husband Zhang Yu, who is her hitting partner.

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37. Zheng Jie graduated from the Sichuan Sports Academy in June 2000.

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38. Zheng Jie has reached the singles semifinals at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, defeating world No 1, Ana Ivanovic, in the process, becoming the first Chinese female player to advance to the semifinals at a Grand Slam.

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39. Zheng Jie is one of the most successful tennis players from China.

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40. Zheng Jie was born on 5 July 1983 and is a retired professional tennis player from China.

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