58 Facts About Zheng Saisai

1. Zheng Saisai 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 Saisai 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 Saisai 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 Saisai 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 Saisai started the year by losing early in Shenzhen and Hobart.

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6. Zheng Saisai lost to Carla Suarez Navarro in the third round.

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7. At the 2013 US Open, in the second round Zheng Saisai 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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8. At the French Open, Zheng Saisai reached the third round for the first time since 2008, but lost to Maria Sharapova in straight sets.

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

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10. At the Australian Open Zheng Saisai 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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11. Zheng Saisai began the year in Auckland in a bid to defend her title at the ASB Classic.

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12. Zheng Saisai 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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13. Zheng Saisai was the second seed in Guangzhou, but lost in the second round to Laura Robson.

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14. Zheng Saisai 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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15. At the French Open, Zheng Saisai was seeded 31st, but lost in the second round to Aleksandra Wozniak.

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16. Zheng Saisai began the clay season in Estoril as the fifth seed.

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

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

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19. Zheng Saisai 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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20. Zheng Saisai 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 Saisai 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 Saisai was seeded 26th at the French Open and reached the second round before losing to Anastasia Pivovarova.

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23. Zheng Saisai 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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24. Zheng Saisai was unseeded at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.

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25. Zheng Saisai 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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26. At the Toronto, Zheng Saisai advanced to the third round before losing to Lucie Safarova.

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27. Zheng Saisai advanced to the second round before losing to Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak.

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

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

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

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31. Zheng Saisai 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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32. Zheng Saisai competed in both the singles and doubles of the French Open.

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33. At the Australian Open, Zheng Saisai 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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34. Zheng Saisai is on the advisory staff of Yonex and uses their rackets.

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35. Zheng Saisai 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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36. Zheng Saisai graduated from the Sichuan Sports Academy in June 2000.

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37. Zheng Saisai is one of the most successful tennis players from China.

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38. Zheng Saisai began her grass-court season at Nottingham and beat second seed and home favorite Johanna Konta in the second round on her way to the semifinals, where she lost in straight sets to Alison Riske.

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39. Zheng Saisai finished as the World No 70 in singles and World No 39 in doubles.

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40. Zheng Saisai snapped her seven-match losing streak by beating Lu Jiajing at a WTA 125K event in Hua Hin but lost her next match to Hsieh Su-wei in three sets.

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41. Zheng Saisai received a wildcard into the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai and lost to Venus Williams in three sets and Madison Keys in straight sets.

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42. Zheng Saisai won the doubles title in Tianjin with Xu Yifan but lost her first singles match.

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43. Zheng Saisai rebounded by winning the WTA 125k event in Dalian, at the time the biggest singles title of her career.

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44. Zheng Saisai beat Naomi Osaka and Han Xinyun in tough three-set finals.

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45. Zheng Saisai chose to play ITF's in China in lieu of the clay-court season to find her form.

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46. Zheng Saisai reached two quarterfinals to end her year at the WTA 125K events in Ningbo and Taipei, losing to Magda Linette and Ana Bogdan, respectively.

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47. Zheng Saisai reached her first ever WTA semifinal at her next event in Tianjin.

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48. Zheng Saisai was unable to defend her points from the previous year in Suzhou; as a result she entered the US Open qualifying draw ranked World No 148 and unseeded.

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49. Zheng Saisai snapped her five-match losing streak at the WTA 125K event in Nanchang, where she won two three-set matches to reach the quarterfinals.

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50. Zheng Saisai won her next two matches in straight sets to reach the semifinals, where she defeated Monique Adamczak in three sets.

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51. Zheng Saisai was the second seed at a $25,000 event in Nanning, but lost in three sets to No 422 Tang Haochen.

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52. Zheng Saisai rebounded at a $50,000 event in Osprey, where she easily won two qualifying matches before losing in the final round of qualifying to Ashleigh Barty.

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53. Zheng Saisai ended the year ranked 162 in singles and 39 in doubles.

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54. Zheng Saisai began her Asian swing at a $50,000 event in Sanya, where she beat Zarina Diyas in the quarterfinals and Zhang Shuai in the semifinals before losing to Karolina Pliskova in the final.

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55. Zheng Saisai lost her first four matches of the year, including the first qualifying round of the Australian Open.

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56. Zheng Saisai played three $10,000 ITF events in 2010 and reached the final of each one.

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57. In 2010, Zheng Saisai achieved great success at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, winning the silver medal in singles and the gold medal in doubles with Tang Haochen.

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58. In 2009, Zheng Saisai was awarded a wildcard into a $10,000 ITF event in Shenzhen and won her first ITF title, defeating Sabina Sharipova in the final.

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