Zhang Shuai is a Chinese professional tennis player who is a two-time Grand Slam champion in women’s doubles, having won the 2019 Australian Open and the 2021 US Open, both alongside Samantha Stosur.
Zhang also finished runner-up at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships with Elise Mertens and has reached four further major semifinals across women’s and mixed doubles.
Zhang Shuai Parents: Zhang Zhiqiang, Wang Fengqin
Zhang Shuai was born on January 21, 1989, in Tianjin, China, to her father Zhang Zhiqiang, who was a former football player, and her mother Wang Fengqin, who was once a basketball player.
She started playing tennis at the age of six when her parents took her to a local tennis club.
Zhang turned professional in 2003 and played her first singles event in Mollerussa in August of that year.
Zhang achieved a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 2 in July 2022 and has won 12 titles on the WTA Tour, including the 2021 Cincinnati Masters with Stosur.
On two occasions, Zhang has also qualified for the WTA Finals.