Peng Shuai

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    Peng Shuai (born 8 January 1986 in Xiangtan, Hunan) is a Chinese professional female tennis player. She reached a career high ranking of World No. 1 in doubles by the Women’s Tennis Association on 17 February 2014, making her the first Chinese professional tennis player (male or female, and in singles or doubles) to reach World No. 1. She won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, defeating Akgul Amanmuradova in the final. At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Peng won her first ladies’ double championship with Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and again won at the 2014 French Open with Hsieh. Peng is known for her stamina and plays with two hands on both sides and hits very flat. She has defeated many top 10 and top 5 players, including Anastasia Myskina, Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina, Kim Clijsters, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Janković, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Agnieszka Radwańska, Li Na, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova and Vera Zvonareva. As of 13 October 2014, she is the top-ranked active Chinese player in singles (behind Li Na who retired) and top-ranked Chinese player in doubles.

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