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The Best Tennis Players from China

Updated January 24, 2020 622 votes 266 voters 37.8k views14 items

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List of the best tennis players from China, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. China has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Chinese tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of China and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from China then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Everyone from Sun Peng to Li Ting is included on this list of male and female Chinese tennis players. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Chinese tennis players?" and "Who is the best Chinese tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of China in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Chinese tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • Li Na (born 26 February 1982) is a Chinese retired tennis player. She achieved a career-high WTA ranking of world No. 2 on 17 February 2014. Over the course of her career, Li won nine WTA Tour singles titles including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open. Her rise to prominence came after those victories, which made her the first Grand Slam singles champion from Asia. Prior to this, she was the first player representing an Asian country to appear in a Grand Slam singles final, a milestone she achieved at the 2011 Australian Open. Li was also the runner-up at the 2013 Australian Open and 2013 WTA Tour Championships, a three-time quarterfinalist at...  more
    • Birthplace: Wuhan, China
    • Nationality: China
    • Year Turned Pro: 1999
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    Zheng Jie

    Zheng Jie (born 5 July 1983) is a retired professional tennis player from China. Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 15 which she achieved in May 2009. Zheng is one of the most successful tennis players from China. She won four WTA singles titles – Hobart in 2005, Estoril, Stockholm in 2006, and Auckland in 2012. She also won 15 doubles titles, eleven of them with Yan Zi, including Wimbledon and the Australian Open in 2006. She won the bronze medal in doubles with Yan Zi at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her career-high doubles ranking is world No. 3. Zheng reached the singles semifinals at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, defeating world No. 1, Ana Ivanovic, in the process, becoming...  more
    • Birthplace: Chengdu, China
    • Nationality: China
    • Year Turned Pro: 2003-01-16
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  • Peng Shuai (Chinese: 彭帅; pinyin: Péng Shuài; Mandarin pronunciation: [pʰə̌ŋ ʂwâi]; born 8 January 1986) is a Chinese professional female tennis player. She reached a career-high of world No. 1 in the doubles ranking by the Women's Tennis Association as the first Chinese tennis player (male or female, and in singles or doubles) in February 2014. In August 2011, she peaked at No. 14 of the singles rankings. Peng has won two singles and 22 doubles titles. 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' doubles championship with Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and again won at the 2014 French Open...  more
    • Birthplace: Xiangtan
    • Nationality: China
    • Year Turned Pro: 2001
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  • Zhang Shuai (Chinese: 张帅; pinyin: Zhāng Shuài; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂáŋ ʂwâi]; born 21 January 1989) is a Chinese professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23, which was achieved on 14 November 2016, and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 9, achieved on 20 May 2019. Zhang has won 24 singles titles: 20 on the ITF Women's Circuit, two on the WTA Tour – both at the Guangzhou International Women's Open – and two WTA 125Ks. In doubles, she has won 17 titles (8 ITF, 8 WTA, 1 WTA 125K), including the 2019 Australian Open, partnered with Samantha Stosur. Zhang won her first singles match in a Grand Slam tournament at the 2016 Australian Open, when, as a...  more
    • Birthplace: Tianjin, China
    • Nationality: China
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