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.
Li Na is a Chinese former professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on the WTA Tour on 17 February 2014, but retired from the sport seven months later due to chronic and worsening left knee injury, that has kept her out of the game for many years. Over the course of her career, Li won nine WTA singles titles, including two Grand Slam singles titles at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open. Li's rise to prominence came after those victories, which made her the first and only Grand Slam singles champion from Asia. Prior to this, she had already become the first player representing an Asian country to appear in a Grand Slam singles final, a milestone ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Wuhan, China
Year Turned Pro: 1999
Zheng Jie is a Chinese professional tennis player. Her career high ranking is World No. 15 which she achieved on 18 May 2009. As of 9 June 2014, Zheng is ranked World No. 90 in singles and World No. 22 in doubles and is the 4th ranked Chinese player. Zheng is one of the most successful tennis players from China. She has won four WTA singles titles – Hobart in 2005, Estoril, Stockholm in 2006, and Auckland in 2012. She has also won fifteen 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 has reached the singles ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Chengdu, China
Year Turned Pro: 2003-01-16
Peng Shuai 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 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 ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Xiangtan, China
Year Turned Pro: 2001
Kevin Wu added Zhang Shuai
Zhang Shuai, also known as Serena Zhang, is a Chinese professional female tennis player. As of April 6, 2015, she is at World number 84: the sixth highest ranked women's singles player from the Asian Tennis Federation and third-highest ranked Chinese women's singles player behind Peng Shuai and Zheng Saisai . She has a career high doubles ranking of 29, achieved on April 1, 2013. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Tianjin, China