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Zhu Lin Tennis
Zhu Lin
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Zhu at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Born (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 28)
Wuxi, China
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,677,509
Singles
Career record347-233 (59.8%)
Career titles1 WTA Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 63 (26 September 2022)
Current rankingNo. 63 (26 September 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2020, 2021)
French Open1R (2019, 2021, 2022)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US Open2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record115-127 (47.5%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 103 (24 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 252 (27 June 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2020, 2021)
French Open2R (2022)
Wimbledon2R (2022)
US Open1R (2022)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7-4 (63.6%)
Last updated on: 8 July 2022.

Zhu Lin (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zh? Lín; Mandarin pronunciation: [ú lǐn]; born 28 January 1994) is a Chinese tennis player.

On 26 September 2022, Zhu reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 63, while on 24 February 2020, she reached her best WTA doubles ranking of 103. To date, she has won the 2019 Jiangxi Open in doubles.[1] Along with that WTA title, she also won one singles and one doubles title on WTA 125 tournaments, as well as 14 singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.[2] On 25 February 2019, she entered the top 100 in singles, reaching world No. 93.[3]

Playing for China Fed Cup team, Zhu has a win-loss record of 7-4.[4]

Early life and background

Zhu Lin was born on 28 January 1994 to Zhu Jiangming and Chen Yunqi in Wuxi, China. Her father introduced her to tennis at age four. She has a very aggressive style of play, and her signature shot and also favorite shot is forehand. Her tennis idol growing up was Martina Hingis.[5]

Junior career

Zhu debuted on the ITF Junior Circuit in September 2009 at the age of 15 at the China Junior 1 Open, where she also reached her first singles final. She lost that match against Turkish player Melis Sezer, in straight sets. The following week, she played at China Junior 2 Open, where she also had success, reaching the semifinals in both singles and doubles. She continued having success in her next tournament, where she won the title in singles and reached semifinals in doubles in the 2009 Widjojo Soejono Semen Gresik Junior Championships. The next week, Zhu won her first doubles title and also reached the semifinal in singles at the Solo Open International Junior Championships. Toward the end of the year, she reached one singles final at the PHINMA International Juniors (week 2), where she lost, but won two doubles titles, at that tournament.

In January 2010, Zhu debuted at a junior Grand Slam tournament, playing at the Australian Open, where she was stopped in the third round by Kristýna Plí?ková. In April 2010, she reached the quarterfinals at the Dunlop Japan Open Junior Championships, in both singles and doubles. At the end of May 2010, she played at the Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships in New Delhi, India. There she reached the semifinal in singles and the final in doubles. In September 2010, she lost in the first round of the Junior US Open, in singles. Toward the end of the year, she won China Junior 2 - Xiamen in singles.

In January 2011, she played at the Australian Open, where she lost in the second round, in both singles and doubles. It was her last junior doubles tournament. Her last junior singles tournament was at the China Junior 10 Dalian, where she lost in the third round. Her highest junior combined ranking was 39, that she reached on 17 January 2011.[6]

Professional career

2009-13: Playing at the ITF Circuit

Zhu made her debut at the ITF Circuit in June 2009, at the $10k Qianshan, China, where she was stopped in the second round. In October 2010, she played her first ITF final, at the $10k Nonthaburi, Thailand, but lost in that final from Nungnadda Wannasuk. Later, on 24 October, she won her first ITF singles title, at the $10k Khon Kaen, Thailand. In November 2010, she won her first doubles title, at the $10k Manila, Phlippines. In 2011, Zhu won one ITF singles title, at the $10k Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2012, Zhu reached only one final in singles, at the $10k Pattaya, Thailand which she lost. In 2013, she debuted at the WTA 125 tournaments, when she lost at the Suzhou Ladies Open in the first round in both category.

2014: Success at ITF events; WTA Tour debut

Zhu started the year really well. On her first tournament, she reached the final where she lost to Lenka Wienerová. In March, she won $10k Ankara, Turkey, defeating Iryna Shymanovich. In June, she won three consecutive tournaments. First, Zhu won her first $25k level tournament, in Belikpapan, Indonesia. Then, she won $10k Tarakan, Indonesia, and next week, she won $10k Solo, Indonesia. The following week, she also reached her first significant final, at the Xi'an Open, but lost in that final to Duan Yingying. In August, she played her first Grand Slam qualification, where she was close to qualify for the main draw. After defeating Giulia Gatto-Monticone and Arina Rodionova, she lost in the third round to Zheng Saisai. Zhu made her WTA Tour debut at the Hong Kong Open. Having entered the qualifying tournament, she defeated Wang Yafan, Raluca Olaru, and Elitsa Kostova for a spot in the main draw, where she subsequently recorded her first ever main-draw win at the WTA level by defeating Kristýna Plí?ková in the first round, but was stopped in second round by Jana ?epelová. In September, Zhu played qualification at the Premier-5 level tournament - Wuhan Open, but failed to qualify. Next week, she played her first Premier Mandatory tournament in main draw at the China Open. In first round, she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, but lost to Simona Halep in the second.

2015: Grand Slam debut

Zhu at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships

In January, Zhu failed to qualify for the Australian Open. At the Indian Wells Open, she reached the second round by defeating Francesca Schiavone, but then lost to Sara Errani. She failed to qualify for the Miami Open, Madrid Open and French Open. Zhu made her Grand Slam singles debut at Wimbledon, where she lost to Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets. At the US Open, she lost in the first round of qualifying.

2016: Success in doubles on the ITF Circuit

She won the title at the Launceston International, that was her first tournament in the year where she played doubles. In April, she reached final at the $25k Kashiwa, Japan, where she lost in the final in doubles. In late July, she won Lexington Challenger, together with her partner Hiroko Kuwata. At the Wuhan Open, she failed to qualify in singles, but reached second round in doubles, where together with Han Xinyun lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie ?afá?ová. At the China Open, she also failed to qualify in singles, and in doubles she lost in first round. In November, she reached her first $100k final in doubles. It was at the Shenzhen Open, but lost together with Han Xinyun against You Xiaodi and Nina Stojanovi?.

2019-20: First Grand Slam win, first WTA doubles title, top 100 debut

Zhu at the 2019 French Open

At the Dubai Championships, Zhu made one of her biggest wins, defeating reigning Doha champion Elise Mertens, but lost in the second round to Lesia Tsurenko.[7]

After losing six first-round matches, Zhu clinched her first singles victory at a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open, beating compatriot teenager Wang Xinyu in straight sets, before she lost to Madison Keys in the second round.[8]

In September, she played her first WTA Tour final, at the Jiangxi International Open, and she and Wang Xinyu defeated Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai in an all-Chinese final.[9]

2021: First WTA 125 singles title

In December, she won her first title on the WTA Challenger Tour in Seoul, defeating Kristina Mladenovic in the final.[10]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS NTI P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.[11]

Singles

Current through the 2022 Guadalajara Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q3 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R Q1 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open A Q1 Q1 A A 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Wimbledon A 1R Q3 Q3 Q1 1R NH 2R 1R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
US Open Q3 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q3 2R A A Q2 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-4 1-1 2-3 0-2 0 / 13 4-13 24%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A A 1R A 2R A Q1 A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Indian Wells Open A 2R A A A 1R NH A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Miami Open A Q2 A A A Q1 NH Q1 Q2 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Madrid Open A Q1 A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Canadian Open A A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wuhan Open Q1 A Q1 Q1 A 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
China Open 2R A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 NH 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Guadalajara Open NH 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Career statistics
Tournaments 4 6 5 8 6 13 5 7 11 Career total: 65
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Overall win-loss 3-4 4-6 5-5 6-8 4-6 5-13 4-5 4-7 6-11 0 / 65 41-65 39%
Year-end ranking 139 173 140 104 114 83 91 140 $1,561,625

Doubles

Current after the 2022 US Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 2R A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
French Open A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 A A NH 1R 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
US Open A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 2-3 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy RR 0 / 1 1-1 50%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Open A A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Madrid Open A A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Canadian Open A A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wuhan Open 1R A 2R A A A NH 0 / 2 1-2 33%
China Open A A 1R A A A NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Mexican Open NMS/NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Career statistics
Tournaments 3 5 7 4 2 4 4 6 5 Career total: 40
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Career total: 2
Overall win-loss 0-3 4-5 4-7 1-4 1-2 7-3 1-4 1-6 5-5 1 / 40 24-39 38%
Year-end ranking

WTA career finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
WTA 1000 (0-0)
WTA 500 (0-0)
WTA 250 (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2019 Jiangxi Open, China International[b] Hard China Wang Xinyu China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 1-1 Feb 2022 Abierto Zapopan, Mexico WTA 250 Hard China Wang Xinyu United States Kaitlyn Christian
Belarus Lidziya Marozava
5-7, 3-6

WTA Challenger finals

Singles: 1 (title)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Dec 2021 Korea Open, South Korea Hard (i) France Kristina Mladenovic 6-0, 6-4

Doubles: 1 (title)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2017 Zhengzhou Open, China Hard China Han Xinyun United States Jacqueline Cako
Israel Julia Glushko
7-5, 6-1

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 27 (15 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (2-1)
$80,000 tournaments (0-1)
$60,000 tournaments (5-3)
$25,000 tournaments (3-4)
$10,000 tournaments (5-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (13-11)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2010 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 10,000 Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 4-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Oct 2010 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand 10,000 Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 6-3, 6-2
Win 2-1 May 2011 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia 10,000 Hard Mexico Nadia Abdalá 7-6, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Jun 2012 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard Russia Anna Tyulpa 4-6, 2-6
Loss 2-3 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová 7-5, 4-6, 4-6
Win 3-3 Mar 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Belarus Iryna Shymanovich 6-1, 6-4
Loss 3-4 May 2014 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard China Wang Qiang 3-6, 2-6
Win 4-4 May 2014 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia 25,000 Clay India Ankita Raina 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Win 5-4 Jun 2014 ITF Tarakan, Indonesia 10,000 Hard China Wang Yan 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Win 6-4 Jun 2014 ITF Solo, Indonesia 10,000 Hard Indonesia Lavinia Tananta 6-0, 6-0
Loss 6-5 Jun 2014 ITF Xi'an, China 50,000[c] Hard China Duan Yingying 6-4, 6-7, 4-6
Loss 6-6 Dec 2014 ITF Hong Kong 50,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan 6-4, 6-4
Loss 6-7 Apr 2016 ITF K?fu, Japan 25,000 Hard Sweden Susanne Celik 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Loss 6-8 May 2017 ITF Gifu, Japan 80,000 Hard Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 2-6, 3-6
Win 7-8 May 2017 Jin'an Open, China 60,000 Hard India Ankita Raina 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 7-9 Jul 2017 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard China Wang Yafan 4-6, 2-6
Win 8-9 May 2018 Jin'an Open, China (2) 60,000 Hard China Liu Fangzhou 6-0, 6-2
Win 9-9 Aug 2018 Jinan International Open, China 60,000 Hard China Wang Yafan 6-4, 6-1
Win 10-9 Jan 2019 ITF Singapore 25,000 Hard South Korea Han Na-lae 6-2, 6-3
Loss 10-10 Aug 2019 ITF Landisville, U.S. 60,000 Hard United States Madison Brengle 4-6, 5-7
Loss 10-11 Oct 2019 ITF Suzhou, China 100,000 Hard China Peng Shuai 2-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 11-11 Nov 2019 Liuzhou Open, China 60,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
Win 12-11 Nov 2019 Shenzhen Open, China 100,000 Hard China Peng Shuai 6-3, 1-3 ret.
Loss 12-12 Jan 2020 ITF Hong Kong 25,000 Hard Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 4-6, 5-7
Win 13-12 Mar 2022 Guanajuato Open, Mexico 60,000+H Hard Canada Rebecca Marino 6-4, 6-1
Win 14-12 Apr 2022 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 25,000 Hard Canada Victoria Mboko 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Win 15-12 Aug 2022 ITF Landisville, United States 100,000 Hard United States Elizabeth Mandlik 6-2, 6-3

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (1-1)
$80,000 tournaments (1-0)
$60,000 tournaments (1-1)
$25,000 tournaments (0-1)
$10,000 tournaments (3-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-4)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2010 ITF Pattaya, Thailand 10,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Juan Ting-fei Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
5-7, 2-6
Win 1-1 Nov 2010 ITF Manila, Philippines 10,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan South Korea Kim Ji-young
South Korea Kim Jin-hee
6-4, 6-7(5-7), [10-7]
Win 2-1 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard China Li Yihong Romania Gabriela Talab?
Romania Patricia Maria ?ig
6-2, ret.
Win 3-1 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard China Li Yihong Romania Nicoleta-C?t?lina Dasc?lu
Romania Raluca ?erban
3-6, 6-3, [10-3]
Win 4-1 Feb 2016 Launceston International, Australia 75,000[d] Hard China You Xiaodi Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
2-6, 7-5, [10-7]
Loss 4-2 Apr 2016 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard China You Xiaodi China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Zhang Kailin
5-7, 6-2, [9-11]
Win 5-2 Jul 2016 Lexington Challenger, U.S. 50,000 Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata United States Sophie Chang
United States Alexandra Mueller
6-0, 7-5
Loss 5-3 Nov 2016 Shenzhen Open, China 100,000 Hard China Han Xinyun Serbia Nina Stojanovi?
China You Xiaodi
4-6, 6-7(6-8)
Loss 5-4 Apr 2017 ITF Quangzhou, China 60,000 Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata China Han Xinyun
China Ye Qiuyu
3-6, 3-6
Win 6-4 Jun 2019 Manchester Trophy, UK 100,000 Grass China Duan Yingying United States Robin Anderson
Romania Laura Ioana Paar
6-4, 6-3

Notes

  1. ^ a b The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  2. ^ The WTA International tournaments were reclassified as WTA 250 tournaments in 2021.
  3. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.
  4. ^ The $75,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $80,000 in 2017.

References

  1. ^ "WTA Profile Info".
  2. ^ "Singles and Doubles Titles". ITF.
  3. ^ "Ranking History".
  4. ^ "Fed Cup Profile".
  5. ^ "Biography of Zhu Lin".
  6. ^ "Junior ITF Profile".
  7. ^ "'No words can describe how happy I am': Zhu outlasts Mertens in Dubai marathon", WTA, 18 February 2019{{citation}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  8. ^ "Keys finds right notes for Zhu win at US Open", WTA, 28 August 2019{{citation}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  9. ^ Rebecca Peterson Wins Maiden Title at Jiangxi, 15 September 2019
  10. ^ "Zhu sweeps past Mladenovic in Seoul to win first WTA 125 title".
  11. ^ "Zhu Lin [CHN] | Australian Open". ausopen.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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