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Peng Shuai

Date of Birth January 8, 1986
Birthplace Hunan Province
Height 5'8" (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lbs. (61.2 kg)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Status Amateur

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings - As of 8/29/2005
Singles 35
Porsche Race - Singles  30
Doubles 48

WTA Ranking History
Season-Ending Singles 2004-73; 2003-326; 2002-359; 2001-516 
Career-High Singles No. 31 (August 15, 2005)
Career-High Doubles No. 47 (August 15, 2005)

Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2004 - ITF/Dotham-USA, ITF/Prostejov-CZE, ITF/Shenzhen2-CHN; 2003 - ITF/Jackson-USA, ITF/Changsha-CHN; 2002 - ITF/Mumbai 1-IND; 2001 - ITF/Baotau-CHN, ITF/Tianjin 1-CHN.
Semifinalist (2): 2005 - Sydney, San Diego.
Quarterfinalist (3): 2005 - Strasbourg; 2004 - Cincinnati, Guangzhou.

2000 - Competed at one ITF Circuit event , ITF/Nanjing-CHN, her debut appearance on ITF circuit; did not drop a set en route, falling only to the top seed, world No. 215 Li 60 61
2001 - Debuted on WTA Tour at Shanghai, falling 1r to world No. 24 Tanasugarn (No. 3 seed) 64 61; l. 1r at ITF/Hangzhou-JPN to world No. 244 Fujiwara (No. 3 seed); unranked, won first singles title in third effort on ITF Circuit; at ITF/Baotau-CHN, passed two seeds, including No. 321 top seed Sun in SF; following Baotau, reached SF at ITF/Hohhot-CHN and then took second ITF Circuit title, at ITF/Tianjin-CHN, when No. 395 top seed Liu retired 1-0 (as world No. 715, ousted the No. 2 and No. 7 seeds in earlier rounds) -- reached final in doubles
2002 - As world No. 512, started year with a title at ITF/Mumbai-IND, ousting three seeds en route; as a qualifier, reached final at ITF Circuit/New Delhi-IND, accummulating seven straight-set match wins in the process; as world No. 358, l. 1r at Los Angeles to No. 45 Pisnik 26 62 75
2003 - Won two ITF Circuit titles: ITF/Jackson-USA and ITF/Changsha-CHN
2004 - First Top 100 finish; reached first Tour QF at Cincinnati (d. No.62 Craybas en route, l. to Zvonareva) and Guangzhou (1r win vs. Grandin was 100th of career, then d. No.41 Bartoli 61 60 in 2r for career-best win, l. to WC T.Li); made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon (l. 1r), l. failed to qualify at Roland Garros and US Open; on ITF Circuit, won $75,000 ITF/Dothan, AL-USA, $75,000 ITF/Prostejov-CZE and $50,000 ITF/Shenzhen 2-CHN; made Top 100 debut at No.86 on August 23, reaching career-high rankings in singles (No.68 on November 8) and doubles (No.78 on September 27)
JANUARY - Reached first career Tour SF as a qualifier in Sydney; defeated qualifier Washington in 1r and then upset No.2 seed Myskina in 2r, 61 63; also picked up second win against seeded player in QF when No.5 seed Petrova retired midway through match with heat illness; fell to No.6 seed Molik in SF round; jumped 32 spots in WTA Rankings to career-best No.48; made debut at Australian Open, defeating Camerin in 1r before losing to No.8 seed Venus Williams in next match.

FEBRUARY - Fell to Kirilenko in 1r at Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; ankle injury forces withdrawal from Memphis.

MARCH - Also misses Indian Wells and Miami due to right ankle injury.

APRIL - Reached 2r at Amelia Island when opponent Shaughnessy retired midway through 1r match, but lost to No.6 Zvonareva in next match; defeated Irvin in 1r at Charleston before three-set loss to Henin-Hardenne in 2r.

MAY - Reached 3r at Berlin, defeating No.14 seed Sugiyama and Vento-Kabchi before straight sets loss to top seed Sharapova; fell to Pierce in 1r at Rome; reached first career clay QF in Tour action at Strasbourg, defeating Tanasugarn, followed by straight sets upset of No.2 seed Golovin before three set loss to Domachowska; made debut at Roland Garros, defeating No.410-ranked wild card Andrieux in 1r before almost defeating top seed Davenport in 2r; came within two points of victory in second set before eventually falling in three sets.

JULY - Lost to Benesova in 1r at Stanford.

AUGUST - Reached first career Tier I SF at San Diego, defeating qualifier Salerni in 1r, followed by second career Top 10 victory vs. No.3 seed Dementieva and win vs. No.16 seed Safina to reach QF; grabbed another Top 10 win by defeating No.7 seed Clijsters to reach SF before falling to No.6 seed Pierce; improves ranking to a career-best No.32 on August 8 - surpassing countrywoman Li Na to become highest ranked player from China in Tour history; defeated Vento-Kabchi in 1r at Los Angeles before loss to No.13 seed Schiavone; withdrew from doubles draw (w/Lee) after suffering low back strain; continued to set the mark for Chinese players in ranking, improving to career best of No.31 on August 15; qualified for main draw at New Haven, but lost to Douchevina in 1r.

Began playing at age 8 when an uncle (the only other family member who plays tennis) introduced her to the game...Favors hard courts and forehand...Father, Ji Jun Peng, is a police officer, and mother's name is Zhang Bing...Favorites include the color red and Chinese cuisin...Past-times include reading and shopping...Enjoys swimming, playing soccer...Considers herself 'very quiet'...Admires Steffi Graf and John McEnroe...trains at International Tennis Academy and coached by Alan Ma...also coached by Karel Fromel.


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