Zhu Lin (tennis)
Lin at the 2019 French Open
|Born||28 January 1994|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Career record||314–206 (60.4%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 69 (17 February 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 80 (31 August 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||1R (2019)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2015, 2019)|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|Career record||107–117 (47.8%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 103 (24 February 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 109 (31 August 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Fed Cup||4–3 (57.1%)|
|Last updated on: 8 September 2020.|
On 17 February 2020, she reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of 69, 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. Along with that WTA title, she also won one doubles title on the WTA 125K series as well as eleven singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 25 February 2019, she entered top 100 in singles, reaching world No. 93.
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 4. 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. In free times, she enjoys shopping, watching movies and cooking. She stated that, if she weren't a tennis player, would probably work in travel industry like her mother.
She made her debut 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 final that was in singles category. She lost in that final from turkish player Melis Sezer in straight-sets. Next week, she played at China Junior 2 Open, where she also had success, reaching semifinals, in both singles and doubles. She continues having success on her next tournament, where she won title in singles and reaching semifinals in doubles, on 2009 Widjojo Soejono Semen Gresik Junior Championships. Next week she also had success, winning her first doubles titles, and also reaching semifinal in singles, at the Solo Open International Junior Championships. Towards the end of the year, she also reached one singles final, at the PHINMA International Juniors (week 2), where she lost, but won two doubles titles, at PHINMA International Juniors (Week 1) and PHINMA International Juniors (week 1). In January 2010, she debuted at the junior Grand Slam tournaments, playing at the Australian Open, where she was stopped in third round by Kristýna Plíšková. 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 semifinal in singles and final in doubles. In September 2010, she lost in the first round of junior US Open, in singles. Towards the end of the year, she also won China Junior 2 - Xiamen in singles. In January 2011, she played at 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 No. 39, that she reached on the 17 January 2011.
2009-13: Playing at the ITF Circuit
Zhu debut at the ITF Tour in June 2009, at the $10k Qianshan, China, where she was stopped in 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 didn't have much success, reaching only one final in singles, at the $10k Pattaya, Thailand where she lost. In 2013, she made her debut at the WTA 125K series, playing at the Suzhou Ladies Open, but lost in the first round in both category.
2014: Success at ITF tournaments; 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 2014 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 Plíšková in the first round, but was stopped in second round by Jana Čepelová. 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
In January, Zhu played in qualifications at the Australian Open, but failed to qualify. At the BNP Paribas Open, she reached the second round, defeating Francesca Schiavone in first round, but then lost to Sara Errani. After that, she failed to qualify at the Miami Open, Madrid Open and French Open. Zhu made her Grand Slam singles debut at the Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three sets. At the US Open, she lost in the first round of qualification.
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 Šafářová. 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 Stojanović.
2019: First main-draw Grand Slam win, first WTA doubles titles
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.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
Current after the 2021 Abu Dhabi.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||Q1||Q3||1R||1R||1R||2R||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|French Open||A||Q1||Q1||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||Q3||Q3||Q1||1R||NH||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|US Open||Q3||Q1||Q1||Q2||Q3||2R||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–1||0–1||1–4||1–1||0 / 8||2–8||33%|
|WTA 1000 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||A||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||2R||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Miami Open||A||Q2||A||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Madrid Open||A||Q1||A||A||A||A||NH||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%|
|Tournaments||4||6||5||8||6||13||5||1||Career total: 48|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||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||0–1||0 / 48||31–48||39%|
WTA career finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Win||1–0||Sep 2019||Jiangxi Open, China||International||Hard||Wang Xinyu|| Peng Shuai
WTA 125K series finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Win||1–0||Apr 2017||Zhengzhou Open, China||Hard||Han Xinyun|| Jacqueline Cako
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 24 (12 titles, 12 runner–ups)
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2010||ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Nungnadda Wannasuk||4–6, 1–6|
|Win||1–1||Oct 2010||ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Luksika Kumkhum||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||2–1||May 2011||ITF Jakarta, Indonesia||10,000||Hard||Nadia Abdalá||7–6, 6–3|
|Loss||2–2||Jun 2012||ITF Pattaya, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Anna Tyulpa||4–6, 2–6|
|Loss||2–3||Feb 2014||ITF Antalya, Turkey||10,000||Clay||Lenka Wienerová||7–5, 4–6, 4–6|
|Win||3–3||Mar 2014||ITF Antalya||10,000||Clay||Iryna Shymanovich||6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||3–4||May 2014||ITF Tianjin, China||25,000||Hard||Wang Qiang||3–6, 2–6|
|Win||4–4||May 2014||ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia||25,000||Clay||Ankita Raina||7–5, 2–6, 6–3|
|Win||5–4||Jun 2014||ITF Tarakan, Indonesia||10,000||Hard||Wang Yan||4–6, 6–0, 6–2|
|Win||6–4||Jun 2014||ITF Solo, Indonesia||10,000||Hard||Lavinia Tananta||6–0, 6–0|
|Loss||6–5||Jun 2014||ITF Xi'an, China||50,000||Hard||Duan Yingying||6–4, 6–7, 4–6|
|Loss||6–6||Dec 2014||ITF Hong Kong, China||50,000||Hard||Yang Zhaoxuan||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||6–7||Apr 2016||Kōfu International Open, Japan||25,000||Hard||Susanne Celik||6–7(3–7), 3–6|
|Loss||6–8||May 2017||Kangaroo Cup, Japan||80,000||Hard||Magdaléna Rybáriková||2–6, 3–6|
|Win||7–8||May 2017||Jin'an Open, China||60,000||Hard||Ankita Raina||6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Loss||7–9||Jul 2017||ITF Tianjin||25,000||Hard||Wang Yafan||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||8–9||May 2018||Jin'an Open (2)||60,000||Hard||Liu Fangzhou||6–0, 6–2|
|Win||9–9||Aug 2018||Jinan International Open, China||60,000||Hard||Wang Yafan||6–4, 6–1|
|Win||10–9||Jan 2019||ITF Singapore, Singapore||25,000||Hard||Han Na-lae||6–2, 6–3|
|Loss||10–10||Aug 2019||Koser Jewelers Challenge, United States||60,000||Hard||Madison Brengle||4–6, 5–7|
|Loss||10–11||Oct 2019||Suzhou Ladies Open, China||100,000||Hard||Peng Shuai||2–6, 6–3, 2–6|
|Win||11–11||Nov 2019||Liuzhou Open, China||60,000||Hard||Arina Rodionova||2–6, 6–0, 6–1|
|Win||12–11||Nov 2019||Shenzhen Longhua Open, China||100,000||Hard||Peng Shuai||6–3, 1–3 ret.|
|Loss||12–12||Jan 2020||ITF Hong Kong, China||25,000||Hard||Zarina Diyas||4–6, 5–7|
Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner–ups)
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2010||ITF Pattaya, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Juan Ting-fei|| Chen Yi
|Win||1–1||Nov 2010||ITF Manila, Philippines||10,000||Hard||Yang Zhaoxuan|| Kim Ji-young
|6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]|
|Win||2–1||Feb 2014||ITF Antalya, Turkey||10,000||Hard||Li Yihong|| Gabriela Talabă
Patricia Maria Țig
|Win||3–1||Feb 2014||ITF Antalya, Turkey||10,000||Hard||Li Yihong|| Nicoleta-Cătălina Dascălu
|3–6, 6–3, [10–3]|
|Win||4–1||Feb 2016||Launceston International, Australia||75,000||Hard||You Xiaodi|| Nadiia Kichenok
|2–6, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Loss||4–2||Apr 2016||ITF Kashiwa, Japan||25,000||Hard||You Xiaodi|| Yang Zhaoxuan
|5–7, 6–2, [9–11]|
|Win||5–2||Jul 2016||Lexington Challenger, United States||50,000||Hard||Hiroko Kuwata|| Sophie Chang
|Loss||5–3||Nov 2016||Shenzhen Longhua Open, China||100,000||Hard||Han Xinyun|| Nina Stojanović
|Loss||5–4||Apr 2017||Industrial Bank Cup, China||60,000||Hard||Hiroko Kuwata|| Han Xinyun
|Win||6–4||Jun 2019||Manchester Trophy Challenger, England||100,000||Grass||Duan Yingying|| Robin Anderson
Laura Ioana Paar
- "WTA Profile Info".
- "Singles and Doubles Titles". ITF.
- "Ranking History".
- "Fed Cup Profile".
- "Biography of Zhu Lin".
- "Junior ITF Profile".
- "'No words can describe how happy I am': Zhu outlasts Mertens in Dubai marathon", WTA, 18 February 2019CS1 maint: date and year (link)
- "Keys finds right notes for Zhu win at US Open", WTA, 28 August 2019CS1 maint: date and year (link)
- Rebecca Peterson Wins Maiden Title at Jiangxi, 15 September 2019
- "Player & Career overview".
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