Zhu Lin (tennis)

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Zhu Lin
朱琳
Zhu RG19 (12) (48199019742).jpg
Lin at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Born (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 26)
Wuxi, China
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,192,424
Singles
Career record314–206 (60.4%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 69 (17 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 80 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record107–117 (47.8%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 103 (24 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 109 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–3 (57.1%)
Last updated on: 8 September 2020.

Zhu Lin (Chinese: 朱琳; pinyin: Zhū Lín; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂú lǐn]; born 28 January 1994) is a Chinese tennis player.

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.[1] 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.[2] On 25 February 2019, she entered top 100 in singles, reaching world No. 93.[3]

Playing for China at the Fed Cup, Zhu has win/loss record of 4–3.[4]

Early life and background[edit]

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.[5]

Junior career[edit]

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.[6]

Professional career[edit]

2009-13: Playing at the ITF Circuit[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

At the Dubai Championships, Zhu made one of her biggest win, 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]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
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 and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[10]

Singles[edit]

Current after the 2021 Abu Dhabi.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
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%
Career statistics
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%
Year-end ranking 139 173 140 104 114 83 $1,192,423

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
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 Hard China Wang Xinyu China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
6–2, 7–6(7–5)

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

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[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 24 (12 titles, 12 runner–ups)[edit]

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 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 Hard China Duan Yingying 6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 6–6 Dec 2014 ITF Hong Kong, China 50,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–7 Apr 2016 Kōfu International Open, Japan 25,000 Hard Sweden Susanne Celik 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 6–8 May 2017 Kangaroo Cup, 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 25,000 Hard China Wang Yafan 4–6, 2–6
Win 8–9 May 2018 Jin'an Open (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, Singapore 25,000 Hard South Korea Han Na-lae 6–2, 6–3
Loss 10–10 Aug 2019 Koser Jewelers Challenge, United States 60,000 Hard United States Madison Brengle 4–6, 5–7
Loss 10–11 Oct 2019 Suzhou Ladies Open, 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 Longhua Open, China 100,000 Hard China Peng Shuai 6–3, 1–3 ret.
Loss 12–12 Jan 2020 ITF Hong Kong, China 25,000 Hard Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner–ups)[edit]

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 Talabă
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
6–2, ret.
Win 3–1 Feb 2014 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard China Li Yihong Romania Nicoleta-Cătălina Dascălu
Romania Raluca Șerban
3–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Win 4–1 Feb 2016 Launceston International, Australia 75,000 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, United States 50,000 Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata United States Sophie Chang
United States Alexandra Mueller
6–0, 7–5
Loss 5–3 Nov 2016 Shenzhen Longhua Open, China 100,000 Hard China Han Xinyun Serbia Nina Stojanović
China You Xiaodi
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 5–4 Apr 2017 Industrial Bank Cup, China 60,000 Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata China Han Xinyun
China Ye Qiuyu
3–6, 3–6
Win 6–4 Jun 2019 Manchester Trophy Challenger, England 100,000 Grass China Duan Yingying United States Robin Anderson
Romania Laura Ioana Paar
6–4, 6–3

References[edit]

  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 2019CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  8. ^ "Keys finds right notes for Zhu win at US Open", WTA, 28 August 2019CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  9. ^ Rebecca Peterson Wins Maiden Title at Jiangxi, 15 September 2019
  10. ^ "Player & Career overview".

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