Zhang Shuai is a Chinese professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23, achieved on 14 November 2016, and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 3, reached on 13 June 2022.
Zhang is a 26-time singles champion. She has won 21 titles on the ITF Circuit, three championships on the WTA Tour (at the Guangzhou International Women’s Open in 2013, 2017, and the WTA Lyon Open in 2022), and two titles in WTA 125K series tournaments.
She has won 21 doubles titles, including 12 on the WTA. Some of her most recent victories include the 2019 Australian Open and the 2021 US Open, both of which she won with Samantha Stosur.
Zhang won her first singles match ever in a Grand Slam competition at the 2016 Australian Open. She advanced all the way to the quarterfinals of the event by beating Simona Halep, who was ranked second in the world at the time.
Zhang was contemplating retirement at that moment after suffering defeat in each of her previous 14 main-draw matches at Grand Slam tournaments, a losing streak that began with the 2008 US Open. Additionally, she competed in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships and made it to the quarterfinals.
Zhang is one of just five Chinese tennis players who have ever advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam singles competition. The other four are Li Na, Zheng Jie, and Peng Shuai. Wang Qiang is the fifth.
Zhang Shuai Salary: How Much is Zhang Shuai’s Prize Money?
Chinese professional tennis player Zhang Shuai’s salary is $100,000 and her prize money is estimated to be US$ 8,435,321.