Top seed Ana Ivanovic stunned by Zheng Jie in the third round of Wimbledon

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World No.1 Ana Ivanovic became the second shock of this year’s Wimbledon when she was upset in the third round by Zheng Jie, ranked 133rd. In her previous match Ivanovic was on the verge of...

Zheng Jie and Li Na welcomed home in Beijing

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Chinese tennis stars Zheng Jie and Li Na have arrived home after their enormous success in Australia and were welcomed by crowds of fans and media. Zheng and Li made history for China when they...

China’s Zheng Jie gives birth to first child

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Wow I didn't even know Zheng Jie was pregnant and now I see at Tennis Forum that she and her husband Zhang Yu became parents a month ago. Look how cute the baby is! The 32-year-old Zheng hasn't...

Dementieva, Kirilenko, Mirza, Zheng to play exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in December

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Kuala Lumpur, Malasya, will welcome Russians Elena Dementieva and Maria Kirilenko, Indian Sania Mirza and Chinese Zheng Jie at the Showdown of Champions 2009, an exhibition event set to take place December 18-19. The exhibition...

US Open 2013 through the fashion lens – Part 2

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My article US Open 2013 through the fashion lens: best and worst dressed was quite a hit and several readers suggested that I do Part 2, and you know I always listen to my readers,...

Zheng Jie to miss Australian Open 2011

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Zheng Jie marked the beginning of the 2010 season with an Australian Open semifinal, but the Chinese will not get back to Melbourne to try to repeat the success, because of her left wrist...

Chinese names: Why it’s Li Na and not Na Li?

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Now that China’s Li Na has won Roland Garros I decided to use the opportunity to make a language point about the proper usage of Chinese names, as I have noticed a lot of...

Zheng wins Auckland as Pennetta adds her name to the injured players list

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At the ASB Classic in Auckland, world No.34 Zheng Jie won her first title since 2006, but the final match was an unfinished battle, as her opponent Flavia Pennetta retired at 2-6 6-3 2-0...

Zheng stuns Safina in Los Angeles, Ivanovic also upset, Sharapova advances

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China's Zheng Jie recorded one of the biggest wins of her career by beating world No.1 Dinara Safina 7-5 4-6 6-4 at the $700,000 2009 LA Women’s Tennis Championships presented by Herbalife. The 23nd-ranked Zheng...

Injured Na Li and Jie Zheng skip China Open

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Chinese number one Na Li will miss this month's China Open because of a right rib injury which has been bothering her since June. Everything started at the DFS Classic, a tournament in Birmingham,...