Peng Shuai (彭帅) and Su-Wei Hsieh won the 2013 Wimbledon women's doubles title with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua on July 7, 2013. Peng gave the Chinese mainland its first doubles title at a major in seven years, while Hsieh became the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title.
Peng Shuai was born on August 1, 1986 in Xiangtan City, central China's Hunan Province. At the age of eight, she was apprenticed to her uncle to practice tennis. In June 2002, she was chosen and sent by the China Tennis Association (CTA) to attend a tennis school in the United States for one year of advanced study. Peng was the first female Chinese tennis player to compete on the international professional tennis circle as a result of cooperation between the CTA and a foreign broker company.
Peng, who is 1.73 meters tall and weighs 61.2 kilograms, is one of the most promising female tennis players in China.
Below are the main titles and honors Peng has won since 2001:
Winner of Women's Doubles at Wimbledon Championships with Su-Wei Hsieh in 2013
Singles runner-up at the Open Tournaments of the World Tennis Association (WTA):
The Strasbourg Open in 2006
The Moriyama Open in 2008
The Guangzhou Women's Open in 2008
The Brussels Open in 2011
The Brussels Open in 2013
Singles champion at the Open Tournaments of the International Tennis Federation (ITF):
The Baotou Tennis Challenge in Baotou in 2011
The Tianjin Tennis Challenge in 2001
The Mumbai Tennis Challenge in 2002
The Jackson Tennis Challenge in 2003
The Changsha Tennis Challenge in 2003
The Dothan Tennis Challenge in 2004
The Prostejov Tennis Challenge in 2004
On Oct. 27, 2013, Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei won the doubles final at the WTA tennis championships in Istanbul, in Turkey.
On June 8, 2014, Peng and Hsieh won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the French Open women's doubles.