Playing compact, two-handed strokes off both sides, the Hunan native is the second highest-ranked Chinese in history behind 2011 Roland Garros champion Li Na. In February, 2014, Peng partnered Su-Wei Hsieh to capture the Doha title, their 10th title together in as many finals, and achieve a milestone. She became doubles world No.1 and China's first World No.1, male or female, and in singles or doubles. The pair followed that up winning the 2014 Indian Wells title, raising their record in finals together to 11-0. On June 8, 2014, Peng and Hsieh won 11 of the final 13 games to beat Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, 6-4, 6-1, in the French Open final and claim their second Grand Slam doubles title together. Peng partnered Hsieh to win her first career Grand Slam doubles title at the 2013 Wimbledon. Still seeking her first singles title, she attained a career-high rank of No. 14 in August, 2011, her most successful season. She advanced to the 2011 Brussels final, losing to No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. It was her first final since 2008 at Guangzhou. Her uncle introduced her to tennis at age 8; at 13 she underwent heart surgery. Born in the Chinese year of the cow, she carries a lucky cow on her racquet bag.
Peng Shuai Tournament History
No career titles
2014: Beijing, Roland Garros, Indian Wells, Doha, Pattaya
2013: WTA Championships, Guangzhou, Cincinnati, Rome, Wimbledon
2009: Sydney, Rome, Beijing
2008: Bangalore, Bali