Saisai Zheng, who has outstanding performance this year, is expanding the competitiveness of Chinese women tennis players. During 2019 tournament, she had experienced a breakthrough in doubling with Yingying Duan who is also from Tianjin Team and awarded the second prize in women’s double of French Open. This award has built up her confidence, which also contributed to her comeback.
“I think players in this new generation like us are working really hard to catch up with those excellent players and we need some time to achieve it,” said Saisai Zheng. An exciting performance could be witnessed in the San Jose WTA in August where she defeated Collins, Anisimova, Sakkari constantly and made it to the final round where she finally won her first WTA champion title by defeating Sabalenka. Therefore, she received huge attention from both domestic and overseas. As a second Chinese women tennis player who won the world top title after Na Li. Besides, making herself into top 16 by beating former U.S. Open champion Stephens in China Open 2019 lately was also impressive.
In fact, Saisai Zheng has been an old friend to Zhuhai and the first tournament wildcard had been taken by her in the first year of Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy China. She had already taken the second prize in Zhuhai 2017. For this time, she is back again with a better and stronger herself. With all the hardships and setbacks she went through, Saisai Zheng had made up her mind to fight for her best in Zhuhai WTA and to become a solid seed player in Chinese tennis field.