Saisai Zheng: The Chinese Tennis Star

Saisai Zheng

Saisai Zheng was born on February 5 1994, in Xi’an China. She is now a professional tennis player for China.  Until now, she has 1 WTA singles title which she won at the 2019 Silicon Valley Classic tournament as well as 5 WTA doubles titles. 

She also has three singles and three doubles titles on WTA 125 tournaments, as well as twelve singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit to her credit. She achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 34 in 2020. 


Age 28
Height 1.70 mts
Nationality Chinese
Turned professional 2008
Career titles 1
Highest ranking (Singles) No. 34
Current ranking (Singles) No. 117
Social media profile Instagram @zheng_saisai

Twitter @Zheng_Saisai

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Saisai Zheng was born on February 5 1994, in Xi’an China.
  • Her father is of Tibetan ethnicity and so she also has a Tibetan name which is Suodian Zhuoma.
  • Zheng started playing tennis at the early age of eight when she began to accompany her mother to the tennis academy where she worked. 
  • She is currently coached by Alan Ma.


  • Zheng made her professional debut in 2008
  • In 2009, she won her first ITF singles trophy, at the $10k Shenzhen where she defeated Sabina Sharipova in the final. 
  • In 2010, she won her first ITF doubles title at the $10k Hefei partnering with Tian Ran. 
  • In the same year, she won a singles title, at the $10k Taipei in October.
  • In 2011, Zheng made her WTA Tour debut in both singles and doubles events at the Guangzhou International Open. However in singles she lost in the first round. She fared better in doubles and won her first doubles title by partnering with Hsieh Su-wei and defeating Chan Chin-wei and Han Xinyun in straight sets.
  • At the 2012 French Open, Zheng made her doubles Grand Slam debut and also won her first match there. 
  • In the same year, she won her first singles match at the Premier-level Stanford Classic, where she defeated Ayumi Morita in the first round.
  • In 2013, she reached her first semifinal event in doubles at the Australian Open where she partnered with Varvara Lepchenko and was unfortunately defeated by Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, in straight sets. 
  • She also reached the singles final of the Suzhou Open but lost to Shahar Peer.
  • She always performed better in doubles than singles as seen in 2013 when she reached the quarterfinals at the WTA 125K tournament  in Nanjing and Taipei in singles but reached the semifinals in doubles at both these events.
  • In 2014, she made her Grand Slam main-draw debut in singles at the US Open where she defeated Stefanie Vögele in the first round, but then lost to Lucie Šafářová in the next round.
  • Her good luck in singles continued on the WTA tour and she reached the quarterfinal of the Hong Kong Open and then reached the semifinal of the Tianjin Open. She also had a good run in singles at the WTA Challenger tour where she reached the quarterfinals in Suzhou, Ningbo and Taipei.
  • She made better progress in doubles in 2015 and won the Premier-level Stanford Classic.She also won the Tianjin Open in doubles.
  • In the same year, On the WTA Challenger Tour, she reached the final of the Dalian Open in singles but won the title in doubles.
  • In the same year on the ITF Circuit, she won two $75k titles in singles and one in doubles. 
  • In 2019, she made her first Grand Slam final in doubles along with Duan Yingying but  they lost against Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic, in straight sets.
  • In the same year, she finally won her first WTA title at the Stanford Classic where she defeated Aryna Sabalenka.

Prize Money Earnings

She has earned a total of around 4,172,018US$ from her participation in different championships. 

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • All of Zheng’s clothing and footwear on the court are sponsored by Nike.
  • Her tennis racquets are sponsored by Babolat.

Net Worth

Zheng’s total net worth as of today is estimated to be around 1.5 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her endorsements.


  • Her tennis idol growing up was Justine Henin
  • Her favorite Grand Slams are the Australian Open and the US Open. 
  • Her favorite shot is a drop shot.
  • Her goals in life are to win a Grand Slam event and to someday open a dog cafe with a natural environment.