Birthdate : January 6, 1986
Birthplace : Hunan, China
Residence : Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Height : 5ˇ¦8ˇ¨ (1.73m)
Weight : 135lbs (61.2kg)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Current Singles Ranking : 359 (as of November 11, 2002)
The Highest Singles Ranking : 329 (as of June 2002)
The Highest Doubles Ranking : 438 (as of June 2002)
WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES)
2001 ˇV 516
2002 HIGHLIGHTS ˇV SINGLES
Winner : 2002 ˇV ITF/Mumbai-IND;
2001 ˇV ITF/Baotau-CHN, ITF/Tianjin-CHN
In August 2002, ranked No. 358, Shuai lost in the 1st round of Los Angeles to No. 45-ranked Tina Pisnik 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.
March saw Shuai, as a qualifier, reach the final at the ITF Circuit event in New Delhi (IND), accumulating seven straight-set match wins in the process.
An excellent start to 2002 for Shuai, when ranked No. 512, she triumphed in the ITF Circuit title in Mumbai (IND) - ousting three seeds en route.
Shuai debuted on the Sanex WTA Tour at 2001 Shanghai, falling in the first round to No. 24-ranked third seed Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4, 6-1.
Unranked, Shuai won her first singles title in only her third attempt on the ITF Circuit at 2001 Baotau (CHN), passing two seeds, including No. 321-ranked top seed Tian Tian Sun in the semi-final. Following Baotau, she reached the semi-final at Hohhot (CHN) and then took her second ITF Circuit title, at 2001 Tianjin (CHN), when No. 395-ranked top seed Nan Nan Liu retired 1-0. She also reached the final in doubles, closing in on her second ITF Circuit doubles title.
Lost in 1st round of the 2001 ITF Circuit event in Hangzhou (JPN) to No. 244-ranked third seed Rika Fujiwara
Shuai began playing at age eight when an uncle (the only other family member who plays tennis) introduced her to the game.
Coached by Andy Brandi and Mandy Wilson.
Father's name is Ji Jun Peng and mother's name is Zhang Bing.
Her Favourites colour is red and she loves Chinese cuisine.
Past-times include reading and shopping.
She considers herself 'very quiet'.
The current tennis pro she most admires is Jennifer Capriati