View Full Version : only one hundred fans welomed Jie Zheng in beijing

Jul 5th, 2008, 09:52 AM
To my dispointed,only one hundred fans welomed Jie Zheng in beijing this afternoon, although Jie have just made great success in WO,and most of them came from media \ sponsor and CTA.maybe 32 yuan to airport is one obstacle.
on the other hand, this is not unusual. olympic gold is more important than grand slam , semifinal not has much value.
because only a few people play tennis, most people donot know the diffrence betwin grand slam and open game.
in china the most popular sport is football , although the chinese male team never win a important game.
other sport like table tennis, diving is more popular than tennis.
china tennis still have long way to do

Jul 5th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Where is she?

I didn't know she was here :o

I would have gone if I knew she was in Beijing :help:

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:02 AM
she just arrived BeiJing at 2:30PM

jimbo mack
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:04 AM
poor jie :o

still, it must be more than she's ever had before

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Poor Jie. :o

Isn't badminton popular in China as well?

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Poor Jie. :o

Isn't badminton popular in China as well?

yes , badminton is much more popular than tennis

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:24 AM
in fact Jie Zheng's donation is the biggest one among all chinese sport star, except YAo Ming on NBA

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:24 AM
That and table tennis.

Why is she in Beijing?
training right away for olympics?

She arrived at a beautiful time here.

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:29 AM
may be there will be some celebration,after that she will go to TianJin prepared for olympic. she looked like a little thin and tired, may be need a good rest.

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Jie :hug:

Jul 5th, 2008, 10:34 AM
today is Jie's birthday , happy birthday , Jie

Jul 5th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Awww bless her! Well happy birthday Jie hope you have a great one :D And her donating her prize money from Wimbledon to the earthquake victims is just WOW I am speechless it is just an amazing gesture if only the world was filled with more people like her!

Jul 5th, 2008, 11:46 AM
I dont think that this telling us anything about Jie or tennis popularity in China. Simple, in China not exist tradition of spontanios celebrations or gatherings. I'm sure that if some officials from China Government or city of Beijing organize "meeting of support" to Jie and her Wimbledon 2008 success, that many people will come (even without Zheng!) b/c she is enough popular there right now (IMO).

Jul 5th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Commentator said over 100.000.000 chinese people attended Jie's QF match. That would've probably doubled in the SF.
Don't say she or tennis is not popular in China.

Jul 5th, 2008, 02:35 PM
What's Wimbledon? If Jie wins at the Olympics, then she'll be a hero.

Jul 5th, 2008, 02:37 PM
was it publicly known she was going to beijing(and at that time)?

Jul 5th, 2008, 02:53 PM
So this wasn't a big deal in China? Nothing like Yao Ming in the NBA?

Jul 5th, 2008, 03:01 PM
The sad truth about tennis in China....

1) Ping Pong
2) Badminton
3) Basketball (Because of Yao Ming)
10) Computer games
50) Some village folk game
???) Tennis

Sigh... if she was a citizen of my country, you will be seeing a huge welcoming party with the Ministry of Sport waiting diligently for her at the Arrival terminal to celebrate this achievement....

Jie, you deserve much better than this... nevermind, once you win the Olympics, your welcoming party would be 100 times much bigger than the one you have now ;)

Lin Lin
Jul 5th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Chinese women's national volleyball team is definitely more popular than tennis in China.

Even the Chinese national volleyball league is more popular than tennis, especial some matches among top teams.

Jul 5th, 2008, 03:19 PM
was it publicly known she was going to beijing(and at that time)?

I didn't know she was coming. :o

Jul 5th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Sometimes a new star can make a sensation, like Mirza in India.
I guess that didn't happen .

Jul 5th, 2008, 03:51 PM
I didn't know she was coming. :o

Jie said she would like to see the Ladies' Singles final.:rolleyes:

Jul 5th, 2008, 04:28 PM
they dont care that she is donating all her winnings :P.

oh well, what can you do. :)

Jul 5th, 2008, 04:30 PM
was it publicly known she was going to beijing(and at that time)?

Bei Jing moning newspaper reported the news including arriveing time this moning, I noticed it on subway.

Jul 5th, 2008, 04:41 PM
they dont care that she is donating all her winnings :P.

oh well, what can you do. :)
I don't know,
the poor care the donation ,
but the rich didnot want to see Jie's big donation, they donated less, although richer

Jul 5th, 2008, 05:03 PM
for some so_called professional chinese tennis fan , they would like to see Lina or Peng Shuai entered the semifinal of WO than Jie, they think Lina and Peng is higher and stronger and more talent. I must say they are vert stupid.
in fact Jie 's performance is under_estimated in china.

Whitehead's Boy
Jul 5th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Since when are Grand Slam semi-finalists welcomed by fans at airports? Was there any people waiting for Schuettler in Germany?