I was happy to see China's Jie Zheng has entered the top 100 after a strong showing in Japan. (A semifinal, win over Tamarine) A big bonus in points allowed her to jump 24 spots to 98. I believe she is the first Chinese player since Jing-Qian Yi to advance this high the rankings. (Correct me if I am wrong.)
I find this to be exciting and hopefully a few more ladies will join her in the near future. (Tian Tian, Li, Yan, Peng) Kudos to the Chinese ladies for their recent successes! :)
I have not seen Jie play though. She did do well last week though.
Oct 6th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Jie! :worship: Good luck this week in Tashkent!
Oct 6th, 2003, 07:08 PM
so, among these 4 young Chinese players, who everybody thinks becoming higher ranked player?
I am sure more of Chinese players are going to be higher ranked by the Olympic there.
What was the highest ranking of Na Li??
Oct 6th, 2003, 07:22 PM
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Oct 6th, 2003, 10:02 PM
To my knowlege Na Li reached a career high of 123 way back in July of 2000. A month later she reached 85 in doubles. It is really a sad that she wasn't able to make a career. She seemed quite talented.
Tian Tian needs to be more consistant, but I was impressed by her play. I hope she can make it into the top 100 soon also.
Speaking of Asian women, we need more Koreans to join Cho. Mi-Ra - *Brunof pulls his hair out* :confused:
Oct 7th, 2003, 07:07 AM
It's nice to see some more success from an Asian nation. It would be better yet if a Chinese player could move up and stay there. Fang Li got pretty far up the rankings (inside top 40), but wasn't there long. Li Chen and Jing-Qian Yi showed flashes of ability, but couldn't sustain it. (Yi made the top 70, and Chen broke Martina's record for fastest serve by a left-handed woman, before Schnyder passed her.)