Stosur/Zhang (@1.44) vs Marozava/Srebotnik (@2.62)

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Stosur/Zhang will win

Stosur/Zhang – Marozava/Srebotnik Match Prediction | 18-08-2019

In February, Zhang returned to the ITF circuit in Rancho Santa Fe. She won five matches to claim the Morgan Run Women's Open title, culminating in a three-set victory over Vania King.[100]At the 2016 Olympics, she competed in both the singles and doubles (with Peng Shuai). She reached the second round in both events.[4]Zhang finished her breakthrough year with a career-high ranking of 23.

Zhang started her year at the Blossom Cup in Quanzhou. At the Australian Open, she had received a wild card, and was beaten by Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round in straight sets. She defeated Nudnida Luangnam and Anna Floris in the first and second rounds, respectively, before falling to Tmea Babos in the quarterfinals. It was her seventh first-round loss in a major tournament.

to Anisimova) and Hong Kong (l. Safina en route, lowest-ranked player ever to beat a World No.1, at No.226); fell in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); more than halved ranking in fall - left US Open ranked No.106 and finished No.51 on November 4 year-end rankings (won 19 of 23 matches across all levels); won one WTA 125K Series singles title and one WTA 125K Series doubles title; also won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2012 - Reached 2r twice; fell 1r four times (incl. Mertens); in doubles, R-Up at 2017 Birmingham (w/H.Chan); won 19th and 20th ITF Circuit singles title of career in 2017.2016 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.23); SF three times at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Vekic) and Birmingham (l. to Kvitova); QF twice at Australian Open (l. 2018 - Third straight Top 50 season (finishing No.95); SF three times at Prague (l. Charleston - l. Ka.Pliskova) and New Haven (l. to Tomljanovic 46 76(4) 63; held 4mp in second set - 3mp at 5-4 and 1mp at 6-5); fell 1r 15 times (incl. King in final - fifth Chinese to win a WTA title after Li Na, Zheng Jie, Yan Zi and Sun Tiantian); reached 2r four times; fell in qualifying seven times (incl. to Kudryavtseva); fell 1r three times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on February 3 (rose from No.51 to No.49) and set career-high No.30 on July 7; won one WTA doubles title; struggled during season w/right arm injury (retired in Acapulco SFs and withdrew from New Haven, Hong Kong and Guangzhou).2013 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.51); won one WTA title at Guangzhou (d. other two majors); won two WTA doubles titles.2011 - QF at Copenhagen; reached 2r six times; fell 1r 15 times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and in qualifying six times (incl. to Siniakova), Seoul (l. all four majors) and in qualifying four times.2010 - First Top 100 season; SF at Guangzhou (l. US Open); won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2008 - Fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying six times (incl. other two majors); fell in RR stage at Zhuhai (went 0-2); won three WTA doubles titles.2017 - Second consecutive Top 50 season (at No.36 down from career-best No.24 in 2016) and fifth non-consecutive Top 100 season.; Chinas second No.2 ranked player of five inside the Top 100; season highlighted by second career singles title at Guangzhou (d. to Konta); reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. to Konta) and Beijing (l. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros and Olympics); fell 1r five times (incl. to Ivanovic); QF at Rome; reached 2r five times (incl. to Niculescu) and Zhuhai (l. Wimbledon).2015 - Reached 2r four times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors); made Top 100 debut on August 9 (rose from No.113 to No.99); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2009 - Reached 3r once (Beijing - d. other two majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; struggled w/left hip injury in spring (withdrew from Acapulco, Monterrey and Indian Wells).2014 - Another near-Top 50 season (finishing No.62); SF three times at Acapulco ret. Australian Open and Roland Garros).2007 - Fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. Cibulkova w/right arm injury), Kuala Lumpur (l. to Kvitova), Hiroshima (l. Australian Open and US Open); won five singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2006 - Played first WTA main draw at Guangzhou, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying at Beijing; won four singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2005 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and in qualifying six times (incl. vs. to Yastremska); QF four time at Budapest, Acapulco, Nanchang and Beijing; reached 3r twice, 2r eight times (incl. Krunic in final); reached QF at Doha (l.


Following subsequent victories over Aliz Cornet and Varvara Lepchenko, she then proceeded to reach the fourth round[96][97] where she defeated an injured Madison Keys in three sets and proceeded to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by Johanna Konta in straight sets. She became the fourth ever Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal after Li Na, Zheng Jie and Peng Shuai.[2] This run earnt her the Breakthrough Performance of the Month Award by WTA for January, as she received 44% of the votes in a poll on the official WTA website.[98] She also moved 68 places up the rankings, from 133rd to 65th, thus becoming the new Chinese No. Both her and her coach were seen in tears during the time between the match and the on-court interview, as well as the interview itself, where Zhang broke down in tears of joy. In the first round, Zhang caused a huge upset by defeating world No. Prior to the Australian Open, Zhang was contemplating retirement due to a lack of success in majors, having not won a match in a main draw in 14 attempts.[95] She successfully qualified for the main draw by beating Mandy Minella, Tereza Martincov and Virginie Razzano. 2, Simona Halep, in straight sets, finally ending her drought on the 15th attempt.

Winning her first WTA singles title over qualifier Vania King (No. 124).[31] Also entered the doubles tournament with Shvedova losing in the first round to the fourth-seeded team of Tmea Babos & Olga Govortsova.[32] Entered the Ningbo International Women's Open, losing in the final round to the top seeded Bojana Jovanovski (No. 41).[33] She entered the doubles competition with Chan Yung-jan winning the title over the fourth-seeded team of Irina Buryachok & Oksana Kalashnikova.[34] Entered the China Open in Beijing as wild card losing to tenth seed Roberta Vinci (No. 107) in the second round.[28] Entered the qualifying event for the US Open, seeded fifth, defeated France's Julie Coin in the first round, lost to CoCo Vandeweghe (No. After beating the 12th seeded Johanna Larsson (No. 68) in the first round, she lost to eventual qualifier Anna Karolna Schmiedlov (No. Zhang entered the Caoxijiu Suzhou Ladies Open as the fourth seed, and lost to the unranked Zheng Saisai (No. 195) in the quarterfinal.[26] At the Western & Southern Open doubles event in Mason, Ohio, she lost with Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round to Vera Dushevina and Slvia Soler Espinosa.[27] Then, she entered the qualifying event at New Haven Open at Yale. 192) in second round.[29] Entered the doubles tournament with Yaroslava Shvedova losing to Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova in the first round.[29] She entered the ITF event in Sanya, China as the second seed, and lost to Zheng Saisai in straight sets in the first round.[30] Entered the Guangzhou International Open as a wild card.

Shenzhen is the tenth city to host the WTA Finals since its inauguration in 1972. This is the first year in which Shenzhen hosts the event.[3] The tournament is run by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) as part of the 2019 WTA Tour. The 2019 WTA Finals takes place at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center the week of October 28, 2019, and is the 49th edition of the event.

It is the 49th edition of the singles event and the 44th edition of the doubles competition.[1] The tournament is contested by eight singles players and eight doubles teams.[2] This is the first year for Shenzhen to hold the WTA Finals. The 2019 WTA Finals, also known by its sponsored name Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, is a women's tennis tournament to be held in Shenzhen, China.

Of these sixteen tournaments, a player's results from the four Grand Slam events, the four Premier Mandatory tournaments, and (for Top 20 players at the end of 2018) the best results from two Premier 5 tournaments must be included. In doubles, point totals are calculated by any combination of eleven tournaments throughout the year. In singles, point totals are calculated by combining point totals from sixteen tournaments. Unlike in singles, this combination does not need to include results from the Grand Slams or Premier-level tournaments.

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51 as a career high in singles on 4 November 2013.[41] Entered the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open on carpet as the third seed, and lost in the first round to Katarzyna Piter (No. 39) in the second round.[37] Entered the doubles tournament with Samantha Stosur losing in straight sets to the second seeded team of Kristina Mladenovic & Flavia Pennetta in final.[38] Entered the Nanjing Ladies Open as the third seed winning her third title of the year beating the fourth seed Ayumi Morita (No. 63) in match shortened by retirement after one set.[39] Also reached the final in doubles with Shvedova as the top-seeded team losing to the team of Misaki Doi & Xu Yifan in straight sets.[40] Reached No. She played in the HP Open in Osaka losing to the sixth seed Madison Keys (No.

Zhang won her quarterfinal singles and doubles (with Zheng Jie) matches, but dropped the deciding doubles match in the final earning a silver metal. She played in the Asian Games in the team event with Duan Yingying, Zheng Jie and Zheng Saisai. In September, Zhang withdrew from the Hong Kong Open and Guangzhou Open.

Zhang began her grass-court season at the Aegon Classic as the ninth seed, losing to the top-seed and eventual champion Ana Ivanovic in the semifinal.[80] Played in the doubles competition with Caroline Garcia losing to the second-seeded team of Ashleigh Barty & Casey Dellacqua in the semifinal round.[81] Lost at the Eastbourne International to Varvara Lepchenko in the first round.[82] Suffered another first-round loss in a Grand Slam event, the streak reached eleven as she lost at Wimbledon against 15th seed Carla Surez Navarro in straight sets.[83] Partnering with Yanina Wickmayer in doubles, lost the 11th-seeded team of Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova in the first round.

In doubles, she and partner Sharon Fichman were seeded second and lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual winners, qualifiers Angelina Gabueva & Allie Will.[6] Zhang entered three WTA tournaments and played doubles with Janette Husrov: as the third seed in the qualifying draw, lost to 647th ranked Abigail Spears in the first round of the qualifier in the Qatar Total Open in Doha and lost to Lisa Raymond & Samantha Stosur in second round;[7] lost to 61st ranked Anabel Medina Garrigues in the second round of qualifting in the Dubai Tennis Championships and lost to Julia Grges & Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the first round.[8] and lost to 23rd and second seeded Hsieh Su-wei in the second round in the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur and lost to second seeded team of Shuko Aoyama & Chang Kai-chen in an exciting final. 282) in the first qualifying round as the seventh seed in the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Started the year as the top-seed at the ITF tournament Innisbrook Women's Open in Florida on clay with a first-round loss to 468th ranked wildcard Asia Muhammad.[5] Skipping the Australian Open and remaining in Florida for another ITF clay-court tournament, the $25k Tesoro Women's Open in Port St. Returning stateside losing to 131st ranked wild card Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the qualifying final of the Sony Open in Miami Teaming up with Megan Moulton-Levy, lost in the second round to third seeded Nadia Petrova & Katarina Srebotnik.[9] Lost to Petra Rampre (No. Lucie losing to 214th ranked and fourth seed Tadeja Majeri in the semifinal. Zhang & Moulton-Levy lost in the semifinal to the top-seeded team of Andrea Hlavkov & Liezel Huber.[10] Playing as the fifth seed in the ITF's Legacy Credit Union Women's 25K Pro Circuit Challenger in Pelham, Alabama, she lost to the 197th ranked Ashleigh Barty in the second round.[11] Playing in her first final as the eighth seed at the Dothan Pro Tennis Classic, lost to Ajla Tomljanovi (No.

Chan), Zhuhai (w/Lu); 2014 - Hobart (w/Raymond); 2013 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Husarova), Osaka (w/Stosur); 2012 - Monterrey (w/Date-Krumm).ADDITIONALChinese Fed Cup Team, 2007, 2009-10, 2012, 2014-15; Chinese Olympic Team, 2012. SINGLESWinner (2): 2017 - Guangzhou, 125/Honolulu; 2013 - Guangzhou, 125/Nanjing.Finalist: 2016 - 125/Honolulu.DOUBLESWinner (8): 2019 - Australian Open (w/Stosur); 2018 - Istanbul (w/Liang), Hiroshima (w/Hozumi), Hong Kong (w/Stosur); 2014 - Pattaya City (w/Peng); 2013 - 125/Ningbo (w/Y.Chan); 2012 - Estoril (w/Chuang), Guangzhou (w/Tanasugarn); 2011 - Osaka (w/Date-Krumm).Finalist (6): 2017 - Birmingham (w/H.