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Makarova, Jie advance at rainy Aegon

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 16 (UPI) -- Russia's Ekaterina Makarova moved on and Jie Zheng of China also advanced before rain again shortened play Saturday at the Aegon Classic in England.

Peer, Wickmayer advance to 3rd round

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 5 (UPI) -- Israel's Shahar Peer and Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium were among the winners in second-round action Tuesday at the Family Circle Cup tennis event.
Safina, Kuznetsova out of Australian Open

Safina, Kuznetsova out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, two of the top three seeded women, are out of the field of the Australian Open after Sunday's fourth-round play.

Top seeds advance in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva, the top two seeds, took different paths Wednesday into the third round of the Los Angeles Women's Open.

Two Chinese players win in Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 4 (UPI) -- Li Na backed up her first-round upset Wednesday by downing Petra Cetkovska in the second round of the inaugural Monterrey Open.

Strong Russian team set for Fed Cup

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Defending champion Russia will field a team led by Elena Dementieva and Svetlana Kuznetsova in this weekend's Federation Cup quarterfinal against China.
Zheng pulls off Beijing quarterfinal upset

Zheng pulls off Beijing quarterfinal upset

BEIJING, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Local favorite Jie Zheng upset second-seeded Ana Ivanovic in quarterfinal play Friday at the $600,000 China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Zvonareva sails into Guangzhou semifinals

Zvonareva sails into Guangzhou semifinals

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva breezed into the semifinals of the $175,000 Guangzhou International Women's Open tennis tournament in China.
Chinese favorites advance at Guangzhou

Chinese favorites advance at Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Local favorites Jie Zheng and Shuai Peng collected second-round wins Thursday at the $175,000 Guangzhou International Women's Open tennis tournament in China.
Zheng wins easily at Guangzhou

Zheng wins easily at Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Jie Zheng dominated her first-round match Tuesday at the $175,000 Guangzhou International Women's Open tennis tournament in China.
Wimbledon semifinals are Williams affair

Wimbledon semifinals are Williams affair

WIMBLEDON, England, July 2 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams head to Wimbledon's Center Court in separate semifinals Thursday with an eye on meeting there again in the finals.
Williams sisters make Wimbledon semifinals

Williams sisters make Wimbledon semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England, July 1 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams each advanced to the semifinals of The Championships at Wimbledon, pulling just a pair of matches away from an all-Williams final.
No. 1 Ana Ivanovic ousted at Wimbledon

No. 1 Ana Ivanovic ousted at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 27 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic was defeated in straight sets Friday by Jie Zheng in third-round play at The Championships at Wimbledon.
Ivanovic survives Wimbledon scare

Ivanovic survives Wimbledon scare

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic fought off two match points Wednesday before claiming a tough second-round Wimbledon three-set win from Nathalie Dechy.
Chakvetadze a rare French upset victim

Chakvetadze a rare French upset victim

PARIS, May 29 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva and Venus Williams notched straight-set victories Thursday in second-round play at the French Open.
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Jie Zheng of China hits a forehand shot against Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in the third round of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, South Carolina on April 12, 2007. Srebotnik won 6-4, 7-5. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Zheng Jie (simplified Chinese: 郑洁; traditional Chinese: 鄭潔; pinyin: Zhèng Jié; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tēⁿ Chia̍t, Mandarin pronunciation: ; born 5 July 1983 in Chengdu, Sichuan) is a Chinese professional tennis player. Her career high ranking is World No. 15 which she achieved on May 18, 2009. As of January 10, 2011, Zheng is ranked World No. 27 in singles and World No. 16 in doubles.

Being one of the most successful tennis players from China, Zheng has won three WTA singles titles at Hobart in 2005 and Estoril and Stockholm in 2006. She has also won twelve doubles titles, eleven of them with Yan Zi including Wimbledon and the Australian Open in 2006. Her career high doubles ranking is World No. 3. Zheng has reached the singles semi-finals at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first Chinese female player to reach the semi-finals at a Grand Slam, and at the 2010 Australian Open. She also won the bronze medal in doubles with Yan Zi at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was able to defeat a World No. 1 at the time (Ana Ivanović at Wimbledon in 2008).

Zheng graduated from the Sichuan Sports Academy in June 2000.

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