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Azarenka, Stosur advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur were among the winners Monday in a rain-filled first day of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Radwanska retires in New Haven match

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland retired with a shoulder injury Tuesday, allowing Olga Govortsova to win their second-round match at the New Haven Open.
Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

Sharapova, S. Williams head to 3rd round

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Maria Sharapova finished strong and Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams were impressive throughout in second-round wins Thursday at Wimbledon.
Kvitova among Tuesday winners at Wimbledon

Kvitova among Tuesday winners at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Top 10 seeds Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams and Marion Bartoli all had straight-set wins Tuesday in their first-round matches at Wimbledon.
Jankovic, Oudin to vie for Aegon title

Jankovic, Oudin to vie for Aegon title

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 17 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic will meet Melanie Oudin for the title of the rain-delayed Aegon Classic after both won their semifinal matches Sunday.
Rain again wins at AEGON Classic

Rain again wins at AEGON Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 15 (UPI) -- Rain led to the postponement for all four quarterfinal matches Friday at the AEGON Classic in England, leaving the quarters and semis to be played Saturday.
Oudin, Zheng advance at AEGON Classic

Oudin, Zheng advance at AEGON Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 14 (UPI) -- Qualifiers Melanie Oudin and Zheng Jie won their way Thursday into the quarterfinals of the AEGON Classic tennis tournament in England.
Big upsets mark AEGON Classic

Big upsets mark AEGON Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 13 (UPI) -- Misaki Doi, Urszula Radwanska and Melinda Czink upset the top-seeded players in Wednesday's second-round play at the AEGON Classic tennis tournament in England.
Radwanska hands Venus Williams a loss

Radwanska hands Venus Williams a loss

PARIS, May 30 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka dropped just two games and Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Venus Williams in Wednesday's second-round play at the French Open.
Upsets mark Estoril Open second round

Upsets mark Estoril Open second round

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 2 (UPI) -- Highly seeded Maria Kirilenko and Anabel Medina Garrigues were upset Wednesday in the second round of the Estoril Open tennis tournament in Portugal.
Kirilenko leads 6-0 day for seeded players

Kirilenko leads 6-0 day for seeded players

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 1 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Maria Kirilenko led a perfect day for seeded players Tuesday at the Estoril Open tennis tournament in Portugal.
S. Williams wins 6-1, 6-1 in Australia

S. Williams wins 6-1, 6-1 in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Serena Williams lost just two games Saturday in sailing through a third-round victory at the Australian Open.
Kvitova needs 3 sets but wins in Australia

Kvitova needs 3 sets but wins in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Petra Kvitova needed three sets but Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams rolled in straight sets Thursday in the second round of the Australian Open.

Zheng bests Pennetta in rainy N.Z. final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Zheng Jie of China collected the championship of the ASB Classic Sunday in New Zealand when Italy's Flavia Pennetta bowed out in the third set.

Auckland title match postponed

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The scheduled championship match at the ASB Classic between Flavia Pennetta and Zheng Jie was postponed Saturday due to rain.
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Zheng Jie (simplified Chinese: 郑洁; traditional Chinese: 鄭潔; pinyin: Zhèng Jié, 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 May 23, 2011, Zheng is ranked World No. 80 in singles and World No. 15 in doubles.

Zheng is one of the most successful tennis players from China. She has won three WTA singles titles - 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. She won the bronze medal in doubles with Yan Zi at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her career high doubles ranking is World No. 3. Zheng has reached the singles semi-finals at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, defeating a World No. 1 in the process (Ana Ivanović), and becoming the first Chinese female player to advance to the semi-finals at a Grand Slam. She also advanced to the semi-finals at the 2010 Australian Open.

Zheng graduated from the Sichuan Sports Academy in June 2000.

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