Zhang first Chinese into Wimbledon last-eight since 2013 | Inquirer Sports

Zhang first Chinese into Wimbledon last-eight since 2013

/ 10:38 PM July 08, 2019
Zhang Shuai Wimbledon

FILE PHOTO – China’s Zhang Shuai eyes the ball as she returns the ball to Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi during their women’s singles second round match on day four of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Zhang Shuai on Monday became the first Chinese woman since Li Na in 2013 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

World number 50 Zhang defeated Ukraine teenage Dayana Yastremska 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.


The 30-year-old will face either 15-year-old Coco Gauff or former world number one Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals.


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