Lin Zhu

Lin Zhu is a Chinese professional tennis player, who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2012.

Date of Birth: 28 January 1994
Birthplace: Wuxi, China
Residence: Beijing, China
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2012

Zhu Lin is a Chinese professional tennis player who was born on January 28, 1994, in Wuxi, China. After being introduced to the sport of tennis at the very early age of four years by her father, she was destined for the heights of the WTA Tour.

Zhu had good success on the junior tour while warming up to what the tennis world was like, and she made good use of the ITF Circuit to adjust to the brutal yet exhilarating life that being a professional tennis player entails.

After using the ITF Tour in the first few years of her career to get used to women’s tennis, she was ready to make the jump to the WTA Tour in 2014. That same year, she made her main draw debut at the Jiangxi Open in China, winning her first-round match.

Following her best efforts to chip away at other tournaments and gradually gain a spot in the main draw at most competitions, her efforts were paying off little by little. Evidence of this was her Grand Slam main draw debut at Wimbledon in 2015.

In an attempt to play as much as possible and improve her all-round game, she started to dabble in the doubles side of play. This was the start of her major success, with her winning her first WTA title in the doubles tournaments at the Jiangxi Open in 2019.

Her hard work then soon paid off for her singles game, with the Chinese player soon winning her first WTA Challenger title a couple of years later in Seoul. Fast forward two years, and the accolades kept coming – she achieved her career-best Grand Slam result at the 2023 Australian Open before going on to win her first tour-level WTA title in Hua Hin later that year.

A stellar 2023 made sure she broke into the Top 35 in the world rankings, setting her up nicely to continue that trajectory heading into the latter stages of her career.

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