the 1 seed ZHANG, Shuai/ ZAKOPALOVA, Klara  won 2 double matches and lost  in the SF,saying goodbye to Double Final.1st Round:
ZHANG, Shuai/ ZAKOPALOVA, Klara  def. WC HORAKOVA, Nikola/ JANKOVSKA, Tereza 60 62
QF:ZHANG, Shuai/ ZAKOPALOVA, Klara  def. KUBICIKOVA, Martina / SMITKOVA, Tereza 61 64SF:ZHANG, Shuai/ ZAKOPALOVA, Klara  lost [3]AMANMURADOVA, A / DELLACQUA, Casey 36 26.
 
 
After wining the R1 match between Lucky Loser ZAHLAVOVA, Sandra with 1-6 6-3 7-6(4), Zhang got a chance to play against her best Friend DATE-KRUMM, Kimiko.
This is their first meeting in both Career.
In the 1st set, DATE-KRUMM broke one more game and won by 64.
And in the 2nd set,Zhang won by 75.
In the Final set, both player were tired. 
After DATE-KRUMM missed 3MP and Zhang missed 2MP,the Final set into Tie break.
and DATE-KRUMM won the Tie break with 75, got through into 2nd Round.
 
 
Zhang played Prague 100K Single Qualifying.
After winning 3 matches, Zhang get a chance to play in the main draw,facing HRADECKA.
three matches zhang won, as shown following:(2)Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. Eva Hrdinova (CZE) 62 64 
(2)Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. Nikola Horakova (CZE) 61 62 
(2)Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. (5)Rika Fujiwara (JPN) 64 46 75 
 
 

Zhang and  A. Groenefeld to be a team in Madrid Double Main Draw.
In their First match, the won 6th Seed S. Mirza / A. Rodionova by 63 62.
They will Face G. Dulko / P. Suarez in the next Round.
In  the second round, zhang's team lost to G. Dulko / P. Suarez with 6-7 3-6, saying good bye to 1/4 final.

Next tour for Zhang is Prague 100K.
 
 
 China's Shuai Zhang  and Chinese Taipei's Chia-Jung Chuang  clinched their first WTA doubles team title on Saturday at the Estoril Open with a 4-6, 6-1, 11-9 victory over third-seeded Kazaks Yaroslava Shvedova and Galina Voskoboeva on Centralito court in 90 minutes.

Zhang said, "This is my first time playing with Chuang, who is a very good doubles player. We were 0-5 down, our opponents played aggressively, but we played one point at a time and made few mistakes. We played a very good second set and in the tie-break."

"I am very happy," said Chuang. "We found our tempo after a slow start, but played better and better as the match went on. I hope we play together again in the future."

Shvedova and Voskoboeva raced into a 5-0 lead, losing just eight points. But Chuang and Zhang fought back to win four straight games, only for Zhang to be broken to 30 in the 10th game of the 38-minute opener.

In a reversal of fortunes, Chuang and Zhang maintained their streak of games by breaking the Kazaks serves three times in 29-minute second set for a Champions tie-break.

Incredibly, Chuang and Zhang battled back from a 1-4 deficit in the Champions tie-break and secured the WTA International Series title on their third championship point.

 
 
Zhang shuai def Sevastova in Estoril Qualify 1st Round with 64 75.
But in the Qualify second Round ,Zhang lost to Watson 46 16,saying goodbye to the single main draw.
 
 
zhang shuai lost to Arn with 4-6 3-6 in Stuttgart Qualifying First Round.
This is her first match in the clay surface.
After losing in single match, zhang will take part in the double game with a new partner.
Wish her all the best.
 
 
When talk about her serve in the match with Serena, Zhang shuai joking:“ Maybe Serena  Williams feel my serve is too slow to adapt,and that's may the reason why I can keep a high serve points win”.

Besides,Zhang also told the journalist that she was pleased to get better now.she said:"at the begining of this season,i have no feeling on win match.but now ,it is get better,after wining 6 of last 9 matches. Now I feel more confidence than before and to play with  Williams really help me a lot.

After losing her single match, Zhang will focus on play double with Kimiko Date-Krumm. She also said that she would back to Beijing after Miami Open to have 1-2 weeks rest, then she would play Danmark open in Copenhagen.


张帅笑解发球缘何令小威郁闷 欣喜熬过低潮找回自信
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新浪体育讯 2-6/3-6,简单以比分论,张帅在这场面对小威的遭遇战中吞下的算是一场完败,但若从比赛细节来谈,她其实在这场耗时80分钟的对抗中表现得可圈可点,尤其是第二盘的后半段给这位自澳网后首度出赛的13届大满贯冠军得主制造了不少麻烦,以至赛后得到了后者“她打得非常好”的称赞。

  “其实自己上场的时候并没有很紧张,”谈及紧随这位东道主宠儿走上中心球场前的心情,张帅表示自己并未因为小威的盛名而未战先怯,“因为之前很长一段时间状态很不好,所以就想自己去一球一球拼就好,所以没什么压力。”比赛开打后,张帅并未一味保守的摆出防守架势,而是争取上手主动尝试打开角度,包括尝试追打小威的反手位寻找突破口,都取得了不错的效果。尤其是在进入第二盘后,张帅这一积极的战术也让久疏战阵的小威显得颇为不适应,打到关键分,在一次多拍的较量等来中国小花的失误后,塞雷娜也禁不住爆发出一声怒吼为自己鼓劲,显然是被逼出了强烈的斗志。

  事实上,除去底线的击球很有攻击性外,张帅今天在发球方面也做得相当不错,虽说全场53%的一发成功率并不高,不过打到第二盘她的一发刷出了非常抢眼的75%得分率,16个球进账12分,其中有不少甚至是发球直接得分,还有一记在面临破发点时飙出的T点ACE,在接发方面迫使小威多次直接打到网底,懊恼之余多次露出不敢相信的神情。谈到这点,张帅打趣发球仿佛成了自己今天在比赛中的秘密武器。“不知道是不是因为我的球太慢了所以她不适应。”她羞涩的笑着表示,“不过的确不论是速度还是成功率,发球从整体上都比以前要好了不少,所以自己还是会每天坚持努力练。”

  上周在印第安维尔斯,张帅非常辛苦的从资格赛连打了三盘上来,疲惫之余在正选赛首轮被罗马尼亚选手哈勒普以两个6-1横扫出局,不过赛后她曾表示感觉自己的状态相比年初的连战连败有慢慢起来。上周转战佛罗里达小城Clearwater打一站总奖金额为25000美元的挑战赛为迈阿密热身,张帅连克包括希望之星劳拉-罗布森以及沃特森在内的两位英国选手打入四强,再加上前日在克兰顿公园以外卡选手身份首轮逆转目前排名61位的“英伦一姐”巴尔塔查,拿到个人本赛季在巡回赛正选赛阶段的第一场胜利,连续和这些英国选手“杠”上的张帅直言自己恰恰是从这些胜利中找回了丢失许久的自信。“最近打了9场球,赢下了6场,很多场都是三盘,3个多小时的战斗,所以慢慢的信心会好一些。”她解释道,“因为最近这三周对我来说非常不容易,算是熬过了一段很艰难的低潮期。现在在场上会更加自信一些,我觉得自己整体恢复到了一个正常的水平,可以把平常练习的东西都给发挥出来,像之前在场上就是完全没有感觉,进入不了比赛的状态,所以希望从现在开始后面会越来越好吧。

  单打出局后,张帅将会把重心转向接下去与日本老将伊达公子合作的双打上,至于迈阿密之后她会首先返回北京休整一到两周,再从哥本哈根的室内硬地赛开始备战接下去繁忙的欧洲红土与草地赛季。说到选赛方面的考虑,她表示自己会适度的做一些取舍,“我今年不会去打特别多的比赛,也算是汲取去年的经验,因为打太多之后到了下半年自己身体和精神上就感觉受不了了。”

  (Joe发自迈阿密)


 
 
Zhang shuai Website report  2012.3.23       
"Chinese Serena " Zhang Shuai lost to real  "Serena " Williams 2-6 3-6 in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.  


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新浪体育讯 北京时间3月23日消息,总奖金额为4,828,050美金的WTA皇冠赛事迈阿密索尼爱立信公开赛开始了第二轮的争夺。中国小将张帅虽然在挑战小威(微博)时展开出足够的勇气,但无奈实力差距悬殊,还是以2-6/3-6败下阵来。而17号种子彭帅则摆脱近来的低迷状态,仅用时61分钟就以6-1/6-2横扫法国老将加孔,晋级32强。

  小威在今天和张帅的遭遇战中开局表现抢眼,首先就以一记Ace保发,极有气势;随后两次化解张帅的局点后,美国球后就以网前压迫强势取得了破发。在连续的发球直接得分后,小威已经取得了3-0的领先。此时张帅也逐渐找到击球的感觉,化解破发点后追回一局,但小威还是在轻松保发后继续以4-1领先。越战越勇的塞雷娜随后依靠漂亮的正手小斜线调动再次取得了破发,也把领先优势进一步扩大到5-1。尽管此时心态有所松懈的小威因连续的非受迫性失误交出发球胜盘局,但张帅也未能把握自己的发球局。第三次遭破发后,中国小将也以2-6交出首盘胜利。

  进入次盘后张帅状态有所回升,但小威还是在两次被逼入平分后顺利保住首个发球局。此时发球手感渐入佳境的张帅连续依靠发球取得直接得分,两人也在前四局战至2-2平。在第五局中张帅展开攻势,利用穿越及小威失误逼出破发点。遗憾的是在机会面前张帅正手错失机会,惊险保发的小威随即也提升状态,张帅虽然先后挽救了两个破发点,但在小威巨大的压力面前她还是交出了发球局。随着小威在局点上轰出Ace球后,张帅就处于2-5落后的不利局面。在非保不可的一局中张帅展开出勇气,利用正手进攻以及发球先后挽救了两个赛末点后,她也把比分追成3-5。不过在发球环节优势明显的小威并没有自乱阵脚,扎实的保发后她以6-3结束了战斗,晋级第三轮。


 
 
Zhang rallied to eliminate Britain's Elena Baltacha 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2 in an opening-round match to book a date with former World No. 1 Williams, who has been sidelined with a sprained ankle. 

This match is Zhang's First Win in 2012 WTA Tour, and Zhang gets 50 points after win this match.