Zheng is an explosive, athletic player and has a reputation as a hard worker. She credits her success to her family, as they have sacrificed a lot to make her who she is today.
Despite the hardships, Qinwen Zheng family has always supported her, and even with her stardom, she has not forgotten her roots.
Qinwen Zheng is a professional tennis player who has already reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 19 by the WTA on 22 May 2023.
Zheng was named the 2022 WTA Newcomer of the Year after winning one WTA Challenger and eight ITF singles championships. She won her first WTA Tour championship at the 2023 Palermo Ladies Open.
Currently residing in Barcelona, Spain, Zheng has played four matches in the US Open and is improving with each one.
The player defeated Ons Jabeur, a three-time Grand Slam event finalist, one of the biggest wins of her career.
Recently, she faced defeat in front of her competitor, Aryna Sabalenka, to reach the semi-finals of the US Open 2023.
She is said to be very funny and loves karaoke, but she can be very serious about tennis.
Qinwen Zheng Family: Parents, Siblings And Boyfriend
Zhengs has preferred to keep the details of her family very private, but she is very vocal about the sacrifices that her family has made for her.
She was born in Shiyan City, but it is important to note that her mother is an authentic Chengdu native.
Before she went to kindergarten when she was over 2 years old, she spent a lot of time at her maternal grandmother’s house in Chengdu.
Zheng picked up the racket for the first time when she was seven, and she was already the best player among people her own age in her hometown.
Her father, realizing her potential, took her to Wuhan to show off her talents in front of a larger audience and an advanced coach. However, he did not mention to her that he would be leaving her at Wuhan to train.
This was a very heartbreaking moment for Zhang as she had to separate from her family and parents. Her parents would be there to visit her once in two weeks.
She started feeling better when her family rented an apartment in Wuhan, and her grandparents took turns taking care of her.
Right before she turned 15, Zhang got the opportunity to move to Barcelona and train with the best coaches and players in the game.
However, her parents thought this was too far for her to travel on her own. Hence, her mother traveled with her while her father remained in China.
Zheng is very close with her family, and she often credits her family for her success. There have been no records of Zhang’s siblings or boyfriend in any media or social media.
Meet Qinwen Zheng’s New Coach Wim Fissette
Zheng’s new coach, Wim Fissette, is a tennis instructor and former professional player who has collaborated with many WTA world champions.
As a professional player, he reached a career-high singles ranking of 1,291 on 23 August 1999.
In early 2023, Zheng’s management team reached out to Wim to take over coaching duties for her team.
He only agreed after he saw an explosive, athletic player but a young woman who still seemed fairly raw.
Zim claims this is “A really interesting project where you can, like, really build the player.” It is still early, and they are still getting to know one another and gaining each other’s trust.
Fissette stated that the work is a little more difficult with Zheng since her parents speak minimal English. This has made learning more about what makes Zheng tick a little more difficult.