Carol Zhao

From All things Canadian tennis
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Carol Zhao
CarolZhao.png
Birthdate June 20, 1995
Birthplace Chongqing, China
From Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height 5’5” (1,65m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2016
Best WTA singles ranking No. 131 (June 25, 2018)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 157 (July 18, 2016)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Carol Zhao (born June 20, 1995 in Chongqing, China) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 131 on June 25, 2018 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 157 on July 18, 2016.

In 2013, Zhao won the Australian Open junior doubles title. Also in 2013, she won the doubles title at the ITF 25K in Granby, her first pro title. At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, she won a gold medal in doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski. She was a member of the Stanford University tennis team from September 2013 to May 2016. She ended her college career with a 76–16 overall record and helped the team win the 2016 NCAA championship. She also was the 2015 NCAA singles runner-up. Zhao turned professional in June 2016. In 2017, she captured her first singles title with a win over Junri Namigata at the ITF 25K in Nanao. Also in 2017, Zhao won her second singles title after defeating Liu Fangzhou at the ITF 100K in Shenzhen.

Zhao was born in Chongqing, China to Ping and Lily Zhao and started playing tennis at the age of five, with the encouragement of her grade school teacher. At the age of seven, she and her family emigrated to Canada and settled in the city of Richmond Hill, Ontario. In September 2010, she relocated to Montréal to be part of the National Training Centre until August 2013.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (1–0)
ITF $75,000 / ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 / ITF $60,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (1–3)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2013 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy $10,000 Clay Sofiya Kovalets (UKR) 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2017 Tsukuba, Japan $25,000 Hard Zhang Ling (HKG) 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–2 Sep 2017 Nanao, Japan $25,000 Carpet Junri Namigata (JPN) 6–3, 6–2
Win 2–2 Nov 2017 Shenzhen, China $100,000 Hard Liu Fangzhou (CHN) 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Feb 2021 Potchefstroom, South Africa $25,000 Hard Nuria Párrizas Díaz (ESP) 3–6, 0–6
Loss 2–4 May 2021 Salinas, Ecuador $25,000 Hard Mai Hontama (JPN) 5–7, 1–6

Doubles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 / ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 / ITF $60,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (2–5)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (2–1)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2013 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy $10,000 Clay Erin Routliffe (CAN) Martina Caregaro (ITA)
Anna Floris (ITA)
2–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Win 1–1 Jul 2013 Granby, Canada $25,000 Hard Lena Litvak (USA) Julie Coin (FRA)
Emily Webley-Smith (GBR)
7–5, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Jul 2014 Granby, Canada $25,000 Hard Erin Routliffe (CAN) Hiroko Kuwata (JPN)
Riko Sawayanagi (JPN)
Walkover
Win 2–2 Aug 2015 Gatineau, Canada $25,000 Hard Jessica Moore (AUS) Victoria Rodríguez (MEX)
Marcela Zacarías (MEX)
6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–3 Jan 2016 Daytona Beach, United States $25,000 Clay Sharon Fichman (CAN) Natela Dzalamidze (RUS)
Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–4 Feb 2016 Rancho Santa Fe, United States $25,000 Hard Jessica Pegula (USA) Asia Muhammad (USA)
Taylor Townsend (USA)
3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–5 Jun 2016 Sumter, United States $25,000 Hard Jamie Loeb (USA) Ashley Weinhold (USA)
Caitlin Whoriskey (USA)
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Loss 2–6 Jul 2016 El Paso, United States $25,000 Hard Sanaz Marand (USA) Ashley Weinhold (USA)
Caitlin Whoriskey (USA)
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 3–6 Jan 2017 Petit-Bourg, France $15,000 Hard Mayo Hibi (JPN) Emilie Francati (DEN)
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN)
2–6, 7–6(8–6), [11–9]
Loss 3–7 Mar 2017 Heraklion, Greece $15,000 Clay Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) Raluca Georgiana Șerban (ROU)
Oana Georgeta Simion (ROU)
6–3, 6–7(2–7), [2–10]
Win 4–7 Apr 2017 Heraklion, Greece $15,000 Clay Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) Angelina Gabueva (RUS)
Olga Puchkova (RUS)
7–6(7–2), 4–6, [10–5]
Win 5–7 Jul 2017 Granby, Canada (2) $60,000 Hard Ellen Perez (AUS) Alexa Guarachi (CHI)
Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS)
6–2, 6–2
Win 6–7 Oct 2017 Saguenay, Canada $60,000 Hard (i) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA)
Erin Routliffe (NZL)
Walkover

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2013 Australian Open Hard Ana Konjuh (CRO) Oleksandra Korashvili (UKR)
Barbora Krejčíková (CZE)
5–7, 6–4, [10–7]

Singles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open Q1 A A Q3 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September and after the US Open due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

External links