A Shuai Zhang's player box guest was upset following her player's three-set loss to Angelique Kerber in Beijing. He beat a Chinese fan who cheered on Kerber throughout the match. In a press conference Zhang analyzed her loss: "Doubles yesterday, well, I wasn't playing very well.
Today in the opening I wasn't feeling great. I was trying to play more aggressively, to raise my form. In the middle of the match, I felt some improvement. At the end of the match, I wasn't able to take the key points, so I lost the match."
Asked if she expects something from her appearance at the WTA Finals with Samantha Stosur, Zhang replied: "We will try our best. At the start of the year we had good runs. After that we didn't play that many matches, only a few events we played.
In the Asian swing, we will try to play more matches. This year I felt it was a year of breakthroughs in doubles. I was able to make some breakthroughs in the Grand Slams. I was really happy to see my performance this year. In the Asian swing, in these tournaments, I was able to come up with a better game style.
I need to adjust for a new start, a fresh start next year." On her loss to Kerber, Zhang concluded: "This time when I was ahead, probably at the beginning of the third set, there were two or three times to break her serve, but I wasn't able to convert.
Other than that, I don't see much difference. How should I say? There were good things that I did well, but also some things I need to improve on. This is why I need more practice, to improve every day." A member of Shuai Zhang's team was upset following her player's three-set loss to Angelique Kerber in Beijing