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Team China: Zheng Jie
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The 25-year-old put tennis on China's sporting map with great sense of timing - putting together a ranking-defying run to the Wimbledon semi-finals just weeks before the Olympics.

And there is every chance she will also shine in Beijing, where she is entered in the singles and doubles competitions.

Zheng has 11 doubles titles to her name - all with compatriot Yan Zi - including grand slam wins in Australian and Wimbledon in 2006.

She was born in the Sichuan Province of China that was hit with devastating effect by an earthquake in June, in which about 70,000 people died.



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