The 2008 Wimbledon was memorable for the epic finals match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. A five setter than displaced Federer as the world number 1.
But for many in China, the story for the 2008 Wimbledon was the epic run to the semifinals by Zheng Jie. She was the first Chinese women to reach the singles semi-finals of an Grand Slam. On top of that, Sichuan born Zheng Jie donated all her Wimbledon earnings to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake victims.
Well, Zheng Jie is at it again in 2009. Getting to the fourth round of the Australian Open. 2009 Wimbledon, Zheng Jie is onto the 2nd round with a too close for comfort win in the first round.
Good Luck Zheng Jie, this guy is cheering you on.
On a sidenote, Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan got bounced by favorite Roger Federer today.