Zhang Shuai is a Chinese professional tennis player.
Zhang Shuai has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23, achieved on 14 November 2016, and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 8, reached on 18 October 2021.
Zhang Shuai Boyfriend: Is Zhang Shuai In A Relationship?
Zhang Shuai is not in a relationship with Zhang Gaoli despite earlier speculations.
Zhang Gaoli is a retired Chinese politician who served as the senior Vice Premier of the State Council between 2013 and 2018.
Zhang Gaoli has also served as a member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee, China’s highest ruling council, between 2012 and 2017.
Perhaps Zhang Shuai was confused with another Chinese professional tennis player Peng Shuai who took to Weibo on 2 November 2021 to accuse Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault.
Peng Shuai claimed that she first had sex with Zhang Gaoli in 2011, and that she had been in a consensual extramarital affair with him for several years, until Zhang was appointed to the PSC and ceased contact with her.
Peng Shuai’s post was censored shortly after she made the accusation, and any searches or posts about the topic, even as broad as “tennis”, were blocked or removed.
Peng Shuai’s subsequent disappearance led to worldwide concerns over her whereabouts and safety.
However, Peng Shuai was seen in public again in late November, but there is continued concern over her safety and claims that she may be under duress.