China’s top tennis player Zhang Shuai is one match away from a Wimbledon final after she and mixed doubles partner John Peers made the final four on Thursday. Zhang, who is China’s No 1 women’s singles player, and Australian Peers beat Nicole Melichar (US) and Édouard Roger-Vasselin (France) in straight sets. The No 17 seeds won 6-2, 6-4 against the No 4 seeds at the All England Club, where Melichar claimed the 2018 mixed doubles title with Australia’s Alexander Peya. They now meet No 7 seeds Desirae Krawczyk (US) and Neal Skupski (UK) in their semi-final on Saturday at SW19. John Peers & Shuai Zhang are through to the #Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals! Peers & Zhang took down No. 4 seeds Roger-Vasselin & Melichar in straight sets. - 11 aces - 16 winners - 79% first serve points won #TheFirstServe pic.twitter.com/MxHKoMYpJw — The First Serve (@TheFirstServeAU) July 8, 2021 By the time they play their semi-final, the pair will know who they would face in the final with the all-British pair of Harriet Dart and Joe Salisbury taking on Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic). Zhang, who has been left out of China’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games team, went out in the first round in the singles and doubles at this year’s Wimbledon. No place for China No 1 in Tokyo 2020 tennis team She reached the quarters of the singles at the last Wimbledon in 2019 and has a slam win under her belt in the women’s doubles at that year’s Australian Open, which she won with Samantha Stosur (Australia). It is not the first time that Zhang and Peers have reached a slam semi, having made the final four at the 2018 US Open. They lost to Alijca Rosolska (Poland) and Nikola Mektic (Croatia) at Flushing Meadows.