The Olympics begin this Friday! We’ve been profiling some of the Asian Americans who will be heading to Vancouver over the past month, from ice hockey player Julie Chu to ice skater Mirai Nagasu to speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.
But for this post, we wanted to just give you a look back, to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. There, Chinese Olympian Peng Shuai, ranked in the top 50 in the world heading into the 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour season, wowed the crowd by beating Spain before losing to France.
Recently, renowned Chinese photographer Chen Xu Ren Ren took a series of photographs of some of women’s tennis’s greats, including Peng. Chen shot Peng at Beijing’s National Tennis Centre, a flower-shaped, 12-sided stadium. Here’s your exclusive look!
Photos by Chen Xu Ren Ren, courtesy of Cohn & Wolfe.